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|02-14-2013, 11:38 AM||#11 (permalink)|
i picked up a spyder clone years ago at a yard sale. I gassed it up and big whoosh down the barrel. Owner told me it just needed an oring.....
took it home, dissasembled, checked all the orings and sealing faces, reassembled exactly as it was. tried it again with the same result.
Waaaaaait a minute! Why the hell was the poppet inserted from the hammer side????? yeah thats not right lol.
I swapped it into the valve side and everything was good to go. Keep in mind that I hadn't taken apart a blowback in 10 years and was having a brainfart when I reassembled it. Felt silly afterwards.
|02-14-2013, 06:29 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
I had a spyder land in my hands that wouldn't fire when the trigger was pulled. Click, thud... No pop, no leak. I tore it down and found that the hammer bumper (spring bushing) was in front of the hammer instead of behind. Pretty easy fix
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|02-15-2013, 09:07 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dayton, OH
I'm typically one of the gun techs for my team. Had several occasions where friends or teammates would ask me to tech their gun since it wasn't working. 99% of the time, it comes down to a through cleaning & new lube solving the problem. Shocking.
|02-15-2013, 10:38 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Which remindes me, if I ever find who told the local kids to start lubing their blowbacks with vegetable oil (and it was a ton of them) I would need to be restrained before I do something horrible.
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|02-15-2013, 11:14 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brandon, FL
Me: Uhh...that's not for paintball guns.
Kid: What's it for?
Me: Where'd you get it?
Kid: Found it in my dad's drawer.
Me: Ask him.
|02-15-2013, 11:19 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC
Purchased a rare autococker from a lad I was trying to help on pbnation. He had gotten it for cheap ($50) and I handed him a tidy profit ($200). Other than the obvious timing issues, the original owner said he had problems getting it up to the required velocity. The rear velocity adjuster was screwed in to the max so I knew something was wrong.
I tore it apart as I do with all used markers when I get them and found that the valve retaining nut was not tightened down correctly and the valve was sitting in the marker sideways and forward... no wonder balls were just rolling out the barrel. I ended up having to use a dowel to knock it out from the front of the marker as it was wedged in there with gunk.
|02-17-2013, 01:45 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Ledge, MI
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|02-17-2013, 01:59 AM||#18 (permalink)|
I had to explain to a kid... and subsequently his father why using a home air compressor line was a bad idea for a remote line. After the father yelled at me for stifling his kids creativity I told him him and I quote "Fine use it have fun pulling yellow plastic shrapnel out of your kid for the next week.... it is not on my conscious any more and FYI it takes paramedics about 10 minutes to get here game starts in 5 minutes call them now I don't want him bleeding every where"
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|02-17-2013, 11:52 PM||#20 (permalink)|
I'll share one about myself.
A few years back I have either loaned a barrel to a teammate or I bought the barrel, I don't remember. I received the barrel at a Christmas party and let it sit unattended on a table that has the usual food, napkins, drinks ect. Comes time to go, I pickup the barrel and head home. The next day I'm cleaning one of my pumps and I got to air it up and check for leaks. I put a barrel on it and dry fire. BOOM, M&Ms and napkins fly out of the barrel, my face is priceless, and later at the field that weekend, the guys who stuffed them into the barrel on the table all had a good laugh.
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