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Old 04-18-2017, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Works Autococker damaged in shipping. Thoughts?

So this happened during shipping. Seller only had $50 in insurance but offered to pay for all repairs. Ram threads are bent and the front block mount is tweaked and bent as well. Since this is a one off Anno how hard would this be to fix? Anyone know someone who could fix it?

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Extremely common damage with shipping cockers. I've got a pile of those beavertails all bent from shopping.

Front block probably repairable with just careful re bending. Ram may work okay after being straightened out.
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On the anno, you'd have to talk with the people who originally did it. Usually if they did it once, they can do it again- the only question being cost.

On the front block, yes, I think the threaded boss can be straightened with a little care. Pad everything, and use something precise like a small press, rather than just a pair of pliers and a bend vise.

On the ram, the easiest route would be to find an identical model in good condition, and swap the annoed ram tube over from the bent one.

It might be possible to straighten the threaded portion of the ram nose, but that tends to be thin, and it may already be cracked. Ram shafts can also be straightened, but it's been my experience that they're never quite 100% again afterward.

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Old 04-19-2017, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Alternately, if Doc's (really good) idea to take off the Ram sleeve doesn't work....replace with a dust ram matching the LPR and move on.

I would be much more concerned about the front block damage.


I have found (was introduced to) a wonderful method for shipping cockers to avoid damage. Take a large box that will hold the main body/frame sans barrel flat inside with inches to spare on all edges. Get another large piece of cardboard and cut/fold edges so that it will fit inside the other box firmly, and with a space underneath. Center the cocker and use zip ties to attach it to the cardboard insert. Put all parts underneath in the "folds". Create a bubble wrap "sleeve" to cover the top a bit from crushing damage, and I usually pad the parts underneath as well.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Punkncat, I think this is the packing method you are referring to: https://youtu.be/oykrhxr-Oyw

I've used it many times with a 100% success rate so far.


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Yeah that's what PPS does.
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As far as the Anno I have no idea who did it. I guess I could attempt to bend the front block mount back. I'm not sure I can take the ram itself apart. With the rod bent and all it seems seized up, but I've not taken one apart either. Any one know what type of ram it is? Old CCM? Also, this back block doesn't want to let go of the cocking rod. I noticed there is like a cap on the back. Any trick to removing this or is it just really on there?





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Not sure on back block never seen a pump rod like that maybe it is some kind of repair. I would use it as is and not investigate further looks like a good job if it is a repair and a cool piece if it is not a repair.

The ram is a CCM ram and may be compatible with the back portion of a different later model CCM ram, ask CCM they should know. I would also try to bend it to repair but be careful not to crush it.
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If it was me, I'd check with Tim Firpo at Paintballtek you can find him on FB. That guy has infinite knowledge.
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