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Jam 11-30-2012 05:44 PM

Leak from lower tube...never heard of this before.
So my friend has one of his cockers that leaks from the lower tube....but not just a standard leak.

It leaks between the actual body and the tube insert. How can he/I reattach the insert? Or how can I stop the leak?

Has anyone ever heard of this? I couldn't find a solution anywhere.


maggot 11-30-2012 05:54 PM

Let me guess, this is a Spanky custom cocker body? If so, yes it is common.

Jam 11-30-2012 06:28 PM

Yeah I'm pretty sure it's a cobra

maggot 11-30-2012 09:16 PM

Good guess ;)
The bottom tubes on these tend to come loose and cause leaks. You can attempt to fix it yourself via lots of carefully applied loc-tite, or Rainman (I think it's Rainman, I'm only 99% sure though) on MCB is known for being good at repairing Spanky bottom tubes.

Jam 11-30-2012 09:45 PM

If I could get the tube out somehow, could I JB weld it? Or even inject some JB with a syringe or something the way it is.

It was Mini'd which is what caused it to leak. Never did before

maggot 11-30-2012 10:20 PM

Yes, however be careful as it will look like a mess if you use too much or don't wipe off the excess.
Rainman can probably provide more specifics if you PM him.

MaD 12-01-2012 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by Jam (Post 2549313)
It was Mini'd...

Ugh... why?

Rainmain might have some advice but I'm not sure he'll ever touch one of those again.

Nobody 12-01-2012 10:47 AM

i would think that whoever mini'd it, left the tube in, and the vibrations from the hacking, caused the lower tube to come loose.

just get Rainman to do it. not only does he do excellent work, he's fixed a lot of the spanky bodies and his solution works. would you want to try to fix it and then have to send it in? skip the JB Weld and get it done right.

cfos00 12-01-2012 03:49 PM

Claudio (Rainman) fixes them. He fixed mine and told me what the problem is that actually causes them. The tubes end up with cracked resin because of people overtightening the screws, usually the front grip frame. When you do that, it pushes up into the lower tube, moves it, and cracks that resin. Claudio fixes them by adding a couple o-rings, and re-doing the resin. Why they didn't come with a couple o-rings in there to begin with is beyond me. I would recommend NOT using JBWeld. It doesn't tend to hold very well and mucks the body up. He doesn't charge much to fix them, and does a great job. Talk to him. You won't be sorry.

Masterscrap 12-20-2012 04:11 AM

The marker in question here belongs to me, I'm planning on putting the lower tube back in with Metal Set A4 which should work just fine. The gun is a project.
I wanted a really compact sniper for playing modified stock class, which is one of the reasons why I mini'd it. I'm running it without a reg with air running straight into the valve chamber through the side of the body. I'm also going to be knocking off the 45* feed and putting a 10rd stock class feed on.


Originally Posted by MaD (Post 2549467)
Ugh... why?

Ugh... these comments. The main reason why it was mini'd is because a previous owner mucked up the threads in the body for the pump guide rod/front block banjo bolt. It's not like it's a particularly rare or good looking body in the first place so there's no need to get your panties in a bunch.


Originally Posted by Nobody (Post 2549623)
i would think that whoever mini'd it, left the tube in, and the vibrations from the hacking, caused the lower tube to come loose.

No "hacking" here, it was mini'd properly with a milling machine. The lower tube wasn't loose, there just wasn't enough glue left to seal the front end of the lower tube after being mini'd.

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