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Old 02-24-2011, 09:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here's the painfull story....This Vm-68 was never cleaned. Sludge cause the oxidation on the bolt. The is what happens to the stock bolts if you don't clean and grease you vm after every play, especially if you have a lot of down time in between plays.

The hammer came out the marker like this when I got it. He supprheated the hammer to see if the pin would loosen but couldn't get a good grip on it to really pound it out. So he tossed this hammer and the vm in a bucket. His garage roof developed leak and he used the bucket with the vm to catch the rain water. His nephew is in the MBoB. He recently came out with the MBoB to play. He saw my VM and offered to trade his VM for a custom 98 from me. I agreed to help him out.

When I got this VM it was all together and pretty bad. The body is oxidized on the outside to the point that the anodized tiger stripe is practically gone. The inside is pitted in the top tube.

Oh and the detent crumbled to powder in my finger tips.

Serial number is 4239.

To be honest, I have seen some crusty, dirty-assed vm-68s in my life. This particular Vm is the worst I have ever seen. Yup. This ought to be pretty interesting to fix and with no real replacement parts either :-( .

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Old 02-25-2011, 04:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It doesn't sound like there is much point in salvaging it. I guess we now know what it takes to destroy an indestructible marker.

Maybe I should take a look at mine to see how it's holding up? The only problem I had was a leak between the ASA and the body and it's been there since I got it used in '91
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It doesn't sound like there is much point in salvaging it.
Why do people do puzzles or climb mountains? This is no different hahaha
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It doesn't sound like there is much point in salvaging it. I guess we now know what it takes to destroy an indestructible marker.

It's not destroyed until he gives up. The only REAL way to ensure a VM will never work again is to return it to the fiery pit from which it was forged.

Smiley, do you have a hobbit? I've suddenly got an idea for a scenario.
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I think i see where this scenario idea is going...
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Smiley, do you have a hobbit?
For some reason, this was far funnier to me than it should have been...
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It's not destroyed until he gives up. The only REAL way to ensure a VM will never work again is to return it to the fiery pit from which it was forged.

Smiley, do you have a hobbit? I've suddenly got an idea for a scenario.

Sure. We have a few in the MBoB that would fit the description.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:22 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Smiley,I may be able to help you.....There's a Paintball Shop in Western MA that had a whole box full of parts for a VM in stock last I was there (Including Sears and trigger springs)....Lemme see if they still do and if so I'll go pick up as much as I can from them
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Smiley,I may be able to help you.....There's a Paintball Shop in Western MA that had a whole box full of parts for a VM in stock last I was there (Including Sears and trigger springs)....Lemme see if they still do and if so I'll go pick up as much as I can from them
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