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Paintball gun not fully cocking?

Asked by FiRE_MaN (684points) July 25th, 2008 from iPhone

I have a semi automatic spyder and when I first go to shoot I cock it like you do for every first shot you take, but after I shoot it doesn’t fully cock again. It stops maybe about an inch from cocking all the way again.. Anyone have any ideas on what’s wrong?

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elchoopanebre's avatar

How long have you been playing?

If you’re totally new at this then your CO2 pressure is low and it’s not pushing the spring back into place.

I assume you know that already, though. With that said it sounds like it might be a spring problem. Do you have a paintball shop in your city? Trigger mechanism problems, in my experience, are usually cheap- requiring only a small firing pin/spring to be changed. At least bring it in and ask them what they think.

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susanc's avatar

FIRE-MaN! I don’t know a single thing about paintball guns,
but the question itself deserves a GA for sheer imagery,
so I gave you that.

jtvoar16's avatar

I have had this problem plenty of times. First thing you need to do is oil the gun. For simplistic sake, just by a bottle of the “special” marker oil from walmart. If you are ok with taking your marker apart, then take it apart and oil the hell out of both the bolt and seer, not to mention clean the innards while your at it. If that doesn’t fix it, then you might have “the cup seal of death” problem, which means a new part for the gun. but that is a last resort situation, if oiling the gun doesn’t solve the problem, try removing the spring and trigger, then shacking the gun back and forth, if the bolt gets stuck with out any gas or a spring, then there is something wrong with the bolt or sear, probably barbs from sheering.

If nothing here helps or you have more questions, feel free to ask me, I have worked and played as a pro ever since the Spider Compact 2000 was a brand new gun. I have experience with any and every kind of paintball gun you can imagine, including, but not limited to, the Tippmann Revolver and the Tippmann propane powered pump gun.

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Schroedes13's avatar

I think you learned your lesson, don’t buy Spyder guns. GO HIGH END! DYE ALL THE WAY!

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