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meruhl
06-20-2006, 11:16 AM
Does anyone else "de-spring" your markers for storage? I pull the bolt/striker assembly and the vertical adapter and remove the main and valve springs from ours when I know they're going to be put away for a while. I figure the springs will last longer that way.

That is, assuming your marker has springs...:yeahthat:

colonel_moo
06-20-2006, 11:21 AM
my gun doesnt have springs :)

meruhl
06-20-2006, 11:22 AM
my gun doesnt have springs :)I shoulda listed that as a poll option...:rolleyes:

Paintyaup
06-20-2006, 11:32 AM
its not like springs are that expensive lol

Ares
06-20-2006, 11:37 AM
nope my guns stay together until i have a leak or problem

ooglieboogliebob
06-20-2006, 06:44 PM
ditto .. besides regular cleanings

timmyshoota
06-20-2006, 06:53 PM
You guys keep markers long enough for them to sit for awhile? Jeez, noobs. :)

meruhl
06-21-2006, 04:28 AM
I seem to be outnumbered. No big deal...

vikingshadow
06-21-2006, 05:04 AM
Wait - do you mean taking the spring completely out, or just de-cocking (is that a word? Too early in the morning!) your gun?

If you meant taking the spring out - the guns I have with a spring still have them in them and I haven't used them in quite a while. But, they aren't cocked.

claustrophobia9
06-21-2006, 06:01 AM
i decock it, and release all the air... thats all.

thechubbss12
06-21-2006, 06:14 AM
I just dont put my gun away for awhile... try to play 2+ times a week.....

meruhl
06-21-2006, 06:37 AM
Wait - do you mean taking the spring completely out, or just de-cocking (is that a word? Too early in the morning!) your gun?

If you meant taking the spring out - the guns I have with a spring still have them in them and I haven't used them in quite a while. But, they aren't cocked.I mean physically remove the springs. We only play once a month or so, and I break the markers down and clean them thoroughly after each use. A while back I picked up a 32* spring kit, and decided to start removing both the main and valve springs if I knew we weren't going to be playing for a while. I'm an old Army armorer - for you kiddies, that's the guy who takes performs maintenance on the firearms - so I'm probably just being anal.

marvin-martian
06-21-2006, 07:04 AM
all that built up tension will ruin the marker :dodgy:

meruhl
06-21-2006, 07:13 AM
all that built up tension will ruin the marker :dodgy:
Eh?

ooglieboogliebob
06-21-2006, 09:41 AM
it's his sarcasm hence the :dodgy:

He was trying to say that if you keep the springs in the tension will build up and destroy the marker ....

meruhl
06-21-2006, 10:09 AM
it's his sarcasm hence the :dodgy:

He was trying to say that if you keep the springs in the tension will build up and destroy the marker ....Oh, I got it.

It just seemed a little off, timing-wise, that's all...:dodgy: