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stones 05-04-2011 08:28 AM

Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
So I just purchased this gun about 2 weeks ago and had it out for a tournament on the weekend. Worked great accept that the delrin bolt somehow popped out of the striker while playing and then rotated on me so that I had to completely dissasemble the gun so that I could turn the striker so the round port was facing back up to accept the pin from the delrin bolt. Other than that, the gun performed great and I was really impressed with it.

After the tournament, I was taking the marker all apart to lube up all the o-rings (accept for the ones in the reg) and clean any paint out of the marker but I can't seem to get the striker bolt to slide out of the back of the marker.

I even removed the grip/trigger assembly from the marker so that the sear would not catch on the striker or damage the striker o-ring. The striker slides easily back and forth but gets lodged every time just before the rear end of the striker bolt reaches the threads where the striker plug screws in. It then takes quite a bit of force to push the striker bolt back forward and I couldn't push the striker out the rear of the marker as I didn't want to damage the front part of the striker bolt by prying on it with a screw driver.

With the striker bolt ahead of the threads and moving loosely in the marker, I ran my finger past the threads at the rear of the marker and did not feel any burrs or edges that striker could be getting hung up on. I'm at a bit of a loss to explain why the striker keeps getting stuck but it almost seems like the striker has a larger diameter than the final 1" it has to slide out through at the rear of the marker.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm up in Canada so I'd prefer not to ship this marker back to Kingman as it would almost be cheaper for me to buy a brand new marker than pay shipping to and from Kingman in the USA.


Lawpass 05-04-2011 02:49 PM

Re: Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
If they got it in there, it should come out. First I'd try putting marker oil in there and rotating the striker by sticking an allen key thru the bottom (with the trigger frame off).
If you just can't get it out thru the back, you could try getting it out the front, which would requiring taking everything out including the valve.

bigred76 05-04-2011 07:26 PM

Take a look real close at the rear of the bottom tube. Does anything look out of whack at all, even just a little bit? Use a flashlight.

Hob Hayward 05-04-2011 08:35 PM

Re: Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
Strange... All I can suggest is either taking it out through the front or forcing it out the back and seeing if the o-ring is excessively swolen? I'm not familiar enough really though with the new spyders to really provide advice. Blah.

stones 05-04-2011 09:26 PM

Re: Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
Thanks everyone. I picked up some 800 grit sandpaper here tonight and will try polishing the last row of threads and the section of tube just prior to this. The o-ring doesn't appear to be excessively swollen as I can see part of it through the slot below where the delrin bolt sits. A bit puzzling but I'll post my results tomorrow.

TheDarkShadow 05-05-2011 06:19 AM

Re: Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
i think on the new spyders you can get it out through the front. personally, I wouldnt suggest using the sand paper. if you plan on only taking a little off, i dont know how much that would really help and if you take a lot off you have a chance of screwing up your threads

bigred76 05-05-2011 07:54 PM

Judging by his posts, he seems to be a fairly intelligent individual. I'm sure he will be able to take off a few thousands and it will work fine.

junits15 05-10-2011 02:54 AM

Re: Can't remove striker bolt in 11 Electra
did you by chance run the marker without the striker buffer?

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