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Old 10-01-2010, 09:16 PM #1
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SFT detent homemade fix idea

Alright, so I just used up my only spare detent for my SFT. Turns out the ball blew out last time I played. Since I still have the housing and the spring I was pondering a way to rebuild the old detent. I thought I had seen on here a while ago that someone had replaced the ball with a plastic airsoft BB. Has anyone here actually done this? If so how well did it work, and what size BB did you use?

It would be nice to be able to buy a few thousand replacements for the price of one set of detents, but I fear I may be dreaming.....
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:37 PM #2
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yes that is possible, i cant remeber what size, but zds might have size and if not just measure with a rule.
go on mcmasters and i know they sell plastic balls(bbs)
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:43 PM #3
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yes i did it.. its jut a typical .12 gram bb..

HOWEVER the bb's will wear down. you will get flat-spots where the bolt hits the bb repeatedly..

i had completely rebuilt my detents with the bb's and a pen spring

i can try to post up a couple pics sometime this coming week if u want..
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:52 PM #4
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you should try the heavier bb's, they might last longer.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:35 AM #5
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thats true.. but i had a cheap airsoft gun b4 (walmart one) and i had bought the bbs for that.. i have 2000 of them so i dont really care.. i may get some heavier ones like you said and try that..
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:43 AM #6
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Are they 6mm? I have some BBs laying around but they don't seem to fit. I can't remember what size they are though, other than being .12g.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:13 PM #7
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i believe so, i forgot to say that i have a set of custom detents as well. so the end might be a bit bigger so the bb fits...
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:38 PM #8
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Thanks. I'll look for some that fit.
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