I acquired a Brass Eagle Talon for my 8 yr. old son to play with and I managed to break his pump arm. He is not satisfied with a new marker as his heart is quite attached to this one. Needless to say I am stuck fixing it... That said my first instinct was to fabricate something from a piece of steel but before I take that route I was hoping for some guidance. Does anyone know a place still selling parts for these or does anyone know of such a modification?
I am thinking I might mod it for a tank while I have it apart. That seems like a meaningful upgrade for this ancient marker.
...while the later ones were made of smoked plastic and looked a bit like uzis.
If you need a replacement right away, the JT ERē is the direct descendent of the Talon, and should be available at most big box stores for $30 or so. It's an improvement on the Talon in a lot of ways, but that's not saying much...
I'd agree with the others that it would probably be better to pick up a nicer non-metal pump, but I'm sure the little guy knows what he wants better than I do.
Trust when I say I am trying to work him up to something more reasonable however we spent some father/son time taking it apart and putting it back together so I could show him how it works and such. As well we did some minor upgrades such as a clear elbow, standard gravity fed hopper, and added a cheap scope for the "cool" factor. Besides with modern paint this marker is incredibly accurate!
The style is the very original opaque gray Talon. I will try and see what I find on eBay however I feel any used Talon is going to break all the same most likely.
Also take into consideration that talons dont do well with being taken apart and put back together a lot. The plastic they are made from sucks and only gets more brittle with age and use.
Very good point thank you. That said I took it apart and left it that way until i figure something out.
I found that it was the 90 degree bend that is at what appears to be the bolt. snapped clean off. the shape of this pump arm is rather odd to say the least. the milling necessary will be complicated for the channels at the bottom of the pump arm.
I found a video of someone managing to mod this into an auto cocking design with a metal DIY pump arm similar to what I was thinking of making. wish he provided schematics of what he did.