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Old 03-07-2013, 02:01 PM #1
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Need help with old Spyder Sonix

Hi guys,

I have an old Spyder Sonix that I disassembled to clean and lube after it chopped some paint.

However when I went to put it back together, I couldn't get the striker spring back in and I have no clue how it was in there before. Does anyone know a trick or have any tips on how to get it back in?

Also does a dow-33 lube work or should I use the marker oil it came with?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:19 PM #2
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The entire assembly should look like this on the inside of your gun. (if you have a rubber bumper or buffer, it should fit around the spring and inside the lower tube of your gun.)
Note: The striker should have a hole in it, the hole should be facing the rear of the gun and the flat part of the striker should face downward.


Spring should fit inside the striker, like this:


For stacked tubed blowbacks, the thinner the lubricant the better, is what I have heard. So oil is the way to go. Coat the striker with the oil but don't use so much the it is dripping off of the striker.

If this isn't what you're referring to, please let me know.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:33 PM #3
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It you're having an issue with reassembly, try removing the frame so that you do not have to deal with the sear fighting against the striker when trying to reassemble.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:15 AM #4
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Thanks for the tips. I did remove the frame because I couldn't get the sear to retract to get the striker back in and then realized I could just hold down the trigger and it would let the striker through.

My problem is that the spring appears far too long to fit in that small space and in the process of trying to get it back in, it has become a little crooked when sitting out of the marker.

As for the lube answer, thank you. I will use the marker oil it came with.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:21 AM #5
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Thanks for the tips. I did remove the frame because I couldn't get the sear to retract to get the striker back in and then realized I could just hold down the trigger and it would let the striker through.

My problem is that the spring appears far too long to fit in that small space and in the process of trying to get it back in, it has become a little crooked when sitting out of the marker.

As for the lube answer, thank you. I will use the marker oil it came with.
Spyder springs have always been a bit long. Just need to comfort them, tell them it's alright, maybe buy them a nice dinner before you get to working that spring all the way in.

On a more serious note, do you have the black spring guide? That, and the black buffer, will help straighten out the spring while it's installed.

I've never had any issues with slightly tweaked springs.
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Chicken, I just noticed you're from Long Beach I live like 10 minutes away from CSULB.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 PM #7
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Spyder springs have always been a bit long. Just need to comfort them, tell them it's alright, maybe buy them a nice dinner before you get to working that spring all the way in.

On a more serious note, do you have the black spring guide? That, and the black buffer, will help straighten out the spring while it's installed.

I've never had any issues with slightly tweaked springs.
Yes, I have all of the parts. I will give putting it back in a go next week when I have some time.
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