7. After that put on the trigger frame (1/8'' allen wrench)
8. Screw in the pump arm.
9. Screw in the back block (see timing articles for length)
10. Then screw in the cocking rod, and see if they gun cocks. If not, screw in (righty tighty) the hammer screw using a 1/8'' allen wrench through the top hole. About 3-4 complete revolutions should yeild the result of being able to cock the hammer and release it. If you can cock it and are not able to release it, then loosen it a revolution.
11. Take the actuator rod and put it in the trigger frame, and attach the 3-way rod (using a 1/16 allen wrench).
12. Screw in the vertical ASA (1/4'' 12 point socket), followed by the regulator (make sure it has a correct size o-ing) and using a strap wrench tighten it into place.
13. Screw the ASA into the trigger frame, and screw the macroline fitting into it. If you use a drop forward, attach that as well. Normally ASA's use 1/8 inch allen wrenches, but some are different.
Here is a picture for reference:
14. Screw in the macroline fitting into the regulator (using the 11/16 cresent wrench). You may also use a cresent, but be careful not to scratch the regulator in the process.
15. Screw in the ball detent (using a socket or allen wrench, depending on the type)
16. Put the bolt into place (using the pull pin). On my bolt, I had to loctite the rear screw into place to prevent the pull pin and bolt from coming loose. Not all bolts are the same, though. Refer to the above picture if you need to see how it fits into the back block assembly.
17. Attach the 3-way hoses. If you have a typical 3-way, the rear barb (towards the back of the gun) goes to the rear of the RAM, the middle goes to the LPR, the furthest barb goes to the front of the RAM. You may need to widen the ends of the hoses for the size of the barbs on the LPR. You can use either scissors or an exacto-knife to cut them. Shocktech bomb, ANS, and several other types the front and rear barb are reversed, meaning that the rear barb goes to the front of the RAM and the front barb goes to the back. Those crash scissors I listed are perfect for cutting the 3-way hoses and Macroline, providing a good, clean cut with little effort.
18. Adjust the regulators to the lowest possible pressure. With a tickler LPR you unscrew it (left) as much as possible. Make sure the cap is still attached to the actual regulator, otherwise bad things could happen.
19. Time the gun. I suggest doing the cocking rod, back block, and hammer lug adjustment first. Then, put about 10-15 drops of oil in the ASA, cock the gun, and gas it up. Now, realize that wierd things can happen the first time. There may be a leak somewhere that needs fixed, or the 3-way may not be properly timed resulting in air rushing out the 3-way. Just be careful and time the 3-way rod (which takes the longest of any of the adjustments), then gas up the gun, rinse, repeat, until it doesn't leak and cycles normally.
20. Add the barrel, hopper, paintballs, and go have fun!
A couple notes:
I highly suggest the use of a high output HPA tank over co2. Liquid co2 can cause damage to internal seals inside the gun, causing them to freeze and break If you have to use co2 or can't afford HPA, then make sure to get an anti-siphon installed in your co2 tank and to get an on/off valve. That will keep most, if not all, co2 liquid out of your gun. Adding a pair of Palmers stabilizers also helps keep co2 out of the gun. Using co2 correctly is just as good as using HPA, but with the money spent to get a pair of Palmers stabilizers, antisiphon, and on/off you could easily have just bought a cheap HPA tank. With autocockers that use solenoid valves, co2 is not suggested at all.
Also, the sizes of the allen wrench are tenative. In other words, they may or may not apply to all bodies, or may be different than I have listed. If you find that one of the ones I have listed is wrong, please let me know and I will fix it.
© Sean McIntyre, 2005. You may copy it, print it, share it, but please don't edit the article or take credit for it.
My Eastern Fox Snake was out, so I took a picture of him with the gun.
The one, the only, timing video. Nice job Joe. Please don't download it excessively to conserve his bandwith link
Special thanks to:
f2f4, for really getting me into paintball, and helping me get my gun working nicely.
Crede777, who tried to keep the gun oil off my Mom's good dining room tablecloth during step 19. Also for buying a paintball gun, so I had an excuse to buy one
My Dad, for having more tools than the average 20 american households combined
My Mom, for not going crazy about me getting oil on her tablecloth
PBNation member Thomas, he helped me correct the first draft
Photobucket for hosting my pictures
And lastly to the moderators/administrators, for keeping this a great resource for people like myself and thousands of other paintballers. Thanks everyone!
Any comments and constructive criticism are always welcome.