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Old 08-16-2010, 04:10 PM #1
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Hey Melkson

I just picked up another Raptor as a project gun. The link pin is gone and it's missing some o-rings. You mentioned in you help write-up a repair kit. Do you know where one could be had? I'm also pretty sure the bolt is a gen 1 (green body, single trigger, wire detent). Can it be drilled out for a newer pin or is it a definite replace?
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:25 AM #2
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I'm sure there is a couple people in this forum that could provide you with spare parts. I know I have a few. Repair kits are kind of tough to come by, but not impossible.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:33 AM #3
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I've been picking at it. I am going to try and fab up a pin. I just have to find a o-ring to fit the bolt so I can do a function test on it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:44 PM #4
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Do you happen to know how many o-rings are on the earlier bolt (top tube if I have the wrong terms)? Looks like a spot for one on the front away from the middle two. My other Raptor is a newer one so the bolt is different. The valve was all nicked up. I filed the mating surface smooth and cleared out the tube so it moves nice now. Cleaned it all up and oiled it. I got it to hold air, but it wont re-cock. Does the braaaaap thing. pressure is good, made sure on the other Raptor. Going to see if I can get an o-ring kit and change them all. The ones that are there look good though, just that missing one (?) on the bolt. Any other ideas while I'm at it?
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:57 PM #5
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Sear and hammer are in good shape. If I follow the cocking knob with my finger while firing, it shows that it doesn't blow back hardly at all.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:07 PM #6
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Start here and see if it helps.

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Old 08-17-2010, 07:20 PM #7
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LOL, I have than pinned up on my wall. That's what got me this far. I've been trying to find an older schematic without much luck.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:09 PM #8
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I cleared out the outlet hole in the valve that lets the gas out to the hammer. I found a drill bit that fit in there but it wouldn't spin freely. I twisted the bit in my fingers and got it clear. It's blowing back farther now,but not enough. I'm going for the hammer o-ring next. Is that the only system for re-cocking?
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:46 PM #9
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Are you using a full tank of either CO2 or HPA? The hammer is a good place to look. Make sure the edge that catches the sear is good. Sometimes it not the sear that goes bad, it could also be that edge on the hammer that the sear catches.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:01 PM #10
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I'm using co2. I hooked up my other Raptor to the same tank and it's fine. The hammer and sear are in good shape. It will fire a paintball but doesn't move back nearly enough to catch. I wouldn't even say it comes back half way. The hammer o ring looks good. I picked up a variety pack of them and didn't have one that's close, so I haven't changed it yet. I was going to swap out the hammer from the other one to see if it works but haven't gone that far .
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:07 PM #11
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Try that swap first. Try giving the spring in the lower rear tube a little stretch and then re-install it and give it a try.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:27 AM #12
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ok, hammer o-ring is a must for recock. there is a spare on the RVA (rear velocity adjust) you can pull off.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:21 AM #13
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I swapped the o rings and promtly ran out of co2. I'll post results when I get my tanks filled. They are 10 years old but virtually unused. I guess I'll have to get them hydroed?
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:43 PM #14
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c02 tanks? It costs more to re-hydro than just buy new tanks.

Take the plunge, pick up a used HPA tank. If you shop around, you can find a steel 3k HPA tank for under $50
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:31 PM #15
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Alright man, I've never had it done. Didn't think it would cost much. I wanted to try air anyways.

I'd like to that you both. I ended up finding a tank hiding with my gear that had enough in it. I swapped the o rings on the hammer/plug. With a fresh tank and the swap shes up and running again! I got it off e-bay misrepresented as functional. Looks like he tried to hammer out the valve without taking the set screw out of the bottom. There was enough meat left to save it with a file. Good thing I didn't pay too much for it. With your help I fixed it for the cost of a ss bolt used to fab up a link pin. Guess the last laugh was on me.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:30 PM #16
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Good to hear you got it working. If you have anymore problems post here Melkson or I should respond.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:59 PM #17
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Thanks, I just picked up a used 48/3000 hpa tank for 25 bucks. I like to get one more before mid Sept. The hunt continues, lol. This is definitely a sickness.
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Sorry...forgot to warn you.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:07 PM #20
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oooohhhhh the sickness I hope, lol. I thought you meant I got ripped off.
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Nah I meant the "customize your gun" sickness. Its very contagious, expensive, and hard to cure. Only known cure is spend a ton of money to make your gun look like no other.
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