These updates will be available starting Feb 28, 2014. The updates are free* and will be given to all current Vanquish owners
Here is a quick explanation of what the updates are and what they do.
Spring loaded detents for people who want to use the optional bolt spring and want to leave it installed during storage.
Conical spring and modified the tip of the rod so that the spring clicks into place. This helps prevent wear of the rod and extend spring life.
Black = old, Silver = new
Nubs to the bolt tip face to prevent the ball roll back in the breech and to prevent the ball from sealing on the face of the bolt tip which would cause suction.
Left = old, Right = new
Groove added to front of the bolt to hold tip in place and prevent tip damage. The difference between the red and silver bolts are the exhaust hole in the rear. This causes the red bolt ("Soft Shot bolt") to cycle more slowly in tern causing less movement of the marker. The soft shot bolt may not be able to maintain rates of fire above 13.5bps in all cases so we also included a new stock bolt as well (silver). Both bolts are equally gentle on paint. The only difference is the return stroke for the siver bolt is sped up allowing a higher rate of fire while in turn causing slightly more recoil.
Black = old, Red/Silver = new
2 Options to get parts:
1) You may contact us and send in entire marker. Your current eye covers will be modified for the new detents. Your Vanquish will be examined by a certified tech and sent back with all the new updates installed.
2)You may contact us (info below) and get the parts sent to you. You will be given new eye covers in dust black only with the new detents. Also since each Vanquish is individually polished the new eye covers will not be quite flush with your marker (though it will be very close)
In USA, please contact:
Phone (USA): 1-800-724-6822 x228 - Nina
In Canada, please contact:
Phone (Canada): 866-685-0030 x422 - Jay
In Europe, please contact:
Phone (UK): 44-1206-756241
In other countries, please contact:
Official Press Release
*If shipping your marker you will have to pay shipping. Empire pays return shipping.