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Old 07-29-2020, 12:55 PM #1
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pm5 still a good buy?

Questions.

Is it hard to find parts for pm5? Thinking about downgrading since I only play rec and no real need to have the latest and greatest.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:14 PM #2
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Good buy? I absolutely think so, it's a fully depreciated modern era matrix (fuse bolt >2003) It's one of my top picks for your exact scenario, as long as it gets a good upfront refresh on ALL rings.

Hard to find parts? Not really, esp. considering nearly everything can swap from PM6.

This assuming standard frame. UL frame, and the board with 3-pin ribbon wire that goes in it, are pretty tough to find.

Source: I've sold dozens, including partouts, and keep up with that market.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:39 AM #3
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I recommend PM6/7 w/wo UL frame. They are a lot closer to today's modern guns. Same solenoid as a Dye M2. I have a few of each and one M2. Go figure...
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:48 AM #4
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thanks for the feedback!


What are the prices that I'm expecting to pay for them ? 5-8s?

The pricing swings pretty wildly from high 100s to mid 200s.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:10 AM #5
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If you're techy, you can pick up a used + broken PM5/6/etc for pretty cheap, replace all of the seals in the bolt kit and both regs (YES BOTH REGS), and as long as the electronics are good it'll be fantastic for the price. If you need eyes, a wiring harness, a noid, or hard parts (to replace e.g. a deeply scratched bolt kit part) it might not be any cheaper and even cost more.

Source: I did this with 4 PM5/6/7s over the last year mostly for fun. They still shoot great.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:31 PM #6
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Yea. these are very much projects. I have the ability to get my hands on some PM5s and maybe a PM7.

Always wanted a PM8 but they are a lot harder to find that's not overpriced.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:50 PM #7
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Just picked up a PM5 that needs a little TLC. Will get some pictures in the day.

Is there a way to properly remove the 9V from the battery harness? It seems incredibly fragile if I pulled on it without care.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:31 AM #8
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Grab it by the part that connects to the Battery and remove from each terminal carefully, don’t grab it by the wires.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:25 PM #9
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Grab it by the part that connects to the Battery and remove from each terminal carefully, donít grab it by the wires.
Thanks Mr Charlie! That's what I have been doing. Wasn't sure if there was another way that I may not be ware of.

Question for you:

I know you're a fan of the M3 and DSR, how would you personal rate the DMs/PMs ? Just curious.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:51 AM #10
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I also have an M2 that I like a lot. In fact I think I like it more than the DSR. I’m not sure if that is just because it’s more finished than the DSR is or not. Maybe if they had a DSR in a higher end Body with more refined milling?
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:33 PM #11
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what is it the M markers and DSR markers that the older DMs doesn't have in your opinion?
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:12 PM #12
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Different shot quality and they are more efficient, also they are all gas-thru.

In order right now it would be M3 in first place, M2 in second, and DSR in third. It might be different if they made a DSR in a higher end body. I love the recoil cancellation feature of the M3 series Markers. The shot quality of the M2 is nice too but it’s better to not have to worry about the LPR.
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