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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maverick pump play?

I stripped down my maverick to clean and lube it. After reassembly, there's about 1/4" of play in the pumping mechanism. Is this normal? I didn't really pay attention before I disassembled it. Does your maverick have any wiggle room?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like the screw for the pump handle are little loose in the pump arms. This is normal if the pump arm has been ehavly used or the screws are a little small

I got a PMI tracer (Exact same gun just a dif name) I have found that a pair of small nylon washers help cut down on the play in the pump arm. There are also a few other trick you can do, but none are quite as effective.

If you need any parts I got a bunch that I will not need. I even have a few of the bolt upgrades in my tool box..
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much would you want for some screws and an upgraded bolt? Also, what benefits does a bolt upgrade give to a pump? I understand a lighter bolt makes for greater efficiency and less kick in a semi auto because of the reduced momentum, but if we're moving that part with the pump, what get better? Thanks for the response. There's play besides the pump screws too.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How much would you want for some screws and an upgraded bolt? Also, what benefits does a bolt upgrade give to a pump? I understand a lighter bolt makes for greater efficiency and less kick in a semi auto because of the reduced momentum, but if we're moving that part with the pump, what get better? Thanks for the response. There's play besides the pump screws too.
Alot of the Old tracers and Mavericks did not have a way to easily adjust the velocity with out changing the springs out. What the upgraded bolt does is let you adjust the velocity similar to the phantoms. So the upgrade does not affect performance that much but does make it easier to chronograph the gun.

To be honest to get most of the play out I would have to see the gun in person to tell ya what exactly needed to be done. But pics might help some.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Got it figured out. I'd lost the original screws, and replaced them with different screws with the same thread pattern. The new screws could go in further, and I had overtightened them and put dents in the gold tube that the silver tube slides into. (I apologize for the technical terms lol.) That caused the silver tube to not slide out of the gold one all the way. To remedy this, I found the proper size drill bit and straightened out the gold tube, allowing the silver tube to move freely again. =D
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Old May 24th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i want to know if you have a pump arm screw cause mine fell out i am willing to pay $
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i want to know if you have a pump arm screw cause mine fell out i am willing to pay $
I am currently out of the old stock ones.

But ~3/8 inch long 10-32 screws work most of the time. Some times a pair of washers are need to keep the body from rubbing on the pump arms.
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thanks also do you have a bottomlining kit?
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