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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A5 Problem-air

hello i own a stock a5 w/no upgrades(yet). Before i invest money into some 'grades there is a problem with the air valve.


when i screw my 20 oz co2 tank into the marker. it makes a shooting sound and it cocks the marker all by itself?!? Ive gone through all the parts several times trying to find the problem but no luck.

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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have an Egrip. I too am having this same problem. In fact my gun is at the store right now trying to fix the problem.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've only had Spyders do this before. Each time, it was that the hammer spring was heavy enough to hold the valve open when there was no air. When are was turned on, the marker would start to cycle until it had blown all the way into the cocked position.

I've made it a habit if cocking all my markers before turning the air on.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no i dont have a e grip. as i said before i have a stock a5 tippy


yeah i know what you mean Torch, i think your idea is right. when you dry fire your gun the hammer doesnt go back to its original position, instead it keeps the valve open. when its time to screw in the tank, the marker cycles just like it normally would if it was fired hecause the valve is open

but this is not supposed to happen. when i first got my a5 i would screw in the tank and then cock it. this is how it SHOULD be.

now the question is how to fix this problem. does it only happen on Tippmanns or like markers
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Old November 21st, 2006, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually its only supposed to happen to Spyder style markers. Tippmann's valve design is different enough that it isn't supposed to be an issue.

I hate to suggest what sounds like a dumb answer, but try feeding it some oil. Put four or five drops in the ASA and then put the air tank on. Dry fire the gun a few dozen times. It'll spray oil, so its good to be outside. Also take the barrel off first...same reason- oil spray.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 06:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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is there such thing as too much oil?i take my gun completely apart after every time i use it and clean, inspect for wear, and lube up all the moving peices before putting it back together.

on a diff note:

i heard a lot of people talking about polishing the internals of the a5. i did thatw/some emery cloth now the inards are smooth! before the rear bolt would catch on the paint on the inside. this would scratch the rear bolt. now its as shiny as a mirror in there. besides the smooth action, does this help with acuracy
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is there such thing as too much oil?i take my gun completely apart after every time i use it and clean, inspect for wear, and lube up all the moving pieces before putting it back together.
Too much oil could be bad. It'll leak everywhere and might have other downsides as well. It'll attract dirt. It sounds like you do a good job on keeping everything cleaned.

The good thing about oiling through the ASA is that the oil goes inside the valve body and lubes the small internal seals. And on the way out of the gun it gets nearly everything else.

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i heard a lot of people talking about polishing the internals of the a5. i did that w/some emery cloth now the inards are smooth! before the rear bolt would catch on the paint on the inside. this would scratch the rear bolt. now its as shiny as a mirror in there. besides the smooth action, does this help with accuracy
It could. Since the overall cycle is smoother, you'll probably stay on target better. It might be more consistent velocity wise as well, and that's a major factor in accuracy.
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