Paintball Gun Maintenance : Paintball Gun Maintenance: Looking Inside

Paintball Gun Maintenance : Paintball Gun Maintenance: Looking Inside


Hi. This is Robert Stewart with hill13.com.
So now we’re going to look at this 98 with it’s guts laid open and talk about the different
components here. And I’ll give you a couple cautionary tales in order that you don’t write
me angry emails because you messed up your gun. This is about as far as we’re going to
go and I’ll explain why in a minute. What we’re looking at now is we have the air adapter,
as I said it’s pulled down and its here. Now even the manufacturer recommends that unless
you have an air leak do not, in the course of general maintenance, undo these nuts and
break those airtight fittings. If you do you’re going to have to Teflon tape or use the airtight
paste and put that stuff back together. And a lot of people can run into trouble with
this part. It’s a machined aluminum. And if you mess it up you’re buying a new one. Now
inside you have your front and rear bolts and your linkage arm between the two. This
is your gas chamber. At this point you really don’t need to take it any further if general
maintenance is all that you’re after. So what you want to do is just make sure that all
the internals are clean. I just generally go through with a paper towel and wipe everything
down. I try, if the O rings on the front and rear bolts look like they’re in good shape,
and this is a nearly new weapon, and they do look to be in very good shape, all you
really have to do is once you clean these off, oil them up again. If you don’t have
to take down your rear bolt you don’t have to mess with your trigger mechanism. A lot
of people that don’t have a lot of experience with these guns will mess themselves up over
this part here and end up having to take it into a pro shop to have it put back together
properly. The other thing I want to point out is something that a lot of people the
very first time they work on their gun, they overlook this one key component, and then
they get to the field, they charge the weapon and paint starts falling out the barrel of
the gun. And this is your ball detent. And on this particular model it fits in a little
groove right there. And what you can see here is that this is where the ball would be sitting
if the bolt were here and the rest of the receiver were together. The ball sits on this
until pressure’s applied to it and it pushes past it. So you want to make sure that you
take good care of this. If you take it out just give it a wipe down, make sure there’s
no debris on it and put it back in and you’re good to go. Now the steps for putting the
gun back together are exactly the same except opposite. The one thing I will point out on
a 98 is the spring mechanism, refer to your manual and look at and make sure that you’re
putting the spring back together. Because if you don’t the locking mechanism inside
of it will not work properly and if it will not work properly then it will not hold your
feed in place properly so you’re going to have a hard time playing.

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