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    Posted: 07 February 2005 at 5:43pm
Today i took my gun apart for the first time. After I had cleaned my gun i tried to put it all together. Let me say that it certainly did not work. I was able to put everything back together except that the spring that holds the little clip thing that supports the hose valve flew out and I couldn't put it back in. Because of this i put in tissue paper in the slot to hold it in place. Unfortunately that did not work, but i tried it anyway. I took my gun downstairs and tried firing. Immediately after I put in the tank I heard a leak coming from the valve, but still I tried shooting. I took one shot and the gun did not cock back and a ball did not come out. So is the spring the cause of my problems? If so what can I do?
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I would definately say that could be the cause of your problem. The spring loaded latch there holds the tombstone adapter in the gun to a large degree.

I never had any trouble getting that one back in when i broke the halves open on my A5. The cocking handle spring was always a much larger pain. Cant you just shove the little spring in the groove with the latch? On mine it held in place quite securely in the one half before putting it back together.
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Well, Enos seems to be skilled at putting smaller springs in. Yes, that spring is a pain for me, and I lost the first one at the field. It flew off once, I found it in the grass. Then I forgot to put the barrel adapter in and had to take it apart again. You can do the click pen spring mod to your trigger, then use the trigger spring to hold it in (stretch it a little). To completely replace the lost spring, you can call Tippmann and ask for a  long trigger spring (the one you replace with the mod is the short trigger spring). The long trigger spring is also referred to as the sear spring. I use a small flat screwdriver to pull the spring back, then quickly manage to slide the tombstone adapter latch back in place. Once it's sitting back in place, you have to hold the spring and push it down so it's somewhat secure. Then reassemble the halves quickly but carefully.

Enos- for the cocking knob spring, just leave it overhanging past the groove. When you put the halves together, just hold them together somewhat firmly and use a screwdriver to slide the spring forward into the groove. With the firm pressure, the halves will go together right when the spring is in place, thus keeping it there.

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I was able to put the spring back in but I still heard a leak once I put in my co2. Is it possible that it was just excess gas from last sunday when I played. By the way, I only had one shot of co2 left so the leak stopped after it ran out. However, I did hear the air also coming from my cyclone, but mainly the hose valve thingy that connects into the gun. Does anyone know what I could of done wrong? I might of reassembled the gun wrong or something also so if anyone knows any reason why I am leaking then please tell me.
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If you were that low on co2, a leak is normal. The majority of the force holding the guns main valve closed is the pressure of the air contained inside it. Thats why when you run out of air, it makes the lovable fart noise, and then turns into a steady hiss.
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It was a steady hiss nefore the fart noise.

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