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PostSubject: How to extend the life of your AEG/GBB/Springer.   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:27 am

I am posting this so that those who are not familliar with Airsoft will have some ideas of the maintenance required to keep your Airsoft replica functioning for longer periods of time. This guide was written from all the things I have learned through research and personal experiance. Although this may seem very lengthy it is actually just the basic knowledge of Airsoft Replicas.

General concepts of Airsoft Replicas:

1. Never use low grade bbs. The multicolored kind are almost always in this catagory. Low grade bbs will cause jams or
possibly break apart when fireing and the fragments can become lodged in the internals of the replica causing jams.

2. If the replica has stopped fireing there may be a few causes. Check to see if you are out of rounds in the magazine, the batter
is dead or all of the gas in the magazine is depleted. If one of those instances are not the case stop firing the replica. If your gun
starts to smoke, have a burning smell, a grinding sound or your hear any popping noises stop firing the replica. If any of these
things happen ask me and I will give you the number of the airsmith I use that does quality repairs (this is stated again in the AEG
section to show its importance).

3. Always store your replicas properly and make sure routine maintenance and cleaning is done on a regular basis.

4. Take the time to use a cleaning rod to make sure the barrel is free of obstruction. Obstructions can cause jams in the inner
barrel or cause problems with accuracy. (I state this in every section to show its importance)

5. Many replicas hopups need time to get "worn in" not adjusting the hopup till a few hundred rounds in the case of a AEG or
around a hundred in the case of Springer/GBB will cause the hopup to preform much better when finally tuned in.

6. Do not put your gun into the dirt on purpose. It is not a walking stick.

Springers: Spring powered Airsoft replicas (this will be in referance to sniper rifles over 100 USD, low cost springer pistol parts are of a poor quality and the owner should expect them to break.)

1. Take the time to use a cleaning rod to make sure the barrel is free of obstruction. Obstructions can cause jams in the inner
barrel or cause problems with accuracy.

2. The proper amount of silicone lube used on the magazine and feeder port on the replica and small amounts when cleaning the
barrel will cause less friction and lead to less minor mechanical problems.

3. Proper cleaning of the internals will cause less dirt and grime to get into the mechanical parts of the replica. Dirt and grime can
cause certain mechanical parts not to function which may lead to costly repairs.

4. Always make sure you clear your replica and make safe after use. If you leave your replica in a ready to fire mode then the
spring inside the weapon stays compressed. A compressed spring not only may be
putting stress on the other internals of the replica, but also will lose FPS as the elasticity will wear down. When storing a replica for
a extended period of time removing the spring will cause the replica to not loose FPS from storage. In this same fasion do not
leave your magazines loaded as this will cause wear on the magazine spring which may cause it to not properly chamber rounds.

5. There are many upgrade parts available to increase the FPS on springers, but they should be installed by someone with
knowledge of airsmithing because you need to know what the internals of the replica can handle or you risk damage to the trigger
assembly, piston and spring guide.

GGB/GBBR:Gas Blow Back Pistols/Rifles (NGBB will not be discussed because many of them are difficult to get into the internals.)

1. Take the time to use a cleaning rod to make sure the barrel is free of obstruction. Obstructions can cause jams in the inner
barrel or cause problems with accuracy.

2. If you used a propane adapter make sure that you are mixing in silicone oil into the mix every cycle. I know that propane
adapter instructions say every 2-3, but Green Gas, which all of your GBBs were designed to run on, has silicone lube mixed in with
it so that the designers intended the GBB to be lubed constantly.

3. The replicas should be lubed with silicon oil on the magazines gasport, the feeding port of the magazine and replica, the replicas
slide or ejection port and along the guide for the slide or port.

4. GBBR tend to be under stress when fireing and the amount of pressure on the internals and externals from the gas and bolt
blowback action cause parts to constantly loosen. All parts should be checked before and after use to make sure they have not
become loose, but should never be tightened more than slightly snug or they may snap from the pressure caused by the gas or
bolt action.

5. When done for the day the magazine should be emptied of gas except for a small amount to help keep the oring seals from
deterioration. The weapon should be cleared before storage and made safe.

6. Proper cleaning of the internals will cause less dirt and grime to get into the mechanical parts of the replica. Dirt and grime can
cause certain mechanical parts not to function which may lead to costly repairs. GBB replicas also tend to accumulate old lubricant
and builds up into a residue that can cause malfunctions and should be cleared away in routine maintenance.

AEG/AEP: Auto Electric Gun/Pistol (If your gun was bought at walmart or uses regular batteries it will break in time much, like a spring pistol, due to inferior parts/construction and thus will not be discussed.)

1. Any AEG purchased has more than likely spent months in transport and has seen more miles traveled than you would think.
AEGs are like cars in that they need maintenance to function properly. When you get your AEG that fresh grease used to make
sure the gears and piston operate properly has been sitting there for months before use and more than not has already started to
coagulate inside the gearbox unless your AEG is a higher end model that has been lubed with a more expensive grease. Also
some Chinese Airsoft Manufactures have been known to not use silicone grease resulting in the wirings protective coating being
damaged inside the gearbox. Some AEGs were not properly shimmed in the factory and this will cause wear on the gears which
may cause the teeth of the gears to break of or become worn. When a new AEG is purchased new or used a proper cleaning,
regreasing and reshimming will make sure factory defects or imporper maintenance to cause less damage in the long run (Note
that this should be done by a experianced airsmith and by openeing the gearbox you will void the manufactures warrenty). A
AEGs gearbox should be cleaned and regreased every six months to extend its lifespan and will also lead to the discovery of parts
that have been worn down that may cause damage to parts in perfect order leading to repair costs much higher than if properly
maintained (A used AEG I purchased between me and the previous owner is over three years old and functions perfectly).

2. Take the time to use a cleaning rod to make sure the barrel is free of obstruction. Obstructions can cause jams in the springer ]
or cause problems with accuracy.

3. Cheaper batteries are not worth buying. Nimh batteries should always be used and charged with a smart charger to make sure
they last for optimal preformance. A smartcharger will increase your batteries life and keeps it at the level of performance needed
for proper replica function.

4. If your gun starts to smoke, have a burning smell, a grinding sound or your hear any popping noises stop firing the replica. If
any of these things happen ask me and I will give you the number of the airsmith I use that does quality repairs.

5. Midcap magazines when new often will not accept the rounds they are advertised to accept. Using silicon oil, loading and
unloading the magazine will break in the spring and bring it up to par.

6. Always make sure to clean the body of a AEG off after use to keep the amount of dirt and grime to a minimum.

7. When done for the day make sure that you discharge the replica 4-5 times in semi auto. Discharging will cause the spring to
decompress if you used it on full auto, will empty any rounds in the hopup and will make the replica ready to be made safe.

8. Make sure the weapon is made safe when not in use and that the magazines are all emptied to protect its internal spring from
wear. When storing a AEG for extended periods of time removing the spring will stop it from loss of FPS due to partial
compression.
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PostSubject: Re: How to extend the life of your AEG/GBB/Springer.   Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:30 am

Thanks for the info!

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