QUOTE (Banshee11b @ Mar 26 2009, 12:43 PM)
I have the same issue and unfortunately there does not seem to be a ready answer. The problem is this part
This is right in front of the barrels and moves up and out of the way when 3 bb's load and comes down to prevent further loading. With mine, the two lower retention areas are chipped or worn so extra BB's can load in behind. UTG does not have the part for sale and TM has discontinued it. I would see if you can find the part anywhere, but I have not had luck so far wgcshop.com had it for $2.10 but, like I said it's discontinued. Good Luck, sorry I wasn't much help...
I just took apart my M3, and he's right. Mine is chipped on those edges on the two lower areas. It doesn't take much to chip them at all. I don't even think I half cocked mine and it still chipped. I can't believe that Tokyo Marui would release a gun with such a big flaw, and that Double Eagle couldn't fix it when they cloned the gun. Ridiculous.
By the way, to get to that part, you only need to disassemble the gun to the point where you can remove the barrel. You don't have to disassemble the internals inside the receiver. I did, and reassembly was a huge pain in the
. It's actually really easy to get to the broken part, though. If you look at the guide by aznriptide859 in the pinned topic, you'll see that it's only a few steps.
We seriously need someone to make a metal replacement part for that. EDIT: Ok, screw it. I'll make the part. Check out my new topic about it.
EDIT: And another thing. When I was taking it apart and putting it back together, I got a good assessment of the internals. I'd say besides the faulty part, all the other internals are likely to last a good amount of time. They are mostly plastic, but it is very hard plastic and I can't see them breaking for a while. Plus, the parts only move a little when you cock and fire the gun. It's not like an AEG where there's lots of moving parts that can be stripped or broken. If we could just get a metal replacement for that part, these guns would be extremely durable. The Tokyo Marui is probably even better than the DE/UTG/TSD.
P.S. What do we call this part? The loading nozzle?