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  1. Hello all, this is my first posting in a very long while. I am a veteran when it comes to Airsoft, but had to put it aside for just normal life. So all the rifles and guns I had were put in storage in my study room (so very controlled ambient) and sat there for a good 3-4 years. Before storing, I gave them a good clean up and lubrication (I do my own maintenance and feel very comfortable opening really anything). Out of my 7 guns, my preferred has always been the KWA M226 PTP, bought when they came out at AEX Santa Clara. It is my preferred primary sidearm, and have used in competitions when AEX used to organize them. Yesterday I took my M226 out, thinking it was time to get back to shoot in the back yard. I have two magazines. The original was in the well, and the second one in the storage compartment in the box. After giving it a look through, field strip, cleaning any over-lubing (not much actually), it was time to set the targets up and see how the gun held up unused for this long. Problem one: the extra magazine would not go into the gun. It felt like it was not the right magazine, or something was inside the magazine well. With a flash light I could not see anything, so I removed the two grips. there was nothing inside that could hinder the magazine getting all the way. I also tried the other magazine, and it worked fine. So I looked the magazine itself. To my disbelief, I noticed a small crack in the metal in the front of the BB feeder at the top. Comparing the two magazines, I could see that in fact this part had swollen just enough that it could no longer get into the gun well. As I disassembled the magazine, the top part actually was broken in three pieces, as per the first two pictures. I hope you can see below the red arrow the crack in the metal. Well, this means I need a new magazine .......... On to the shooting. Never got to that. Problem 2: I test fired the gun, with no gas, no BBs. The trigger felt odd. And it did not spring back. Not only that, the bottom of the trigger scraped against the trigger guard and broke off some metal. WHAAAAAAT??????? This time I disassemble the gun, and I found a bunch of little pieces of metal, plus the two main parts that used to be one trigger. See the last picture. I got this gun over 7 years ago (I made a review video, that by my today standard would not have been published [Youtube]), so I would ask you to check your KWA guns. I have not looked at the rest I have (4), but I will do so tomorrow. To the questions: 1- has anything like this been seen with KWAs? 2- while checking out for parts (the trigger especially), I noticed that the KWA looks very similar to the real Sig Sauer trigger; could it be possible I could swap in the real trigger? saw one for $32 online. Any help would be grateful. Cheers Leo P
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