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Hello,

This is my first post, so I'm not sure if I nailed the right board for this. Also, English is not my main language, so sorry if I use the wrong terminology or if I cannot clearly explain the issue.

I bought this spring handgun "Cybergun Colt M1911A1 HPA" and although it isn't my first airsoft gun, it is definitely my first "more serious" airsoft gun. I have had it for like 3 months, and I have been actively using it for 2. One day it became increasingly more difficult to pull the slide as to load a BB in. I tried the "rod" technique by inserting a long object into the barrel and see if anything is stuck. Didn't help. I tried taking off the slide and applying some multi purpose oil on any part that's moving, but that didn't help as well. I got nothing useful in my manual that I got with the gun. I assembled it and left it as it is as I don't want to make it any worse.

 

Any help would be appreciated, I am inexperienced in this.

 

Edit 1: For some reason, after firing a few bb's, it started working better. Is the issue caused by dry firing?

Edited by Sasser

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Yeah, most spring pistols do not hold up good win time if used, of course. I will strongly recommend getting a Tokyo Marui Colt 1911 A1 springer, as I always do since I got my first one. You'll be surprised of it's accuracy and resilience to intense use. Also, it might cost less then a metal springer, I got mine from the Czech Republic for about 32 euros a pop, 8 euro for a spare mag which are usually out of stock (it can be disassembled easily and features working beaver tale and safety lever).

Back to your gun - you should really disassemble it to investigate what the issue is in there. I am no guru in the matter, but I'd say that a part is out of place, broken or some thing is loose inside and got jammed in   there, sometimes a rogue bb can do that. They are not that hard to reassemble, you just need to open it carefully so that no parts or springs get lost.

 

A common problem with the spring pistols is that the part that locks the piston back gets worn down or dirty, but in those cases the slide can be pulled back all the way. Let us know how it turns out.

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I haven't had one of those before, but this makes me hope that Sasser got budget for a nice TM 1911 springer, which btw can de disassembled just like a gas gun., it's one of my favorite springers along with the TM MK23 because of the rail and threaded barrel. I hate hearing from guys like him, struggling to find way to fix their springers, it's a little bit sad. But that's what I get from getting attached to things and being a spring gun enthusiast.

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Sounds about right, when I bought the first TM springer pistol and realized that although it was plastic (finest quality and design too), it was waaay more skirmishable  then all other spring pistols,  probably, so there must have been a reason for them not being well-known and available in stocks everywhere.  But I reccomend them to all those who express interest in spring guns, backyard skirmishing, target shooting with airsoft guns, kids with very limited budget that want to get a springer and I know they won't be disappointed. It's serendipitously wonderful.

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I found a way, will keep you notified.

EDIT: Apparently I had a rogue BB in the barrel ( which is odd since I performed the rod method as to try and remove it, maybe I didn't push hard enough). Also the piston broke and one part got stuck in the spring, as you can see in the picture. I will try superglueing it and let it rest, and we will see if that will fix the issue and if yes, how long will it work until it breaks again.

Thanks for the effort guys.

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Hey, I assembled the gun back and glued the spring guide, sorry for calling that a piston, I'm now one word more literate lol. I tested the gun and it worked fine, I had no issues with c0cking the gun, although it felt a little bit heavier than before, it can be the spring, then again I might just be tripping lol. Thank you for your recommendations. I always went cheap on bb's, I never thought they were as important as the replica itself.

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Well when I started airsoft skirmishing I decided that I would buy good (at least decent) bbs so that if the guns didn't work wright bbs could be eliminated as the source of the problem. Glad you fixed the gun, you are now a junior airsmith. Go shoot up those domestic targets and have a good one, buddy!

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