How to fix MAGAZINE for bolt action pcp?
This is the Beeman Chief 2
When you go to load the mag it is supposed to auto rotate when you let your finger off of it. What can you do to fix it when the wheel inside spins but has no tension on it? It will not auto rotate now. There is one screw in the center but tightening or loosing it doesn't change anything.
Any idea's what is going on here guys? How to fix or adjust it?
Hopefully this doesn't come off as condescending, but are turning the cover plate in the correct direction so that it winds the internal spring? If your just turning it so that it uncovers the pellet chambers without being under tension then you won't be accomplishing anything. Generally those style mags turn the plate counter-clockwise and you load in the first pellet from the back and then it will hold the spring tension allowing you turn the plate back clockwise again and drop in pellets to the chambers as you go.
If that's not the case and it simply isn't working like it used to then maybe the coil spring either broke or (hopefully) just had one of the ends come dislodged from the holding hole, in which case you should be able to disassemble the unit and reseat the spring and parts to get it back. If the spring weakened then sometimes you can wind it another turn and recover it as well.
Just some thoughts.
Can anyone expand on how to dissemble the nit and reseat the spring and parts to get it back?
Hopefully this doesn't come off as condescending, but
LOLZ at starting a sentence this way (in heavy NYC accent) nOt fOr nUtHiN, AlL dUe ReSpeCt!
The spring is a fairly mature technology, hopefully this crosses over.
all spring mags are similar watch this video
Anyone have to ever do something like this? If so explain how you fixed it.
Ok, here is a hint for springs. You wind them closed, not open.
Other than that, what COULD we provide, that would be better than the vid above?
Could you repeat the question?
There is also the $20 fix.
I'd like to add one thing I saw posted by an Amazon reviewer and get opinions: when repairing, or as a preventive measure before breakage, place a drop of glue on the spring nib where it goes through the plastic back plate.
So, what kind of glue? CA? 5-min epoxy? Has anyone done this and does it actually preempt breakage as claimed? My intuition makes me think it would gum up the works if done poorly...