Fixing M4 Mags

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by INFANTRYPRO, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. INFANTRYPRO

    INFANTRYPRO New Member

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    Ok so the spring that pushes the bb's up into my gun is very weak so it's not feeding. Is there a way to fix it?
     
  2. UrGirlfriendz

    UrGirlfriendz New Member

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    Hicaps or midcaps? Of it's hicaps, I personally can't really help you.
     

  3. mockingshot

    mockingshot New Member

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    New magazine. You could find a perfect aftermarket spring probaly not for airsoft but make it fit by cutting it.
     
  4. INFANTRYPRO

    INFANTRYPRO New Member

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    It is a HiCap. 20 characters
     
  5. INFANTRYPRO

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    Alright I'll see what I can do
     
  6. ShooterMcgavin

    ShooterMcgavin New Member

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    If its a highcap probably just cheaper to get a new mag.
     
  7. mockingshot

    mockingshot New Member

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    And a whole lot easier. Use it until you cant feed it anymore.
     
  8. alex

    alex New Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWzYYZyViXA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWzYYZyViXA[/ame]

    once you open it up, look for broken parts. if there's no broken parts, then it's usually a dirty spring. i've fixed many non-feeding hicap mags just by cleaning the spring.
     
  9. TheCaptainAlmighty

    TheCaptainAlmighty New Member

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    Is cleaning it just washing it, or use something like a QTip to clean it?
     
  10. BRTSoloWing

    BRTSoloWing Well-Known Member

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    I just fixed two of my hi-caps, when you pull the inside part out, there should be 4 screws holding it together, take them out and carefully pull the two halves apart. You can take a damp cloth and clean any dirt you see in it from here. This should fix your problem. And check and make sure you gears and the lock washer are good and secure as well
     
  11. INFANTRYPRO

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    I looked and it just the spring is very loose. I'm just going to take out a bunch of the parts and use it as an ammo holder.
     
  12. BoogerMc

    BoogerMc Airsoft Jedi Master Supporting Member

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    If you have not done this already, do not do it. It is really a simple fix. The tip of your spring has broke, it happens. Follow the video to disassemble the mag; however, do not remove the entire spring!!!

    When you get to the piece that houses the coiled spring, take the toothed cover off to expose the spring, but do not remove the spring.

    Hold the spring with one hand and remove about three inches of it from the center of the spring coil, hold the rest in place with your one hand. Use a pair of needle nose pliers and bend the end into a "U" about an 1/8" wide. The center post has two slits in it, simply slide this new "U" shape into the slits and reassemble the mag. It will wind like a new mag. I just fixed two mags this weekend for B-B Wars latest game. It is a simple, quick fix and will save you a lot of money over the years.