Short stroking help!!!

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Coleman Kinzer, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Coleman Kinzer

    Coleman Kinzer Member

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    I was working on an AEG yesterday and short stroked my gun because it was shooting too and accidentally removed 2 teeth on the release side of the sector gear. People have said that doing it from the release side is bad for it and I want to know if that is true or not if it's just 2 teeth.
     
  2. Hangtight

    Hangtight Well-Known Member

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    Removing teeth on the release side will mess up the feeding /piston release timing. Two teeth you might just get away with.
     

  3. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have done this plenty times without issues. As long as the nozzle is fully forward before the piston is released you won't have any issues. Re-assemble everything and chrono the gun and you'll quickly see if it works properly.
     
  4. Coleman Kinzer

    Coleman Kinzer Member

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    Thank you, I about had a heart attack. Luckily though it was a shs so it wouldn't be an arm and leg to replace it. I assembled it a while ago and it was shooting about 350 fps from what my eyes can see so I think I'm good
     
  5. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You can actually remove as much as 3 teeth on the release of the sector gear if you have a strong tappet plate spring. The margin is even bigger if the cylinder is ported.