I have no shop to maintain my marker so i have to do all the work myself.
I seemingly have a problem with the internals of the gun since whenever i screw in the Co2 Canister, all the air escapes through the barrel like the valve has no stop..
What might be the problem or what parts might need replacing? and where can i buy that extra part?
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The part that is bad Tippmann calls a "ball latch". It's a small orange rubber part that keeps the ball in place before the marker is fired. The parts is inexpensive it is common in most paintball stores or can be found online at www.tippmannparts.com
I highly recommend taking this paintball marker to a local pro shop to have the part replaced. You can service this marker at home but is not easy to put together if you have experience working on then, they have a few springs under tention that make it tough to put back together. If you are interested in doing the repair yourself I highly recommend doing it on on a clean floor in a clean room so when you disassemble it it will be easier to find the springs that could shoot out.
One thing that will make it easier is to leave the feedneck on. It will keep one less spring from jumping out at you, just a tip from a pro. I also highly recommend not using a spray lubricant and to only use oils in you tippmann made for paintball guns.
You will have to buy a different barrel for the A5, I would suggest ansgear.com, rockstartactical.com, or ebay. Make sure that you get the right threads along with an apex capeable front. I would suggest the sly carbon fibur barrels, or get a autococker barrel and a lapco adapter for your A5. Hope this helps if you have any questions just let me know.
Couple of things.. the A5 is a wonderful marker, got a couple myself.
Make sure it's clean in there. You probably can't see under the bottom of the feeder into the mechanism. If paint gunk and dirt get in there, then it may not be able to turn.
If it's beyond that, there's a cog in there that is key to turning the feed mechanism and can break. But if you can cycle it by hand then that may not be your problem.
Is it only later on when you're playing? Pressure is important here because not only are you propelling the ball out the marker, and working the internals, you are also pushing the feed mechanism for each shot and if there's not enough pressure you won't get that auto-feed.
Try a full tank and see if it works better. Try a different tank than you're currently using. Try nitrogen/compressed air if you're using co2. Variations of a theme here if you couldn't tell.
Good luck.. if that doesn't identify your problem, a quick trip to your local Tippmann certified airsmith should get it back into shape in short order.
There's a spring clip that goes in the little latch. Apparently that's either slipped on one end, or missing entirely. It very easy to lose that ****** when you're breaking down the marker for cleaning.
If you're missing the spring, check with your local airsmith or paintball field/shop to see if they have this part. If not, Tippmann would undoubtedly have one available. I have them in my master kits as a stock item.
Good luck!! In the future, when you're breaking down the marker, try to lay it on a white cloth/towel or something you can see all the parts, especially if something falls off that you weren't intending to remove. In this case, it could have sprung off into a random direction at a high rate of speed and be gone to the winds... you'll be able to watch for it next time.
There should've been a user guide with your marker and if not, you can find one online at Tippmann's website that will give you a picture of how it all fits together. It's a very simple and reliable marker that you'll find dependable with the proper maintenance.
Take off the quick disconnect to the back of the marker and pull out the bolt and the striker (note that the cocking rod might inhibit the bolt from coming out so pull or unscrew it in order to allow the assembly to come out easily) replace the old bolt with your new one and then replace the bolt and striker assembly into your marker (the hole in the bolt goes down) replace the back of the marker, and secure with the quick release pin. Below are the schematics to your marker, you might want to reference it if you get confused.
Tippmanns are known for their reliability and are very simple markers making them very easy to repair. you need oil from a local paintball shop or regular sewing machine oil will do.
On one side of the marker there is a little "handle" for cocking the gun, pull that handle as far back as you can and you will see 1 o-ring. put 2 drops of oil on it and fire it a couple times without paintballs to test it. This solves the problem 9/10 for tippmanns, if not..
Sometimes paintballs can break inside your gun. Look and feel inside your breech (where the paintballs go into the gun) and check for paint. If its dirty this can be causing your problem, strip it down and clean it (refer to your manual if you have difficulty)
on one side of the marker there is a little "handle" for cocking the gun, pull that handle as far back as you can and you will see 1 o-ring. put 2 drops of oil on it and fire it a couple times without paintballs to test it. This solves the problem 9/10 for tippmanns