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Etek 3 Am scratches on cure 3 bolt, is this normal?


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#1 malinay

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:56 PM

Hello fella ballars,
I've just recently purchased a used Etek 3AM, and upon looking at the cure 3 bolt it was heavily scratched and the breech had superficial scratches as well. I purchased a brand new cure bolt and after putting a case through the marker yesterday I noticed some minor scratches on my new cure 3 bolt. Overall the gun shoots and performs very well but I am concerned about the scratches. I made sure there was not debris on the bolt, in the breech and on the marker when I played yesterday. Is this normal for the Etek 3 to have scratches on the bolt and in the breech? If it is not normal, what can I do to remedy the problem? Thank you. Posted Image

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:06 PM

In my experience, all markers get that. The anno will eventually wear away, typically at the bottom due to gravity, which will leave the bottom of the bolt scratched up as well. Delrin scratches pretty easily. As long as it is not destroying o-rings, it will be fine, as that is what actually provides the seal.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:09 PM

Also, just for reference: This is a (poor) picture of my Hush Bolt after about 3000 shots in my Etek 3:

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:14 PM

It's perfectly normal for the gun/bolt to interact that way. Pretty much all stacked tube poppets experience this as the bolt is not physically balanced, and the head essentially leans forward causing a bit of extra friction on the bottom half.

It wont affect the performance.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:47 PM

Thanks fellas,
I really appreciate the help. Posted Image

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:11 PM

this is actually the norm with all planet guns

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:28 AM

didnt see if anyone asked but did you lube the bolt at all and how bad are the scratches pictures if possible






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