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Hanback

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Pretty simple, yet seemingly impossible to find. I'm sitting here with 4 "broken" M60 box mags, three of which are missing this nut and collar. It is the nut and collar that is on the end of the mag tube feed spring that connect directly to the gun body. Refer to the photo links below.

 

https://imgur.com/psH5yyB

https://imgur.com/2nd8qeO

 

Before I go off and redneck engineer the hell out of this with entirely too expansive of parts on machines completely over qualified for fake bb-gun work, does anyone know where to find easy replacements?

 

One would think that being able to purchase new spring feed tubes would mean you should be able to find the nut and collar as well.......


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May be able to find someone to 3d print you something..  I have looked for them myself with no luck.     Some part numbers that may help you track them down. https://static1.squa...expose_plan.jpg

 

 

 

 

And a link for some 3d printed stuff.      https://www.thingive...m/thing:3322037


Edited by Crimson, 09 February 2019 - 03:35 PM.

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Appreciate the response Crimson. That diagram may come in handy as well.

 

It baffles me that this issue has never really been brought to light over the years. Ill be honest, in the last decade it isn't an issue that I have ever witnessed/heard of with all the '60s that have come and go from my shops. Yet here I currently sit with the issue x3. Someone, somewhere, at some time, has had to go through this and somehow solved it.

 

I wonder if the spring feed tube is a standard diameter? Maybe I could find a plumbing fitting that would work for it?

 

I am going to push that 3D print file to my 3D printer guy and see what he can do. If he can make it, then JB Weld should hold it to the tube and I just have to find a collar to fit over it and match the threads on the gun.

 

 

 

 

Hands down one of the most annoying airsoft things ever.


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The nut itself could probably be designed and 3d printed also..   I dont have my printer yet.  one of the things im working towards or I would give it a shot.   Not much pressure on that part.   Insane there is no source for them.  I'm betting its not a custom made part. 


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I've always found replacement "spring" tube from McMaster Carr... Now the end pieces, I've never needed to find those, :lol: Always just re-used the original pieces!


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