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So after a lot shooting with my new TM L96 with all types of different weight BBs and brands the hop up just wasn't lifting any weight of BB. My max effective range with .20g was 200ft with the hope all the way on. With .25s I could get 175ft but I would have to raise the cross hairs about 2 feet above the target to get a hit. With .30g I was falling short at about 150ft
So after installing my new falcon nubbed bucking I noticed that there still just wasn't any backspin on my bbs. So I went ahead and decided to give a mini and detailed write up on how to get some extra hop out of your Marui L96AWS...

Note: The only upgrades are a DBC .01 barrel, and falcon bucking. It is chronoing at 285fps.

First off tools needed-
Large Phillips tip screw driver
Small Phillips tip screw driver
1.5 and 2mm allen wrench
about 1/2 inch of 16awg wire insulation
razor blade or knife
Wire cutters
clear tape (optional)

First remove magazine and scope:



Remove these 3 screws:





Lift barrel and and cylinder housing straight up:


Remove these 3 screws that attach the escalator:



Removed this piece that holds the hop up unit to the barrel:



Remove these 2 screws that hold the barrel ring:


Next flip the rifle over and remove the 2 screws that hold on the Rail:


Then remove the barrel lock screw under the rail:


Now you can start to unscrew the barrel from the receiver:


it will eventually the barrel will come apart and you can take the ring out. Be sure not to snap the loading arm on the cylinder...



Next I have to remove the body attachment piece to get my barrel out because of my spacers:


I removed the barrel cap to push the barrel out:


Now be very careful when the hop up chamber clears the barrel, because the springs will shoot out and you will never find them again!!! I used clear tape to hold these springs in:


Here is the hop up unit and my falcon bucking:



Now remove these 2 screws



Now the housing will come apart:



Next remove this pin that holds the arm on:


Once the pin is out the the arm will come off along with another spring that you do not want to loose:


Now a look at the are you will be inserting the wire insulation spacer:


Basically All I did from here is cut the wire insulation to the right width to fit under the arm and push down on the bit. I cut the wire in half with the razor to for fit over the bit that was already in.


I tried a couple different ways to put the wire in there. I put the entire wire in there and there was way too much hop, so I cut it down and with trial and error found that half the wire was more than enough.

Then reverse the process to assemble the rifle! Then your done!
After a couple of test shots with no hop it was really lifting .25g bbs quite a bit! The main reason I wanted so much hop is because down the road when I am running heavier upgrades and using .40g bbs I want to be able to push them out as far as possible.

Note: This will probably be too much hop for the guys who like running low fps and light weight bbs...

Thanks a lot for looking and any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Later,
JD
 

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Dang you!!!!

You beat me to the punch!

But good work man, glad you were able to figure out the springs on the hop up ;) I will get some pics installing my short barrel, as soon as I get home in a few days.


So you are getting a ton of hop with your spacers.... This will even help people that plan on keeping the rifle at a lower fps as well. The more hop, the longer out you are able to "loft" the ammo.

Great post and keep us all posted on how you feel about the rifle. I know I love mine to death so far.
 

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Sorry about the late reply but I was doing some thinking as well about the spacers. Im sure that if you wanted a bit less hop from the lower fps guns it would make sense to use a smaller gauge of wire... I love this rifle to death also! My only frustration was the hop up issue, now that it is fixed it is very inspiring to keep the mods coming. It also did amazing work for the accuracy! At 15m my groupings were about 3inches, now after the mod they are all going through the same hole!!!
 

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Please could you provide little more info about the wire bit. Do you mean electrical wire , with the copper running through the middle, or something else. It looks like cable sheath. How long does it need to be, and does it stay in place or need securing.

It seems that the hop unit if a bad design.,but could you also try extending the poker .

Also, any idea if changing the hop rubber will do the same job, as its annoying there is no clear guide on improving the hop or upgrading. Doesn't even seem they make upgrades.

Which hop rubber fits?
 

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Ok so I had a go. I understand now. 1 question

I got right to the point you added the 1/2 wire.. Do you think its best on top of the thing that presses down on the rubber, or next to the rubber, around the roller thingie, or below... Actually I just worked out on top is best or it might not apply the hop evenly.... Thanks dude...

Oh, I'm trying with a trimmed piece or elastic/ rubber band...
 

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Sorry to stray off topic but those internals (escalator guide rod and hop springs) are the same as the Ashbury if im right?


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@Sniperghost

Sort of, the TM L96 came out first and VFC decided to use the same feeding system for the Ashbury. I can not vouch for their compatibility though, but from looking at pictures, the loadingfin seem to have other dimensions.
 

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hi guys, i havent been able to find this information online. i recently bought a scrapyard TM l96 AWS and it came with a broken loading ramp. is the well ramp compatible? y am also wondering if i could use some well Ma4401 magazines on this gun.
 

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Yes, the WELL is a 100% clone so the 4401 ramp will fit on the L96 AWS. Do be careful when buying one though, do not buy a 4411/4410 ramp (or 4404/4405 if I recall correctly), that one is different. Same goes for the mags, by the way, 4401 mags will fit, 4411 won't :tup:
 

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Hi guys, this has helped me a lot! I have the exact same problem with my VFC M40A3. It has the exact same hop up system, I'll be buying the TM hop arm and rubber, and put in that wire bit to see if it helps, I've tried to put nubs on nubs but that didn't work sadly...
Should I make a thread about VFC M40A3 to TM L96 AWS compatability?
Thanks!
 

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Just tape some electrical tape to both sides of the hop-up arm. Thats the long story short.
 
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