Maybe there is a jam or something inbetween the bolt and where the bb goes
Nope, that is impossible because I am testing this with only the bolt, trigger box, and the bolt reciever. The entire outer barrel/hopup was not attached, and I'm not feeding any bb's while testing this problem. Thanks for the answer though!Maybe there is a jam or something inbetween the bolt and where the bb goes
So just to make sure, you got a new cylinder kit and a newer trigger box?Wow!!! My new cylinder kit (piston, spring guide, spring) just arrived and it did nothing to help my problem. I've got a new trigger box and a new cylinder kit, yet the bolt still doesn't go all the way forward when the gun is cocked! Therefore I can conclude that the problem is NOT caused by my slightly bent piston. The good news is that my new cylinder internals are made out of STEEL instead of some polycarbonate, and cylinder compression is very damn near perfect.
So you've never been able to prime it with that spring inside the cylinder?I have an issue with the new, more powerful spring I just bought as part of the cylinder kit. The spring is very hard to get inside the cylinder, and when I finally got it in, I couldn't manage to cock it. Not because I'm weak, but rather because it just seems IMPOSSIBLE to cock. It also make a strange grating sound when I try to cock it, perhaps because the spring is scraping against the wall of the new piston.
Assuming the trigger box and spring guide stopper is installed properly, I would have to agree with you that it's either the receiver or the bolt.Major Breakthrough in progress! I found out that the bolt could only move forward all the way when the gun is uncocked BECAUSE THE SPRING GUIDE STOPPER COULD WIGGLE FORWARD. When the gun is cocked, the spring guide stopper is prevented from moving forward (because the piston sear catches the piston) and the bolt cannot go all the way forward. It's really just the last mm or so, but that makes a huge difference!