Being a shotgun enthusiast, I've owned a tri-burst shotgun for years now and even after trying an assortment of AEGs and other weaponry, my all plastic, spring-powered tri-shot is still my crown jewel. But I had never actually taken the gun apart, until now. So I'm just making this post for any other shotgun bumrushers out there, who may be interested just what's inside their pump-action killers.
Now, I don't remember what brand my shotgun is, but I'm just assuming that all the tri-bursts have the same internals, due to the similarities in price and style. So let's get into it. No surprise to anyone, but this gun is mostly plastic. In fact, the only metal parts on this gun are the arms on the pump, the cover for the magwell, trigger and of course barrels and springs. Yes, I said springs, not only does this shotgun have 3 barrels and three cylinders, but it also has twice the springs a normal airsoft gun needs. In that pic you can see that there's another, smaller spring that fits inside the other.
I guess I never thought of it, but I just assumed it had one large cylinder, not one for each barrel, but I suppose that makes more sense. Also notice the piston heads have a suction-cup design similar to what some spring snipers have. www.evike.com/products/35653/
That's all I'm gonna post for now, but is there's anything specific you want to know about this gun just ask.
Airsoft isn't about being the fastest guy on the field, a guy with 99and1 kill ratio, or a being the dude with 1000's of dollars worth of guns and equipment on the field. It's all about having fun shooting other dudes who want to shoot you.
I had my TM apart to repair a nozzle years ago but I haven't had it since and I've forgotten allot and don't remember if it was three cylinders or one off the top of my head;) Makes sense to be three but who knows. Interesting though, I just wish someone would make a metal tri nozzle for TM's and all the others so that breakage wouldn't be such an issue. I'd probably use mine more if that were the case, but as it is I'm too outgunned with it and generally always run an AEG or bolt action these days.
xaos - "298,000 yen for a complete gun. How much is that in real money?"