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Xmas & New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year just in case you are a little too merry to rear our planned newsletters over the Christmas and New Year break.

Our store will be open normal hours right up until Christmas Eve. Please check the dates and times below for our planned opening / closing hours:

Christmas Eve: 9:30am to 2:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Tuesday 27th: CLOSED
Wednesday 28th: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday 29th: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Friday 30th: 9:30am to 5:30pm
New Years Eve: 9:30am to 2:00pm
New Years Day: CLOSED
Monday 2nd: CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd: 10:00am to 5:30pm

After that we are open as normal. Once again a Merry Christmas to everyone and we hope you all get what you want from Patrol Base Santa this year!

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ARES STRIKER Bolt Removal

Many of you have taken up the chance to grab one of the first few ARES AMOEBA STRIKER S1 sniper rifles. We are due more in stock soon but get the last few that remain by "clicking here". 

Todays blog is aimed at showing you exactly how to remove the bolt. Why would you do this? For servicing and upgrading. Let's get this out of the way quickly though, if you decide to install a bigger spring you will void your warranty!

First step, locate the retaining pin, you can take your bolt out without dismantling any part of your gun. See the picture below showing the pin.

retaining pin

Ensure you gun is not cocked, and push this pin out with a small screwdriver. It is easy to push out, but will not fall out under its own weight.

push pin out

Next up, just pull your bolt back. If it catches just pull the bolt out whilst pulling your trigger as if you were firing the rifle.

With the bolt out and the firing indicator, you will have this.

bolt out

Now look at the cylinder head, you will see two dimples, using some pliers you can push and twist this off.

bolt head

The result, you now have your internals spring out into your hand. Ensure these are not covered in grit and re-lube before every Airsoft game for the best results and add a tiny bit of grease on the outside of the cylinder.

cylinder internals

Recommended products for lubricating your sniper rifle is shown below:
# ABBEY Silicone Spray "Click Here"
# ABBEY Silicone Grease 20ml "Click Here"

Now, to re-assemble this is slightly more difficult, you can see below a trigger sear.

sear

Push this down with a screwdriver as shown below and then slide back in your cylinder. It will require a wiggle and some patience! But it will go in.

sear down

Now with your cylinder back in, just push the retaining pin back in and you are done.

We hope you found this blog useful, yes the spring inside is an AEG spring. We have tried an M140 and got over 430fps but as previously mentioned, you do this at your own risk as it will void your warranty.

We can confirm that ARES are planning on releasing upgraded cylinders in the near future along with other unique parts.

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New Video – AM-016

They have landed!

Finally available in store and online in 6 colour options. The ARES - OCTARMS AM-016 M4. Just like the other ARES OCTARMS/AMOEBA range they share the same internals apart from the inner barrel length. The externals though are very different and a pleasure to hold.

We won't go on too much but check the video below highlighting some of the features.
octarms-am-016-vid-link

To find out more and make a purchase "Click Here".

Click here to buy your own AM-016

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