Disassembly is essential to maintaining a Tippmann A-5
Being able to disassemble a Tippmann A-5 paintball marker is an essential function for a paintball player. Paintball markers must be periodically disassembled and cleaned for optimum performance. The Tippmann A-5 is disassembled with tools included with the paintball marker. Complete disassembly is quick and relatively simple.
1. Remove the CO2 tank and all paintballs from the Tippmann A-5. It is dangerous to work on a loaded paintball marker. Make sure the Tippmann A-5 is in the uncocked position. This is accomplished by holding the cocking handle back, and slowly releasing it while pulling on the trigger.
2. Place the Tippmann A-5 on its right side. Remove the four push-pin screws from the side of the paintball marker. These screws are located under the “T” and “A” of the Tippmann logo at the rear of the paintball marker’s body.
3. Pull the cylinder gas-line from the body of the Tippmann A-5. This is the braided metal line attached to the CO2 tank. Pull the trigger frame away from the body of the marker. The trigger frame separates into two pieces once it is removed.
4. Pull the drive assembly out of the Tippmann A-5 by first screwing the velocity screw into the paintball marker. The velocity screw uses an Allen wrench, and is on the rear of the paintball marker’s body. This assembly was previously loosened by removing the two push pins at the rear of the paintball gun body. The drive assembly slides out.