Agitator for a BBMG

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Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:44 pm

Hello all,
Would there be any reason to add an "agitator"- a device to manually circulate the BBs in a BBMG? I'm thinking about an electric motor driven agitator similar to those found in some paintball hoppers. I believe in normal operation of a cloud style BBMG, the pressurized air provides the agitation, and in an inline vortex, a spring assists with ammo feeding, but I'm wondering about this alternative possibility to assist with ammo feeding and potentially minimize jams. Has this been done before?
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Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:51 am

It's something I've often pondered but never actually made.

Here are some very old (2004!) concept drawings, at the time I was interested not only in reliable feed but also having a way top control the rate of fire as well as reducing wasted air.

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