hi - Just to clear thing up, I'm NOT planning on using the MaxD6000 or the other "missing" one as "kitty deterents." I like my SS20 for that. I found a $2 decent smallish pressurized water gun at a "$5 or less" store, which is working OK. Some brank I never heard of.
(Actually, my kitten is hardly phased at all by the SS20. When he sees it he just squinks his eyes a little and prepares to get wet. He'll keep on jumping/shredding/chewing/scratching/climbing whatever until I finally get a really good shot in. All glancing blows don't slow this guy down, it's like he's a duck.)
I bought the Queen Amidala one for the kitten, but once it arrived it looked too nice and I left it packaged.
As for the eBay seller...Yes, it is that seller. The seller has responded to a couple of emails, but always asks for the 12-digit number on the box. I send it to him and he asks for the same thing again next time.
Both guns were each only around $5, but the shipping was really high, $15 and $19 each, so all together they weren't cheap, which is why I'm not letting it go yet.
Soakologist, you are 100% right. I don't have a clue with what to do when I open these things up. Took me forever to figure out how to open up the little ss20's...only to find the seal area cracked inside...which seemed unfixable.
On this MaxD6000 that shoots as it's pumped, I'm not sure how to describe the trigger feel. It seems fairly easy to pull, then reaches some point of resistence and then it sort of clicks past that point and goes all the way back. (Each step probably not nearly as defined as it sounds when I describe it.)
I doubt he'll take this one back. I'll probably try and fix it...once I know his intentions for sure.
Thanks to everyone,