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Carl Quick's LiteWieght 2240

So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather. Well, almost a feather.

Things I have done so far:

OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.


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397 barrel and pump tube unsoldered and seperated

February 2 2011 at 12:48 AM

dan house  (Login dan_house)
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Sorry for the delay....

I had not intention of actually unsoldering the two, but an impromptu experiment of which is stronger, epoxy or solder (epoxy this time) left me with a partially removed barrel and bent breech/reciever. So in the interest of science and advancing the cause of airgunning, I finished what I started some time back and unsoldered the breech/barrel from the pump tube



Please note the barrel to breech connection, the short bit of tube soldered in, and how the breech is curved to fit "flush on the pump tube.

I'm also guessing that they may have used solder paste, instead of soldering it like a plumbing joint.

I'm thinking a riser plate(3/16 or 1/4) between the two... could still use Phil's idea of a 22xx barrel he described earlier. Or maybe just use the stock barrel, cut it down some to allow shroun internals.....A barrel band or two is definitely in order.

The only gotchas adding a riser plate that leap to my subzero addled brain is the change in cocking pin geometry and the added dead space that must be filled by the aircharge to drive the pel down the barrel. Another thing may be how adding the riser and a shroud will change sight/scope mounting options


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Southwest Montana's headquarters for Airgunning Supremecy

This message has been edited by dan_house from IP address on Feb 2, 2011 12:57 AM

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