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.
RE 2100 etc.April 21 2011 at 8:57 PM
CO222 (Login CO222)
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Response to Specific for 1377?
"don't really have anything holding the valve from forward movement except for the transfer port bucking"
Forgetting about the pump arm pivot? Most of the striker energy goes into cracking the valve.
And prior to cracking the forwards movement is resisted by the pump linkage.
The reaction force on the pivot pin in idle state is the pressure on the front side of the
check valve multiplied by piston area. This is the force the striker must overcome
to even start the valve body moving forwards.
Extra securing never hurts unless it's positioned badly. If the holes are aligned
so that the screw takes all the piston's force before the rear lip does, then you
could end up with a damaged screw that's hard to remove.
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