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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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September 27 2011 at 9:21 PM
Phil  (Login Duane30)
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Response to so basically , the 1760 barrel is way easieer??????

I'd prefer the 1760 barrel due to it being rigid like the 760. Wouldn't use the soda straw barrels, ever, if you don't have to.

If you have a large enough drill, Rob, you can turn down the end using files. To keep the barrel from flopping around due to gyroscopic torque, use a bearing close to the working end (7/16" I.D. by 1" O.D.) and lock the bearing down in some wood blocks. Hold dril with one hand and files with the other. Pauper lathe!

"Well, I thought it was a rabbit but it turned out to be Bear Grylls in a rabbit hide."

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