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.
The old style (pre mag) receivers were angled front and back at the loading port to allow room for the fingers when loading pellets. There was also a groove that you could lay the pellet into that the bolt rode in. There's not a lot of "meat" in the new style receiver to allow for much reshaping without going through and making a hole to the inside.
Or just hold the pellet with long tweazers like some guys do when shooting side or under lever springers. lol
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