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Dag Evert's "American Classic"

As mentioned on the forum, heres a picture I took some time back, with natural winter daylight.
A 2100, and a 1377, both guns have been recrowned, and had their trigger parts shimmed for play,
contact surfaces stoned, and trigger springs somewhat reduced within safe limits.
The 2100 has had its barrel shimmed with tape to remove play.
Both guns give great accuracy for the money if they are given good pellets!
The combination of pellets and guns in the picture represents something close to my boyhood dreams:-)
-- Dag Evert

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Doesn't Aluminium corrode in an odd kind of way?

October 2 2011 at 9:27 AM
Mark  (Login Specman)
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Response to I used aluminum

Excuse my ignorance but I only have limited experiences with Aluminium and I'm no engineer, however both were negative. The first I used a 3000kg climbing Karabina on the font end of a inflatable to secure a mooring rope. After a couple of days it snapped like toffee and was perforated like a tea bag! This was a brand new item!
The second, whilst in the diving business I owned an ex-Royal Navy Fleet Tender. It was a 180 ton steel vessel, however it had an aluminium bridge bolted to the steel deck. A gasket was used to keep the steel and aluminium apart and it was bolted with stainless bolts.

My concern would be moisture in the system corroding the aluminium and reacting with the tube and dis-similar metals.

Just something to consider. Wouldn't steel or stainless be a better option?

 
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