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.
...assesment of the process? Feel free to let me know here or via email. Honestly, after reviewing all the submissions, then Stevens came through... I was blown away.
As stated, it is very difficult to compete when someone has all the tooling to make guns from scratch if need be. I have a creative side, but do not own the tools to make much of the ideas come fruition. Only select 'builds' get the treatment of my funds. Machine time is pricy when it comes to that point. Unless you have pal or find a person willing to take a charity case like I have. Thank you Steven!
BTW, may post some pics this evening of the build progress... The pump tube is off being slotted at the local machine shop, but have the lower-rear section nearly finished...
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