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.
Shotgun primers probably require less force to actuate than a valve stem. But, shotgun hammer springs are diabolically overpowered. It only takes a comparison between a traditional V spring and a modern coil spring powering the hammer of self loading shotgun to appreciate the range in spring power available.
The Giffard had an external hammer. The design was abandoned and I wonder why. Complexity could not have been the issue, the system only has four parts, hammer, spring, guide with rebound prongs (if a coil is used) and sear. If a V spring is used there is no need for a guide, the spring itself provides the rebound arm for the hammer.
A friend owns a Giffard rifle. I will have to pressure him into letting me take a close look.
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