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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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Primer and springs

February 20 2012 at 4:41 PM
Shotgun100  (Login Shotgun100)
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Response to Hammer bounce in true hammer actions?

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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