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Carl Quick's LiteWieght 2240

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.

Quickster47



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Steve. As requested. Here are the piston parts for the testing.

March 10 2012 at 9:54 PM
Phil  (Login Duane30)
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Here is the piston unit for testing. Mind you, this is a crude way of getting things to work. Not particularly taking a fancy to shaking the gun each end every time to get the piston out. Tried string, but is was getting hung up in the moving parts:
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This is the piston seal with the cavity shown. The cavity volume is right at .0007cu.in./.011cc:
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The next picture is the valve, again. This particular valve, though the same valve, has been altered at the piston side. If you can see it, there is a pronounced taper to match that of the conical shape inside the piston seal. There is a shelf the same with of the thickness around the edge of the piston to allow sealing contact:
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The idea of tapering the valve face was to minimize losses between the o-rig and seal. Then, a well had to be created in the piston seal to allow clearance for the exhaust stem to pop and to act as air storage space. In addition, the well creates a more pliable piston seal wall.



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