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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.


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Thanks, Phil. Very interesting. I have nothing like a quantitative model...

March 10 2012 at 10:19 PM

Steve in NC  (Login pneuguy)
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Response to Steve. As requested. Here are the piston parts for the testing.

...for how the resilience of your rubber cavity might (or not) be contributing to the energy budget of your SSP - just a vague feeling that it probably is.

And I have no idea where I got the misconception that you were using a stack of washers to space the piston. Just put it down to the slowness of a cold-blooded brain.

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