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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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Old Streak Restore - what would you do?

May 3 2012 at 5:50 PM

Bill S.  (Login tripleguy)
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from IP address 107.8.157.241

I have a late 50s Streak to restore and I'd like opinions. The good: Wood should refinish nicely, it's an older post Supergrade version with tapered pump handle, straight bolt, crew cut receiver. The bad: someone, for reasons I can only imagine, cut about an inch from the barrel/front sight. In the process, or something, there is barrel separation that I will need to fix. It only goes back 10 inches or so, so at least I'm not going to be soldering near the valve. My question is, how would you approach this?

I will be able to get the wood to look great. It only suffers from a loss of finish and old tape residue where some previous owner taped down the thumb safety. Talk about a nice mod! I was thinking about all I can to with the barrel is solder it up good and rework the cut off portion a bit and put a good crown on it. Obviously it won't be as desirable as a stock gun, but I think with new seals, it will shoot pretty good. I'll fix the rear sight too - the backwards look isn't becoming or very functionaly. I'll post this on the Vintage site too for more opinions. Thanks!

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"but I'll be needin' that gun, fer squirrels and such."

 
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