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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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You'd probably need a steel barrel as well, to match the tempco of...

May 11 2012 at 11:21 AM

Steve in NC  (Login pneuguy)
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Response to be nice to have some steel tubing laying around with identical

...the steel tube. Otherwise the much greater rate of expansion/contraction with temperature of the stock brass barrel would fatigue and fracture the solder joint.

Of course, you could forego the direct bond between barrel and tube. But then how much of the original gun's design and tradition would be left?

Of course, I guess that's just the old "slippery slope" all modders face. How much "modd'ing" is possible before - piece by piece - for all practical purposes - the original gun is simply gone? happy.gif

Steve


    
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