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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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Ring, ring...

May 22 2012 at 9:28 AM
Phil  (Login Duane30)
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Response to One Green member has been discussing the 1400/1377 hybrid with me

Hey! Oh, so THAT'S how it is now. Cannot even mention my name. wink.gif

Sure enough, works like a charm. When I did it, the 1400 was and probably is the only gun in the retired Crosman lineup that uses such a long stroke. Modern examples of long stroke guns are the 2200/2100 based tube variants.

Use a long steel breech, the barrel floats the entire length. Simple modfication to the front plug. Few other modifications to do that really are not that invasive. A "kitchen table" project if it ad to be. A steady hand goes a long way when using hand tools.

Wish I still had pictures of the build process and final result... Actually, there are a few left.

Here is the 2260 trigger pack mounted up:
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This shows the shot of the internals through the slot (edit: not internals, but the sear):
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The rear of the tube will need to be trimmed down so the 1377 end plug works. You can use the 1377 front plug/barrel band if you trim the front down too.

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