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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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Can a bigger screw be used to mount the breach...

August 6 2012 at 7:25 AM

Andy  (Login airgunandy)
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from IP address 206.208.93.60

...of a 13xx or 22xx gun? You know, the little one in front of or under the bolt?
I have a 2200 that I'm contemplating using the pump tube and parts for my 1377 rifle conversion. The only #4 taps I see locally are for coarse threads. The breach screws are fine thread aren't they? Has anyone tried a #6 screw?

Thanks!
Andy

I plink, therefore I am.

 
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eJames S
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I have used a #5, after reshaping the head

August 6 2012, 8:08 AM 

I would not use the commonly available 6X32 the thread is to coarse, there just isn't enough "meat" in the tube for a larger screw . Smaller taps and screws are available through industrial suppliers and hobby shops they are just not commonly available due to the small volume of sales,
If you need a larger screw due to a damaged thread I would reccomend a 5X44 or a 5X40 these are available through McMaster Carr at:
http://www.mcmaster.com

They also carry a 6X48 screw but I'm not sure if the head of this screw can be modified enough to fit the guns in question without modifying the breech itself which is something I would not want to attempt.



James S

 
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Anthony R
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Andy You've

August 6 2012, 12:10 PM 

been involved with these 22xx platform guns for a while now, so my advise would be to bite the bullet and buy a 4/48 tap from one of the machine equipment suppliers, as in all probability you'll need it more than once. You can re-drill and tap the tube for a #5 or #6-48 but that tap isn't east to find either and going to a courser tap won't get many threads in a 1/16" thick tube wall. And after that you will have to try to keep the new larger screw head size from being in the way. If you have a problem finding a 4-48 tap, drop me a note and I'll give you a supplier.

 
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MIke T.
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I have a extra 4-48 tap....

August 6 2012, 5:25 PM 

you can use, then pass it around to those that might need it.

This comes up several times a year on here. Maybe we all can use it as a "passaround loaner" tap. It's quite delicate, but it's the best one available and easily cuts the hardest Stainless Steels.

Let me know.

MIke T.
TKO - Omaha, NE USA
402-889-9222
www.tko22.com

 
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Anthony R
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Great Idea Mike..............n/t

August 6 2012, 7:35 PM 


 
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Andy
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Thanks guys.

August 7 2012, 5:58 AM 

I'll see what I can come up with. I may take Mike up on his offer.

I plink, therefore I am.

 
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Trevor
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i don't get it..

August 7 2012, 7:13 PM 

why bother with the trouble of passing around a tool that everybody needs when they're only a few bucks on ebay? just buy your own...

 
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Andy
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Thanks!

August 7 2012, 8:06 PM 

There are a bunch of them!

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