They had machined flat area on the bottom of the piston ( and so did Webley and AA) plus a buffer band behind the piston head. Its not new technology...except for Crosman, but this is good, ad it shows they aee evolving their designs.
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Its not just a washer to center the piston. Quite the opposite !
January 15 2014, 8:16 PM
Russ The way I take it is its not a washer to stabilize the piston but rather a expanding bushing that is connected to the piston head separately.. If so it sounds like a GREAT idea. I thought about a inertia piston and just did not have the time or $$$ to invest in making it and testing it.This is a FIRST if it is indeed a expanding bushing that moves with the contact .
The sealed cocking slot is a Webley Venom design on the Tommy/Longbow. Its a great design and takes a key or flat aid to cock the gun.
The buttons are a FIRST for a production gun,, Looks like you can snap them in and out . The piston is definitely CNC and well made
Imagine if that gun gets a REAL trigger. Not to mention if you reverse engineer a spring into it. Now you have a gun with 10% more power than a ram and easier to cock.
Kudos to Crosman for stepping up a bit ! GET A NEW TRIGGER design. NOT a GT? and that may be the new air gun of the decade !
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I will probably fall for one. Still interested in reports on the trigger.
Between this and some of the newer PCP offerings, I'm afraid I am gonna finally have to put some stuff up for sale. It's more a question of room than funds, but I still have to justify appearances to Management.
They sure are good at Hyping things up, and from a post below apparently all those Pistons break throught tech isn't all that new either, LOL
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Sounds like a good improvement, but I aint so sure about the Dampener do-dad. Seems like it could cause a big change in consistency as the thing heats up and the rubber expands/contracts, or gets softer/harder. But I can't throw out a formula to prove it so I may just be talking out my @ss
Kudos to Crosman for improving on the design. I like that they are bringing gas ram guns in at a lower price point, and are running with it as far as improving the product goes. The piston bearings and the cocking slot improvement will be a good upgrade. If they get the trigger right I bet they will be sweet.
Chip, I think there's zero relative motion between the cocking lever and piston...
January 16 2014, 9:54 PM
...in any springer during the cocking stroke, because the lever is already at the back end (bottom) of the piston in an uncocked springer. So I'm not sure when this "grinding" you mention could happen, unless it's after the cocking cycle is complete, and the lever is pulled back to the front of the piston as the barrel is returned to battery.
To clarify, this interactive demo by Perry Babin, although based on the Beeman R10, illustrates how the cocking cycle found in all breakbarrels works. When you open the page and click on "Play from the Beginning," please note the respective position and motion of lever and piston as the gun is cocked.
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