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Old Bessy Sureshot [with a vid]

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Old Bessy Sureshot [with a vid]

Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:34 am

Now it´s time again.
It all began with me finding a one way-valve while taking an old compressor apart. I Looked at it, and saw the possibility to make a hammer activated valve-gun!

Its quite "the wild west"-inspired, and you reload it by doing that fancy moves with the long reload-lever (please fill me in with the accurate work for it)
The lever movement both loads the striking hammer, and a new bullet in the barrel!

edit: underlever! yeeehaaaaw!

Well you see the result below.
Some quickspecs:
Ammo: steel balls; 8mm Hardened, tempered coal steel.
Airsource: One large compressor (that works)
mag capacity: 5bullets
ROF: well; how fast can you swing your arm?

spare me the comments about the short barrel; i´m not in for the accuracy anyway.

And I´ve put up a picture showing every single detail and part of the gun, it ought to be quite selfexplaining.



And the Video showing the underlever action.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgJOU2HiaKQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2FAdiabaticmaniak&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:37 am

AdiabaticManiak wrote:Its quite "the wild west"-inspired, and you reload it by doing that fancy moves with the long reload-lever (please fill me in with the accurate word for it)


"underlever" - very wild wild west, any chance of a video of it in action?
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Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:45 am

A vid could be made.
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Unread postAuthor: Copperboy » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:38 am

I like it a a lot! :)

I see you use the same type of one way we have over here. How did you seal the "hammer-pin" entry in the valve? I can just make out a greyish looking thing that perhaps could answer the question.

I assume the output of the valve is where there originally sit a burst disk. Really clever!

Have you considered turning the valve 90degrees, and get rid of a bit of dead space? (Connecting barrel directly)

Also, how is performance? Shot per fill and power?

Love the western look!

Edit: Ah, I see you don't have a onboard chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:58 am

The Gun is connected directly to a air source, therefore there is a little interest in counting the shots per fill.

concerning the valves direction, if i turn it, i have to have the hammer on the side, which is ugly looking, and also; its a bit to late to turn anything. It´s suppa-glued in place to secure a leak free construction.

when the hammer pin it hit, a o-ring is pushed against the seat of the hammer pin; making a airtight fit. The grey-ish thing is cross armed PVC-pipe.

I´m glad you like it!
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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:36 am

That is absolutely beautiful. I'd like to see a video of it in action.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:41 am

Looks like something you would build in Fallout 3 (haven't tried it, you should...great game). With that said, I really like this.
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Unread postAuthor: Copperboy » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:23 pm

Scheisse! That hammer pin can't travel very far then, does it?
An explanation how the reloading mechanism works would be great, lever action is probably the coolest action ever 8)
Also, how is power?
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Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:49 pm

all right; I´ll shoot a video tomorrow. It´ll show how the under-lever load the springs and works.
the power is OK, not impressive, but OK. Fun to shoot with!

yes; it might look a bit scrap-yard-designed, but I build all parts from scratch, including the hammer, and everything. With rather simple tools I might add. So the rough look comes with the price.

Vid tomorrow! please endure ;).
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:32 pm

Winchester would be proud! Looking like something from the 1800's with the big looped lever. Very nicely done, I'm looking forward to the video.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:49 pm

You should work on a sturdier lever to reload like Arnie. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roiPeHZbGvk

(The scenes on the bike)
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Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:09 pm

perhapse I should work on that rock solid face expression as well, to be able to keep up with the gun coolness. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Copperboy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:42 am

Naaaw, you've already got that! :D
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Unread postAuthor: colty-bear » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:57 am

very nice i like the lever action just like a henry rimfire 22.cal
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Unread postAuthor: AdiabaticManiak » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:52 am

All right, a video showing the action is now embedded into my original post. enjoy.
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