What stops the bolt from recoiling in the first place ?
Right now; nothing.There is no bolt yet.
I'm also contemplating the use of a ballbearing and a stepped sleeve as the breechlock, if sheer springpower won't suffice.
Most likely, I will
need to put a lock on it like I mentioned.
A stepped sleeve and a ballbearing.
The ram wil aid both in recocking and unlocking
It can be done in a single move.
I'm hoping to get less of a blast coming from the breech that way, but frankly, I will be tuning and tinkering a lot to get it to work and I'll be happy if it reloads at all.
The lock does offer the benefit of using a very light spring for the bolt.
I just feel it makes things more complicated than they have to be
That's kind of the point.
I want to try something new. Once I have perfected it I can show people how to do it in the most simple way.
Your boltmechanism requires a 3 way valve , a specially machined block and a pneumatic cilinder.
This idea is not more complicated than that, just a different challenge.
I loved the technical challenge on Old Shat where I had to move the hammer on the outside while the trigger was inside and the whole hammer valve repeater idea.
This was not neccesary either.I could have piloted it with a blowgun.
It's still all basic pneumatics.