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Tell me what u think of me and my dads first gun..

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Unread postAuthor: Dussalater » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:24 pm

me and my dad built this gun the other day... its my first time we made one.. and im thinking about putting on a copper barrel and riggin up something for a scope..

It has a 1 inch barrel on it and im gonna cut it to add an adapter for different size barrels... It also has a rainbird cp 100 modified valve... It has a brace for support when it kicks.. and thats about it..
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:47 pm

for a first it is very good. i suggest you take a can of dark red spray paint to it.

i cant point out anything bad about it, it looks sound to me.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:21 pm

only bad thing i see is the pressure guage mounted where it could easily be struck......

i was going to say dead space...... but..... actually....... there is less than in a normal over-under.... so......
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:59 pm

Nice work, with a barrel that long you'd only need a chamber 1/3rd of it's current size. So if you want better performance, try doubling the barrel length.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:13 am

A really solid build for your first. I agree with all other comments, primarily your tank size...way too large for your barrel, and your gauge in a precarious location.

Otherwise, good use of a modded sprinkler valve and nice stand-off and hose clamp install. I wouldn't fool with copper on this gun. Design and build another one made of all metal/copper.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:29 am

I would have just put the sprinkler inline with the barrel, you'd save on an elbow that way and it reduces dead space.

But good for a first attempt.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:23 am

that beast must be loud with a chamber that size :shock: nice build though, looks clean but yeah, the guage!
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:04 am

Its a very nice gun and you are lucky then your father likes to build spudgun with you...

the only thing i would say its then the barrel is not enough long compared to the chamber size.

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