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[WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

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Re: [WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:05 am

Good to hear, video time!
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Re: [WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

Unread postAuthor: Xamllew » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:36 am

I'll get a video posted soon, I'm still trying to smooth out the tumbler/sear contact surfaces, and cut out the half-cock* notch.

*The feature that makes old revolvers and muskets click twice when the hammer is pulled back, the first click is the half-cock position, second is fully cocked. In half-cock the trigger can't be pulled. Some say it's called half-cock because that's what you'll be left with if you manage to fire it in that position.
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Re: [WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

Unread postAuthor: Cthulhu » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:20 am

This has been an amazing project!
Some day I'll have to make a ball valve musket of my own, possibly with a built in pump-ramrod :P
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Re: [WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

Unread postAuthor: Xamllew » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 am

So here's a short clip of the action, unfortunately I haven't gotten the sear to make the nice audible "click" when it locks back the hammer, can't have that now. :lol:

You can see the hammer still isn't kicking the valve open much, however when pressurized the valve gets kicked open more, it could be the rushing air helping out. *shrug* At any rate, test shots at ~200psi have given me some fairly flat trajectories out to 200 feet.

Cthulhu wrote:This has been an amazing project!
Some day I'll have to make a ball valve musket of my own, possibly with a built in pump-ramrod :P


I thought a long time on integrating a small shock pump somewhere into the stock of my gun, in the end I chose not to as the stock is already pretty hollow everywhere aside from the butt end and I wanted to keep it as slim as possible. You'd be surprised if you picked up the stock just how much of a shell of wood it is due to all the components fighting for room within it, it is however durable, I have a lot of confidence in wood lamination as I've used them in many projects including longbows and a crossbow.
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Re: [WIP] Triggered Ball Valve Musket

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:59 am

Xamllew wrote:So here's a short clip of the action


Complete with laundry on the floor, the mark of a true spudfiler! Nice job :D
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