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Tap Loader?

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Unread postAuthor: Slugfoot » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:04 am

Hi all, I'm thinking of starting a copper gun and have been looking at some of the designs floating around here. I like the idea of a breach loader but somehow I'm not that keen on the bolt-action design. It looks a bit hit or miss as to whether or not a good (and tidy) seal is made. I was thinking of using a 3 way ball valve or a modified 2 way ball valve (hole drilled in top) as a tap loading mechanism, as found on certain air rifles. The 3 way ball valve could have a sealed "magazine tube" screwed onto the top....Bren gun style. :)
I'd be interested to know if anyone has tried this out and I'd appreciate any further comment/ideas from other forum members........Thanks.

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Unread postAuthor: experament_u2 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:23 am

i dont kow if anyone has tryed it but i think it would work great go ahead and do it chap
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:47 am

I know that Chewy(now Dead) used a ballvalve with a hole in it on a rifle. A 3 way is usually a diverter valve and most likley wont do what you want. I would sugusst you use the 2 way with a hole in it.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:25 pm

I thought spudstuff died?
Hmm.What's a 3 way ball valve?
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:58 am

Frankrede, google?

<a href="http://www.parker.com/quickcouplings/Alternative/gif3wayBall.gif">Obtained by googling '3 way ball valve'</a>
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