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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:07 am

Two decades after I first held one, I finally acquired an example of the first "proper" airgun I ever fired :D

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A nice late Christmas present!
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:54 pm

Making a super simple 0.177 BB pistol, going to be muzzle loading, have some parts already, waiting for 1/4" Ebay QEV and compression fitting to attach barrel. :D

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Made a new M5 port on the side of the trigger valve so I can keep the top profile low. :idea:

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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:01 am

Looking good, to what pressures are you going to take it?
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 pm

Just the usual 160psi ish, nothing radical.
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:32 pm

It's a shame you don't exploit your metalworking skills to go higher... that being said I acknowledge that power is not necessarily the most important criterion for everyone :)
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Ha ha, yes, I do not thirst for ultimate power but functionality, practicality and aesthetics to some degree are what I try to achieve. Hoping to pass these on to my grandchildren someday as well. Something that will shoot up pop cans will do just fine.
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:56 am

farcticox1 wrote:Hoping to pass these on to my grandchildren someday as well


They have a weird and wonderful collection lined up already!
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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:39 pm

All the talk about grenade launchers has made me itchy to build something so I made a plan for a 40mm launcher. Foam golf balls and 1/2" QEV ordered off Ebay, the rest I have. Barrel will be 200mm 1 1/2" PVC inside 2" st/steel tube. 1/2" QEV triggered by 1/8" 3/2 lever valve, chamber 2 pieces 1" Sch40 st/steel tube, much fun to be had.

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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:58 am

farcticox1 wrote:much fun to be had


Imagine if it was pump action...
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:25 pm

I might consider a simple break barrel, in fact I think I will :idea:

Barrel slides back to put pressure on rubber gasket, locked with a toggle clamp

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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:08 am

Here's some interesting prior art.
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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:36 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Here's some interesting prior art.


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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:40 am

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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:51 am

A possible pistol style, reduced chamber volume but lighter and more usable (fun), was going to say practical but :wink:

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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Unread postAuthor: Cthulhu » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:14 pm

[quote="farcticox1"]A possible pistol style, reduced chamber volume but lighter and more usable (fun), was going to say practical but :wink:



are you piloting that with a simple push button valve? I want to build one of these for golf balls now :lol:
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