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by Xamllew
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: .25 cal Umarex 1894 Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: .25 cal Umarex 1894 Conversion

Very cool project! We have these at the shop and were just discussing how it would be the basis for something a bit more hardcore :D I guess the valve looks a bit like the one on airsoft revolvers? https://i.imgur.com/wYllAqL.jpg If so you might want to look into the possibility of opening up the f...
by Xamllew
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: .25 cal Umarex 1894 Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

.25 cal Umarex 1894 Conversion

Imgur album below https://imgur.com/a/sEVcgje I picked up this fun .177 rifle last year. A handy little lever action and a decent plinker, but I actually primarily wanted it for the mechanism which imitates the real gun with shells that chamber and eject with a wonderful metallic ratcheting. I spend...
by Xamllew
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: Self contained airsoft, pump action.
Replies: 23
Views: 3737

Re: Self contained airsoft, pump action.

Neat idea to have the cylinder compress forward instead of back, I've seen this in Nerf guns but never an airsoft. Seems like it would be good for a compact bullpup as you seem to have.
by Xamllew
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Perfect Brass Barrel for 1/4" Slingshot Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Perfect Brass Barrel for 1/4" Slingshot Ammo

farcticox1 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:08 am
That's not too tight is it ? 0.249 ID
Nope. It's a very airtight fit, but a bearing can still drop through under gravity alone. Very close tolerences.
by Xamllew
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Perfect Brass Barrel for 1/4" Slingshot Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Perfect Brass Barrel for 1/4" Slingshot Ammo

Just wanted to share a valuable resource with any others out there looking for a good tightbore barrel. McMaster Carr have these in stock
https://www.mcmaster.com/8950k552

Just need to de-burr the cut ends with a fine grit sandpaper when it arrives.

Thanks to Farcticox for finding this.
by Xamllew
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Airsoft/ 1/4 ball bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 3704

Re: Airsoft/ 1/4 ball bearings

farcticox1 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:56 am
McMaster Carr have this in brass https://www.mcmaster.com/8950k552
Just wanted to say I went ahead and ordered a piece of this and is an excellent airtight fit for store bought 1/4" slingshot ball ammo, airsoft barrel wall thickness, arrived un-bent too. Good find!
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by Xamllew
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2412
Views: 154280

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Bought one of the Nerf Rival pistols for my nephew, ended up basically stealing it back because it's fun to plink cans with and the action is pretty cool.
by Xamllew
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1488
Views: 101111

Re: Short question topic

@JRRDW, could you explain what you mean by air getting around the projectile and slowing it down? What I had in mind was a barrel diameter that narrows by less than a millimeter, going from decently airtight, to requiring a few tamps with a ramrod to fully seat. If the projectile is air tight from ...
by Xamllew
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: I found a gatling cannon
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Re: I found a gatling cannon

Pretty impressed with how well that thing fed and ejected those shells.
by Xamllew
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1488
Views: 101111

Re: Short question topic

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 am
Xamllew wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:33 pm
I had a similar idea for a valveless, except using a mechanism like a Quick Disconnect air hose fitting to lock the projectile in place.
Something like that:

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Exactly. Did you ever get a working prototype built?
by Xamllew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1488
Views: 101111

Re: Short question topic

@JRRDW, could you explain what you mean by air getting around the projectile and slowing it down? What I had in mind was a barrel diameter that narrows by less than a millimeter, going from decently airtight, to requiring a few tamps with a ramrod to fully seat. This should almost act like a burst d...
by Xamllew
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1488
Views: 101111

Re: Short question topic

Okay heres a weird question that will probably be obvious in hindsight. I think it would make sense but lemme ask you guys: So obviously there is such a thing as too tight of a barrel for a given projectile. Unless you have a pretty massive air chamber, once you start having to hammer down a project...
by Xamllew
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Miniature Guns
Topic: Spring Air Mini
Replies: 9
Views: 3417

Re: Spring Air Mini

The original post was probably made when you were a child.
by Xamllew
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Miniature Guns
Topic: Alcohol-Fueled Marble Guns
Replies: 3
Views: 3728

Re: Alcohol-Fueled Marble Guns

I had thought about building one with a fiberglass cast stock that doubles as the combustion chamber.

It seems that you can get hundreds of shots from a small spritzer of alcohol. I'm curious how long you have before the alcohol vapor begins to condense in the chamber and wont combust.
by Xamllew
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: "Offtopic-posts-topic" NSFW
Replies: 6630
Views: 270401

Re: "Offtopic-posts-topic" NSFW

Taint-seeking sabot rounds.