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Old 08-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been thinking about this for a while and I was wondering: What marker would make a good platform to start a bolt action setup? I've looked at many a Sheridan, I've seen the work done by Ty and Walz. I've witnessed the glory of brass. And I would like something of that calibre, but I'm broke (aren't we all) and have other markers on the way.

So I'm looking for more inexpensive solutions. Traccers? DYI PMI's and Sheridan's? Anything obtainable on todays market really. Just gotta be bolt action.

Please toss around a few ideas. Just looking to learn about these things really, and then make a decision once money accumulates.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It shouldn't be too difficult to do with a Mag. All ya need is a wave spring, a stock, and to make sure your returning mechanism gets out of the way of the bolt. I've thought about that one for awhile, but it'll probably be quite some time before I'd be able to put anything together, between the other guns and school. My original intent was to leave out the return spring, have something to sort of cushion the front side of the bolt, and have part of the insert actually attached to the bolt lever, and use that for the return.
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It shouldn't be too difficult to do with a Mag. All ya need is a wave spring, a stock, and to make sure your returning mechanism gets out of the way of the bolt. I've thought about that one for awhile, but it'll probably be quite some time before I'd be able to put anything together, between the other guns and school. My original intent was to leave out the return spring, have something to sort of cushion the front side of the bolt, and have part of the insert actually attached to the bolt lever, and use that for the return.
Well I have just picked up a few mag parts to build a mag of my own. Nothing fancy there, but It could be a good tinkering project. Any ideas on how to find a wave spring and fashioning a bolt arm/pin/cocking-magiger? I'm no machinist haha
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Smalley's p/n C100-M1-S17. The minimum order is 4, at $8.61 each, but they sent me a sample for free (one spring). The Rainman aftermarket pump kits use them. I'm using one for my original AGD pump kit, but have yet to test it. I'm no machinist either, but I would think that the cocking-magiger should be able to rotate around the rod that it's pulling on, so that the rod can stay in one place, and still allow you to rotate the pull handle up and pull it back. You'd probably need some sort of guide, though, to keep it from wobbling too much when you're throwing the bolt.
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If you can find a cheap direct feed brass marker you are laughing. The modern Sheridan bluestreak trigger group is less than $30... Get rid of the feed neck drop it into a blue streak stock, drill tap bolt for a bolt and voila!

I have been playing bolt action with a retro 7, while it works, I don't think the Nelson design is as easy to use as the Sheridan design.
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If you can find a cheap direct feed brass marker you are laughing. The modern Sheridan bluestreak trigger group is less than $30... Get rid of the feed neck drop it into a blue streak stock, drill tap bolt for a bolt and voila!

I have been playing bolt action with a retro 7, while it works, I don't think the Nelson design is as easy to use as the Sheridan design.
Hmmm and I have noticed a few DF Sheridans in the BST. I really like your idea Stil, mostly because of the brass :P and it could be fairly on budget for me and I wont worry about messing up my Mag. Maybe even cut the feed area for FS rounds too
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The third one down would make the perfect start...
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http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/r...sheridans.html

The third one down would make the perfect start...
Like you read my mind haha, literally just looking at that and thought the same thing. :P

And how about bluestreak trigger groups and/or stocks? Any leads or pointers?
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Because I just noticed you are in ONTARIO CANADA!!! YES!!

CrosmanŽ - OEM Parts

Trigger group is part number 397-046

Not sure on the stock...but they have diagrams that will help you find it.

FYI, new cart valves are also less than $30! PN EB17A010
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Because I just noticed you are in ONTARIO CANADA!!! YES!!

CrosmanŽ - OEM Parts

Trigger group is part number 397-046

Not sure on the stock...but they have diagrams that will help you find it.

FYI, new cart valves are also less than $30! PN EB17A010
Yup another crazy Canuck from the land of MilkBags I'm in Toronto actually, making me a big city baller. Still only ever play SC and my heart belongs in the woods

Awesome, thanks again for the pointer Stil!! I've pm'd the seller about the Sheridan so hopefully I can snag that. I'm now covered for trigger groups. Stocks are a little pricey and I'll need to figure out sizing, hopefully some MCB tinkerers can chime in too. Tapping and Cutting will be interesting, as I don't know anyone local with adequate tools/metal working steez. Don't imagine that being too hard to do though with a little more investigation.

that Crosman site is a gem though, so thanks again.
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