mcarterbrown.com  

ATS AT-85 AT-10 AT-6 AT-4

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2013, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
Resident ATS Enthusiast
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, Tx

Teaser: ATS 'White Mag' First strike Magazine



Today I was excited to discover that my bag of PCL plastic had arrived. It has a low (60* c) melting point, so it is easy to work with at home. When cooled it is very similar to nylon. I have set out to design a useful First Strike Magazine; I'll keep eeveryone posted as the project progresses. I still need to source a good spring set, and I won't be able to test fire until Stanchy (From here on the board) gets my barrel back to me, but I guess you can't rush these things right?
lordkyleofearth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
Five four three two one
 
onecaribou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Columbia,SC

Nice!

Do you mind showing us the internals of the Mag? Any chance you can dye PCL like Nylon?
onecaribou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Resident ATS Enthusiast
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, Tx

I haven't built the internals yet, but I will post detailed construction photos as things progress. I would like to install a pinless chain so that my guideplate will stay happy, and also offset stack the FSRs to increase mag capacity. Once I have a working design, I'll gladly send the mag out to someone with a 3D printer, if they want to make a printable version.

PCL is paintable, dyable, sandable, and remeltable, so it's pretty great to work with. I made this while sitting on the living room floor with a thermos of hot water and watching Breaking Bad with my wife

*EDIT*

I am also thinking about just making a right half magazine so that you can 'convert, your existing mags to FRSs similar to using a hopper adapter. I might even be abke to extend the magazine past the previous 'bottom'.

Last edited by lordkyleofearth; 10-22-2013 at 11:54 AM.
lordkyleofearth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Five four three two one
 
onecaribou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Columbia,SC

Neat. I had assumed that you had used a 3D printer to make it.

Great project, keep up the good work.
onecaribou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Will work 4 First Strikes
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, Washington

That is pretty neat.
jjron99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Terminus Est
 
SKULL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto

you are making my heart glad with this
SKULL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
Resident ATS Enthusiast
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, Tx



I spent the night playing with a double stack configuration. It works okay, but I still get occasional jams. I think that reducing the angle of the choke pieces will alleviate the problem.

Jjron99, I know that you had looked into a possible double stack at one point as well. How did your go and what issues did you encounter?
lordkyleofearth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
Will work 4 First Strikes
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, Washington

I also started to reduce the angle at the choke point to reduce jams. But by lowering the angle, the constriction from the double stack to single stack started lower in the magazine and I ran into issues trying to find a pusher/magazine follower to push the last two FS rounds to the breech. Unfortunately, I shelved the project in favor to just making an adapter for the ATS to accept Dye DAM mags.
jjron99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Resident ATS Enthusiast
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, Tx

I think I sorted out the choke guide jam problem. I've made flexible guides that allow the ball to move easily up the channel. They exit out at the correct point (center) and I've not had any jams yet. That could change, depending on spring force, but I doubt it will be a problem. I'm up loading a video now showing how it works.

*EDIT*
Video:
http://static.photobucket.com/player...l/CAM00051.mp4

Last edited by lordkyleofearth; 10-26-2013 at 01:59 PM.
lordkyleofearth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 01:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
Will work 4 First Strikes
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, Washington

I like!!!
jjron99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » The Armory » ATS

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC