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Captain 06-28-2012 09:13 PM

Trracer Rifle (Now with something new)
First Picture:

Okay, you're probably looking at this, thinking, "Yeah, that's nice, but what's new?"

But the keener of you have probably picked up on the fact that the back of the gun extends a little farther than the last time that you saw it. So what?

Well, I'll show you what!

The business side. Many of you have been wondering how this thing gets cocked. Well, so have I. I've been using the stock handle screw threaded into the bolt, but that was too uncomfortable. So, with a little inspiration from Cheshire:


Originally Posted by Cheshire
I drew up a rough concept a while back that involved fitting a "sleeve" over a rounded body, the sleeve attached to a bolt lever and tracks cut into a "sleeve cover" to force realistic throw on the bolt. Hard to explain in text, I suppose. If you're not wanting to do much of sanding & grinding, it's a moot point.

The sleeve rotates, locks into one or both sides of the pump/pull rod, then you pull back. Not sure if styling it after a mosin nagant made it easier in theory, but it's all really just fluff. A simple pull handle is probably the easiest and most effective way to go about things. Good luck!

...This is what I've come up with.

slingshotted 06-29-2012 04:28 AM

are you running it on 12g?

Captain 06-29-2012 03:12 PM

Yep, it's powered by a 12 gram changer under the barrel.

Arson24 06-29-2012 03:22 PM

how many shots per 12g captn?

Kmak 07-07-2012 10:09 PM

cool, good job

Rover Lead 07-19-2012 12:43 AM

I have to know, firing first strikes, is there any benefit to the hammerhead barrel?? I didn't find a much tighter group with regular paint, but initial reports say that the Hammerhead is the barrel to have for first strikes.

Keebler 07-22-2012 01:49 PM

doubt it cause the rifling in the hammerhead doesn't engage anything .

Rover Lead 07-22-2012 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Keebler (Post 2419317)
doubt it cause the rifling in the hammerhead doesn't engage anything .

I would say the same thing, I was never impressed by Hammerheads, except that both the OP and a respectable member of another forum have verified that there is an accuracy increase using first strikes in a hammerhead barrel. Now I just have to part with the cash to get one.

Axel 08-01-2012 05:57 PM

I know it's called a "bolt handle," but the word isn't meant to be taken literally.

I kid! Nice build. :D

justme- 08-01-2012 06:11 PM

Looks great and awesome thinking outside the box on this.

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