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Old 09-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Minicocker build suggestions

i finally got the minicocker i couldn't when i was young. i plan on cleaning it up a bit and building a period correct, traditional cocker. Palmers pneus, Stabilizer, maybe ANS cocking rod, nickel detent, Lapco SS BigShot or maybe an old Dye SS... I already have a Benchmark .45 frame with beavertail lined up for it.

Now I just need a direction to go with the ASA. Do you think I should go with a drop? Big/small? on/off ASA? I do know i want to go with steel braided lines with silver elbows. I need some thoughts on a bolt also. I'd like to go with something chrome/silver/polished aluminum, because I like the contrast, brings out the bolt imo. Also, what are your opinions on the old "window" style back blocks? I'm sort of on the fence about that one. Any other suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think I'd rock it w/ that duckbill on there now, technically thats period correct. Whats comfortable to you is the issue.

Windowed back blocks are cool, its mostly for looks though.

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this is the frame i got for it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd keep it stock, just how it is, and just how it appeared in the General Joe's ads back in the early 90's.

Make it a sleeper and put the highest-performance internals in it.
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aww, but keeping it stock is no fun! i'll keep you guys updated anyway.
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I would suggest a spring kit as your first upgrade. Everything else is preference. I would suggest a delrin AKA bolt, full PPS Rock LPR, ST bomb, and maybe a new ram.
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A PPS direct stabilizer would be nice. You could remove the vertical ASA and bring the reg up tighter.
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For the ASA, getting an On/Off may not be stock, but it is extremely convenient if you go to sweet spot the reg. Leave the back block as the stock one, that's one of the defining characteristics of the old cockers (you can almost tell the year by the shape of the back block). I would suggest upgrading the trigger frame though. The one I had on my 98 cocker broke at the ASA screws. The plastic just cannot take the force sometimes, especially with larger tanks (I had a 48/3000 HPA tank on it at the time).

If you're worried about the steel braiding, why not use a macroline? You can match the colour, reduce a bit of weight and still maintain a good look.

p.s. Keen, where did you get that trigger frame?
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For the ASA, getting an On/Off may not be stock, but it is extremely convenient if you go to sweet spot the reg. Leave the back block as the stock one, that's one of the defining characteristics of the old cockers (you can almost tell the year by the shape of the back block). I would suggest upgrading the trigger frame though. The one I had on my 98 cocker broke at the ASA screws. The plastic just cannot take the force sometimes, especially with larger tanks (I had a 48/3000 HPA tank on it at the time).

If you're worried about the steel braiding, why not use a macroline? You can match the colour, reduce a bit of weight and still maintain a good look.

p.s. Keen, where did you get that trigger frame?
got it on ebay, NIB.
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