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Forum: Pump Markers 10-26-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By russc
For what it's worth, lever actions are harder to...

For what it's worth, lever actions are harder to play with than pumps. The cocking action isn't in-line with the barrel like a pump, so you have to hold it on target for follow-up shots. This effect...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 09-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By russc
Even if you don't damage the plating, there won't...

Even if you don't damage the plating, there won't be any plating where it's been soldered. It'll have a janky looking strip of solder-infused brass sitting on top.
Forum: Air Gun Designs 09-22-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,484
Posted By russc
Doesn't this work by venting the powertube gas?...

Doesn't this work by venting the powertube gas? If the bolt is obstructed you'll vent out the rear of the bolt hole. I'd imagine LX was built to solve the inherent inefficiently of having an open...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,878
Posted By russc
There was an insane long barrel double barreled...

There was an insane long barrel double barreled Palmer's rifle that I missed on eBay years ago. The barrels looked at least 14-16 inches if not more. It was plumbed for CA and had direct feeds....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-31-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Welp, just ran the top side operation for a few...

Welp, just ran the top side operation for a few hours. Staved off a crash and it was all looking good until the last set of instructions. Turned my counterbores into through holes. Looked at my CAM...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-31-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By russc
What gets destroyed on the valve? The body or the...

What gets destroyed on the valve? The body or the Piston?
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-31-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Pushing to get the rail functional. Waterjetting...

Pushing to get the rail functional. Waterjetting magwell blanks, too. Wish I had my car, I'd stay all night. Haha.

https://i.imgur.com/Zu50JCG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zgWXuzo.jpg
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-29-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Ugh, a ton of setbacks just as I'm in my last...

Ugh, a ton of setbacks just as I'm in my last week here.

Car broke down, so I've lost a ton of late night shop hours. Got the rail started, but already made two work coordinate mistakes that are...
Forum: WDP 08-19-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By russc
Just from an aesthetic POV, I think the A4 Fly...

Just from an aesthetic POV, I think the A4 Fly was their peak.
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By russc
Yeah this is what I'm doing...bought a GH3 tap to...

Yeah this is what I'm doing...bought a GH3 tap to chase after coating.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-17-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Reamed some holes...trigger's in, pending some...

Reamed some holes...trigger's in, pending some dowel trimming.

Decided I want a stainless trigger. At least, I'm pretty dam sure that's stainless...haha

https://i.imgur.com/0kffygZ.jpg
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Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-16-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
You called it...only problem is I need to learn...

You called it...only problem is I need to learn how to use it now. Haha

https://i.imgur.com/fiZMoCQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mregf7O.jpg
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-16-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Haha, I regretted selling you that springfed mag...

Haha, I regretted selling you that springfed mag as soon as it left in the mail. This gun is basically directly evolved from it.

Milled internal pockets and finished the opposite side today. I've...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-15-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By russc
^ Man, I saw the colours and thought they were...

^ Man, I saw the colours and thought they were selling urethane rings at a huge discount. Nuts.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-15-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Everything looks better with wood furniture,...

Everything looks better with wood furniture, haha...

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to sneak my parts into a black anodizing order at work. If I miss it I might go with a powder coat.
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Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-15-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
https://i.imgur.com/BX0zVZp.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/BX0zVZp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3DLgQiI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/unkH72j.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8jhRYQf.jpg
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-11-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Getting there...you can see that I've decided to...

Getting there...you can see that I've decided to attach the body with horizontal bosses. There isn't much meat on these bodies except right around the breech, and because of the bottom-fed design, I...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-11-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Figured out the mag release. Had to do some silly...

Figured out the mag release. Had to do some silly stuff to capture the dowel pin now that I've extended the magwell. The milled flat recess is for a steel cover which will also act as a flexure...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Ergonomically, I really prefer a flat plane that...

Ergonomically, I really prefer a flat plane that sits close to the barrel. That box just in front of the magwell will be extended to nearly full width, and I think I'll tap some accessory holes on...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-10-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Made a few decisions this week... 1. I'm...

Made a few decisions this week...

1. I'm going with metric fasteners wherever possible. They're easier to deal with by far, and I have dozens of screw types on hand. It'll be a little bit of a...
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-08-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By russc
Wintec frames are kind of fun, they've got slide...

Wintec frames are kind of fun, they've got slide triggers. For pure comfort, I don't think you can beat the nelspot frame.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Practicing my single point threads. Wasn't really...

Practicing my single point threads. Wasn't really shooting for full spec, just wanted to make sure I could rough it out.

I think what I'm going to do is turn and bore the body blank and make sure...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-01-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Yep, there's a stock to leave option that I'll be...

Yep, there's a stock to leave option that I'll be sure to use next time. Good tip about using different tool sizes.

It's really easy to get lured into a false sense of security by the CAM...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-01-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
You guys have no idea how tempting it is to go...

You guys have no idea how tempting it is to go completely metric with this thing. It's so much easier to design, and I'm surrounded by metric screws and pins, haha...


Here's the trigger...I...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-31-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Well that worked great! Thanks for the superglue...

Well that worked great! Thanks for the superglue tip!

Got some funky chatter going on at the bottom of the trigger face on the finishing cuts. Not sure what's going on there...tried lowering the...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-26-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Good call, I just did some napkin calcs and it...

Good call, I just did some napkin calcs and it looks like the stock automag trigger is very close to a 1:1 force ratio on the sear tang, plus like you said, some advantage due to the trigger pin...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-24-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Trigger mockup. Thoughts? Obviously needs more...

Trigger mockup. Thoughts? Obviously needs more clearance cut away around the trigger.

I think I might try to put a magnet under the rear of the trigger. It would give it a nice snap and would...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
By directly on the sear, does he mean adding a...

By directly on the sear, does he mean adding a trigger shoe directly to the tang, like on the MFGs? Because what I want to do is more like an autococker hinge where you have a separate trigger that...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-23-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Had an a-ha moment with a Caribiner...it uses a...

Had an a-ha moment with a Caribiner...it uses a really simple flexure spring to snap it back into position. I think I can use that for my magazine release.

https://i.imgur.com/BIsDabl.jpg
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-22-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Thought about it, but I think it's too much...

Thought about it, but I think it's too much complexity, not enough benefit. I'd consider it for a rifle-style build for sure, but in this case, the trigger and sear are so close together you may as...
Forum: Collectors Corner 07-22-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,006
Posted By russc
Unreal. You've got one of the weirdest, coolest...

Unreal. You've got one of the weirdest, coolest collections I've seen. The Nightmare Ninja was my favorite classic when I was first getting into Paintball!
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-22-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Got the prototype rail printed now. This 3D...

Got the prototype rail printed now. This 3D printing stuff is great...my dimensions were so, so wrong in some spots, haha...

Overall I'm liking how it's turning out! I dig the stubby look out...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Test fitting magwell and gripframe dimensions. I...

Test fitting magwell and gripframe dimensions. I think the trigger will be too far forward to be comfortable if I stick with an unmodified AGD sear. I'm strongly considering cutting the tang off the...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-20-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Nope, it's a total scratch build body. I don't...

Nope, it's a total scratch build body. I don't think there's anything I could save without welding or plugging on a normal body. The feed hole and screw boss are located on top of each other...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Yeah, not planning on doing a unibody. I think...

Yeah, not planning on doing a unibody. I think the best way to attach the body is to copy the raised boss, but reposition it to a more convenient spot. Might use two of them since I'm considering a...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Settled on a magazine release. The pin hangs down...

Settled on a magazine release. The pin hangs down because I'm thinking of having a magwell extension attached with three pins to avoid doing really deep machining.

Haven't modeled the lever yet...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-19-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
You're totally right that modifying the bolt...

You're totally right that modifying the bolt makes things easier. That was the direction I figured things had to go when I first started thinking about this project.

With that said, this is as...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-18-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
I did consider using cut DAM magazines. I...

I did consider using cut DAM magazines. I actually got as far as loading six of them in my ANSGear cart, but their checkout system must have been broken that day! I ended up finding a TiPX with 4...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-18-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
Grimm, I'm talking about the triangular nose on...

Grimm, I'm talking about the triangular nose on the front of the sear. You can see that I have to work around it when I'm placing the magwell. Trimming it would give me significantly more room to...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-17-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,174
Posted By russc
No worries, I'm planning on doing a facing op on...

No worries, I'm planning on doing a facing op on the important bits like the top and bottom of the frame. Pretty much just using the waterjet as a shortcut in roughing the thing out and getting some...
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