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Old 08-01-2019, 03:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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One of the other mods I've been working on was this center-feed block:

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Old 08-01-2019, 03:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If you can fix all the shortcomings of the design then they are a really neat little gun.
That's just it- the main shortcoming of the gun is the trigger valve and the long and convoluted air passages, which seriously restricts the ROF. Even brand-new, these things were never capable of better than about 4 BPS.

There's really no way to solve that apart from a total redesign of the body to include an Automag-style internal vertical valve (which is how the gun was originally designed) which would also require an entirely new grip frame and trigger geometry.

And that, of course, means redesigning and making about 75% of the gun new, from scratch.

I've always wanted to give it a try- build an Equalizer the way it should have been made, but I just don't have the time.

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Old 08-01-2019, 03:33 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would love to see you fix the frame design if the Equalizer...I had one once back when you could still find them but after they were discontinued....hurt my finger just to shoot it but fun to use
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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One of the first things I did to my EQ after I bought it, was sawed off the grip and machined the stub to take M-16 grips, like you still find today on Phantoms.

Which was cool, except as I have large hands, I kind of regretted it, as the factory grip felt more comfortable.

And it didn't solve the stock /bottomline issue, as the M-16 grips didn't have a way to attach those either.

I also drilled the front angled section and milled an old Automag adapter to match, to add a vertical ASA- which worked (and that's why the valve is "side tapped") but started to crack almost immediately.

Between the two, I eventually ordered a replacement frame from Sheridan, and that's the one on it now. I still wanted a stock and a way to mount an air tank, so I made the wire stock to match the existing angle and shape of the grip.

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