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7" Copper Barrels

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#1 Bernoulli

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:50 PM

Well, I finished modding my SM1500. I plugged the hole in the pump, swapped the barrels for 1/2" copper inside 1/2" pvc piping (7" long) and this thing is lethal. It shot through cardboard... I have yet to test actual range, but it's looking brutal.

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#2 Black Wrath

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:53 PM

Re..size... pictures...
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Posted 30 March 2004 - 05:59 PM

All I have to say is holy mofo. Ok new rule im on your team at the next war.
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#4 Nazgul Lord

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 06:12 PM

hehe nice, you might want to think of wrapping some electrical tape around the barrels to hold them together a bit. -_-
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#5 Bernoulli

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 07:35 PM

Yeah, I might do that, though I already glued them to the black piece that in the middle. I'm also gonna paint it flat black and the barrels gloss black.
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#6 CrazdMonkey

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:49 PM

What kind/size of copper tubing are you using? My 1/2'' copper tubing doesn't fit into PVC at all. Copper doesn't really fit my foam well either, but if your copper is a different size, that may not be a problem for you. Also, it looks a bit heavy for the barrel assembly. I can see the barrels sagging in the pics. Other than that, it looks like a very nice job. Have you tested ranges yet? If so how do they compare to the traditional brass ranges?
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#7 Bernoulli

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:59 PM

CrazdMonkey: I used 1/2" Type L i think it was. It is the one with the thicker outer wall and slightly smaller inner diameter (compared to the Type M). It did not easily slide into the PVC.. I sort of had to pop it in and then hammer them down. (I also sanded the inside of the end of the PVC with my dremel a tiny bit and it made it easier to pop the copper in. )It made a great fit though, super tight. The foam fits great; I can stick it in with ease and then blow on the barrel to push it all the way down. The barrel assembly is a bit heavy and you can see it does sag a little bit, but I'm gonna tape the ends of the barrels together for a closer fit. I'll test the range on it soon and let you know.

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#8 Jappo

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 01:28 AM

Nice job (except for the fact that you used copper, my most hated barrel material), it seems that it may be a bit tip heavy, so you may want to create and arm brace if you got a weak wrist. Post ranges for us please.
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#9 Bernoulli

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:35 AM

Well, I did a rough estimate of the range (roof tiles = 2ft) and it went ~90 feet not counting skips. I'll post some more pics up when I finish painting it and adding the stock. Thanks again. :ph34r:
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 03:21 PM

Might wanna cut an inch off the barrels. It probably won't sag as much. Mine is exactly the same, except that I used 3/4" CPVC instead of 1/2" PVC, and my barrels are 6" long. Shoots through cardboard no problem. And for the love of God, please resize your pictures.
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#11 Bernoulli

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:33 PM

Well, I made them 7" because my 6" brass+pvc sm1500 ocassionally causes darts to spin out. I resized the pictures too, sorry guys.
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#12 Grinch

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:38 PM

Hey, dude, it's a nice mod, but it's nothing special.
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#13 Bernoulli

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:47 PM

Who said it was special?
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