Me and Venom built second batch of pump-action SNAPs, based on Carbon's SNAP 7.5 Pump Crossbow
. Since I did all the work, I am going to just call it the Beaver Variant just to give it some sort of distinguishing name. This is the Mk2 version, and improved version of the blaster that I posted in Carbon's thread. Click on the pictures to get a full-sized view.
EDIT: Looks like this is basically a SNAP-2
. Albeit, with many years of community improvements integrated into the basic design.
A [k26] powers the pictured blaster, with a 7 inch draw length (bringing the spring close to full compression). The cold weather is screwing up my dart fit, so I was only able to get it to fire 85 feet with a 10-shot hopper. It ought to clear 100 feet easily with proper dart fit. The whole blaster is very long, but is not at all ungainly.
EDIT: It does, indeed clear 100ft with proper dart fit, and a 10-shot hopper. Very nice.
The spring sits behind the catch, and a PVC cap with a 5/8" hole acts as a stop. The rear length of CPVC prevents the spring from binding up against the walls of the plunger tube, giving the blaster a very smooth feel. The big bolt acts as priming bar for the pump grip (which is a short section of 1.5" thinwall PVC). The priming action is shockingly easy, even with a [k26] installed.
Edited by Daniel Beaver, 14 October 2010 - 01:11 PM.