I don't know if anyone else hates the stupid pump slider on these things but I do. So the first thing I did was replace it with my own pump handle. I took a 3/8" steel rod and epoxied it into the hollow plunger (you can kind of see that in the pics). Then I drilled a perfectly sized hole in the case for it to protrude out the front. Next I cut an appropriately sized piece of PVC to use on the end as a handle.
As a byproduct now each stroke of the pump is a bit longer than when using the original handle, so it gets more air into the chamber with each pump.
Next I took a slightly different approach to the barrels. To make sure they are perfectly straight, I used (6) 1.5" 19/32" pieces of brass as stubs that fit perfectly inside the turret. Once these are snug I nested (6) 6" 9'16" brass barrels into the stubs. Nice and straight. You could also breech load darts this way if you wanted to, perhaps even make all 6 barrels connected so you could pull them all off at once.
Restrictors are gone and I plugged the overpressure release hole.
Anyways, I did a quick range test outside. At 5 pumps I'm getting 123' average distance shot level on concrete with a measuring tape.
Anyways, its the first 3k I've had and I'm liking the range and ROF.
Edited by Garrett76z, 01 February 2007 - 02:05 AM.