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#1 zxnam

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:15 PM

Well This started this afternoon when I decided I should make a clip. Pieces just fell together and I got it working in no time. Also this Is a brand new design. The name is from the roaring thunder while i was finishing it up.

You Need:
-1/2"repair sweat piping copper
-1/2"nut
-17/32 Brass
-piece I don not know(someone help me)
-1/2" cpvc coupler
-1/2" cpvc pipe
-glue

1. Take your copper pipe and attach the piece I am trying to find out. The pipe should me at least 4" long.
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2. Mark the pipe for the dart entry to the breech. Refer to above picture.

3. Cut the hole in the copper, I used a mini roto zip.
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4. Put the coupler on the end of the copper, it should be a good fit, glue in good.

5. Cut a 1" section of cpvc and hollow it out really good so it will fit over the brass, then cut it in half.
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6. Place a length of brass that works good in the gun you want to use(it has to be 17/32 though) into the copper pipe.

7. Slide 1 of the cpvc pieces over the brass until the coupler keeps it in place nice and snug. Mark it and then pull it out and glue it in.

8. Hollow out the nut.
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9. Slide over the cpvc and glue into the piece I do not know the name of.
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10. Put on a clip system you like.

Your Done.


So when the dart enters you shut it(of coarse) the dart is pushed back but enter into the brass by the brass. There is a lip of the piece i dont know of the keeps it airtight. It is held in place by the cpvc coupler/cpvc.
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Also the steps 8-9 can be bettered I am sure. Hope you like it! Completion time is easily less than 2 hours for sure. I hope to get a bbb or some other higher powered gun to try this on soon. Questions/comments?

Edited by zxnam, 20 June 2007 - 09:11 PM.

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#2 Prometheus

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:34 PM

So it's pretty much a BS-9 breech with the clip attached to it?
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:37 PM

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#4 zxnam

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:41 PM

So it's pretty much a BS-9 breech with the clip attached to it?


Not really, Mine has copper and a different loading method.
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#5 Prometheus

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:48 PM

Right, right. I got the copper. But your slide is inside the breech. Cool.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

The design isn't new, but the implementation is....I haven't seen one of these made with copper before. How does the action feel?

In operation it's simlar to Renegade's R-clip, which I in turn based my breech off of.
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#7 zxnam

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:52 PM

Right, right. I got the copper. But your slide is inside the breech. Cool.


Yeah, The good thing is is that because of the lip on the one piece keeps it 100% airtight. Also this is a super easy breach to put on pratically any gun. With the cpvc on the back I can put it on any gun with a cpvc coupler. And, I can make different brass barrel lengths for each gun's needs.

Carbon, It feels great, I am putting on a slider to make it easier. I didnt see that there, that it kind of like mine but i think mine is less complicated.

P.S. Does anyone know what that part is?

Edited by zxnam, 20 June 2007 - 10:55 PM.

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#8 zxnam

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:41 AM

I know it's a double post but I'd like to give a few more pics and info.

To start I redid the Steps 8-9.

I found this metal bead that had an OD of 1/2", It was perfect.
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I just glued it into cpvc and then into the back and it worked great.
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Then I made a handle to slide the bolt.

It started out as 2 clips from a rope light. I glued them on. Posted Image

Then I attached a metal L piece to it. Simple but effective.
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And some random breech pics.
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Edited by zxnam, 21 June 2007 - 12:18 PM.

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