392 carbine progress update

392 carbine progress update

Joined: December 14th, 2010, 5:08 am

June 14th, 2012, 7:42 pm #1

i cut the new slot and drilled holes for the tube plug. I didn't realize i would need to cut the slot so long to accomodate the original pump arm. i ended up losing alot of stroke volume. i think i'll have to just make a new valve using phil's idea and turn it into a SSP. as it is now with the reduced volume in the valve and about 3 inches (approximately) of air per stroke, it shoots a 14.3g cphp at 530 fps on ten pumps...

im still waiting on the guy at the machine shop to finish the 7/16th sleeve that will fit over the end of the barrel

here's some pics of it:

the bottom gun is my 397 for comparison

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June 14th, 2012, 7:53 pm #2


to get it the way it shows up in yer brain.....

thats looks a w h o l e lot better than I thought it would when you described it earlier.... 

Short and handy. you may be on to something with that


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June 14th, 2012, 8:03 pm #3

i took my time. spent days and sleepless nights thinking about it before doing anything

the length really is perfect i think. however it will be just as long as the original once i put a muzzle brake on it

once this is all the way finished im going to buy a refurb and start again.

in the mean time i'll be doing some thinking about what to do about the lever
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Joined: April 1st, 2009, 3:18 am

June 14th, 2012, 8:40 pm #4

i cut the new slot and drilled holes for the tube plug. I didn't realize i would need to cut the slot so long to accomodate the original pump arm. i ended up losing alot of stroke volume. i think i'll have to just make a new valve using phil's idea and turn it into a SSP. as it is now with the reduced volume in the valve and about 3 inches (approximately) of air per stroke, it shoots a 14.3g cphp at 530 fps on ten pumps...

im still waiting on the guy at the machine shop to finish the 7/16th sleeve that will fit over the end of the barrel

here's some pics of it:

the bottom gun is my 397 for comparison

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DNADNNOID
Nice work.

If you ar concerned about the stroke, purchase a Benji HB pistol inlet valve. It is shorter in length AND has much less volume. You would see gains immediatley on 10 pumps. However, you will then need to add some length to the factory piston (slightly less than 1/2"). To do this, (1) you can cut the piston rod then thread both ends (1/4x20 threads) or, (2) heat up the end where the lever link attaches and pull out the piston rod and thread the hole to 1/4x20 thread and the piston rod. You then would need to use a sleeve nut to capture both ends.

As far as the slot. The slot should have needed to be extended the same amount that has been removed from the tube, (edit) that's if you were using factory components. I did not scroll far enough to see the piston unitl later - oops. Put a rod in that piston (make it longer), problem/stroke will be solved.

Survival Benji? Now time to bed liner the stock.

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June 14th, 2012, 8:47 pm #5

i cut the new slot and drilled holes for the tube plug. I didn't realize i would need to cut the slot so long to accomodate the original pump arm. i ended up losing alot of stroke volume. i think i'll have to just make a new valve using phil's idea and turn it into a SSP. as it is now with the reduced volume in the valve and about 3 inches (approximately) of air per stroke, it shoots a 14.3g cphp at 530 fps on ten pumps...

im still waiting on the guy at the machine shop to finish the 7/16th sleeve that will fit over the end of the barrel

here's some pics of it:

the bottom gun is my 397 for comparison

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DNADNNOID
Looks about the size of the old Crosman 101/102 series rifles. Very handy little rifles. If you could get another 100 fps out of it you'd be right in the ballpark with them. Keep up the good work!

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June 14th, 2012, 8:52 pm #6

Nice work.

If you ar concerned about the stroke, purchase a Benji HB pistol inlet valve. It is shorter in length AND has much less volume. You would see gains immediatley on 10 pumps. However, you will then need to add some length to the factory piston (slightly less than 1/2"). To do this, (1) you can cut the piston rod then thread both ends (1/4x20 threads) or, (2) heat up the end where the lever link attaches and pull out the piston rod and thread the hole to 1/4x20 thread and the piston rod. You then would need to use a sleeve nut to capture both ends.

As far as the slot. The slot should have needed to be extended the same amount that has been removed from the tube, (edit) that's if you were using factory components. I did not scroll far enough to see the piston unitl later - oops. Put a rod in that piston (make it longer), problem/stroke will be solved.

Survival Benji? Now time to bed liner the stock.

"The majority of things in our lives are created by folks no smarter than the rest. Afterall, the world is comprised, and operated by C average people intellctually, academically, and morally. These people are often the great pioneers that set the precedent for what excellence should be."
i cut it down shorter and its secured with set screws now and makes it easy to adjust through the slot. you can see it in the picture

i think i will order the HB valve. it'd be easier. I looked up your ssp valve and how you made it. im just like: huh?
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June 14th, 2012, 9:12 pm #7

...The exhaust end. The HB valve has plenty of meat in the space between check seal and inlet hole to remove about 3/4" or more, which will gove more stroke room while using the same volume as an HB valve. The finished 397 uses an HB valve that has been reduced even further in volume.

The geometry of lever link length and piston length to slot have to work. Judging by what you have already, a longer piston will give more swept volume when you put a shorter valve in.

Have you calculated the swept volume per stroke?

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June 14th, 2012, 10:34 pm #8

i cut the new slot and drilled holes for the tube plug. I didn't realize i would need to cut the slot so long to accomodate the original pump arm. i ended up losing alot of stroke volume. i think i'll have to just make a new valve using phil's idea and turn it into a SSP. as it is now with the reduced volume in the valve and about 3 inches (approximately) of air per stroke, it shoots a 14.3g cphp at 530 fps on ten pumps...

im still waiting on the guy at the machine shop to finish the 7/16th sleeve that will fit over the end of the barrel

here's some pics of it:

the bottom gun is my 397 for comparison

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June 14th, 2012, 10:37 pm #9

to get it the way it shows up in yer brain.....

thats looks a w h o l e lot better than I thought it would when you described it earlier.... 

Short and handy. you may be on to something with that


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June 14th, 2012, 11:00 pm #10

if your a good shot, probably no difference

bigger game might be taken easier with bigger pellets, smaller pels means you can carry more pellets

 


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