M417 on a diet

M417 on a diet

Joined: February 20th, 2003, 9:10 pm

November 20th, 2011, 6:27 pm #1

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Now I just need to figure out the right pump handle.

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Joined: November 5th, 2008, 8:23 pm

November 20th, 2011, 9:13 pm #2

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Joined: February 20th, 2003, 9:10 pm

November 20th, 2011, 9:45 pm #3

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A piece of 1 1/4" round wood curtain rod, bedlinered. Drilling the holes for the pins was tough without a drillpress. Actually, only the back holes line up and are pinned. The front ones have pointed setscrews pinching the pump arm. But it was solid and stable with just the one pin. A little leather bumper tucked into the slot on the arm made it MUCH quieter than all that plastic slapping around.

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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

November 20th, 2011, 10:37 pm #4

are u honna shape a new one from scratch when u choose a design
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Joined: February 20th, 2003, 9:10 pm

November 20th, 2011, 11:22 pm #5

Maybe make it long enough in back so it just kisses the magazine holder. I've got over 6' of this curtain rod stuff to play with. In the past I used it to make a pump handle for a B5-10. That's one little pumper I'm sorry I sold.

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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

November 20th, 2011, 11:44 pm #6

thats really annoying
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Joined: March 1st, 2002, 12:22 am

November 21st, 2011, 4:49 am #7

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Now I just need to figure out the right pump handle.

I think we're all Bozos on this bus.
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Joined: February 9th, 2006, 10:35 pm

November 21st, 2011, 12:30 pm #8

I don't know Jims issue with it, but most complaints I've read on the M417/M4-177 have been about the huge size of the "pump handle" forearm. Too hard to grasp to pump, especially for kids.

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Joined: April 15th, 2010, 11:58 am

November 21st, 2011, 1:11 pm #9

The larger diameter was done to accomodate the piston pins. Take care if replacing.
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Joined: March 1st, 2002, 12:22 am

November 21st, 2011, 4:55 pm #10

I don't know Jims issue with it, but most complaints I've read on the M417/M4-177 have been about the huge size of the "pump handle" forearm. Too hard to grasp to pump, especially for kids.

I plink, therefore I am.
its the addition of the molded on accessory rails that pushes it into th realm of "too big".

And I understand why they did, it allowed the use of exisiting pump parts (760 based). If the rails werent there, I think the pump arm would have been about just right from an ergonomic perspective.

 


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