Taking it to the next step.....

Taking it to the next step.....

Joined: November 24th, 2007, 12:21 pm

January 7th, 2011, 2:09 pm #1

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
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Joined: September 13th, 2005, 8:22 pm

January 7th, 2011, 2:52 pm #2

Most of us are screwdriver kind of guys and then guys like you make the guns works of are. Nicely done!

Bob in WV

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Joined: January 25th, 2006, 3:24 am

January 7th, 2011, 3:31 pm #3

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
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Joined: January 17th, 2010, 12:03 am

January 7th, 2011, 4:55 pm #4

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
Fantasic Workmanship Michael...Wow Factor!!! n/t
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Joined: November 23rd, 2004, 12:15 am

January 7th, 2011, 5:43 pm #5

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









Regards,
Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
Michael,

That IS a wonderful piece of work. Could you give us some of the "nuts and bolts" info on it? Caliber, performance, accuracy, barrel type, mods and that sort of thing? Good job!

Glenn in Texas
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 12:21 pm

January 7th, 2011, 6:24 pm #6

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









Regards,
Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
......boy.........is MY face red...............

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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
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Joined: November 23rd, 2004, 12:15 am

January 7th, 2011, 6:36 pm #7

No kidding!
If I had built it I'd be afraid to take it outside for fear a bug or a rain drop might land on it! Probably put it in a glass display case and keep it indoors.

Glenn in Texas
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 12:21 pm

January 7th, 2011, 7:17 pm #8

......boy.........is MY face red...............

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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
I have all new Cothran Stainless parts for the final version. This particular gun is a prototype (mock up) based on a 2240 and weighs in at exacly 4 pounds and is 32" in length. The tube and breech (old screw location) are polished steel with a stainless bolt and handle made from parts of an old microphone stand. The barrel is a 14" Crosman (.177 cal) with new crown/leade. I don't think I'm going to use a barrel band since the Cothran Breech has two set screws for the barrel. With a Bruce Cox CLPS (can't leak port seal) the fit of the breech to the tube is excellent even using the new screw location. The wire stock and LDC are 6061 T6 Aluminum to help keep the weight down.

The valve is stock and the adjuster for the stock hammer spring is built into the shoulder stock. As configured it shoots Match Wadcutters from a low of about 600 to a high of about 620 fps - CPLs a little slower. The grip frame is factory (two screw) with a careful filing/sanding/polishing/buffing. The trigger and safety are from Cothran and this trigger is sweet.

I have a nice piece of highly figured Maple for the new stock/grips. That way the final version will have the same color, grain and figure characteristics.

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Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
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Joined: March 1st, 2002, 12:22 am

January 7th, 2011, 9:50 pm #9

Michael,

That IS a wonderful piece of work. Could you give us some of the "nuts and bolts" info on it? Caliber, performance, accuracy, barrel type, mods and that sort of thing? Good job!

Glenn in Texas
Sweet! now do one in red.....

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Joined: March 2nd, 2009, 5:45 am

January 9th, 2011, 6:01 am #10

As I've said since joining this forum years ago, I don't post to show off, I post in hopes to inspire. Working on and playing with these guns is some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on, and those of you who own them know exactly what I mean. Factory parts and after market accessories of all kinds are plentiful and inexpensive for this platform, and with a little imagination and creativity, and a few screwdrivers, you can have yourself a blast.









Regards,
Michael Chavka

Success is not an entitlement.
Who cares if it actually does anything, just look at it.

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