It goes like this.
The end-user wanted to cut down a 12 ft lb air rifle for ratting in a barn fitting a folding stock and 8 inch barrel.
- 8″ barrel was too hard to cock.
Resolved by sliding a piece of pipe over the end when reloading.
- The recoil was impossible to control.
Unable to resolve, balance gone, front stock heavy.
Recommended fitting a silencer (moderator) but that apparently defeated the purpose of the short barrel.
- Inaccurate over 20 feet!
A beautiful 20 inch Lothar Walther barrel had been hacksawed, and although re-crowned beautifully on the end-user’s lathe, he had forgotten about:
»The choke in the barrel (vital for accuracy)
»The excess compressed air flipping the pellet on exit
Which could have been cured by fitting an air stripper or even a good quality moderator BUT would have stopped the use of the pipe extension for loading.
»The now totally imbalanced gun which in a spring air rifle
is like cutting one half off a tuning fork thus it don’t “ring nice”.
- Lastly the recoil was bruising the cheek as it was so fierce.
Recommended he place rifle in a dumpster and forget about it.
For some reason the end user never came back.
Think it was something I said?
Amateurs? Who’d have them.