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Offline StockClassDD68

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Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« on: May 19, 2022, 12:33:35 PM »
So, I was looking at my 1322 and am curious if it is possible to gain any rigidity from a tight barrel sleeve that is not glued to the barrel in the gap between the breech and the front site/barrel band. Has anyone attempted this and had success? Or is it just a waste of time, effort, and money?

Any community input is great.

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Re: Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 05:50:52 PM »
Sounds like a solution in need of a problem.

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Re: Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 08:04:00 AM »
In the beginning, Crosman put the 13xx guns out with a plastic spacer in that gap. They are rare and hard to find these days but Alchemy Airwerks was carrying them recently and may still have some? Anything that fills a gap and adds rigidity is a good thing but whether or not it actually does that here is individual opinion. Crosman discontinued them for a reason but I actually have one of those spacers in my modded 1377. I can't honestly say I see any noticeable improvement but I do like the gap closed.  ;)
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Re: Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 07:39:45 PM »
Alright, sounds like I'll be saving some time and effort on this one.
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Re: Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 09:07:46 PM »
My 1377 parts gun has one but it fits loosely it's nothing more than cosmetic. (at least on this gun)
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Re: Carbon fiber barrel sleeve 1322, has it been done
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 10:27:57 AM »
I've used it on my 2400 hpa conversion, but the barrel is only 10", so it is fairly stiff to begin with.



https://www.clearwatercomposites.com/product/7-16-x-1-2-carbon-fiber-tube-72-length-2/

This size is a really nice slip fit, but the shipping is high, because of the length.


I used the next size up(.566 OD) on my Crosman 1720 with a 21" barrel, and I did epoxy the sleeve. Much less barrel flex, and it looks cool!



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