Dang hunny do this, hunny do that... always gets in the way....
Can't ya see I'm trying to be an irresponsible kid over here?
Finally made it back from Troy after working until noon.... 3 hours later
I didn't even make it past the work bench without grabbing Allen wrenches and what not. I literally shot this gun one time in stock form before I went to work on it.
First steel breech was a no go because it was a rear screw breech. So I had to do a temp robbery on one of my other 'lego' builds. That was on a 2260 tube so it had both front and rear screw holes.... cool, I can just swap it out for this one. Bad part is, now there are 2 disassembled soldiers laying over there on the bench in disrepair. Sorry, girls... I'll get back to you later.
First of all, I can confirm that the Baker Brass trigger does not work... but, it can work if you drill and tap a hole in it to make a stop for the spring. You just won't have adjustment... Is that enough to satisfy the plastic trigger haters? Doubt it.
But what you can do is use the Baker Brass trigger spring with the stock plastic trigger and that lightens it up some.... which I did... for now.
Next issue worth noting... Don't use the factory rear breech screw. Without the factory rear sight, it's too long and will bind the hammer spring... ask me how I know? I had to use the shorter spring from poor ole donor gun.
One other word from experience.... your beer will get warm and your smoke will burn up in the ashtray.... a couple times.
While we're on the subject of temporary.... let's talk about barrels....
As I have said... several times, My gun... err, uuhh Betty Lou's gun
will be a .177.. check that. it IS a .177 gun. Albeit a disproportionate .177 gun, the fact remains.
As some of you know, I like a stubby gun but calling an 18" barrel that ends 3/16 past the barrel band is an overstatement. It kinda resembles a modern day Sheridan. There ain't enough room left out there to hang a booger on let alone any kinda sight or muzzle brake, silencer, hush puppy or any other word that suites your fancy.
No hiding this one... everyone from here to my job a mile and a half down the road can hear it coming. Rambo hates me already and I only shot it twice.
So anyways.... that's where is am right now besides the Hawke AirMax 2-7x32 AO sitting on top of it.
Fun part is, I get to do it all again when the 24" barrel comes in on Tuesday.... providing the creek don't rise...