Nice project, I wish you all the best with it.... Bob
Cool design!Fwiw, not sure if it has any bearing here, the original falling blocks used an ever so slight angle/wedge to the block. It was to help the block not drag the case as bad when dropping the block. Also, the Leshiy uses a short stroke hammer with leverage. I think that approach will work perfect here as well. Excited to see how this progresses. Dave
Also, the Leshiy uses a short stroke hammer with leverage. I think that approach will work perfect here as well. Dave
Your design looks sound. The cam design will put some drag on the back wall though. Probably not enough to worry about though, depending on what material you use. I sketched one that should concentrate force more downward and still afford the free movement needed. Have you considered a floating transfer pin in the block?Dave
I had a similar idea of using a reservoir in the stock for a break barrel double rifle. You may find the valve design interesting but I don't know how useful it will be in this case. The picture is simplified to make it easier for me to draw, the valve would need to be balanced for the small hammer to actuate it.
I like the concept. It is actually partially balanced as drawn, but once main poppet cracks, the rear oring creates an opening force. The only closing force would be the spring. Essentially making it a dump with a very small residual pressure left. Dave