You can .20 blanks directly from LW for $112. Not exactly cheap, just mentioning it because you mentioned another for $160. And did you mean Mountain Air instead of Mellon? I didn't see any .20's on Mellon's site.
I am a Modder at heart. I've had a 2240 that progressed to a 1740 and a CCS 2300. Morphed between both pistol and Carbine. More sighting options than you can shake a stick at.I am really impressed with the .20 cal. 'Dans I own. Both C pumpers and an F that is CO2.The new offering from JSB in .20 made a believer out of me that this caliber is not going away any time soon. We should all know the stock 2240 is plenty strong for a pistol and there are tons of upgrade (rabbit hole is deep). I have done a search for 2040 with limited hits (2) on a .20 cal 2240, 2400, 2500 builds.I see Mellon air has a LW .20 barrel suited for it, but at $160 for the barrel alone, that is a show stopper.Surely there has to be an easier way.I saw the Crosman SSP was available with a .20 liner, but those are scarce as hens teeth. Thinking an old Streak with barrel separation maybe a good donor?Any help , recommendations or advice is appreciated.
There's a thought. Thanks RayA few years ago I bought a .20 L/W barrel from Alex (http://airgunartisans.com/AApneumaticforays.htm) at that time he had several they were about 18" and the best part was they were 7/16" O D. Back then he was getting $75.00 for them. You would still need to cut to length and add the T/P. As for a bolt, usually you can get by with a .177 and add a slightly larger o ring.
You're going there...
Quote from: anti-squirrel on January 11, 2019, 09:44:39 PMYou're going there...Oh yes I am!I found a NOS Lothar .20 barrel on ebay. 16.25" long, .437 (7/16)" OD, recessed crown, with a Crosman T.P. drilled ....for $68!Clicked "BUY IT NOW". Should be here Monday. So now the Game begins.Being 16" long and both ends already worked, I don't want to cut it, so it is going to be a Carbine. First place I turned was CCS for a 2400KT to get the most all at once for my money.But then I wondered about a 2260MB. That barrel on it is 24" long so I don't know if the 16" barrel would extend past the 2260 tube. May need to stick with the 2400 / 2250 lower tube to have enough extending to put on a moderator.Then I saw Van's Disco in a Old Crosman 160 stock HERE and that got me thinking (never a good thing). I have a spare Maxi (Disco) complete trigger group. Is that is the same as a 2260's?And if it fits a 2260 tube, would that mean it also fits a 2400 / 2250 lower?Now here is the "unique"... I also have an old, broken, repaired, Benji 392P stock. It is glued, pinned and solid.. but ugly. A little wood filler and paint instead of stain it will pass a visual inspection. I would not feel bad about milling out the trigger area and using it, with a 22XX tube, and my Maxi trigger group if that is an option... Holding everything up to my 1740, tube lays in the stock bed well.... it looks like the screw holes for the trigger group line up and it could just work.Might make a nifty little carbine .20.Now I find myself knee deep in Alchemy, Alliance, Magnumairpower, and Mountainair looking for parts.
Thanks Rick!!! That gun looks familiar... does it now have a BF trigger group?
Just a thought....This is a 2250 tube set into a cut down 2260 stock. It has a 15" barrel with a TKO which makes it 20" barrel.