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    A quick conversion project

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    Post by Fred on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:16 am

    Hi folks
    This is just a quick and easy modification of one of those cheap self cocking pistols. It worked out rather well and I thought that I should share the info since it might encourage others to do the same. Im not a great shot with a pistol so I wanted to add a stock to make a sort of carbine.

    I trimmed off the cocking hook at about 60mm from the end and filed it into a rough conical shape. A short length of 25mm aluminium tube was attached over this with a self tapping screw which is fitted concentric with the end cap. This pulls the tube up nice and firm but the real strength comes from filling any dead space with metal loaded epoxy. Additional epoxy was used to blend the tube into the body of the grip. The stock was made up with a neat fitting length of aluminium tube with a simple plate butt fitted. A small knurled screw fitted on the right side of the body retains the butt. Some satin black paint hides a lot of sins. It was necessary to reverse the rear sight so that it was further away from my eye and easier to focus on whilst aiming.


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    The finished item is much easier to cock with the new stock and can be converted between pistol and carbine in seconds.

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    Post by Ivo on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:24 pm

    Well Fred all it needs now is a laser mounted to it and some explosive arrows...just joking. Very Happy

    Do you have any more plans for this little guy, say give it a multi-shot magazine for added comfort? yeh

    Nice little project and is very neatly done...I've noticed a similar shoulder stock design on some custom air rifles...just a thought Wink

    PS: Speaking of extending lever work...I'll be checking back into the good ol' lever's and cranks topic tonight with some fun stuff........till then. explosion
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    Post by Fred on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:49 am

    Actually, I think a red dot sight would work well since it would have suitable eye relief for both pistol and carbine modes.

    I rather like the idea of lightweight compact crossbows. Perhaps I have a James Bond streak!

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    Post by Ivo on Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:22 am

    Oh man, Once again I wore myself out, can't go on. Embarassed Sleep Morning it is Sleep Sleep Sleep

    PS: Laser sight, multi-shot magazine, and I dare say it quake rockets ..... Twisted Evil

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