Recoil Spring Issue
Posted 22 November 2003 - 11:22 AM
Posted 22 November 2003 - 11:42 AM
Posted 22 November 2003 - 09:42 PM
Here's an earlier post that tells all about the spring kits. We are still waiting. Below is link:
P.S. If Dave is reading this, could you give us an update. I think there are a bunch of members ready to send you money. Thanks
Posted 23 November 2003 - 05:12 AM
Keep watching for the post as it shouldn't be much longer, personally I don't think they will last long.
Posted 23 November 2003 - 08:01 AM
Posted 23 November 2003 - 09:57 PM
If I don't get a set, I'll take my old westy set out and hang myself with them!! With the tension in them, they should easily support my dead weight!!
Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:22 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:29 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:31 PM
I spoke with Dave about a month ago; he had discovered a problem with his buffer design and was working to correct it. We all wish him success.
Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:25 PM
OK My buffers were too thick SO I machined them thinner, and am doing some more testing.
Posted 26 November 2003 - 01:32 PM
I dont think there will be too much troubles with the increased velocity of the bolt here is my reasoning:
1. The tension of my springs COMBINED is still stronger that that of a factory TSMG M1A1, a PURE slam fire machine.
2. The thickness of the West Hurley semi is MUCH thicker than a factory 1928, or even a M1A1 for that matter, plus I am adding a impact resistant buffer system, that should help.
3. As for opening too soon I dont see how that can happen, a M1A1 is a direct blowback mechanism EXACTLY like the semi and needs chamber pressure to cycle the action, a 45 is a 45 if it will cycle the FA bolt with less tension than I have already, there should be no problems!
Any how I am going to do a few more tests I have about 30 or so that will be ready SOON guys I know this has been a long wait thanks for your support.
I will keep you all posted
Posted 26 November 2003 - 04:11 PM
We are all silently working with you, positive energy and all that!
Posted 26 November 2003 - 04:58 PM
I am not worried about the bolt opening to fast but the bolt velocity will be higher if the spring load is reduced (the stated goal). You canít compare spring rates/loads between the m1 and 27a1 because the m1 has a much heavier bolt than the 27a1.
The key is the buffer.
I shared what you told me because there has been so much guessing going on with no response of fact. To me, I would rather know that the process is evolving.
Everyone here (myself included) is on your side and want to see this work. It is an engineering project and will take time to sort out and make right. You have expressed commitment not to put these out until they were right and that is admirable and as it should be.
I would suggest to the board that every one back off and give Dave the room he needs; when he is ready heíll let us know.
Posted 26 November 2003 - 05:01 PM
"Woff Woff, That's my other dog impression"
BTW "Smoking is the futures misfortune" and "there is gasoline all over zis place"
Posted 26 November 2003 - 06:19 PM
YOU KNOW I RESPECT ALL OF YOUR INPUT 100%!
I was not even criticizing what youthink, I repect it and incorporated it into my design!
Posted 26 November 2003 - 06:21 PM
this thing is PISSING ME OFF!!!
Guys not long now, I SURE hope all this works out if not I will feel like a total butt hole!
Posted 26 November 2003 - 06:58 PM
I AM NOT pissed at ANYONE on the board! I am pissed at my computer! It keeps posting incomplete posts!!!
Posted 26 November 2003 - 07:36 PM
Please feel no pressure from our inquiries. We are just tickled to death that someone with credibility is attacking this problem. Yippeeeee!