Sorry for the absence, I’ve been down in Austin Texas on a mini-vacation! I’ll kick things back off with this beautiful brass bolt action carbine built by Usurper. Like Bondcommanderbond’s gun, it seems to be based on the suppressed WW2-era Delisle Carbine.
I personally have no issues with skirting the legality of paintball “rain covers,” but Usurper has made a concerted effort to make this suppressor completely ATF legal.
1. De-soldering it would leave a massive slot in the back portion defeating the purpose of it completely.
2. With no inner casing one would have to drill porting directly into the barrel of the firearm. Anyone stupid enough to cobble this onto a real firearm probably would have no knowledge of how to do such a thing and would end up killing themself when the gun exploded upon firing.
3. Despite the front section being removable it would be useless by itself as it only has one closed end at the tip. Attached in either direction it would have no way of containing the sound.
That said, I read the law as requiring intent to place the suppressor on a firearm for it to be illegal. In fact, there is now precedent, as this case shows: A man was convicted of transporting an airgun silencer, and it was later overturned. Airgun silencers are much more effective and properly sized than anything built for a paintgun, and if The Man isn’t worried about their cans, they probably aren’t worried about ours.
End Rant. I’ll talk about the gun, now. I’m Canadian, anyways, so I don’t know why I should be bothered to look up what the ATF thinks.
I’m impressed with how well the airsoft parts have been integrated. The foregrip and stock are both from a Mauser c96 model, and the magwell release has been preserved. It’s all cosmetic of course, but hey, no tac-rails to be seen! Major custom-props for that.
The frame looks to be a rare Autococker frame that accepts AR-15 grips. At least, I think it’s a cocker frame due to the actuator slot above the trigger. The feed system is interesting, to say the least. That’s what…3 ball capacity? Sniper time.
The direct feed is by far the best setup on something like this for a few reasons. A top tube would be possible but not only would it ruin the entire look of the marker it would severely limit the amount of space inside the casing as it would no longer wrap over top of the barrel. A side tube would also be possible and not limit the gas expansion space nearly as much but the problem would be the bolt action. Imagine trying to tip the marker to the side and work the bolt at the same time, not fun. Also the act of rolling the marker to the left doesn’t seem like a great thing to have to do if a missed shot goes unnoticed.
Anyways, enough talk, here’s the sweet sweet gallery of in-progress pics. I’m not sure this thing was ever finished, as I believe he intended on adding a 12 gram bucket changer to the side of the body. You can see the air port leading into the valve chamber sitting empty.