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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:38   #8
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Let me say firstly I support this idea, as I am a re-enactor in a variety of time-periods (Late Middle Ages, American Civil War Society, and Roman Empire).

I was considering doing a pre-Confederation Courer de Bois outfit and building up a custom one-off gas powered Brown Bess retrofitted into a modern flintlock body (flintlocks and pre-1898 replicas are not considered firearms, they are considered antiques; they require no PAL to purchase or possess - thus converting one is breaking no laws. Is this the future of airsoft for us as it becomes harder to import realistic-looking modern firearms? Who knows?) using a donated JAC powerplant and building an internal reservoir using the guts from a Tanaka AICS mag, or possibly a Marushin M500 shotgun buttstock reservoir.

I was hoping to rebarrel it in 8mm, but I can't find a good source of 8mm aftermarket tightbores, especially in the length I want (+1000mm - I'm not wanting the carbine version of the Bess). Additionally, I have some concerns about scratching said inner barrel or tearing the (yet to be built) custom hopup by using the loading rod/ramrod to seat the BBs.

I'm also concerned that even with the extended range and (obviously) higher than 400 fps, my ROF with hand-loaded pellets will leave me outgunned by those with boxmags and full-auto on the field.

Anyone have any ideas/suggestions?
Originally Posted by TokyoSeven View Post
That was a very bad move on your behalf. Sort of like cutting off your foot for money, but not getting the money first and then letting the person with the money run away.
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