Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lots of tinkering today

I finally got around to installing some of the goodies I have gotten for my guns in the last few months. I am extremely pleased with the way the triggers feel now with Grant's wide brass and alloy triggers installed, along with TKO trigger kits. It is a perfect combo that makes for a very smooth, light pull with no slop. The pull is somewhere under 2 lbs. now. The roller trigger is especially nice and you can certainly feel a difference in how smooth the trigger feels compared to the others. Of course the roller triggers are based on Grant's wide blade design, so you get the nice comfortable trigger surface without the need for a trigger shoe. With the TKO kit and Grant's trigger all of the slop from the stock trigger group is now gone.

These were just prototypes that he made of the roller and I think they need to go into full production now. I believe many would agree with me that these are a huge improvement over a stock Crosman 13XX/22XX trigger. I told him that I would like the roller triggers on all of my Crosmans.

I also installed the wide alloy barrel band that I got from Mr. Stace on my 2240. I must say it looks great on my gun, i'm really happy with the looks. It's also so beefy that it really does a great job of supporting the barrel/breech. Top notch airgun bling, thanks Grant!

I bought a DPH(dual power hammer) from Ken Amos at CrustyBs around Christmas that I hadn't installed yet. I put that in my 2250 today and it looks and seems to work just fine. I had no time to run it over a chrony yet to see the numbers or to get the shot count with it installed. I will have to give a more detailed review of it when i get a chance to shoot it instead of just dry fire it. You can definitely feel the seperate sear engagements for low and high power. I also like the fact that the act of cocking the hammer and opening the bolt are now decoupled. It's just easier to cock the hammer with a rear handle and it's safer as well since you don't have to cock the hammer until after you load the pellet. It is supposed to dramatically improve shot count per CO2 powerlet. This is because there is no longer hammer bounce with the DPH so it conserves air that is normally wasted when the stock hammer repeatedly bounces the valve open after you fire each shot. It should also affect the noise level, again this is because there is no more wasted CO2 from hammer bounce which creates a lot of extra "pop" so it should be quieter. It looks great and if it does what it's supposed to do then I will be very happy with the results. More to come...

Here are a few photos of the newly installed parts.


  1. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  2. You are lucky you got the DPH at all. I mailed a money order to Ken back in May for some 1377 valves, and I hevn't heard anything from him since.

  3. Hello Brink,

    When I last dealt with Ken our transaction went very smoothly. He was very good about communicating and answering questions, etc. I really have nothing but good things to say about the guy. I do know that he and his wife recently had a child so he was putting his airgun hobby on hold for a while. I tried emailing him a couple of times about 3 to 4 months ago but never got a reply. I also noticed that his website and forum have seemed to disappear from the internet. I am thinking he may have a lot going on right now and decided to call it quits on the airgun business.

    It certainly is no excuse to take someone's money and disappear though. I am sorry that happened to you. Was the money order cashed? If so, could you file a complaint and at least get your money back? If it was a USPS money order you can file a complaint and after a wait get your money back.

    Anyways, thanks for visiting my site and take care.


  4. hey could you email me at earl_franks@hotmail.com

    i modded my 1377c to run on a co2 tank and the only problem i am getting is hammer bounce not sure if it is the hammer spring or chamber spring to blame.

    thanks earl franks