Carbon barrel sleeves wanted

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by CameronWilson, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. CameronWilson

    CameronWilson Member

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    Can anybody recommend me a supplier of carbon barrel sleeves (similar to that found on the Walther Hunter)?

    The tubing itself seems easy enough to source, but I believe they are an absolute pig to cut to length?

    Cheers,

    Cam.
     
  2. Ceathreamhnan

    Ceathreamhnan WHFTA Champion 2013

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    Hi

    Am in Brazil at the moment will contact you when i get back and see if can help.:)
     
  4. CameronWilson

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    Thanks Villiers, give me a shout when you get back, and we'll take it from there.
     
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    I bought some tube from ting tong in Hong Kong,I squared the end's off on my lathe.
     
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    What tool did you use on the lathe then? A cut off? Carbide or HSS? Fast or slow rpm? any lube?
    Interested to do such a job myself, so that's why i'm asking.
     
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    I cut with a diamond cut off wheel running as slow as possible so I don't put excess heat into the carbon and overheat the glue bond .:) The low temp carbon stuff I do with a sanding board but this has a inner fibreglass core and is only baked at 90 deg so I have to really keep the heat out of it.:)
     
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    New carbide tip

    I cut to a rough length then used a carbide tip at low speed.
    You have to be gentle and take your time , worked very well.
     

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