Daystate huntsman

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Roger Pardy, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Dale

    Dale Active Member

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    If you need to do that then that is a badly designed reg.

    The Firing valve block on a Huntsman has an o-ring on it to seal it in the reservoir. Any reg to fit this gun should be designed in such a that it has a seal on the HP side of the bleed hole in its body and fit onto the firing valve block in a way that lets the valve block seal be removed so any bleed off goes to atmosphere via that route rather than drilling the cylinder.

    Exactly the same as when fitting a vented reg to an AA 100 Series.
     
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  2. garym

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    I installed a Huma reg on my Huntsman, 10 minutes work and no drilling.
    It did take me about a week and numerous attempts to get the cylinder removed. o_O A set of high mounts on the rail, finally gave me some leverage.
     
  3. Roger Pardy

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    Well, I've just put 70 down the garden!!!
    3 different pellets (aa diablo, h&n match heavy & jsb supper dome) @ 25+40yrds. Its no where near as pellet fussy as my bsa. The last few were starting to stray.
     
  4. Jesim1

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    I think Evo is giving you general estimates, and it will be slightly different with each gun, but you also have to consider the "sweet spot" where the gun gives you an even spread of power and little shot to shot variation. The tests I've done with Regals have given a fantastic 70 shots between around 180 bar to around 110 bar, but the gun will easily do over 100 shots that you would not notice the difference with at 25 yards - put it on a chrono though...…... and the difference is all too clear;)

    James
     
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  5. Dale

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    The difference between a Mk1 and Mk2 Huntsman is a bit more than bolt handles.

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    Mk1 Huntsman FTR - round profile bolt housing with small fiddly loading port, later Mk1's had an open machined channel. The guns had steel rear end plug and inlet valve block and steel barrel collar, this example has had a custom brass rear plug made that did away with the safety catch and has had a small lever handle added to the round knurled bolt knob.

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    This is a Huntsman Mk2 - the biggest single change is the square profile bolt housing with the lettering picked out in yellow, a brass lever bolt was an option. The rear plug on this example is anodised alloy, the barrel collar is also alloy instead of steel as on the Mk1's.
     
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  6. Roger Pardy

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    I can definitely agree that the loading port IS fiddly!
     
  7. subaru swift

    subaru swift I don't have a solution, I just love the problem.

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    From the late great Tony Tyler.
    from tony.jpg

    my old mk1 FTR in a custom home made stock, I got it 2nd hand. Very nice smooth rifle.
    WP_20130618_094.jpg WP_20130618_052.jpg WP_20130618_061.jpg

    I got a standard stock for it but doing HFT i put the above marmite stock back on! :D
    4th march 2013 furnace mill (9).jpg
     

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  8. Roger Pardy

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    250 shots!!!!!!
     
  9. subaru swift

    subaru swift I don't have a solution, I just love the problem.

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    That must have been a typo ???
     
  10. Roger Pardy

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    Lol.
     
  11. SteveC200

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    That'll be a later Huntsman, as you can see from the above pictures, the tube is all one piece.
     
  12. garym

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    Correct, Steve.
    Gary
     

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