Review of 2 Crosman aftermarket breeches plus gun mod Aug 30, 2019 6:31:58 GMT
Post by bio on Aug 30, 2019 6:31:58 GMT
Well I am getting back into this modding thing again after some years away. I Have the blue gun originally a 2240 which I put together near 20 years back. DAQ breech, cut down 22xx barrel that I switched the breech end for the muzzle end as it was tighter at the breech, modded valve, paintball drop forward, hammer spring adjuster, fake co2 cart and some nice wood grips. It was a great extremely accurate.22 gun at 640fps and I shot half inch groups at fifty yards for tens of thousands of rounds. But after I picked up an FX Impact I got spoiled so just had to have a repeater. I picked up a couple of aftermarket repeating breeches to try out I will give my opinions of the good and bad of each.
First I purchased the Exclusive Breech it is made in Thailand. www.etsy.com/shop/TheExclusiveAirgun It was delivered in less than two weeks loose in a box with a piece of pillow wrap beside it. although not impressed by the packaging I was impressed by the machining and looks when I first saw this breech. But the minute I ran the action my joy turned to dismay as there was a tremendous amount of slop in the lever and parts connected to it. I took it apart to convert it to left hand which on this breech is easy to do and got a good look at the linkage first hand. It looked like people had used their teeth and fingernail files to shape these steel parts of the breech no wonder it was so sloppy. So once the left hand conversion was done and I added a bit of grease here and there and tried to put it on my gun. The supplied screws were all metric so did no fit my gun. There was a piece of some kind of soft rubber like tubing I expected was for the breech seal although it may have werqed I did not use it. I put the breech on my gun but I did not use the supplied screws or breech seal to do so. To my surprise the breech functioned just fine even with all of the slop it locks up tight when loaded. So overall it’s a werqing unit it looks great and functions just fine at the moment and if you don’t mind a little DIY for the install this is an OK unit although nothing to rave about. This unit is a bit larger/wider than the CustomAir breech which is a bit taller than this one I expect they weigh nearly the same.
Next is the CustomAir breech I picked up it is from Georgia the country not the state and it took a month or so to get here. I think it went across the country on camels then across the ocean on a sailboat and when it finally got to New York then it came across the US in a covered wagon. Or so it felt that way as I waited impatiently. It was wrapped in some kind of closed cell foam then in packing tape put in a bubble wrap bag and sent off. Somehow the breech got a pretty good nick in the front of it don’t know how this happened as this thing was wrapped up tight. But it took a month to get here so I’m not saying anything. This one not only looked good but it functioned smooth as silk sooo.. nice beautifully machined inside and out. It also has the correct hardware to fit the breech and a modified sae screw to fit it to the 22xx guns at the rear. It has a bracket that slides over the tube and then attaches to the breech to make things much stronger up front as well but I will not be using that part as I will drill another hole down from the top and into my tube to give it more strength. So I got to werq removing the Thailand breech and installing the Georgian breech. It fit just fine and although the breech seal given was of a good material it was oversized in diameter and length so after I turned it down and chopped it off three times it was still to short and I ran out of the supplied material. So then I made several from Delrin and cut them short over and over and... until I finally got lucky and one fit. Myself I made a brass adapter and cut an FX smoothtwist liner to fit in the new breech. Then cut some carbon fiber and made Delrin and aluminum adapters for the shroud. After all of that this breech is a werq of art that functions as smooth as butter. This unit was not taken apart as the lever can not be moved to the left side and it functions fine as it is.
One would need to modify a stock Crosman barrel to use this breech see link below. This is not a difficult task if you have a hacksaw, file, an angled burr bit for your drill for the lead in on the barrel and a drill motor to put the barrel in to spin it and dress the end up with the file. Se link number two below.
Is it worth $200? Well if the Taiwanese made breech is worth $135 then this one is a bargain at $200.
I shot five pellets through the same hole at 10 yards which is all I have in my basement.