I have a semi automatic elastic band gun that my Nephew got a hold of and started dismantling so as it needed repairing I thought I would make some `improvements' to it.
|The base gun for the project. AA battery for size.|
Once the gun is carefully split into it's two halves there's not a lot inside just the lock mechanism and a couple of balance weights. The lock is basically an escapement mechanism that allows the spoked wheel to turn one segment at a time every time the trigger is pulled.
|Ready for a good sanding.|
Once refitted the lock operated a lot smoother, then the two halves were glued back together again.
|Lock mechanism refitted and working better than ever.|
|Glued and clamped.|
After the glue had cured I then set about it with my detail sander and removed yet more casting flash and general rough edges.Then I hand-sanded over where I had been with the detail sander paying special attention to the seams which seem to have a tolerance of ±0.5mm in the fit,
|Ready for customising.|
Check back soon for the next part of the project.