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MattW975 custom moderator

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jackroadkill, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

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    Some of you may remember my mk1 HW97 tuning and stock refinishing thread; in it I said that the rifle was great but the "moderator" was a joke. I tried all sorts of ways to get the old mod off, but this proved impossible due to it being an integral part of the underlever catch. It would come off, but then there would be no catch and nowhere to mount a new moderator. I kind of resigned myself to having a noisy muzzle blast, but it irked me that the tune had made the cycle so quiet and yet the muzzle blast couldn't be tamed. Or could it?

    A few PM's to MattW975 later, and I had a solution. Matt made me a custom moderator on his lathe that would fit over the existing one. I was a bit concerned that it would make the rifle overly long, but a bit of mental maths said that it would be no longer than my HW80 with it's moderator fitted. It was a bit of a task, but he did a great job of it. The new mod arrived this afternoon and went straight onto the rifle. I've only taken a few quick shots with it but the difference is amazing. There's absolutely no muzzle noise at all any more - the loudest part of the shot it the pellet striking the target thirty yards away, which I reckon for a springer has to be a pretty acceptable state of affairs.

    So, a big public thankyou to Matt for the extra time and effort he put into this one, and another firm recommendation for his work.

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    Cheers,

    JR
     
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    Looks good :up:
     
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    Looks good nice neat job
     
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    I would have liked to see it taper down and be a flush fit with the ul catch, but then I'm a fussy old git.
     
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    I did think about that but the taper angle would have been hard to get to look right - although the mod is 35mm in diameter it's only 6mm wall thickness, so getting a convincing taper angle whilst keeping enough thickness would have been hard.

    And Reaper6, you're right, it's a very neat job indeed. Matt custom made this without seeing the rifle and it fits like a glove.
     
  6. JD

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    You could always ask Mattw, for an offcut of 35mm delrin, drilled out to the silencers OD and make a small tapered collar yourself. : )
     
  7. Jackroadkill

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    Yeah, but if I was after pretty, would I be using a mk1 HW97?!
     
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    Thanks JR,

    I'm glad it worked well :)
     
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    i think it looks the muts nuts! i have just ordered my mod from matt aswell i cant wait to get mine on my rifle :) am very jealous!!
     
  10. JD

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    Are you trying to say the mk1 97 is ugly ?

    Given the choice, I'd rather have a mk1 97 or what is now know as the Hw97 rifle version,

    over the butt heavy, muzzle light Hw97k any day.
     
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    You won't be disappointed.
     

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