Eric built my mid/half blocked cocker. First let me start this EXCELLENT feedback with comments about his WONDERFUL customer service and communication. I never had a worry about where my cocker was and he always answered my emails very quickly. Any question I asked was answered without leaving out a lot of the other questions like a lot of people do.
I started out with bolt sled and pin to feel out his work and his communication, but when those were done I had no hesitation to send the rest of my gun in to have the body milled and reannodized.
My drawings and ms paint renderings of what I wanted were barely legible and hardly to scale and he still managed to produce a very beautiful end product at an extremely reasonable cost.
I am not well versed with machining, nor do I have any sort of adequate measuring tools/abilities, but Eric explained everything to me and described his questions in a very easy to understand way which allowed me to give an accurate answer. Likewise he was able to under stand my layman's gibberish and come back with a well machined product.
The gun came back in a very reasonable amount of time: approximately 2 months.
Now the minuses
The finish was not the exact color that I wanted, but that was partly my fault due to not sending in a sample part.
The delrin sled is rubbing off and leaving a whitish deposit on the body because of the rough bead blasting. Also partly my fault, I should have just said dust black annodizing not bead blasted.
I didn't put in a locking feedneck at the same time.
here are some specs:
Outkast body w/ custom mid/half block milling
custom delrin bolt pin and sled
bolt has orings and a detent like pullpin retainer
sled has a set screw in the back to hold the pump arm steady.
mq valve w/ white spacer removed
e1 grip with samurai trigger
black e2 solenoid cover (havent' cleaned solenoid since)
nexus ram w/ eclipse QEV's
stock sledgehammer lpr
barrel condom wrapped around pneumatics to quiet QEV's
cp direct mount ez turn asa
stiffi and 45/4500
hyper 2 reg
This thing is SUPER LIGHT
Unless you are dry firing or a ball rolled out the barrel there is no report, all you hear is "click, click, splat"
no detectable recoil
Sidenote: I sent only the body w/o the valve and all other parts removed so that probably saved a lot of time and stress from having to remove parts.
Unfortunately I do not currently have a picture of the finished product, but here are some in process pics that are very descriptive. The numbers were not exactly correct so the ending bolt sled and pin have slightly different measurements.
Finished mill work side view (curve is from camera lens)
finished mill work top view
finished bolt pin sled
"measured" drawings of pin and bolt
"measured" drawings of sled