Hey 'Nation. Just wanted to show off my custom pump AutoCocker. I bought a 2k0 right feed AutoCocker back in '08 and it never really worked right. I mothballed it and recently found it, but wanted to do something a little different with it. I needed to do a final project in metals and nobody else was interesting in machining. I do a lot of it on my mill and lathe at home (both little dinky ones, not super nice but they get the job done for roughing) and because the school has a nice machining setup I figured rather than doing a welding project, I'd make a pump kit. So, everything from the pump rod to the handle to the guide rod, I made from pieces of 6061 Aluminum and 5/8" brass rod. Here's the before, right after I found it again:
And here is multiple after shots. I lasered it myself as a project in Mechanical Drafting. Now, eye candy:
I'm in the process of making some stained oak grips, and it'll have a new reg on the final model. I also machined the hammer and valve myself. No aftermarket stuff here, it's all custom things.
Any suggestions? The pump is getting a welded hitman mod when I get around to it...