So about two years ago, I bought parts to semi pgp from Rainman over on MCB. What I bought from him was the 3 brass tubes, a bolt, back block, cut rod, front block, front block adaptor, cut back block, valve, velocity adjuster and mainspring. After I got it from him, I got an Orracle set of pneus, and a benchie slider. This is what the gun looked like:
Thinking it was ugly, and quiet frankly would be under-utilized as a pistol, I asked Rainman to add a vert feed, ball detent mount, and powdercoat it black. In the meantime, I thought I'd make a few more adjustments. I got a minicocker block and filed it to fit, got a ccm clamping feed for it, a ccm delrin back block and filed it to fit, had a couple delrin bolts made, got a Noxx adaptor so that I could put a 20 bps Uprising frame on it. I also got a shocktech through grip to go with an adjustable screw in tank. This is that it looked like then:
While it looked pretty, there were still a couple significant issues common to semi-pgps. Namely, it was a complete pain to time, wouldn't get up to speed, and the sear/hammer relationship was awful.
Then I started talking to Noxx on MCB. I sent the gun to him with simple wishes---please time the sucker, make the hammer have an adjustable lug in it, fix the pump rod by making an aluminum red one (the one I got from Rainman had way too much play in it to work reliably unfortunately), and make a bolt that can work consistently. Also, whatever comes to mind that may seem like a good idea, please do. I put a maddman light cocker valve spring in the valve, and shipped her out. Friday, I got it back. Here she is, in full working order. Absolutely beautiful.
It's timed, light, has a rock solid feel, tiny, and will be out at my field soon. There are a total of two stock pgp parts left on the entire gun, with the rest custom made (the main spring and velocity adjuster...that's it). Rainman did a great job with the body and the powder coat, as well as the valve adaptor. Noxx did a lot of work on the timing, getting the hammer truly usable, and anno-ing parts to put some just great highlights on the little guy. So after a couple years, I finally have a nicely tuned 20 bps epgp. Thanks a lot Noxx, I absolutely love it.