Monday, March 12, 2012

TOZ-35E. Solenoid.

The solenoid is a little bit weak and I am searching now for a best solenoid position (place of impact). It works now. Will it work tomorrow? I don’t know. If not – bolt must be modified (to reduce lever resistance).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

IWA 2012 photos

Some photos from IWA Outdoor Classics 2012:
Matchguns top loading system.

IWA News

My highlights of the day from IWA 2012 (Nürnberg, Germany):
  1. Steyr Sport presents new air rifle with electronic trigger (best electronic trigger under 500 gram I ever tried). Good job. Dream for my TOZ-35.
  2. Matchguns presents hybrid air pistol MGH1 - with electronic and mechanical triggers in the same frame (both are already built in). Works good. I tested both modes (electronic trigger activated with switch). Nice light pistol.
  3. The marketing joke - 9x19mm pistol with two bores from Arsenal Firearms (seems to be fully functional).
  4. Cal. 700 Nitro Express gun (Austrian company from Ferlach).

Friday, March 9, 2012

TOZ-35 Electromechanical trigger news

Test circuit is ready. Dimensions are not for original wooden fore-end but I don't care about it now (PCB/SMD version will be small enough).
Bad news - I have to design new trigger using switch button. My first idea of button-less trigger wasn't successful.
On the photo above: power board (left) and trigger board (right).