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    Schofield 3 CO2 revolver,6mm

    Has anyone changed a 6mm barrel for a 4.5mm one?;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinedux View Post
    Has anyone changed a 6mm barrel for a 4.5mm one?;-)
    I wouldn't bother, as given that the 6mm valve only allows less that 0.5ft.lb (and that is being generous) to propel a plastic BB, and all (that I know of, but am happy to be corrected) 4.5mm/.177 BBs are steel, the mechanics present on a 6mm soft air variant will scarcely generate enough power to get a steel BB to the end of the barrel -- let alone reach a 10m target -- so given the cost of the replacement barrel (if you could source one), the cost of the replacement shells, and the cost of re-valuing the power release, I wager it would be far cheaper to just sell your 6mm version then purchase a .177 model instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth W-B View Post
    I wouldn't bother, as given that the 6mm valve only allows less that 0.5ft.lb (and that is being generous) to propel a plastic BB, and all (that I know of, but am happy to be corrected) 4.5mm/.177 BBs are steel, the mechanics present on a 6mm soft air variant will scarcely generate enough power to get a steel BB to the end of the barrel -- let alone reach a 10m target -- so given the cost of the replacement barrel (if you could source one), the cost of the replacement shells, and the cost of re-valuing the power release, I wager it would be far cheaper to just sell your 6mm version then purchase a .177 model instead?
    Just wondered.I've only seen pics of this gun.The .177 ones would be prohibited imports here. Regards,trev

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    I know of someone who fitted a rifled barrel to a single action 45 bb version
    the machining didn't look too hard providing you had a lathe
    regarding power I would assume the valve may have a volume reducer in to limit it and again wouldn't be too hard to sort

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinedux View Post
    Just wondered.I've only seen pics of this gun.The .177 ones would be prohibited imports here. Regards,trev
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    6mm BB gun

    I have a 6mm Dan Wesson revolver which powders plastic BBs at 10 metres. The cartridges for airsoft use have a brass insert to reduce the flow of CO2 gas to the ammo.
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    Hi
    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post

    I have a 6mm Dan Wesson revolver which powders plastic BBs at 10 metres. The cartridges for airsoft use have a brass insert to reduce the flow of CO2 gas to the ammo.
    Yes, you may do, as indeed do I, but as I said, without changing the gas release valve mechanism et al, as it is, the re-barrelled 6mm plastic BB firing Schofield in question would be hard pushed to propel a steel .177 BB (the topic, here), much further than the end of the barrel (lol).
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    Schofield revolver

    I must admit that I'm not familiar with the Schofield range of pistols. Is the 6mm version sold as an airgun or for airsoft use.
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    That's an interesting comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    I have a 6mm Dan Wesson revolver which powders plastic BBs at 10 metres. The cartridges for airsoft use have a brass insert to reduce the flow of CO2 gas to the ammo.

    Must try some Webley .177 shells in a 6mm Schofield

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