Diana Chaser Mods?
Are any of you folks aware of mods available for the Diana Chaser? When it was first introduced, there seemed to be a lot of speculation that it would be the next 2240 in terms of many mods/upgrades being developed. I did find an LDC with appropriate threads, but nothing else. I love my Chaser, and it is well designed for what it is.
For example, a power adjuster could take advantage of the barrel length and (possibly) allow altering the 50 shots/cartridge into a much more powerful 25 shots/cart.
Anybody know of anything?
so mods, like completely rebuilding the trigger assembly so you can adjust trigger travel to 1.5mm and all the slop is gone, with new pins, shims and a grub screw added to the sear for a trigger stop
or maybe using a Stormrider barrel cut down to 13 inches and using 12mm ID to 15 mm OD carbon fiber tubing so you can add the Air Venturi muzzle brake and globe sight and replacing the rear with a Williams sight
and resizing a 1/2-20 Marauder Pistol adapter so it will fit in that muzzle brake so you can add a LDC, filing the thread off
and adding a 4 inch Picatinny mount that bridges between the front of the breech using one of the front 2 threaded holes and a Stormrider barrel band and adding a 5 slot Picatinny mount on the bottom of the barrel band
so i guess the answer is yes but there is no store bought items, you have to gather this and that and try and fail and succeed and change before you are happy, if there is such a thing
about 100% of the stuff i used came off Ebay and of that stuff most came from China and you ask why, that's easy they had what i needed
i have 2 kits and a .177 pistol and another coming in tomorrow
now if someone would get off there dead A$$'s and get some parts for these pistols maybe we could do more customizing but i'm not holding my breath
i hope this gives you some ideas, send me a message if you have question, i'll try to help
will it ever become a 2240 type system to build off of no but with a good imagination you can make a custom pistol
all these mods were done with hand tools and a bench top drill press
I would HIGHLY recommend the hammer de-bounce modification, available I believe from Airguns of Arizona. I have installed this mod in my .177 Plinkster, .177 and .22 Chasers. I've experienced roughly a 30-35% increase in gas mileage in all 3 guns, with no loss of power. Installation is pretty easy and straight-forward, but you may have to do some stock work, as the factory end plug is flush, but the replacement end plug is slightly domed. A little hand sanding is all it takes. Very easy, and well worth the effort.
Don’t mean to digress, but what is a “debouncer” mod and how does it work?
I have alot of Co2 guns and wouldn’t be adverse to improving gas economy...
I think any spring loaded device will do this: upon release, the spring does not just actuate and stop. It bounces a few to many times until settled. If I understand the issues with CO2 values, the bouncing releases more gas than intended in an ineffective manner, i.e., it wastes gas. A "debouncer" makes the spring actuate in one fluid movement and eliminates the bouncing, as the name implies, and the gas is used more efficiently. Maybe somebody else can explain it better. 😀