Reading the first page this was exactly my thought: SSP. I hadn't thought of Daisy specifically, but there's no reason why not. I'd love something like an affordable Feinwerkbau 103.savantguarde wrote:Wouldnt a single stroke Pneumatic be simpler? I do enjoy my daisy 717's (Although they will soon be getting sold) and they are super super simple. You could even use something like the daisy valve / barrel as a basis and build up a pistol from that? 18 dollars for a barrel / valve assembly or even the lothar walther barrel / valve from the 747 (45 dollars) .
What is the goal of this: a brand new unique pistol or a modern replication of a classic such as the Mod.5?
As to the legal aspects. I believe it is legal for a private individual to build a sub legal limit airgun for their own use, and possibly for others, but as soon as money starts changing hands then it becomes trade or business and VCRA applies, i.e. the individual needs to be an RFD. It may be ok if the money is changing hands only to cover costs, but it would be open to interpretation and I wouldn't want to be a test case.
Our esteemed Mr Hulme is now an RFD, so may be a source of valuable advice.
P.S. This no doubt deviates hugely from you guys' design goals but if I was coming up with it I would design it to be also usable for pistol FT, so ideally 4 ft.lbs minimum and facility for fitting optics. I'd certainly be interested in a SSP with these criteria.