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    Pneumag Debacle

    Hey all

    So Ive had my Mag forever, I like the way it shoots. Had a Hyperframe on it long ago till I fried it changing the battery. Since then Its been sitting with the Benchmark single trigger frame on it. Its starting to show wear in the chrome on the rear of the grip and was looking to buy an Intelliframe, but almost all of them that I find are dust black or gloss black... 90% of my Mag is chrome or poished aluminum.

    So I have a few options that Ive been debating on:
    1) Purchase a new single trigger frame off flea bay, 32 degrees, chrome with grip, minus trigger, $18 shipped. Then try to pneumag this frame? It looks as though this particular frame would need a ton of work

    2) Purchase it anyways, try to pnuemag my Benchmark and have the 32 degrees frame if anything goes horribly wrong, from pictures online and looking at my own frame it seems the Benchmark would require less "trimming", milling etc. (most likely do this with a drill press and hand tools)

    3) Buy an Intelliframe that seems "somewhat" hard to find, spend hours polishing the anno off to match my mag, then try to pneumag that frame, if I screw it up Im out a "rare" frame and hours of polishing...

    It may seem like a clear cut answer to some. But I honestly dont care about walking a trigger, I have a DP G4 that I play with a single finger all day anyway. Id just like to have a crisp, short trigger pull

    Also, just to humor me, Ive read a bunch of threads that recommend sending a frame off to get this done... how much is this service typically?

    This is what I want to put it on, and have it look exactly how it is now when finished (just no reg outside the grip)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Talk to this guy. He can answer all your questions

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Sunny Florida- Woot!
    intelliframes come up pretty regularly in the BST section. They are by no means rare. IIRC, Justus has one for sale there currently.

    Loguzzzz is a good source for pneu installs if you're not comfortable trying it yourself.

    Be careful with th 32* frames on Ebay. I was under the impression that some people had issues with them being out of spec.

    Its a shame the chrome is wearing off the Benchy frame. The ones with the finger cutouts like you have are fairly sought after. Even flaking onese were selling for $50-60 not too long ago.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    It's cold here.
    I'd look into getting your Benchmark single trigger re-chromed and be done with it. See if there's a local shop.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Houston, TX
    Pneus are a long trip for a short trigger (single).

    An RT on/off will help with pull weight if you don't have one already.

    The other thing you can look at is some trigger alterations. Depending on your setup, you might benefit from a rear trigger stop. If your trigger keeps going back after the bolt is released, you're shoving the on/off pin further up into the o-ring. AGD single frames often don't have much over-travel if the trigger rod has a good gap behind the trigger. There's certainly enough meat on the benchmark trigger to put a set screw through it.

    You may need a stop if you alter the top of the trigger. Benchmark triggers have that circular cutout at the top that cams the trigger rod, instead of just pushing it straight back. It makes the pull longer and lighter. You can fill in that notch with epoxy or solder and get a more direct pull. This will also shorten your pull. You have to shape it at the right angle so that the rod doesn't pop-up in the middle of the pull, which is just annoying.

    Pneus are short and light, but I wouldn't call them "crisp", since they don't have any kind of break.

    If you do want pneus, Loguzzzzz[z] is certainly a good place to start.
    Last edited by Spider-TW; 01-17-2013 at 09:47 AM.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Mag79 also does excellent work

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