Tiger 1 Aluminium Barrel

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Postby Mr Sugundas » Wed May 15, 2019 10:31 am

Hi all, I'm new to the forum and in the planning stage of starting a Tiger 1 build.

I plan on adding a few modifications (PE grills, Schumo gear reduction) and was thinking about replacing the barrel with the Aber aluminium one. A side from buying the schumo metal elevation lever is there anything else that would be advisiable to do/purchase for the barrel conversion? Also does the Aber brass muzzle break require soldering or can you get away with using Fleky 5K CA?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby StumpyBloke » Wed May 15, 2019 11:01 am

Mr Sugundas wrote:Hi all, I'm new to the forum and in the planning stage of starting a Tiger 1 build.

I plan on adding a few modifications (PE grills, Schumo gear reduction) and was thinking about replacing the barrel with the Aber aluminium one. A side from buying the schumo metal elevation lever is there anything else that would be advisiable to do/purchase for the barrel conversion? Also does the Aber brass muzzle break require soldering or can you get away with using Fleky 5K CA?

Thanks in advance.


It does not require soldering. I’ve used it myself with CA and it’s fine.


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Postby Mr Sugundas » Wed May 15, 2019 11:07 am

That great news. Thanks for the quick reply.

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Postby StumpyBloke » Wed May 15, 2019 11:08 am

Mr Sugundas wrote:That great news. Thanks for the quick reply.


You’re welcome. Enjoy.


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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 15, 2019 1:58 pm

I would not use the brass muzzle brake as this puts a lot of strain on the elevation motor.
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Postby StumpyBloke » Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Ad Lav wrote:I would not use the brass muzzle brake as this puts a lot of strain on the elevation motor.
it’s never caused me any problems


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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm

Famous last words...
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Postby StumpyBloke » Wed May 15, 2019 7:03 pm

I’ll know who to blame now if it all goes titsup dot com!


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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 15, 2019 7:05 pm

;)

Apparently it just ruins the balance of the gun with he metal muzzle break.

I always use metal elevation arms on mine and my next Tiger won’t be any different.

I have just had the Schumo barrel delivered.
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Postby StumpyBloke » Wed May 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Ad Lav wrote:;)

Apparently it just ruins the balance of the gun with he metal muzzle break.

I always use metal elevation arms on mine and my next Tiger won’t be any different.

I have just had the Schumo barrel delivered.
ahh yeah, mine does have the (shumo or Daryl Turner?) metal version


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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Sat May 18, 2019 5:43 am

They should have turned the muzzle brake from aluminum. The brass is heavy. As for balance, this is even an issue on my Sherman Firefly that has the impact barrel that I turned down on a lathe to allow it to fit into a sleeve for recoil. The Tamiya elevation motor is weak in my opinion as well.
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