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I was turned on to this site by the folks at The Practical Machinist forum. I am the definition of a Jack, in both senses of the term:D It seems like I'm workin on just about everything all the time,trying to save a buck,or just to see if I can do it.
So for the question,I just ordered a tactical light for my paintball gun and realized that it will most likely come set up for a standard site rail.My gun has Picatinny rails??? Has anyone here machined ther own adaptor,have any pics,or suggestions on mounting it up?:confused:
I'd appreciate any feedback on the subject,
02-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Welcome to the insanity, JND. The Picatinney rail is a Weaver done to government specs, with the width and depth of the cross slots bigger than Weaver, and with the spacing on them at a know distance. Also, the angles on either side are held to close tolerances, unlike Weaver and Weaver-type bases and rings. You can (usually) put a Weaver ring on a Picatinney rail, but not always the opposite. Here's a link to info, including prints: http://tinyurl.com/2myszy,
02-13-2009, 10:53 AM
Now no one can say I "don't know Jack" ... :D
I apprieciate the info.I read the link you posted and it appears that I was getting worried for nothing.I was under the impression that the Picatinny rail was some sort of propriatary system that would require an adaptor to be functional.:o
Well,the light showed up today with a nice suprise.It fits right on the picatinny rail,and came with a nice barrell adapter.It has a powerful light,lazer,and can switch between the two with the control of a nice finger switch. Here's a pic of the gun in it's stock formation,with the light.It can be altered to resemble just about any military rifle.