The first custom project from Kurvers Schietsport !!!!
The Greate Pier is the result of a kind of cloud-funding project, where a number of airbuck enthusiasts signed up (and paid in advance!) For the design and delivery of a special air rifle.
Design: Martijn Bekema
breech block: te Velde in Delft
Engraving: vd Marve in Delft
Cera coating: Leo te de Meern
Production of stocks: van Breen in 's Hertogenbosch
Barrels: blanks supplied by Lothar Walther; preprocessing: Techmotion in zzzzzz; final processing, fitting in, combing, crowning by KSS
Triggers: blanks supplied by Recknagel; adjustment and integration by KSS
Air reservoir, valve body, hammer, end caps, etc. manufactured by KSS
Stock fittings including embedding by KSS
Final assembly and final control by KSS
It was intended to supply an air rifle:
1. big bore, basic version in .45
2. very powerful
3. very accurate
It was decided to design and build a limited edition of 10 pieces. The manufacture should be exclusively Dutch, with the exception of barrels and triggers, that way we could maintain quality control ourselves.
The results are impressive:
a. caliber .45 is standard, but .58 was also delivered and .50 became an option for the follow-up run.
b. Mouth energy: "amply sufficient" and more than any other bigbore airgun manufactured in the Netherlands.
c. total length in standard stock:
d. total weight in standard stock: 9 kg
e. Accuracy at 100 meters: 2 cm CTC
f. breech block, air reservoir, valve body, etc .: of steel (C30)
g. 30 cm long Piccatiny rail
h. 20 cm long OUT rail
i. fixing hole for flask monopod
j. adjustable shoulder pad.
k. steel trigger housing, "accelerated" as desired; trigger pressure standard tractor: approx. 1400 grams; trigger pressure accelerated triggerr: about 100 grams
l. the latch is equipped with 2 lugs and hammer tensioner and latch secured / coupled to the latch, preventing accidents with "open latching"
The Greate Piers belonging to this project were delivered at the beginning of 2016 ...
There are "follow-up projects":
The GP in .45, .50 or .58 and again in an edition of 10 pieces in advance. Pre-registration has started.