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Parts to get started:
1x Remote Nipple
1x Dual Female 1/8in NPT adapter
2x 90° macroline fittings
1x Palmer Direct Stabilizer
1x Triple Female 1/8in NPT adapter
1x straight macroline fittings
1x 1/8in NPT pressure gauge
About 2ft of macro line
1x S.A.W. stock
1x 1.5in 1/8in diameter machine screw
Tools to get started:
8in crescent wrench
Phillips screw driver
Flat head screw driver
1/8in drill bit
1/4in drill bit
7/16in drill bit
small wire snips
Hack saw or dremel tool
Locktite® Thread locker or other type of thread sealant
Customized 9/16in open end wrench†
Angle grinder or other type of grinder†
†this will be discussed thoroughly later on
Make opening for macroline
Place the SAW stock in the vice and drill directly into the small flat surface behind the stock adapter at about a 25° angle from the center of the stock about 1/2in up from the bottom (figure A1.1). Go in about an inch or until you feel it break through. Remove the butt plate with a screw driver so that any shavings fall out. This can be done to either side as this is just a preference. I went with right side (same side as the cyclone) to produce a clean look of the left side, but this can be done on the left side to adaptable with the Special Ops custom tombstone.
Reinforcing the stock adapter
After you drill the hole for the macro line you may notice some wiggle between the stock adapter and the rest of the stock. To fix this problem drill 1/8in hole about 1/2in above the compression pin that holds the stock to the adapter. Once drilled screw the machine screw in to the point that it is flush with the opposite side and use a hacksaw or dremel tool to remove the head of the screw and excess threads. Make sure that you use a screw that fits snuggly in the hole so this it will not come out in any way. (This can be seen in figure A1.1 where the small silver dot is)
Assembly of the Palmer and fittings
Attach the various parts in this order as seen in the picture with thread sealant (figure A3.1)
Dual Female 1/8in NPT adapter -> 90° macroline fitting ->Macro Line* -> Direct Palmer Stabilizer -> Triple Female 1/8in NPT adapter† -> straight macroline fitting
* the length of this piece of macro line depends on the placement of all your holes but in the case of my setup it was approximately 2 and 7/8 inches long, there with be a time for adjustment later.
† The Triple Female adapter needs to make a right angle with the macro fitting going into the palmer. It does not matter in which way, as this is another thing that is user preference.
This step was a little tricky when I did this, but now I can give you all nice number to work with. To find the location for the gauge hole measure 5 and 23/32 inches from the back top corner and 6 and 3/16 inches from the back bottom corner of the stock. Where these two measurments meet is the location of the hole. To ensure location line up everything to check. For ease of use take your longest piece of macroline and slide it through the hole you made in the stock. When it has gotten far enough back connect it to the straight macro fitting in your palmer configuration. Slide everything into your stock to the point where it is snug. Take reference as to how much of the palmer hangs out of the back and at what angle it makes with the stock. Remove the Palmer system and set it on top of the stock to get an idea of where the hole for the gauge is (figure A4.1). Once you are confident with the gauge location start with a small drill bit and make your way through, but do not drill through when you have the Palmer still inside. Once you drilled your initial hole, put the palmer fack inside, and hold it under a strong light and look to find the accuracy of your hole. Repeat this step with a gradually larger drill bit to the point of using a 7/16in drill bit (figure A4.2).
Remote Nipple Placement
With the stock firmly mounted upside down, and no internals in it, decide where you would like to place the hole for the remote nipple. I would recommend between 1/2in to a 1in from the back of the stock. As with the gauge hole start with a small drill bit as a pilot hole, and work your way up to 7/16in drill bit to ensure proper placement.
Due to the limited width of the stock it is very hard to get a tool around fittings in the stock. The most essential time for using a tool while the fittings are in the stock is when you must attach the Dual Female 1/8in adapter to the remote nipple. Depending on what female adapter you get will determine the size of your customized wrench, but it my case it was a 7/16in wrench that I needed. To be able to get the wrench around the fitting while in the stock I had to reduce the width of the wrench head. To do this I placed it in a bench vise and used an angle grinder to reduce its width (figure A6.1). This will come in very useful later on for adjustment purposes. If you have better means of grasping the fittings then by all means do it, but I enjoy having my custom wrench always there in my paintball tool box. If anyone is worrying about reducing the structural integrity of the wrench too much, well it really isn’t an issue. For this application the wrench is by far strong enough.
Now that you have your custom wrench, place all of the internals into the stock and line the double female fitting up with your remote hole, you may have to trim your macroline for this to line up. Screw in the remote nipple and the gauge. Use your wrench to hold the female adapter while you use another wrench to tighten down the nipple(figure A6.2). Now that you have all of the gas fittings are connected the air through stock is ready to test, but this may need to wait if you are also doing the custom volumizer installation. The probability that there are leaks with the macro lines is fairly high. When macro line is pressurized it pushes the hose catch out from the rest of the fittings as if you were pulling on the macro line without pushing the catch in to release the hose. Because of this, and the way the two fittings on the 2 some inch piece of macro line when trying to pressurize push back at each other. The only way to correct this is trial and error by taking out the macroline and slowly trimming it. To make it so that you don’t have to remover everything when adjusting, use a flat head screw driver and push the catch in on the macro fittings that connects to the palmer, so that you just have to remove the female adapter, macroline and one of the 90° fittings.
As I’m sure you have noticed, the rear end of the palmer hangs out the back of the stock just a slight bit, but this is easily hidden by the but-plate. To make room for the back of the palmer in the butt-plate all you need to do is take some wire snips and cut away the vertical webbing that is just below the screw hole. After cutting at the top and bottom of what you would like to remove, just flex the section side to side until it breaks off (figure A7.1). This in no way affects its integrity, since the butt-plate is already very sturdy.
Now that you are done with the butt stock, you can attach it to you’re a-5, by means of the Special Ops™ tombstone adapter, or you can go on to create the custom volumizer mod. Either way the macro line that runs out of the stock will need to be trimmed accordingly.
This post has been edited by GH Militia Man: 04 March 2007 - 08:17 PM