I figured before I made any more progress on assembling and timing the marker I would give a quick rundown of what I've got.
Here it is...a 2003 CCM J2 Autococker. The anno is dust grey and the marker has a little bit of anno wear but not very much. One thing that I am actually kind of excited about on this gun is the barrel. Of course the factory anno is a perfect match but the milling and porting is also very cool. It also happens to be a 14" barrel...which I like much better than the current 12" barrels.
I've got a CCM 3-way, CCM Ram and Dye Rocket LPR. The air first comes into the LPR, is regulated down and flows into the 3-way. The 3-way is the little silver guy and he basically manages the airflow as you pull the trigger. The ram is what cocks the marker and loads a ball into the breech. Air enters the ram, forcing the cocking rod back, (this is where you do the work if you have a pump handle on it) moving the bolt back, allowing a ball to fall into the breech while simultaneously cocking the hammer. So, when the marker is at rest, you've got a loaded ball and a hammer latched in with a spring behind it, waiting to get released so a blast of air can then propel the ball. Alright...that's enough autococker 101...I really just wanted to show you what was on the front block.
Everything else is pretty standard. Stock super tall feedneck. The stock feedneck clamp did come with the gun but unfortunately it's in two pieces. The surprising part is that it still does its job...how's that for reliability? The back block, front block, frame, bolt, internals, beavertail, frame and reg are all genuine CCM. It didn't come with a rail or ASA but I've got a few kicking around so that wasn't a big deal. The only hassle that I've had to deal with is the placement of the reg in relation to the frame. You either have to remove the grip frame or the air fitting on the reg to get the reg off of the body. Not a big deal but a bit of a pain when you've taken the gun apart then put the frame back on realizing that you forgot to put the reg on.
This particular J2 (as is the case with most of them) was drilled for eyes from the factory. This allows you to get an aftermarket electronic grip frame that can tell when there's a ball in the breech. It's is a coveted thing among 'cocker fans to have an undrilled body...I don't think it's so bad. What's important to me is that it was done in the factory, so the anno is intact and it's done well.
So that's the breakdown. Next post will have assembled pics of the marker and hopefully an accounting of how easy it was to get it timed. I am currently waiting for a fitting for the LPR. The one that came with it threads too far into the body of the LPR and gets in the way of the reg piston.