Reply To: Bullpup Springer
It’s an interesting idea, and I think it could be done with a few modifications. I’m thinking that a sidelever or underlever would be more effective, the compression tube and spring facing backwards with an upward-angled transfer port at the end of the tube. Think of essentially an over-under two-barrel look, with the bottom “Barrel” being the compression tube.
As far as the trigger, I’ve never heard of an electronic trigger in any type of springer, but that isn’t to say it’s not possible.
With the ideal length of a springer barrel being around 18 inches (at least, so I’ve heard), it might be very feasible to make a very short rifle. My concern would be the recoil- springers can be brutal in a traditional configuration, but with the piston reversed (AKA the piston slamming towards the shooter during the firing cycle), the felt recoil for even a low-powered model would be cause for pause. Great idea though! I’m interested to see what comes of it!