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Ermes-Sub "Avatar" handle with latest version of Double Roller trigger mechanism

popgun pete

popgun pete

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Ermes-Sub have now released parts for their "Avatar" eurogun, the main interest being the new handle which is built around a refined version of their Double Roller trigger mechanism. Here are some photos of it, this one has white trim for the soft grip handle and butt pad, and there are other options in green and red, being the Italian national colours. There is also a two band muzzle available, but no sign yet of the intended barrel, although the handle can be used with other barrels of 26 mm and 26.5 mm internal diameter as the barrel sealing "O" ring has two alternate positions on the front boss.

The handle has a switchable safety lever which seems to be intended as a lock-out when rigging and banding up your gun rather than being used as a safety, hence rather than “S” for safe it is marked as “L” when the trigger is trapped at the top and the gun cannot release. A set of diagrams shows how it works.
Ermes Sub Avatar 1R

Ermes Sub Avatar 2R

Ermes Sub Avatar 3R

Ermes Sub Avatar 4R

Ermes Sub Avatar 5R

Ermes Sub Avatar 6R

Ermes SUb Avatar 7R

Ermes Sub Avatar trigger lock out RR

Note in this last photo you can see a window cut in the sidewall of the metal housing to reduce its weight, this window appears black and is just visible in the sear box mouth area now that the sear lever nose has dropped with the trigger being pulled. The sear lever has no biasing spring, it falls under the action of gravity or the force of the spear being propelled from the gun by the action of the bands retracting from their stretched state.
 
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popgun pete

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Surprised that "made in Italy" does not appear anywhere on the plastic handle.
Ermes Sub handle for DR trigger mechanism
 
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Here is what the handle looks like with the 3 position adaptor removed.
Avatar with camera support insert removed R

And the camera adaptor base from 3 different views. Note the holes which are engaged by a grub screw
Avatar insert for camera support R
 
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The thumb rest removed shows both sides of the grip are identical. It is held on with one screw and two lugs press into the recesses in the white grip handle.
Ermes Sub Avatatar LHS no thumb rest R

Thumb rest R
 
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