This first post will just highlight the inner workings of the trigger mechanism in the gun body. My issue now is attaching my "trigger" to the green lever, which is just a 1/8" brass rod coming in through the wall of the gun body.
So first up is the picture of it:
This is it in the "set" position. It's basically just a pin that fits into a brass "arm" extending from inside the front barrel. When the string is pulled, the tip extends.
Here are 2 videos of it. Sorry the one is a little dark.
This one shows the trigger working and the tip extending.
This one shows the trigger working a little better. Sorry for it being a little dark.
So now the part where I need help! Any ideas on how to attach this to the green lever? When all the slack is taken out of the string, it only needs to be pulled like 1/8" for it to fire. Anyone better at physics and see a really simple solution to this? I've been working on it straight for 3 days and I need a second set of eyes to give me some ideas.
Once I have the green lever figured out, then I will take the front barrel apart and take pictures, with explanations of how it works. For now, no one gets my "secret" till I have it working correctly!
Thanks for looking and for giving some ideas!