Originally Posted by HP_Lovecraft
In the early days they had so many problems. Spikes, dropoffs, chops, leaks, mysterious failures, etc. It was a compact, elegant design, especially compared to the other guns of the period.... but back then, they always seemed to have trouble. That memory has always stuck with me.
I see what you are saying, but after a couple of years they had the most effective user manual of any marker I can thing of. Literally every possible problem has a diagnosis on the manual, almost all can be solved by replacing the power tube o-ring. You also have to keep in mind, these problems were due to using co2 w/o an expansion chamber or remote.
After the proliferation of HPA, I don't think there has been a more reliable marker.