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Old 06-17-2007, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help!!!!! VM question!

Ok... I have a pending sale by a member here depending on the answer to this...

I'm not sure what grip I have on my VM-68... Its molded plastic with a swing down door at the bottom... I think its called a Lonestar grip... Anyhoo I am looking to convert the marker to a dual tank and I have the dual tank kit and all I need is the adapter to put under my grip. I've been offered a TASO M-16 Grip adapter which appears to be what I need but I am not sure! I kind of need an answer by Wed so I'm leaving it up to you, Help me figure this out!!!!!


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Old 06-17-2007, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the grip on a vm is not a lonestar, but it's close. get the adapter, it will probably fit, and if it doesn't fit your grip pm me your address and I'll send you a lonestar.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's a lonestar grip. all vms came with a lonestar grip w/ trapdoor, just take the roll pin out and remove the trap door.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't know if it will fit or not, but the lonestar grip and the m-16 grip are not identical.
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Actually, lonestar ordinance is a contractor that makes the grips for the M16 family of rifles, so in short, yes a lonestar grip is an M16 grip. there are a few variants, just pick the one you like and good luck!
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually, lonestar ordinance is a contractor that makes the grips for the M16 family of rifles, so in short, yes a lonestar grip is an M16 grip. there are a few variants, just pick the one you like and good luck!
Yes the lonestar is an m-16 grip, but it not the same as the "m-16 grip". The variants are the "m-16 grip" that comes on phantoms, the lonestar grip, and eurogrip, as well as several 45 blocks. You can pick any grip and find a bottom line for it, but not all the bottom lines are compatable. If this guy wants to pick up a bottom line for his lonestar, it needs to be for a lonestar, and probably not an m-16 grip.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I suppose it depends on what "Dual Tank Kit" means.

horizontal, and bottomline? or vert and bottom? or vert/back, or horiz/back, or back/bottom? Is it a skanline kit? or just a braided hose with a "T" adapter?

I was bored enough once many, many years ago to stick 4 co2 tanks on my VM. No real reason, except "something to do".

My VMs all came with the generic Lonestar-type grip that was found on most guns in the 90s. However, there was around 10-15 different variants, like the Gators, Euros, Tasos, Ramlines, etc. Those all utilize completely DIFFERENT ASA adapters.

Also, again, not knowing what kind of "kit" you go, but some lonestar adapters have a BUILT IN asa, while some just add a place to screw in an ASA. So, that might effect your ability to instal the kit.

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Actually, I see you and I are neighbors. I live in Revere. LMK and I can take a look at it. I do not mind blowing an evening after work futzing with a VM
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey Fluff, I appreciate the offer but the VM is in the shop getting machined for a RVA right now... Maybe we'll get together for some other reason at some point.

Ok guys... I have the VM and I'm trying to get my VM to have the horizontal stock tank as well as the below the grip tank. I have the TASO kit with the braided hose and tank adapter but no way to attach it to the bottom of the grip. Someone here at MCB has the "M-16" grip adapter to mount the ASA but Im not sure if it will fit my grip or not. I can visualize my grip... does anyone have photos of the M-16 grip that I can see to compare?

I'm purchasing a marker from this person when I get back from ME on Wed and am hoping to have him include the grip if it is what I need.

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like I said. I can show you. I will see about a pic if I get a chance. have the adaptor and a vm with a bottomline.
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