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Old 09-21-2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey yall - a few years ago I started collecting serial numbers for autocockers and matching what the owner said and cross referenced this against the features that were added over the years. I hosted this info on scroadkill.com and teamsection8.com .. and now it is here.

If a mod would please consider sticking this for future reference... - thanks.
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Model -- Serial Numbers --- Year Made

Sniper I --- 1 - 500 --- 1987 --- Bud was making Sniper 1 - machined bodies - in his garage

Sniper I --- 500 - 2107 --- 1988 - 1989 (<Summer) --- Paintslinger16 : "WGP made the switch from a machined to an extruded receiver. Snipers with serial numbers over 2000 have the extruded bodies, as do all the new Sniper II's."
(774 Thumper says)

Sniper 1 1/2 --- 2108 - 2524 --- Early 1989 --- If it's over #2100 then they will have the sniper II body. They used up the Sniper 1 stock (so the #2100 - 2500 is more or less a sniper 1 1/2, after that they were true sniper II's. Joelrf600r: "a 1.5 is the nickname for the transition guns that didn't have all the sniper2 features, but had the extruded sniper2 body. They essentially have the extruded body, but still have the sniper1 style bolt/block combo. some of them have the sniper1 pump, others have the sniper2 pump. i don't know what the number range is for them." 2524 looks like a 1.5

Sniper II --- 2525 - 2891 --- 1989(>Summer) --- In the article if refers to the switch in the summer of '89.
"WGP made the switch from a machined to an extruded receiver. Snipers with serial numbers over 2000 have the extruded bodies, as do all the new Sniper II's." Also states that breech chamber size was reduced after serial #400 to prevent double feeds. The pictures in the article show serial number 2555. APG press release Nov 1989 -- pg58/59 -- pg61 -- pg62 -- pg64 --- I know 2530 is a sniper II -- PAINTCHECK Mar 1990 press release -- pg23 I know 2841 is a sniper II (Firepro84's)


Sniper II --- 3757 ----3810 --- 1990 --- check out Firepro84's 3757 sniper II - 1990 is best guess. --- PAINTCHECK Mar 1990 press release ---- pg22 -- pg23 --- 3810 belongs to noclue119 ---

Sniper II --- 6138 --- 1991 --- (JAGCPT says '91) --- APG August 1991 ad --- Dec 1991 Paintcheck -- pg25/26 -- pg29

--- 6116 to 8942 --- 1992 --- 6116 WALKING TARGET says --- 6314 WALKING TARGET says --- 6427 PAINTHAPPY says
6498 DRAKEN says --- 8283 SDAWG says --- 8346 Firepro's --- 8942 PAINTHAPPY says

--- 9,226 --- 1993 --- 9226 Firepro's - best guess '93

---16,552 --- 94 --- (16552 THUMPER says)

--- 17,000's - 28,000's --- 1995 --- 17000 low : Wolf13 says --- I think & hear 17206 is a late 94, early 95 (air-powered debate) --- (20834 THUMPER says 95)

--- 29,745 --- 1996 --- 29745 (jasons) - Thumper says 96 - backblock

--- 35,668 - 39,485 --- 1997 --- 35,668 is a 97 - full square body, slanted back block --- 39485 is a 97 - I know -- full square body.

---40,033 to 60,141 --- 1998 --- 40033 is a 98 --- 40177 is a 98 --- 44235 is a 98 --- 60141 is a 98 -- timing rod not threaded

--- 60,764 to 72,450 --- 1999 --- 60764 is a 99 -- slanted gills, threaded rod --- 72450 is a 99 - definitely not 2K (from Vortex body)

---73,607 - 88,888 --- 2K0 --- I know 73,607 is a 2K0 -- and Kmac says so too.. --I know 74,139 is a 2K0 -- I know 88,888 is a 2K0

--- 95,672 - 107,438 --- 2K1 --- I know 95,672 is a 2K1 (one cozie sold) --- I know 97,598 is a 2K1
Cockertech.com says 98,477 is a 2K1 --- 99,279 is a 2K1 (tallen702) --- I think 107,438 is a 2K1

---109,637 -143,450 --- 2K2 --- 109637 is a 2k2 (vert feed) --- I hear 123,106, is a 2k2 (draken @ warpig)
I think 126,775 (Rich's RF) } --- I think 131,000 (stockclasspaintball - VF) I think 140,149 - ebay seller I hear 143,450 is a 2k2 (Mirad @ mcb)

---146,405 - 188,475 --- 2k3 --- 146,405 - Sirr Killed A Lott @ Warpig --- 188,475 - half a55 guess (draken @ warpig)
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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BTW 3810 was a 1991. That was a mistake.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BTW 3810 was a 1991. That was a mistake.
u sure?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have an old minicocker that says 474. what does that mean?
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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#*&%ing great thread!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Factory Mini cockers had their own serial number series. So do Orracles and probably other, special bodies.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes. This is what it looked like
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I can also tell you that Sniper I S/N #550 was made in late 1987. Mr. Orr confirmed it himself.

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So, I should assume a number 55181 is around 1998?
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2k3 serial number on a 99 minicocker body...



The more odd thing is the style of the serial number on this body didn't come out until 2k3 but the serial number says its a ~2k1.
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