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|11-01-2012, 07:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Holland, MI
Need Contact info for an Dirk Gadberry of the 1996 Ironmen
This is the picture that got me into autocockers in 1996. It's a photo of an advertisement from the November 1996 APG. I spoke to Dick Gadberry on the phone the day I got this magazine and told him I would call him back to make this same autococker for me. I never did it. I'm embarassed.
I want to live the dream that I once had. I want this autococker.
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Dirk Gadberry or ANYONE from the old school Ironmen? I'm on a man hunt to see if I can get this gun made.
Note: The phone number is obviously disconnected. Does anyone know if his shop is still open?
|11-02-2012, 12:35 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Mad Science of Paintball
Join Date: Jul 2011
While I understand the desire to have a marker from the man himself, if it doesn't pan out for whatever reason, I'd like to offer my services as an option.
I've been a 'Cocker fan from early on, and they're still my favorite marker today. Duplicating that pictured gun would be relatively easy and straightforward- the most difficult part of the build will be simply finding an anodizer that still does that old-style splash anno. (That's a PK job, most likely, and PK still does it, but at a very steep price.)
Let me know if I can help.
|11-02-2012, 11:39 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Why not go on a hunt for the gun itself or one of the others he made? They do pop up from time to time, though usually not as elaborate as that one. The one I have, as well as the other I've seen for sale realtively recently did not include the same sight rail milling, not that unusual shroud...
|11-02-2012, 02:28 PM||#9 (permalink)|
I like Guns and Cigars.
Join Date: Jul 2008
I highly doubt he will have the equipment, connections to parts, ability, and desire to make one of these 16 years later.
I think you better go with Doc
|11-02-2012, 03:20 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
It is sweet. I like that minimagesque shroud and barrel combo. I would just want an actuall foregrip instead of the hose, but it is awesome. Looks like all palmer's pneus?
My MCB feedback: http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...ml#post2245661
For Sale: http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/m...ml#post3163559
wanted: cocker beaver tail, reg extender, black anno palmer reg in good shape, ANS 90 frame, mine rail that can be mounted backwards for more length (dovetail).
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