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Old 01-31-2013, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Phantom unibody found by newcomer

Hi y'all.

a few days ago I was just wandering to my local paintball dealer when I saw this beauty lying in the back.
I immediatly fell in love and had to buy this, now I have several questions for the veterans here

- How old may it be? I heard unibodies were discounted 1989, is it really that old?
- What type is it? I suppose it's an Express or a Tournament, but i'm not really sure about that.
- What's that grip? Was that a CCI one or was it replaced?
- Any advice what to do to get it field-ready (I play on a field where full-auto and first-strike isn't uncommon)?

thanks in advance.



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Old 01-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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- I remember hearing that, it is probably accurate. I know people that bought Phantoms in the early 1990s that had removable barrels.
- Looks like an Express based on barrel length.
- That is an ACI/PMI Euro grip. Very comfortable to use, has a proprietary bottomline which you have.
- If you have small bore paint look into the ASP detent mod. If the internals are in good shape you will be fine. I can't remember if Phantoms ever had non-adjustable internals, if so, look into springing or getting a new bolt.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First off, welcome to MCB .
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- If you have small bore paint look into the ASP detent mod. If the internals are in good shape you will be fine. I can't remember if Phantoms ever had non-adjustable internals, if so, look into springing or getting a new bolt.
Unfortunately, here in Germany that would violate gun laws, so i'll have to try out the nail polish method. Speaking of it, where exactly do i put that tad of polish in the barrel?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This will have adjustable internals.
Serial number puts it at 1989 (late) vintage.
Looks like it has a muzzle brake on it once.

Nice Color!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like it has a muzzle brake on it once.

Nice Color!
I thought about painting it all black, but i kind of like the original colour too, the end of the barrel just happens to be messed up and i don't know how to bring it back to old glory (colourwise) yet, anyone any ideas?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How does the detent mod violate your gun laws? Just curious.
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How does the detent mod violate your gun laws? Just curious.
every change at a "weaponrelevant Part" is prohibited, restricted or needs an official reevaluation of the whole marker, because it could lead to a higher fps (which is officially capped at 214fps...). Actually every Barrel swap is forbidden (not that anyone cares, but i wouldn't want to risk sending an altered barrel through the custom (they already check evetything i receive from foreign countries...))

No, it's not easy as a paintballer in Germany...
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So you can't even own a gun that has adjustable velocity?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, don't paint it. These early colored Phantoms are hard to come by, there weren't too many made. Especially in the brighter colors.
You could have the gun reannoed, but I'd just get a 7/8" muzzle brake from Palmer's and slip it on. These have a "high coolness factor" and will conceal the scuff marks.

P.S. It's gotta SUCK playing at 214 f.p.s., you should move to the States.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not officially, all markers come with sealed velocity adjustments and/or Special springs, Most are at about 190-200 fps out of the Box and better don't ask about rentals...
Firemode is also restricted, only semi is allowed (I actually like that part).

The good thing is, several fields (not all of them) have a "no questions asked"-policy, so most markers i have seen are legally forbidden but tolerated.
But it still is very difficult to ship important parts to or recieve them from other countries.
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