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DocsMachine 02-06-2013 12:31 AM

What's a Black Rain worth?
 
I was just digging in some boxes of parts, and ran across an old (disassembled) VM-68 that I used to play with back in the day. The gun itself has some... well, 'damage' is the best word for it :D from when I tried some homebrew mods back before I had any decent tools or, for that matter, knew what I was doing. :D

But it has a complete, unmolested Air America Black Rain expansion chamber kit on it. The little "sub chamber" that bolted to the underside of the body has a little wear and tarnish, but the rest is cherry. Well, no braided hose, though, but that's an easy replacement.

What's it worth? Anyone even shoot a VM anymore? And if so, do they even use CO2?

I might just reassemble this thing (I have other parts VMs) and put it up as a wall-hanger. Probably the highest and best use. :)

Doc.

Nobody 02-06-2013 12:45 AM

pics or shens!

but seriously, i would put it low. you never know when the gun will break your brackets because of its immense weight, and bounce off everything else on the wall. :D

B_i_s_c_u_i_t 02-06-2013 01:16 AM

make sure you use the 75 lb per wall anchor srews

Wildgoat 02-06-2013 02:53 AM

I'm showing my age here but, this is what I thought of when I seen Black Rain.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Black_Rain.jpg

Shane-O 02-06-2013 10:38 AM

I recently paid $50 for a brand new never used Thumper kit. So a little less than that maybe?

moving_target 02-06-2013 11:20 AM

I saw the thread title and thought we were talking about the member

Spider! 02-06-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by moving_target (Post 2616296)
I saw the thread title and thought we were talking about the member

Yah, I thought he qualified for the OFG, so he must be worth about 200 lbs.

and thumper was only worth $50.

We're all cheap, I guess.

DashHopes 02-06-2013 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moving_target (Post 2616296)
I saw the thread title and thought we were talking about the member

Same here lol

DocsMachine 02-07-2013 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nobody (Post 2616059)
pics or shens!

-Allrighty. :) Here's the freshly-excavated box:

http://docsmachine.com/2013/vm-01.jpg

And, in a fit of nostalgia, I spent a pleasant hour cleaning the parts and reassembling it:

http://docsmachine.com/2013/vm-02.jpg

Works like a champ, actually. Most of the modded parts (you can see a ground-down hammer in the box) I'd replaced years ago (since, you know, they didn't work and all... :D ) so as she sits, it's nearly bone-stock save for some slightly enlarged ports in the valve, body and bolt.

It's also so heavy that it makes a '58 Buick Roadmaster look like one of those shoes with the roller in the heel. :D

Doc.

JaKaL 02-07-2013 09:28 AM

Those things were the best.
If you started taking fire and needed a bunker you could just BEAT DOWN the tree next to you and use that.


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