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Old 10-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there something fishy about this ebay listing?

Hammerhead Rifled Battlestix Barrels | eBay

They are selling some 14" Hammerhead Battle Stikxx barrels for about 25% of retail, claiming that they are old displays or some rigmarole. However, they clearly state that these are one piece barrels without removable tips. As far as I know, Hammerhead does not make such a barrel. I called Hammerhead but their offices are closed. Does anyone know if these are legit? It's a great price, if they are actually what the seller claims, but it seems fishy to me.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They say 'Recon' on them, so I'm wondering if it's an offshoot of the regular Battlestixx. I'm willing to bet that it's either an older/early version that was a little more simple. They probably did the threaded fronts after people started asking for options there.

You are only getting one of them, and still need a fin, but with the amount and level of feedback the seller has, I don't think there's much risk.
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Hammerhead Rifled Battlestix Barrels | eBay

They are selling some 14" Hammerhead Battle Stikxx barrels for about 25% of retail, claiming that they are old displays or some rigmarole. However, they clearly state that these are one piece barrels without removable tips. As far as I know, Hammerhead does not make such a barrel. I called Hammerhead but their offices are closed. Does anyone know if these are legit? It's a great price, if they are actually what the seller claims, but it seems fishy to me.

Think its this guy:

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I would agree. Nice eye.

OP, buy them from him through here to save him some fees.
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He is just selling the barrel tips, the eBay seller is selling the entire barrel (with non removable tips).
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Right, but compare their locations, and the ebay name to the MCB avatar.

What are you putting this on? Here is a listing from the same seller with a fin and a removeable tip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hammerhead-e...#ht_210wt_1399
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have one of his (woouulf's) other HH offerings on my Hammer 7, and it fits my Mofo barrel perfectly. I believe it is old stock, but still up to spec. I wanted to get one of his sets for my Vibe, but the Vibe has not yet convinced me that it is worth even that small investment.

It's a great deal if you want to try a HH barrel. The 14" length is a very good all around length for the HH also.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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UH humm, Yes these are Hammerhead barrels and NEW OLD STOCK..These were some of the first hammerhead barrels made FOR HH some years back..Hammerhead never made a Barrel for themselves and contracted the work out to one of the best barrel companys around. When Hammerhead switched to a less quality and less cost manufacturing company all the old stock was stored and ended up at auction..
I am all out of the barrel shafts that have removable tips..
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Awesome, good the know and thank you for clearing that up.

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UH humm, Yes these are Hammerhead barrels and NEW OLD STOCK..These were some of the first hammerhead barrels made FOR HH some years back..Hammerhead never made a Barrel for themselves and contracted the work out to one of the best barrel companys around. When Hammerhead switched to a less quality and less cost manufacturing company all the old stock was stored and ended up at auction..
I am all out of the barrel shafts that have removable tips..
Reads....... better than the Hammerheads you buy new today.........
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