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shoot to thrill 09-27-2012 04:31 AM

History Behind the "Space Gun"
 
Hey all, I've been building the collection lately and one of my most prized pieces is the Carter Comp "Space Gun" that I have. I was just wondering how it came to get the name I've heard it referred to and the history behind it, the phantom style very Asa on the trigger frame etc.

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...d08e68ec90.jpg
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...e335a7ce47.jpg

Captainneeda 09-27-2012 08:05 AM

And subscribed...

cncaliguy 10-04-2012 12:47 AM

I'm truly jealous, looks like a rare and collectible early 90s version.

The Space gun came from Earon pumps looking polished, bright annodizing, and milling giving it a futuristic "space gun" look. This was a direct contrast to the tactical look of the 80s and early 90s popular from woodsball.
http://haveblue.org/chrismader/scann...space_guns.jpg

The Dave Youngblood polished and milled VM 68 advertisement, and later his autococker, further cemented the "Space gun" fame.
http://www.vm68.com/vm68/pic/vm_dave_youngblood_2.jpg
http://www.vm68.com/vm68/pic/pb2x_dec_02_pg_100.jpg

shoot to thrill 10-04-2012 12:00 PM

Thanks man, i never knew that the whole space gun wasn't a specific few guns or anything. That's some great stuff.

BigOldSkool 10-04-2012 09:45 PM

Okay.... Im going off the cuff here.

But I was told that early comps with vertical air were "space guns". I also somewhat recall they were called that because they "took up less space"

cncaliguy 10-07-2012 09:59 PM

I've read specifically, it is an angled vertical asa of the grip frame. I would believe the physical dimension would lends to it's name.


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