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Old 07-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you have an original Nelson Nelspot?

Greetings Nellie fans,

We're organizing an article about collecting the Nelson Nelspot and trying to pin down, if possible, when certain design features were added to the manufacturing process.

If you have an "original" (i.e., same parts as when it left the factory, not one built from a box of parts) Nelson Nelspot, we need your help.

Be so kind as to go and dig up all the Nelspots that might fit that description, the condition is not important, so long as the grip frame and barrel assembly are original to each other.

Here is what we would ask you to check and report back for each gun;

1. Check for a date (often printed on the right grip panel usually white paint) and report what you find.

2. Check top of the gun for a logo and report yes or no.

3. Describe the ball stop, if there is one. (is it a flat head or phillips head screw and what is on the other side?)

4. Solid barrel or removable barrel sleeve.


For extra "credit", and if the internals are original, does your gun have a cup seal or a simple pierce pin?

Obviously, any pics would be marvelous.

We are also very interested in the last versions of the Nelspot, including any that were manufactured by Nelson that had direct feeds and/or different 12g arrangements or back bottle C/A

Thanks and Happy Independence Day!

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I have one. I'll send in details to this thread in the very near future.

Edit: Actually, I have a CA and a modded one too.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have one with ca mod but i change it to more modern one. its now more thermal tank mod.
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Get pyrate Jim on this, he picked up a NIB never fired or aired up one...

Here is a link with pictures:

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...0#post67180410
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Get pyrate Jim on this, he picked up a NIB never fired or aired up one...

Here is a link with pictures:

July pump of the quarter. - Page 8 - PbNation
yes you need to get hold of pyrate jim since he has huge collection of nelson.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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To add a little eye candy to this thread, I have collected some pics to illustrate some of the different versions of Nellie issued over the years.

1st Variation; Also known as the "3 tack welds" (frankly, a better name would have been "6 tack welds"... doh!), It is currently believed that these guns with the almost full length joints are the very first version of the gun. Preproduction samples? Perhaps an early version of the first batch of Nelspots made by Daisy. (Thanks to Al Ray for the photo and scholarship on this version)



2nd Variation; (Similar to the above, yet with a shorter joint between the feed tube and barrel - will upload a pic of this version next)

3rd Variation; With one piece factory ball stop and a logo on the top of the feedtube, it is believed that this version is the first production version to incorporate Bob Gurnsey's improvement suggestions (ball stop, cup seal, etc.) and we would VERY much like to try to pin down two aspects of this gun... first, when did the transition occur, date-wise and second, were these mfg'd/sold in 10,000 unit groups as the first version reportedly was.
These are from a case and all are dated "Sept 19, 1985".



4th Variation; With the addition of the removable barrel sleeve, the Nelspot became even more option friendly, allowing for barrel extensions and stocks and various other Nelson-made accessories designed to keep the Nelspot as current as possible with the raft of lighter, more modern Nelson-based paintball guns hitting the industry. Some suggest that such guns are, in fact, the second most rare version after Var, 1 above.

An excellent example surfaced recently and I snagged the pics for examples. Thanks to Pyrate for the great shots and the awesome find!



Variation 5: ?!? Was there a next generation of Nelspot after this? Perhaps a factory manufactured gun (not kit) that incorporated a direct feed and a receiver mounted 12g adapter or... even C/A? Please help with pics and dates!

Thanks again and sorry about the huge pic above. I will shrink it if people have problems with it.

Cheers and thanks again for any help!

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I have one, and I can get some answers/pictures for you later today. Sadly, the date rubbed off after I exposed it (I thought it was engraved). It was 1984 though.
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Alas, the dates were fragile, but it is very helpful you remembered the year. It would be great to see pics of even undated guns.

The Nelson Nel-Spot is the Supermarine Spitfire of the paintball world, old and elegant and always awesome to see.

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Alas, the dates were fragile, but it is very helpful you remembered the year. It would be great to see pics of even undated guns.

The Nelson Nel-Spot is the Supermarine Spitfire of the paintball world, old and elegant and always awesome to see.

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Continuing that analogy, what is the Sheridan PGP?
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Continuing that analogy, what is the Sheridan PGP?
Maybe a P-47 Thunderbolt? Or even better, an F6F Grumman Hellcat!

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