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Old 08-19-2006, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what to do with a KP-3??

So I have this kp-3


I have two issues:

* It is currently shooting WAY too hot (330-370 fps)

* There is yet another field that I want to play at that is not allowing co2

My question is...

Do I keep it AS IS as this IS a KP-3 (pretty decent condition might I add) and just cut the main spring and just have it handy for show at fields that don't allow co2?

Or do I sent it to Palmers and have them convert it to a pump Hurricane?

Now I know it would be "worth more" if Palmers and Company upgrade this to the Hurc specs but I really, REALLY love the look and feel of the Old School KP.

Which is exactly the reason why I have not converted this (or ANY of my older pumps) yet.

Fewer and Fewer pristine condition KP-3's exist as it is now... Do I risk losing yet another KP to conversion?

I'm afraid if I just buy another KP-3, I will come up with the same excuse NOT to convert it to a Hurc... (I won't mention how many kp's I DO have currently... )

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Anyone?
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is a clean one!!!!.... Since it has the newer style trigger group, why not just drill and tap a velocity adjuster , it's flat and should go easy... Plan B ... Main springs are still easy to get, order a couple and trim to various lengths...

Palmer's is never a bad idea with KP's, but this one is soo clean....


edit .. Fields are stopping CO2??? woooo.... there's goes stock class fun....
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would keep it as it is. You can always change out the springs and get a small compressed air tank that will fit in your cradle.
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Why would a field not allow co2?
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why would a field not allow co2?
I was wondering the same.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The KP-3's have a choke style velocity adjuster in the bolt.

Remove the bolt and there should be a hex adjuster in the front of it.

NOTE: You MUST remove the bolt to adjust. Do not do it with the bolt still in the gun.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't touch the gun. If it was already hacked I'd say go for it, but not for something as original as that gun. You would be doing the future of mankind a disservice and bad karma will befall you.

So what field doesn't allow CO2?!? That's Anti-America. That like not allowing a Model T to be driven on the road because it doesn't have seat belts. Tell me the name of the field so I can send them a complimentary communist flag (c;
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Why would a field not allow co2?
I'm kind of puzzled by that as well. CO2 fills are actually a pretty good source of income for the fields around here, since it's so cheap to buy in bulk.

If I were you, I'd keep it as a kp-3, and get a small HPA tank like the ones from Wevo Paintball.
Check them out here: http://www.wevopaintball.com/3000psitanks.html
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, never heard of fields banning co2. That sucks.

As for what to do with the KP. I dunno, I don't think I could own as many KP's as you do (it sounds like you have quite a few) and not send at least one of them off to Palmer's for a Hurricane conversion. But I guess if you want to be a purist about it, you could always just pick up a stock and trigger group and send them in for a scratch-built Hurc.

Personally, I wouldn't have any problems with "defacing" a classic for a Hurc conversion. But that's just me.
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The KP-3's have a choke style velocity adjuster in the bolt.

Remove the bolt and there should be a hex adjuster in the front of it.

NOTE: You MUST remove the bolt to adjust. Do not do it with the bolt still in the gun.
Yep, there's your velocity problem's answer. As for the gas source, get a 13ci tank and you're set.
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