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|05-09-2014, 08:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2014
For starters, my name is Rebecca. I've had a desire to play paintball which started circa age 5, when I first watched my older brother with his fancy guns emblazon the shed with neon paint. Since then, I've always wanted to get into it, but never quite had the chance.
About a year or two ago, I played my first game of paintball at Skirmish in PA and absolutely loved it, spawning an even stronger yearning to get into the sport. I played here and there since then, always at Skirmish, and only just recently obtained two of my own paintball guns from the very person that inspired me to want to play.
My brother gave me his (what I believe to be) WGP Autococker and a Spyder E1. I have yet to use either of them, though I believe the Spyder isn't exactly fully functional at the moment. Headed off to college in the fall, and have every intention of really dedicating myself more to paintball once I get settled, which also means upgrading at least the autococker for now, and to better guns in general.
Definitely a newb at the moment that's honestly quite clueless concerning even my own guns, but I hope to change that ^^
I know they're nothing much, but it's at least a start.
On another note, anyone have any idea the value of these? Just to get an idea of what 'm working with xD
|05-09-2014, 08:29 PM||#2 (permalink)|
aka Maggy Moo
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Provo, UT
WGP 2k2 Autococker, mostly stock with WGP hinge, dropforward, and upgraded barrel (don't know what kind). Value: ~$100.
Kingman EM-1. I have no idea on value. Cool guns though. Not very common.
Welcome!! You picked a good forum to come to, especially with those guns.
WTT 16" Stiffi Switch Tip for a 12" or 14" Tip
|05-10-2014, 10:13 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Welcome! This is a great place, a bit weird, but you won't find a friendlier paintball forum. I think that's an Armson barrel on the WGP, maybe.
|05-10-2014, 10:53 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Welcome to the club. Good on your brother.
|05-10-2014, 08:50 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
em1's about $100 working. it's probably rarer than your cocker but i would probably sell it first if i was picking one to sell. easier to find cocker parts for repairs as a backup gun if you keep it. em1, not so much.
check input pressure and hydro date on your tank.
|05-11-2014, 01:47 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Your EM-1 appears to be missing the regulator's air fitting and the macroline (hose) that brings air from the bottomline regulator (the part that the tank screws into) into the gas-through foregrip. Without these parts there's no way the gun will function, or even to test for other problems it might have. You could also replace the foregrip and regulator with a different regulator and bottomline adapter configuration, but the parts wouldn't be cheap and this is probably more trouble than you want right now.
While EM-1s aren't terribly common, they're also not rare or sought out by collectors either. Unless the gun holds a lot of sentimental value for you I would agree that it would probably be best to sell it and concentrate on restoring the autococker.
|05-13-2014, 12:46 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
EM1 is similar to the ICD B2K. Kingman's first attempt at entering the high end market. Didn't take off, though. They then tried it again with the Raven Primal. Unfortunate, since Kingman could've jump-started the mid-range era before Smart Parts, but no one liked the price tag. Harder to climb the ladder than it is to start at the top, it seems.
Being that it's from your brother, i'd say that's a sentimental piece. Clean it up and display it, but i agree, focus on the autococker.
|05-13-2014, 03:18 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
It wasn't the smartest design, either. The return spring pulls the bolt back from behind, rather than pushing the ram back as on every other Leon Styles-derrived FASOR gun. This meant that you could not simply pull the bolt pin and quickly strip it for cleaning like you can with most guns of this type.
It also had completely nonstandard mountings for its bottomline regulator and foregrip, making it unattractive when it was still popular to change out your gun's onboard reg for a different one.
|05-13-2014, 03:44 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Mouthy Mimes RTO
That WGP is in pristine condition! I am surprised after all this time it still cycles. I would suggest having a rebuild done, as well as re timing if needed as preventive maintenance. Its not fun having a marker go down in the middle of the day.
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