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Forum: The Dead Zone 02-11-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Penguin
It depends on the manufacturer. Some cheap-o...

It depends on the manufacturer. Some cheap-o barrel from overseas might be just drilled and reamed. More popular manufactres have a few other finishing options like honeing, burnishing or ballizing....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 09-06-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Penguin
I don't have any numbers for you however I'd...

I don't have any numbers for you however I'd suggest just staying behind the valve (towards the hammer). Anything past the valve and then you're just dealing with blow back gases. For safeties sake...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-27-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Penguin
He was having some hosting issues with his...

He was having some hosting issues with his provider (so were several other large websites) but the forum was still working for the last couple days. Looks like that's down as well now.
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Penguin
IIRC the pre 2k will fit provided you use a pre2k...

IIRC the pre 2k will fit provided you use a pre2k backblock.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Penguin
What sort of parts did you have in mind? For the...

What sort of parts did you have in mind? For the most part the things that we use and make for paintball aren't terribly difficult and are well within your ability to program with a bit of practice....
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-14-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,628
Posted By Penguin
QFT my brother has a nasty scar on his knee from...

QFT my brother has a nasty scar on his knee from one of those stakes. He wasn't even doing anything crazy as he was new to playing.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-27-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Penguin
Barrel plugs are typically frowned on due to...

Barrel plugs are typically frowned on due to their tendency to come out if more than one ball is discharged. They do look pretty spiffy though.
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-23-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Penguin
You'd do better just using a little 3.5 oz tank....

You'd do better just using a little 3.5 oz tank. You can do it with 12 grams but it's not *the* most practical option. You could run a straight 12gram into it (as a pump) but then you'd need to do a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Penguin
You can do the 3-way hoses sweeping a circle...

You can do the 3-way hoses sweeping a circle round the 3d curve you need the hose to take.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 04-18-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,635
Posted By Penguin
Not sure of the innards of a chaser but as far as...

Not sure of the innards of a chaser but as far as the magnets.. they work both ways. You'd basically be adding spring pressure onto the hammer increasing velocity.
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Penguin
Which tanks have stamps nowaday?

Like the title says folks I'm in the market to pick up a new tank but I'm not entirerly sure which are safe buys in Canada due to the whole TC vs DOT stamp issue (I was planning on buying online)
...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-04-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Penguin
Anyone have any more specific complaints about...

Anyone have any more specific complaints about the regs on G3s? I haven't had any problems with mine, although it did come dry and needed to be lubed.

The only other thing that comes to mind was...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 03-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Penguin
We've had a guy come in after a year of BCIT as a...

We've had a guy come in after a year of BCIT as a machinist and he was terrible. We ended up laying him off because he was costing us more than he was making us.

As for why? Well I get paid to go...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 03-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Penguin
Not to beat a dead horse but do people actually...

Not to beat a dead horse but do people actually *not* clamp down their vices when drilling metal? (in this case pool ball) I always thought that was common sense. :confused::confused:

This is...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-26-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By Penguin
I've tried it. Yes they do let something in the...

I've tried it. Yes they do let something in the air so use coolant to keep the dust down and wear a mask. The finish is good, they're sorta chalky inside. The one thing you need to worry about as far...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Penguin
Paying someone to duracoat it is probably your...

Paying someone to duracoat it is probably your best bet. Much more durable than anything that will come out of a rattle can. Enamel will chip eventually but I don't believe you'll have that problem...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-03-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By Penguin
My suggestion would be to track down a 'sluggo'...

My suggestion would be to track down a 'sluggo' body and do the exterior milling yourself.

Also take into consideration that you probably don't have the tap needed for
cocker threads...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-29-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Penguin
Memorize this The Cocker Haiku: It worked...

Memorize this

The Cocker Haiku:
It worked before?
Screwed with it didn't you.
Got what you deserve.

As far as autocockers being more accurate etc.. Nope. However I always thought there was...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-28-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Penguin
Someone looked at a Sheridan based pump and said...

Someone looked at a Sheridan based pump and said to themselves "Screw this pumping each shot nonsense; there has to be an easier way!" and the autococker was born.

Air is routed back and forth...
Forum: Ask The Experts 11-24-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Penguin
For the on/off the oring should be facing...

For the on/off the oring should be facing outwards towards the bottom and the pin should have the ball end sticking out as well.

See the PDF to clarify:...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-24-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,505
Posted By Penguin
Interesting... instead of putting the hamster up...

Interesting... instead of putting the hamster up your butt, you put yourself up the hamster's butt. The tables have turned Mr. Jingles.

Seriously, they look pretty sharp. If I wanted a beanie baby...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-24-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,151
Posted By Penguin
From the way everyone was talking about it I was...

From the way everyone was talking about it I was expecting something a lot dumber. Do I want it? No. Someone out there is saying to themselves right now "Man I wish I had a graphic novel on the side...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-08-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Penguin
It's worth whatever people are willing to pay...

It's worth whatever people are willing to pay barring any fake bids.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-05-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Penguin
Yep .685 or 11/16" if you don't like those pesky...

Yep .685 or 11/16" if you don't like those pesky decimals.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 09-25-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,610
Posted By Penguin
It looks like paracord woven into a repeating W...

It looks like paracord woven into a repeating W pattern. Throw some of those aluminum crumpled couplers on it and Bob's your uncle. :)
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 09-23-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Penguin
Well if you don't care about the gas escaping out...

Well if you don't care about the gas escaping out of the holes preventing the hammer from blowing back and recocking (you're making a pump so you don't) I'd even go as far as to say they might even...
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Penguin
Well if you were running a mini'd e-cocker and...

Well if you were running a mini'd e-cocker and weren't running a volume chamber the internal volume of the expansion chamber might do the trick. The VA would probably need to be drilled out on each...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-25-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,869
Posted By Penguin
You can't anno annodizing therefore you can't...

You can't anno annodizing therefore you can't airbrush
on new dye since this would entail reannodizing. :)
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-23-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By Penguin
I have to second tug about the DP RAPS. They're...

I have to second tug about the DP RAPS. They're almost too easy to turn on and off and almost sorta fun flipping like a light switch.
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-20-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Penguin
Yep, pull out the bolt and insert a 1/8" allen...

Yep, pull out the bolt and insert a 1/8" allen key down the hole into the lower tube. The gun should be uncocked and you'll probably have to wiggle the hammer with the cocking rod a little to get it...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Penguin
Have you considered the fact your school may not...

Have you considered the fact your school may not like you making a paintball gun in class? There's a certain level of liability with letting a junior play with high pressure gasses and possible...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-24-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Penguin
I haven't used Doc's shop personally but there's...

I haven't used Doc's shop personally but there's someone handling the entire technical and shipping side for him now and things seem to have smoothed out very nicely. Seem to be lots of happy...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-18-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Penguin
Well midgeting the cocker means you would cut the...

Well midgeting the cocker means you would cut the body flush with the frame and that would require getting yourself a maddman spring kit and cutting it down to size. Don't bother (seriously don't...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-15-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By Penguin
Would having a potato in the presense of a...

Would having a potato in the presense of a firearm be considered a silencer or how about a pop bottle? IIRC they only require it works for one shot.
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-14-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By Penguin
The ATF considers anything that can lower the...

The ATF considers anything that can lower the sounds of a firearm by 10 decibels (?) a silencer and thus it is a restricted unless it it permanently attached to the marker and cannot be removed. That...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-06-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Penguin
If I would change anything myself I would open up...

If I would change anything myself I would open up the feedneck hole enough to let you use FS rounds if they don't already fit. You might not want to use them now but if the price comes down on them...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-05-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Penguin
IIRC they are Angel threaded. They should be 100%...

IIRC they are Angel threaded. They should be 100% compatible with all post 2k parts including pneumatics and frames and pump kits. Maybe not super rare but they're not made any more as far as I know....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-05-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Penguin
The reading I've done on fiberglass is similar to...

The reading I've done on fiberglass is similar to what Matt said. However, one difference is I've read you can use a method called lost foam fiberglass.

Basically it follows the same method Matt...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 06-24-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Penguin
I don't think anyone can just look at the holes...

I don't think anyone can just look at the holes and say "Oh yeah X solenoid will drop right in there" there is more going on that the pattern of the holes such as the spacing. The simplest solution...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 06-16-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Penguin
So you want to completely remove the G3 solenoid...

So you want to completely remove the G3 solenoid and use an adapter for barbs instead? My only concern with that is the fact that it's not the same as a poppit valve marker where the solenoid is only...
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