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Forum: VM Empire 05-18-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
I'm excited to hear more about this! My brother...

I'm excited to hear more about this! My brother (who sent me the 3D design above) is having difficulty locating a printing substance that's not too stiff...

And, Smiley, thanks for the reminder...
Forum: VM Empire 05-18-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
LOL! It definitely wasn't my intent to hijack...

LOL! It definitely wasn't my intent to hijack this thread!

With all the difficulties in sourcing good hammer seals, I was interested in exploring options for eliminating them altogether. ...
Forum: Airsmiths on MCB 05-17-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks, Smiley. That's great first-hand...

Thanks, Smiley. That's great first-hand information. Too bad, though... :mad:




Yeah, I wondered if that might be an issue with a softer, standard O-ring. Do you know how well the rings on...
Forum: Airsmiths on MCB 05-17-2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks for all the replies! To answer some of...

Thanks for all the replies! To answer some of the questions...



That's correct. The seal is closer to a washer shape than a true O-ring. There's a ton of technical information in this thread...
Forum: Airsmiths on MCB 05-13-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Giuseppe
VM-68 Delrin Hammer Mod?

O-rings for the VM-68's hammer (aka lower bolt) are becoming just about impossible to find. New old stock parts from the 1990's are deteriorating and the replacements on the market today aren't 100%...
Forum: VM Empire 04-04-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
I'm in! :clapping:

I'm in! :clapping:
Forum: VM Empire 04-03-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
Hmmmm... ...

Hmmmm...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-96TRV6Q/0/L/i-96TRV6Q-L.jpg
Forum: VM Empire 04-01-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks, Smiley! Off the top of my head, that...

Thanks, Smiley! Off the top of my head, that looks pretty close. I'll double-check when I get back home in a couple of days. In the meantime, my brother is going to look into 3D printing options. ...
Forum: VM Empire 03-31-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
Does anybody have a good set of calipers and an...

Does anybody have a good set of calipers and an unused hammer O-ring? If so, would you please post the dimensions for me? I need inner diameter, outer diameter, and thickness. Thanks!
Forum: VM Empire 12-01-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By Giuseppe
It's funny, I was thinking about this exact...

It's funny, I was thinking about this exact subject last night. I'd spent some time talking with coworkers about paintball and how my main gun (an EXC-68) was old enough to drink; and easily older...
Forum: VM Empire 06-06-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Ah-ha! So, I bought a three dollar 1/4" 12-point...

Ah-ha! So, I bought a three dollar 1/4" 12-point socket from Home Depot and got to work with my friend's bench grinder. The socket's walls got really thin, but I was finally able to remove the bolt...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By Giuseppe
US military surplus desert combat boots with Gore...

US military surplus desert combat boots with Gore Tex lining. Waterproof, tough, good soles, plenty of support, and the mud washes right off.
...
Forum: VM Empire 05-26-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Pro Comp v3 Troubleshooting

We'll see!

On the plus side, I just got back from Living Legends 8 and used my 1993 EXC-68 (aka "Number 1") all weekend without a hitch.

While there, I also scored a long heavy brass barrel...
Forum: VM Empire 05-25-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Giuseppe
VM barrel problems?

Thought I'd update this thread. For the last couple of years I've been using a Lapco barrel with a Lapco Cocker to VM thread adapter. Modern bore with vintage threads = win! However, I will say that...
Forum: VM Empire 05-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Giuseppe
Ha, when I first glanced at that picture, I...

Ha, when I first glanced at that picture, I thought that was the barrel. :LMAO:
Forum: VM Empire 05-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Well, I tried a 12-point nut driver and it's too...

Well, I tried a 12-point nut driver and it's too wide to fit in the hole. I've ordered a couple of cheap 12-point sockets. I'll see if I can grind one of them down to fit. Ugh.
Forum: VM Empire 05-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks, Mugged. That got me pointed in the right...

Thanks, Mugged. That got me pointed in the right direction! I realized that the sear on the VM catches the leading edge of the Delrin portion of the Pro-Comp's hammer. On my Pro-Comp V3 hammer...
Forum: VM Empire 05-21-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
I'm bumping this thread to see if there are any...

I'm bumping this thread to see if there are any more ideas out there. I've been working on the VM for the last week or two, but it still won't feed. I can manually retract the bolt back far enough...
Forum: VM Empire 04-12-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Giuseppe
Any interest in selling the VMX?

Any interest in selling the VMX?
Forum: VM Empire 09-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Just saw that you posted this. Thanks, Mugged!

Just saw that you posted this. Thanks, Mugged!
Forum: VM Empire 07-10-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Cool. Thanks for the help, Cap. If that's...

Cool. Thanks for the help, Cap.

If that's the case, I've just got to figure out how to get the balls to feed into the breech during the cycle...
Forum: VM Empire 07-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Giuseppe
Pro Comp v3 Troubleshooting

Iíve got a VM-68 Pro Comp v3 that Iím trying to get running. As far as I can tell, the gun is cycling properly. However, after each shot, the bolt is not retracting far enough for a paintball to...
Forum: VM Empire 07-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,333
Posted By Giuseppe
That's a great-looking foregrip on the VMX,...

That's a great-looking foregrip on the VMX, BigEvil. What is it?
Forum: VM Empire 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 32,333
Posted By Giuseppe
That is nicely done!

That is nicely done!
Forum: VM Empire 07-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By Giuseppe
Dayum! That is a monster. And with an...

Dayum! That is a monster. And with an Intimidator, too. Very nice. :drool:

Can I be in your will?
Forum: VM Empire 07-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By Giuseppe
Holy carp! You mean there were (are?) larger...

Holy carp! You mean there were (are?) larger expansion chambers than the EXC? :bowdown

I always thought that the one on my EXC-68 was pushing the limit, size-wise. Sheridan did a great job of...
Forum: VM Empire 07-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By Giuseppe
The valve has the red mark in the 12 o-clock...

The valve has the red mark in the 12 o-clock position, which (IIRC) should be the largest hole.

The tank is a Pure Energy Basics 4,500 psi, 68 ci. The regulator is preset somewhere between either...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Giuseppe
Do you mean the cocking handle won't tilt up into...

Do you mean the cocking handle won't tilt up into the notch? The cocking handle is screwed into a rotating collar located near the rear of the hammer (see pictures below). There's a ball bearing...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Giuseppe
I know this sounds basic, but...I'd recommend...

I know this sounds basic, but...I'd recommend reading the owner's manual (and anything else you can find online...), carefully tearing the gun down, checking the condition of the o-rings and valve...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By Giuseppe
Blasphemer! Sell the greatest paintball marker...

Blasphemer! Sell the greatest paintball marker ever made?!?! :eek:

I run my `95 EXC-68 on a Pure Energy HPA tank with zero problems. No modifications necessary and the velocity stays stable all...
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 06-26-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Giuseppe
No hints?

No hints?
Forum: VM Empire 05-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Giuseppe
Hmmm...interesting idea! I'll give that one a...

Hmmm...interesting idea! I'll give that one a try.
Forum: VM Empire 05-29-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Giuseppe
I had the lip break off of one of my OEM barrels...

I had the lip break off of one of my OEM barrels years ago. There's really not an easy way to premanently repair it.

The best remedy is definitely an aftermarket barrel. I get excellent accuracy...
Forum: VM Empire 07-26-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Giuseppe
Yeah, but when you only buy one paintball gun...

Yeah, but when you only buy one paintball gun every seventeen years, you can afford to splurge on parts! :D
Forum: VM Empire 07-22-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Giuseppe
This Indian Springs hopper holds about 125 balls...

This Indian Springs hopper holds about 125 balls and, to my eyes, suits the gun best:

http://giuseppe.smugmug.com/Other/Paintball/i-s94hCbF/0/M/EXC5-M.jpg

Although, the Revvys do look good,...
Forum: VM Empire 07-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Giuseppe
For over ten years I used the standard VM-68...

For over ten years I used the standard VM-68 metal elbow and a plastic reducer that I originally purchased to use with my...um...Stingray. :rolleyes:

A little bit of hockey tape for friction and...
Forum: VM Empire 07-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Giuseppe
I realize that this is a very old thread, but...

I realize that this is a very old thread, but since this is the official repository of all things VM, I thought my experience might help others.

Last weekend I found out that the ball bearings in...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By Giuseppe
At the risk of reviving a zombie thread, I'm...

At the risk of reviving a zombie thread, I'm wondering if anyone else has info regarding long-term o-ring storage. I'm facing the same issue with VM-68 parts.
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-02-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks for the replies, guys. Does anybody know...

Thanks for the replies, guys. Does anybody know if there's a TPX serial # after which no more mods were needed? In other words, did Tippmann ever release a "finished" version of the TPX, before...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-02-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By Giuseppe
Tippmann TPX or TiPX?

I'm interested in getting a pistol and the Tippmann seems to have the best combination of the features I want. I can find some good deals on new and used TPXs, but I also know that there were a...
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