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Forum: Ask The Experts 07-27-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I remember the Zap ZXS 600/800 was an oddball. ...

I remember the Zap ZXS 600/800 was an oddball.

Well, it was a ram-forward, spring on return, which is pretty generic.

But it has the LPR, and solenoid on the bottomline, with the LP tubing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-20-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I have 2 stories- The first is my first...

I have 2 stories-

The first is my first experience with smoke in the 80s. I bought a "flame-less" smoke grenade to try out. Lots of people had used them to mixed success. I figured I'd give it a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-20-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,307
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
For much of the 90s, I drove 2 hours to play at a...

For much of the 90s, I drove 2 hours to play at a field that I knew I'd consistently have a great time. I'd guess there were probobly 20 fields that were closer.

The problems listed in this...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-18-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
THe first gun that popped in my head was the...

THe first gun that popped in my head was the VM68. Later versions had reversable feeds..... but... seriously... I think the weight might be a small issue.

Years ago I picked up a left-hand...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-16-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,625
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
One tricky thing in the discussion is the matter...

One tricky thing in the discussion is the matter of timelines.

In the early 90s, the mags were certaintly superior. Early cockers were garbage. By the mid 90s, cockers were superior.

By early...
Forum: Electronic and Mechanical 07-14-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Thats a Qian Wei gun. Specifically, its the...

Thats a Qian Wei gun.
Specifically, its the RAM-11S

Qian Wei started off making military training guns, then started making knockoffs, and various milsim guns. All the RAP4 guns are made by Qian...
Forum: Brass Eagle 07-14-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
When BE sold off its entire inventory at $75 10...

When BE sold off its entire inventory at $75 10 years ago, the value has never really gone up since then. The market was really flooded.

It was actually designed by AirPower, then sold to BE. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-13-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,625
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I agree 100%, and yet the bottom line is the...

I agree 100%, and yet the bottom line is the autococker will fire faster, chop less paint, get far more shots, be co2 friendly, and be less likely to break down. It has a dramatically larger...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-13-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
On a vaguely related note, we had the cable...

On a vaguely related note, we had the cable company over to redo the lines that run to our hose a few weeks ago.

Between the hose and pole, there is a thick wooded area. To run the line through,...
Forum: Rare and Old 07-12-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I assume he meant they used it for spark-balls...

I assume he meant they used it for spark-balls and dust-balls to simulate hits.

The whole 6-hour movie is on youtube, and I skimmed through it. Lots of gun play. Whenever you see someone shoot, I...
Forum: Rare and Old 07-11-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Those wood pump grips look homemade. I don't...

Those wood pump grips look homemade. I don't think I've seen any like that.

I'm going to guess that its not the LB, but the Ninja model. It has that goofy angled feed, crossman stock, scope, and...
Forum: Rare and Old 07-10-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The Promaster was out a little before the...

The Promaster was out a little before the autococker.

The first one I saw was late 91, around september. The first autococker was a few months later.... though both guns were unpopular, mostly...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,625
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I think this is the whole issue in a nutshell. ...

I think this is the whole issue in a nutshell.

Things like the Xvalve, LVL10, HPA, and force feeders made the mags top of the line guns but it was all 10 years too late. If AGD developed those...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,625
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I've wondered that before, but there has been a...

I've wondered that before, but there has been a sniper blowback (CooperT sold conversion), and it required much more modification and engineering.

Because if you think of it, an autococking...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-07-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,625
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I can be objective since I hate them both. I...

I can be objective since I hate them both. I remember when mags first came out, summer of 91 or so. They were very popular, most of my team switched over to automags (but not me).

Right away,...
Forum: Rare and Old 07-06-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I remember when they came out. It was summer of...

I remember when they came out. It was summer of 91. They were mosty bought by guys that had used LineSI Bushmasters.

But they never worked. They always seemed to have cycling issues. I'm sure...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-03-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
http://www.paintballcity.org/images/hplovecraft/k0...

http://www.paintballcity.org/images/hplovecraft/k0hgmav2.jpg

I don't know anything about autocockers. Seems pretty though
Forum: Rare and Old 07-01-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I think the wood one is painted. Its missing...

I think the wood one is painted.
Its missing one of those "ICON" splatmasters (designed for LEO use back in the 80s)
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-30-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I thought everything Kingman made was a Clone?

I thought everything Kingman made was a Clone?
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-29-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
It was a clone of the Sheridan/KC regulators of...

It was a clone of the Sheridan/KC regulators of the early 90s. Those were copies of the Phoenix regs, who later sued Sheridan.

CMI has those made in mexico..... and had a reputation.
Forum: Rare and Old 06-27-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Thats a pretty neat collection. Couple of rare...

Thats a pretty neat collection. Couple of rare versions in there.

But.... really?
Forum: Brass Eagle 06-14-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I remember back in the day taking a copper pipe...

I remember back in the day taking a copper pipe elbow, and making it work with a little tape.

On a side note, I remember the oddball 1.0625 size to be such a clusterfeck for Brass Eagle, that they...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-05-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The macroline and fittings usually used in...

The macroline and fittings usually used in paintball are not rated for co2 operating pressure, and its pretty common to see them blow on hot days. At one time, AGD would not work/repair on guns...
Forum: Rare and Old 06-05-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
While a 707 is pretty cool, $1000 is just absurd....

While a 707 is pretty cool, $1000 is just absurd.

The description makes it sound like this was the first paintball gun, but it wasnt. I believe the 707 was made briefly back in the late 60s. At...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-04-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I won a Trilogy years and thought it was great. ...

I won a Trilogy years and thought it was great.

My experience with cockers is I always hated them. The early cockers were always failing, and the later ones (late 90s) required constant...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-04-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The article is right though- All the worst...

The article is right though- All the worst accidents I can remember happened between games from players being totally careless. Not just from paintguns being fired, to co2 tanks and 12grams...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-25-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Yup, thats right. I get the One Arm Bandit and...

Yup, thats right. I get the One Arm Bandit and Whaler mixed up. Back then, I couldnt afford either, so I made by own by adapting one of those piss bottles you get at the hospital.

My mother was a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-25-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Well, jams were a huge problem back them. Its...

Well, jams were a huge problem back them. Its easier to sell a product when you make grand promises.

Was the whaler the one where you could get the special wrap-around pack so you could load the...
Forum: Electronic and Mechanical 05-20-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The Bob Long Defiant was originally a different...

The Bob Long Defiant was originally a different gun. He brought a weird prototype to some event around 1997 that he was showing off. It kinda reminded me of the Vector, except all the pneumatics...
Forum: Rare and Old 05-18-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
This one does have the long-slot for the very...

This one does have the long-slot for the very early PMI3s, so it would probobly have the rare early style hammer/bolt.

The only odd quirk is that it has plastic side plates from the later models....
Forum: Rare and Old 05-18-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Technically, there is no difference. ...

Technically, there is no difference.

Sheridan at one time had exclusive distribution/marketing rights through PMI, as such the guns were sold under the "PMI" label. PMI did not manafacture...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-18-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Yes. Its pretty rare to see anythng else but...

Yes.

Its pretty rare to see anythng else but they do pop up once in a while. Female hydraulic fittings were pretty common in the 90s
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I've had plenty of guns shipped in USPS boxes...

I've had plenty of guns shipped in USPS boxes with nothing for padding. not even newspaper. Pretty scary to pick up a box and hear metal banging around.

I've also had some wrapped in dirty...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-17-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,381
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
RPs website is on the wayback machine...

RPs website is on the wayback machine (https://web.archive.org/web/20070330060038/http://www.pentestone.com/OGOG/guns.txt)

But the project itself was never completed. One problem was the best...
Forum: Rare and Old 05-07-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
and the blown internal lines, cracked feed, ball...

and the blown internal lines, cracked feed, ball chops, etc. The body metal is so soft that I was able to slice off the V-sight because it hit my scope.

Its still one of my favorite guns of all...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-30-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Had things cooled between Glenn and Dan? In the...

Had things cooled between Glenn and Dan? In the early 90s, Dan was the lead airsmith, and the primary person you talked to about custom projects that were really custom.

Then something happened...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-29-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I forgot all about the Elite semis. Elite...

I forgot all about the Elite semis. Elite contracted Palmer to build semis based on Camille. They only used a 3way and were a little crude ie factory bolt, etc). Not very many were made. It was...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-27-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Pretty much all the early paintguns were...

Pretty much all the early paintguns were vert-feed, technically, like the PGP, 007, Splat, etc. But with the internal horizontal magazine, along with not being semiauto.

The AFT and Sydarm were...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-25-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
MINI-2 as well, but not the Jag. The Jag had a...

MINI-2 as well, but not the Jag. The Jag had a right-feed body.

I suppose technically, pistols like the AFT were direct feed.
Forum: Rare and Old 04-18-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I like them. I thought they were pretty good...

I like them. I thought they were pretty good guns, all considering. A few local fields bought a bunch to use as rentals, which seemed a good purpose.

But... even weirder is I wonder if the price...
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