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Forum: Brass Eagle 10-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By HClark
I think anodizing is gonna be my next new thing I...

I think anodizing is gonna be my next new thing I learn about. It has dangerous chemicals & electricity, sounds like fun. :)
Forum: Brass Eagle 10-14-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By HClark
Why wouldn't copper hold CO2 ? The burst disc on...

Why wouldn't copper hold CO2 ? The burst disc on the tank is copper, and much thinner than the wall of tubing is.

It would look nicer with flat head, but the wood is very thin, and I'm not sure it...
Forum: Brass Eagle 10-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By HClark
another pump built from an old raptor

I said I wasn't going to do any more of these, and then got all carried away last spring anyhow. I really do think this will be the last one though. The pump rod is titanium, the forend pine, the...
Forum: Ebay Oddities 07-07-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By HClark
I think a kilt is much better protection than...

I think a kilt is much better protection than those. Classier too.
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-03-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,898
Posted By HClark
My son won a "bang the barrel" (hit the 55 gal...

My son won a "bang the barrel" (hit the 55 gal drum loud enough to hear it) yesterday after running out of CO2, and making a run for the barrel. It worked quite well indeed. :)
Forum: New To The Sport 03-07-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,204
Posted By HClark
I bought a pair of these...

I bought a pair of these (http://www.valken.com/paintball/valken_paintball_knee_shin_pads.php) Valken knee/shin guards at OK D-Day last year and have been very happy with them. I am 47 and have one...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-06-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By HClark
I shop thrift stores a lot also. The treasure...

I shop thrift stores a lot also. The treasure hunt aspect is the best part, plus good shirts for under $4 Nice old style treebark camo.

My kid scored a complete tuba for $10 last fall. The...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-14-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By HClark
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was...

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was ignorant, and now I am less so. :)
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By HClark
Who/what's velcor ?

Who/what's velcor ?
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-08-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By HClark
I like it. Very clean.

I like it. Very clean.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-08-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By HClark
I doubt it, but you never know. Worst I can do is...

I doubt it, but you never know. Worst I can do is say no. There are quite a few hours, and some titanium, and machine work. Mostly for the fun of doing it, really.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By HClark
yet another pump raptor conversion

I said I was done with this evolution, but I lied about that. Here's the most recent one, just completed. Yes, I know it is not beautiful, but it works well, and it shoots straight. Closed bolt,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By HClark
One of my very own pet peeves as well. I have...

One of my very own pet peeves as well. I have been shipping sharp pointy things for twenty two years all over the world, and nothing has ever arrived damaged or missing parts.

But people aren't...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By HClark
I'm another APP fan. I have also BE and GXG, they...

I'm another APP fan. I have also BE and GXG, they both suck for feeding, but the GXG does indeed look cool.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-01-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,343
Posted By HClark
Cheaper, more challenging, and because it's just...

Cheaper, more challenging, and because it's just cool to be the old guy with the hand made pump gun in a kilt. :)
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-17-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By HClark
Our little group of my sons friends and a couple...

Our little group of my sons friends and a couple of other dads were the only customers at our local outdoor field last winter, so it is closed this season, sadly.

Trying to organize an outlaw game...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By HClark
I would have thought lying about ramping would be...

I would have thought lying about ramping would be enough to get asked to leave. Would if I had a say in it. This kind of behavior is bad for the sport, the field, and everyone involved in it.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,639
Posted By HClark
Who cares ? I haven't seen any increased bounces...

Who cares ? I haven't seen any increased bounces at our local field, and mostly the folks who wear them are younger kids. My ten year old wore a similar thing last year when he was nine, but then...
Forum: New To The Sport 12-28-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By HClark
All the T-68s I have ever seen at the local field...

All the T-68s I have ever seen at the local field have had problems of some sort, and most were brand new.

I love my A-5, and if I really wanted the mag fed option would buy the TACAMO body shell.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-16-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
More pictures, since you asked so nice. :) First...

More pictures, since you asked so nice. :) First the whole thing apart. The rest of the internal stuff is stock, but has been polished on wearing surfaces. The sear was polished as well as the notch...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-16-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
I think that would work. I had also thought abut...

I think that would work. I had also thought abut connecting the pump to the top bolt directly to do another version of a closed bolt.

Really for me it is all about the tinkering and parts making....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-15-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
All the internals are pretty much original raptor...

All the internals are pretty much original raptor parts. The blow back hole in the valve body was threaded 4/40 and a headless screw lock tited in place with 242. The pin to connect the upper and...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-15-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
Yes, I made the grips. They were made in the 90's...

Yes, I made the grips. They were made in the 90's when I had an abundant supply of mammoth ivory and more free time (before I had kids). :)

I have been considering some other kind of feed.

Is...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-15-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
I'd feel bad for the raptor if they were worth...

I'd feel bad for the raptor if they were worth something, and worked well the way they were made, maybe. Or NOT.

I've bought four of them now, and they were all dry fired enough to hammer the...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By HClark
it's done mutating I think

I posted pictures of this and a couple more a while back. It started out as a Brass Eagle Raptor, one of the early green ones. Then it morphed into an open bolt pump. Now it has mutated into a closed...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-13-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,939
Posted By HClark
I left that feature off. Robert was kind enough...

I left that feature off. Robert was kind enough to make me a traditional high waist design kilt in the hemp material. It has no pockets, or straps, or belt loops, or anything. I wear a surplus Marine...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-13-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,939
Posted By HClark
I play in a kilt all the time. Mostly wear a...

I play in a kilt all the time. Mostly wear a Rkilts (http://www.rkilts.com/Hemp_Kilts.aspx) hemp for paintball. Tartan for other stuff. Wear one for work in the blacksmith shop also, that's how it...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-13-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By HClark
If you pm me your address I will send you a...

If you pm me your address I will send you a couple of them for the cost of a postage stamp (I bought a box of 100 that size many years ago, still have lots of them).
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-10-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,658
Posted By HClark
48 and glad my kid got me into paintball. :)

48 and glad my kid got me into paintball. :)
Forum: Dealers Forum 12-01-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,693
Posted By HClark
PM sent hoping to buy some stuff from you.

PM sent hoping to buy some stuff from you.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-24-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,425
Posted By HClark
I usually smile and say "I really like shooting...

I usually smile and say "I really like shooting people, especially annoying kids". :)
Forum: New To The Sport 11-23-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By HClark
Do I count my kids markers too, or just mine ? We...

Do I count my kids markers too, or just mine ? We went from one each (3 of us) to ten markers in about 18 months. All working though. I guess I need to buy a couple more project guns, huh ?
Forum: New To The Sport 11-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By HClark
Welcome from another old guy. :)

Welcome from another old guy. :)
Forum: New To The Sport 11-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By HClark
Another kiltie, awesome! You should come to OK...

Another kiltie, awesome! You should come to OK D-Day and play with the CEF 3rd ID,CanScots, nothing makes the 716th quake like a bunch of maroon goons in kilts rushing them. :)
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By HClark
Good link ! Thanks. My power supply won't handle...

Good link ! Thanks. My power supply won't handle the current at anything much over 50V, so I have never gone far enough to find that end of the spectrum.

It can be done with heat also, but it is...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By HClark
Titanium does indeed anodize well, in many...

Titanium does indeed anodize well, in many colors. It is all about the voltage. I like simple green for anodizing Ti, it cleans up easy, and works well. I also use a Ti cathode, it is just a strip of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By HClark
We play here on my land sometimes if we can get...

We play here on my land sometimes if we can get enough people together to make it fun. All by invite only, no problems. Be safe, make sure you have a chronograph, and don't make a big mess.
Forum: New To The Sport 10-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By HClark
I have never been a tech at a field, but I have...

I have never been a tech at a field, but I have purchased several markers for peanuts that were non-functional just because they had NEVER been cleaned, and were then thrown in the closet to be...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By HClark
Thanks for the suggestions. The idea is to do...

Thanks for the suggestions. The idea is to do some sculptural carving, and having enough meat to work with makes it easier/less dangerous.

I was not aware ii sports still had new cocker bodies,...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-10-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By HClark
Just buy the slabs...

Just buy the slabs (http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/index.php?cPath=587_826_608) and have a go. Not that difficult to make grips. :)
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