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Forum: The Dead Zone Today, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
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... There's a color called Orangblutang? Doc.

... There's a color called Orangblutang?

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone Today, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By DocsMachine
Over the years I've made rough drawings of a...

Over the years I've made rough drawings of a couple of ideas for an "improved" M85 shell, but as always, it's a catch-22: We need shells and paintballs. If we had paintballs, shells could be made on...
Forum: Rare, Old Guns Today, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By DocsMachine
And I'll take the lone single as per PM. Thanks! ...

And I'll take the lone single as per PM. Thanks!

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By DocsMachine
It's just a DYE aluminum. Prior to the UltraLites...

It's just a DYE aluminum. Prior to the UltraLites (UL) DYE made 1-piece aluminum barrels, that I always heard referred to as simply... "DYE aluminum barrels".

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts Yesterday, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By DocsMachine
What you have are three old-school 10-ounce tanks...

What you have are three old-school 10-ounce tanks with the old "Thermo" valves on them. As few people use CO2 these days, they really only have value to a few people trying to build a 'retro' marker....
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By DocsMachine
-Technically that's what killed Smart Parts....

-Technically that's what killed Smart Parts. Among other things, SP had taken out a big loan to build another warehouse or factory. That was just before the big crash of 2007-08, and once the bottom...
Forum: WTB 01-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By DocsMachine
I have a new-in-the-tube 18" tip in gloss black,...

I have a new-in-the-tube 18" tip in gloss black, if you're interested.

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-24-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,149
Posted By DocsMachine
-I can believe that DYE may be reducing their...

-I can believe that DYE may be reducing their interest in paintball, but I doubt they'll be going completely away from it.

And as for going under, I very much doubt that. Paintball hasn't been...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-21-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By DocsMachine
A single item, and not a cumulative group of...

A single item, and not a cumulative group of things? My vertical mill. Cost me $4,550 by the time it hit my doorstep.

And yes, I bought it specifically to make paintball parts. :D

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By DocsMachine
-Ah ha! Okay, that makes more sense. I'd only...

-Ah ha! Okay, that makes more sense. I'd only seen that style in magazines, not in person, and that's the first time I've seen one dismantled.

As for the on-off info, go for it. I only said like...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-19-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By DocsMachine
-Nope. There's not enough threads to hold it. On...

-Nope. There's not enough threads to hold it. On an Automag, the adjuster on the back only sticks out maybe 1/8". There's no threads to screw a velocity lock onto.

And I've never seen a lock as...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By DocsMachine
They're (somewhat) typical old-school mods. ...

They're (somewhat) typical old-school mods.

The on-off top was supposedly a "high flow" aftermarket part. Five or six manufacturers sold those back in the day, and while they didn't hurt anything,...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-16-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By DocsMachine
Tried that. But all that came out the other end...

Tried that. But all that came out the other end was a fine yellow mist.

I figure something went wrong somewhere in the turbocompressor stage, just before the fuel was ignited...

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By DocsMachine
Ditto. A couple of nice fluffy towels, just...

Ditto. A couple of nice fluffy towels, just spread 'em out and roll 'em around using another towel.

Just one tip though- do it on the floor, cause they roll everywhere. :) Do it on a table and...
Forum: Collectors Corner 01-16-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By DocsMachine
I'll give you $75 plus shipping for it, if nobody...

I'll give you $75 plus shipping for it, if nobody bites on the eBay ad.

Doc.
Forum: Collectors Corner 01-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By DocsMachine
I paid $90 for a complete one, with both...

I paid $90 for a complete one, with both backbottle ASA and a lever changer, plus an old VL200 with a cover, and a 12-oz with on-off and a cover.

And, just an FYI- that silver one has the wrong...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-09-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By DocsMachine
-I have to agree with Dave. It's unlikely- though...

-I have to agree with Dave. It's unlikely- though by no means impossible- that a Razorback has that tight a bore. "Small" paint back then would have been .687", and virtually every marker up through...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-08-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By DocsMachine
It's basically dilution. There's fewer players...

It's basically dilution. There's fewer players overall, thanks to the economy/crash, but on the other hand, there's more places online to gather.

PBNation's problem is it's split everyone up so...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-04-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By DocsMachine
I think Have Blue said that there's only two...

I think Have Blue said that there's only two known to exist, and his is the only complete cased one. The #28 hints that more were made, but as I understand it, the company was more or less doomed...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-03-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By DocsMachine
I've never seen that particular style before, but...

I've never seen that particular style before, but there have been a couple of "mufflers" like that sold. They're silencers for testing markers- either for players working on their gear at home (or in...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By DocsMachine
Yes, as a matter of fact. We'll be starting up a...

Yes, as a matter of fact. We'll be starting up a preorder run like we used to do, towards the end of the month. (Give people time to recover from Christmas. :D )

I'll be offering 2-3 reprints of...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 12-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By DocsMachine
Chronograph sold! Thank you! Doc.

Chronograph sold! Thank you!

Doc.
Forum: Pump Guns 12-30-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By DocsMachine
And Sold! Thanks for looking, everyone! ...

And Sold!

Thanks for looking, everyone!

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By DocsMachine
Wait, are those VM-68s?!? On CO2?!? You...

Wait, are those VM-68s?!?

On CO2?!?

You know, it's odd. I know that, unfortunately, more and more of our paintball gear is made in China, but oddly enough, I never once even wondered if anyone...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 12-29-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By DocsMachine
Bumpage! :D Doc.

Bumpage! :D

Doc.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 12-28-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By DocsMachine
E-Blade, Slug, Virtue, gas-thru and more!

Clearin' out a few more things to help pay for the next round of goodies and customs! :D Prices do not include shipping- most everything will fit in a small Flat Rate, so shipping will be $5.50. Buy...
Forum: Pump Guns 12-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By DocsMachine
Am I asking too much or does no one like...

Am I asking too much or does no one like Illusions? :)

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By DocsMachine
I have a few... (http://docsshop.storenvy.com/)...

I have a few... (http://docsshop.storenvy.com/) :D

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By DocsMachine
-Generally, I don't replace fill nipples. If they...

-Generally, I don't replace fill nipples. If they start to leak, I just replace the O-ring.

That said, I have had a couple of issues with fill nipples not fitting- screwing in too far and not...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-28-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By DocsMachine
http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.gif...

http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.gif (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.html)

Best advice I've ever gotten or given on the field. :D

Doc.
Forum: Pump Guns 12-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By DocsMachine
-None visible, and the warranty card on the back...

-None visible, and the warranty card on the back of the instruction packet is blank.

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By DocsMachine
Yep. I brought four guns one day, and had 'em all...

Yep. I brought four guns one day, and had 'em all go down. :) Well, "go down" in the sense that in one case, the drive pin in my Halo broke so it wouldn't feed, which led to chopping a ball, which...
Forum: Pump Guns 12-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By DocsMachine
NIB Action Markers Illusion Pro

Big bill from the CNC shop forces sale! (I knew I shouldn't have said "oh, go ahead and give me another 500." :D )

Brand-new-in-the-box Action Markers Illusion Pro pump, red-to-black dust fade,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,042
Posted By DocsMachine
-Some, but not all. SP was directly...

-Some, but not all.

SP was directly complicit in the fall of ICD, but a major illness in the family was also a contributor. AGD stepped aside in part because Tom wanted to go do other things, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,090
Posted By DocsMachine
Several years ago, there was a small local...

Several years ago, there was a small local (Alaska) tourney event. Typically three or four events per summer- attendance wasn't huge, but it was fun, most times.

However, during one event, a local...
Forum: WTB 12-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By DocsMachine
Several years ago, I had some of the metal horns-...

Several years ago, I had some of the metal horns- the little ones you used to be able to buy with an attached ASA, so you could use a 3.5 oz bottle instead of those cans of freon.

A friend of mine...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-20-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By DocsMachine
The gun's called an Autococker. That specific one...

The gun's called an Autococker. That specific one is a custom built model, as the vast majority of Autocockers are (as in, assembled out of aftermarket parts and/or upgraded using aftermarket parts....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By DocsMachine
[Yodels Slim Whitman] :D -Actually,...

[Yodels Slim Whitman]

:D

-Actually, that's one of the coolest little builds I've seen in a while. Now where did I put that box of Sheridan parts... :)

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-18-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,042
Posted By DocsMachine
-For me, it's always been cyclical. Seems we get...

-For me, it's always been cyclical. Seems we get two or three years of high popularity, but towards the end interest tapers off, and eventually you can hardly scrape four guys together for a backyard...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,042
Posted By DocsMachine
-Um, yes, it does. Third paragraph...

-Um, yes, it does. Third paragraph (http://www.paint-ball.org/paintball/statistics.htm):



-Yes, other parts of the document did, in fact, note the drop in 2005, but it also notes the increase...
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