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Old 09-30-2007, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need recommendation for a feed neck

As I am about to start by half block project, I have decided it is utterly necessary to change out the feed neck for one that is either clamp type or threaded type. My question is, which is better and what brand should I be considering?
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What year is the body? '05's and later had an intimidator style threaded neck and are very easy to swap out. The older styles had press-in feednecks that can be booger bears to remove/replace although you can send the body away to have it threaded to accept an Angel or other style feedneck.

If you have an '05 or later, Warrior Paintball - The Latest & Greatest In Paintball Technology! has nice feednecks for the best price I've found right now.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's an '03 with the pressed-in feed neck. By the way, is there a guide for removing the feed necks or do I have to have a machine shop use a hydraulic press to remove it?
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I've used a torch to heat and a dead blow to loosen them
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Going back to this, can anyone recommend a replacement feedneck besides the stock pressed-in one?

Also, Mr. Furious stated "send the body away to have it threaded to accept an Angel or other style feedneck." What's the deal with having it threaded? I guess I'm missing the whole concept of what he is talking about.

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Old 10-19-2007, 08:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You have 3 options and I list them from least expensive and invasive to most:

1. Sand your hopper neck to fit. That's what I do because hopper shells are cheap and easy to replace and if you only have one marker without an adjustable neck, the others will accomodate the sanded feedneck with their clamping mechanisms.

2. Buy a Trinity T-Lock feedneck, cut off the majority of the marker feedneck with a hack saw or other such tool being sure to leave enough of the fat part of the feedneck to securely hold the bottom clamp on the T-lock and clamp the T-lock on there. It was designed for just your situation. If you mess it up, you can then move on to option 3. Basically, you leave the feedneck in place but cut off about 2/3 or 3/4 of the part of the neck that holds the hopper. The bottom clamp of the T-lock clamps onto that and the top clamp of the T-lock grabs the hopper like any other clamping feedneck. Here is a source for those:

Trinity Autococker 04 & Earlier/Trilogy T-Lock at xpaintball.biz:Paintball


3. Send the marker away to an airsmith who will remove the press-fit neck, thread the hole where the neck resided with a thread pattern that will accept another marker's feedneck(such as an Angel) and then buy the proper feedneck and screw it in. The only option is to thread for a different style marker's feedneck because only Cockers from '05 and later had the screw-on Intimidator style necks.
The Trinity T-lock is a nice solution, can be accomplised with good results by a person with limited tools and experienc and is fairly inexpensive. I'm not sure where to recommend to have a body threaded(maybe Rainman on this site) but I know it can be done.
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Cool. Thank you very much for the info.
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Cool. Thank you very much for the info.
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Belsales and AKA will both replace the standard press-in feedneck with threaded ones.
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I have a Trinity T-Lock and love it.
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