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Old 11-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is it..wintec/taso mutt ?

Picked this up locally. Seller said it was a taso vindicator. He bought it off the first owner back in about '90 but did not have much other info. To me the body/barrel may be Taso but the trigger frame is a wintec with fixed grip frame not removable like taso's I have seen. Frame also has bottom line threads and pump handle looks lapco ?

The body was ano black but is worn and or stripped in places.

It has a team name on the pump handle "Ragged Edge" After talking to Gilly and searching google I know there was a team Jagged Edge but pretty sure this reads Ragged.

It is in bad shape but if it is a nice shooter I will probably just keep her.

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Taso thread ?



Two notches in trigger gaurd..for modern laser ?



Hacksaw damage on back of frame... No idea why









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100% TASO.
The TASO company allowed you to buy parts "Al La Carte", and they offered this pump as their "top of the line". Vindicators were the top of the line body also, so they were threaded.
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Cool...Thanks for the info. I was not totally sure as I have not found any pics of a taso with this trigger frame yet.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wintec made the trigger frames for many, if not most of the late 80s nelson-based pumps. It was cheaper for small garage-based companies to use the "off the shelf" frame.

Then if the company got bigger, they could start producing there own. This is what happened with Taso.

Anyway, Its interesting that its not the generic Wintec frame you see everywhere. It looks just like the earlier 1-pc LAPCO frames.

I remember Wintec originally made frames for Lapco? but there was a falling out. There is a long story associated with that, but I don't remmber it
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Anyway, Its interesting that its not the generic Wintec frame you see everywhere. It looks just like the earlier 1-pc LAPCO frames.
When I first saw pics of it I was hoping it was a early Lapco Spectre being all black and having the same frame and pump handle.....but then when I saw it in person I figured it was a pieced together gun.

It set me back $40... Probably paid a little too much with the frame damage but I figure for the price it was worth having a slide trigger framed gun in the bunch.


Most likely going to get the vintage spaced duck bill for it run the bottom bottle and the VL hopper..keep it period open class
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It also came with a busted up view loader hopper..the angle on this one looks a little more extreme as in the feed tube portion is more toward the front lid then others I have seen.

(Edit: found a few online just like this VL )


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I remember Wintec originally made frames for Lapco? but there was a falling out. There is a long story associated with that, but I don't remmber it
WINTEC wouldn't mill off the "WINTEC", so Colin would have to mill it off.
The earliest LAPCO Ghosts came with Carter frames, in gray.
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