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Shiba-Kun 10-04-2006 11:04 AM

Mystery Hopper.
 
Anybody remember the name of this one? I think it came out around 88-90 or so. It was made of something similar to PVC yet thicker and more sturdy then a "Whaler" and loaders like that.

I believe Navarone was a sponsered team for the manufactorer.

Sorry my MSP skills really stink, but it looked something like this:

http://www.mcarterbrown.com/gallery/data/500/loader.JPG


If I remember correctly it was cylindrical in shape & held maybe 70-80 rounds. The hardware on the right side of the picture represents a a collar that surrounded the body of the hopper. To load, the user would turn the collar to the top side of the hopper and there was a hole (shown with the dashes) where the paintballs went in.

If anybody has a name or picture I'd appreciate it. Thanks!!:)

Schmitti 10-04-2006 11:06 AM

One Armed bandit.... I believe. There is one at the Museum at EMR.

Repoman or Weltman has one of these.

E

Shiba-Kun 10-04-2006 11:13 AM

"One Armed Bandit"...?:confused: :huh: :eek:

LOL! I kinda remember it having a sterotypical paintball name, but I couldn't have pulled that one out of my memory in a 100 years.:p

I think I used mine for a couple outings then gave it away.

Still, for the time I remember it being made of good quality components. I just didn't care for how it worked.

Thanks man!!

Phantom Power 10-04-2006 11:35 AM

The company that made it is "B Cubed". They also made a "hip clip" which held two pods, which were sections of plastic pipe closed off on one end which would plug into the rotating loading cuff. Brassballs has a one arm bandit on his RTP Viper.

Shiba-Kun 10-04-2006 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phantom Power (Post 38767)
The company that made it is "B Cubed". They also made a "hip clip" which held two pods, which were sections of plastic pipe closed off on one end which would plug into the rotating loading cuff. Brassballs has a one arm bandit on his RTP Viper.

That's the one!! Thank you! I didn't have the hip clip though.:o

Tom222 10-09-2006 06:45 PM

Some info on B-Cubed One-Armed Bandits:

From Nov. 1990 APG
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3...0mediumlr3.jpg

From Mar. 1991 APG
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8...1mediumhc7.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/4...12largefu4.jpg

From Sept. 1991 APG
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/959...1mediummm6.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/849...2mediumxa5.jpg

From Dec. 1991 APG
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1...1mediumnq7.jpg

Shiba-Kun 10-09-2006 08:51 PM

Nice find!:)

Thanks T222. I'd forgotten that pizza man took over as Capt. after Andy G. had left the team. I think one of the girls on the cover photo was a daughter of his.

Wow! Constant Pursuit. Another long gone California pro team.

RepomanGene 11-20-2006 12:23 PM

The Viper IS the Rolls Royce of paintball guns.


Brass, weltman and myself run One-Arm bandits on our Vipers.

agentSmith 11-20-2006 07:30 PM

I believe it was either Evil Brother or Schmavis, who let me shoot a viper in the Hell Survivors chrono, I have to agree! Did they ever make SC vipers? I'm not too familiar with them.
That hopper is a great idea! It's amazing some of the things people have come up with.

Rob

blackrain 11-21-2006 01:40 AM

Anyone live near chula vista? Go check out that addy and see if they still exist. Might have a stash laying around.
Later,
Blackrain


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