mcarterbrown.com  

Ask The Experts You ask the tough questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2017, 09:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
Thrill Me!
 
snaparen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: looking through the knotholes in granny's wooden leg

the connector is not factory, they came with a flare connection.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
the mods here suck...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
I honestly can barely stand most of the mods here, and don't even get me started on the f***ing Canadian ones.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaD View Post
Asking for brass on MCB is like going to the grocery and saying "Looking for food, you guys have any"?
My Feedback

Stuff I want or need evenually
snaparen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 06:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
HP_Lovecraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine

I was just thinking, tons of guns used hardlines in the early 90s.
Like the Storm, Montneel guns, assorted tippmanns (ie Carb, Mini-Lite, early SMGs), CMI, Pirahnas, etc.

Some were stainless, copper, and some were powdercoated black? brass? Some had banjo, or compression fittings. Not sure i've seen flare fittings used.

I assume they fell out of favor because its more expensive, etc. Macro is so cheap, and flexible...
__________________
www.montneel.com

"the evidence strongly suggests that neither Billy nor Adam (Smart Parts) could have invented the electronic paintgun" -Garr M. King, U.S. Judge
HP_Lovecraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 08:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
Does anyone read this?
 
Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaparen View Post
the connector is not factory, they came with a flare connection.
On my CVX-valved 68 Carbine, the end going into the valve adapter was a macro style push connect with internal orings to seal. The end at the duckbill was a compression style. All factory installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HP_Lovecraft View Post
I was just thinking, tons of guns used hardlines in the early 90s.
Like the Storm, Montneel guns, assorted tippmanns (ie Carb, Mini-Lite, early SMGs), CMI, Pirahnas, etc.

Some were stainless, copper, and some were powdercoated black? brass? Some had banjo, or compression fittings. Not sure i've seen flare fittings used.

I assume they fell out of favor because its more expensive, etc. Macro is so cheap, and flexible...

I think because macro is easy to install, it's become the go-to setup for factory installed plumbing... but expense could also play a role.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by HurtCow View Post
And God turned to Gabriel and said: “I shall create a land called Canada of outstanding natural beauty, with majestic mountains soaring with eagles, sparkling lakes abundant with bass and trout, forests full of elk and moose, and rivers stocked with salmon. I shall make the land rich in oil so the inhabitants prosper and call them Canadians, and they shall be praised as the friendliest of all people.”

“But Lord,” asked Gabriel, “Is this not too generous to these Canadians?”

And God replied, “Just wait and see the neighbors I shall inflict upon them.”

My Feedback
Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 11:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Houston, TX

I have brass tubes on my automag to match my fittings, barrel, grip panels, and thumbscrews(not pictured.



I got them from onlinemetals.com at the thinnest wall they had available @ 0.12". They're half the price of stainless steel and a little cheaper than copper. And I want to say brass has a higher pressure rating than copper but can't get an answer from google.

I haven't tested CO2 on it yet. But I haved had them on for 8 months and they're still holding out.
__________________
Ebay Feedback

MCB Feedback
YBBPI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 09:05 AM   #25 (permalink)
Post Whore
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois

CCM Fan
PPS Fan
Check out McMaster carr
https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-a...ubing/=19q0n7f

They sell pressure rated Aluminum tubing that a lot of people have used in projects.
theangrydragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 09:44 AM   #26 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
Legolas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008

try here:
https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/m...line-kits.html
__________________
"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway, "On the Blue Water," Esquire, April 1936

In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.

Visit my Etsy store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/crowsnestwampum
Legolas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 06:46 PM   #27 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MN

I saw one of these on the field today and it had the same fittings. That's the stock setup according to him.

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaparen View Post
the 68 carbine came with a copper air line from factory.
https://www.mcarterbrown.com/gallery/...m/DSC00477.JPG

Though it is a thick wall copper, as used in HVAC.

Borrowed that image form someone on here, out of their gallery thanks to Jebs04
Carlito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 06:50 PM   #28 (permalink)
Thrill Me!
 
snaparen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: looking through the knotholes in granny's wooden leg

Could be, I only had one with factory lines, which I changed out quickly for the expansion chamber kit. I have not seen the original fittings in years, but remembered the copper hard line. All other 68 carbines that I have owned came to me in parts lots or already had vertical expansion chambers on them.


also sorry for saying flare, is was thinking compression, my bad.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
the mods here suck...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
I honestly can barely stand most of the mods here, and don't even get me started on the f***ing Canadian ones.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaD View Post
Asking for brass on MCB is like going to the grocery and saying "Looking for food, you guys have any"?
My Feedback

Stuff I want or need evenually
snaparen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » Ask The Experts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC