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Old 07-19-2018, 10:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Interesting in how it also has a hexagonal shape too
a flat plane is easier to machine than a convex one.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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a flat plane is easier to machine than a convex one.
Most of the older STBB (and even many of the in-line blow backs too) were not machined round, but extruded, with very little additional cosmetic machining. I'd venture to guess these hexagonal bodies were also extruded too.

What I meant by "interesting", is that hexagonal bodies were not very common at all. I wondered if there could have been some sort of connection between the Schrager Brothers and AMC, seeing how they both used hexagonal bodies that were, and still are, very uncommon. I'd never even see a hexagonal body before, that I remembered. Hilariously I'd read Ravi's blowback blowouts before, and seen the Diamond GT I bought, but it was so unremarkable that I'd totally forgot about it. Didn't help that it wasn't as easy to make out the hexagonal shape from Ravi's picture, but I doubt I would have even remembered it with a better picture. A hexagonal body is weird and uncommon, and I like weird and uncommon, which is why I bought that Diamond GT, and I'd like one of these Factor X2 and a Shadow.

Edit: Actually, I just noticed that the Factor X2 is actually octagonal. Can't tell if the Shadow is hexagonal, octagonal, or other as the only picture I found of it is here in The Wayback Machine's archive of pbReview.

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Most of the older STBB (and even many of the in-line blow backs too) were not machined round, but extruded, with very little additional cosmetic machining. I'd venture to guess these hexagonal bodies were also extruded too.

What I meant by "interesting", is that hexagonal bodies were not very common at all. I wondered if there could have been some sort of connection between the Schrager Brothers and AMC, seeing how they both used hexagonal bodies that were, and still are, very uncommon. I'd never even see a hexagonal body before, that I remembered. Hilariously I'd read Ravi's blowback blowouts before, and seen the Diamond GT I bought, but it was so unremarkable that I'd totally forgot about it. Didn't help that it wasn't as easy to make out the hexagonal shape from Ravi's picture, but I doubt I would have even remembered it with a better picture. A hexagonal body is weird and uncommon, and I like weird and uncommon, which is why I bought that Diamond GT, and I'd like one of these Factor X2 and a Shadow.

Edit: Actually, I just noticed that the Factor X2 is actually octagonal. Can't tell if the Shadow is hexagonal, octagonal, or other as the only picture I found of it is here in The Wayback Machine's archive of pbReview.
Thanks for the wayback link, the Shadow look sweet!
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https://web.archive.org/web/20040805...80/shadow.html

Pictures seem to be no longer archived.
Too bad, says there was an optional "fake gold" and "fake chrome" finish. I suspect the first was just yellow annodize, and the later was clear annodiz.

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Old 07-20-2018, 11:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Little Nitro diesel 22 is obnoxious, but that Shadow looks great with the gold parts.

Looks like Avenger Technologies was the name before Schrager Brothers.

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I was able to get the internals back in. The hammer pin had worn a lip inside that was grabbing the valve.

Also, Spyder frames do fit and function. The stock frame doesn't directly fit Spyders because the sear is so thick. A rocking frame needs to be added for ultimate meme.
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I assumed that the valve was threaded like on a 98 but its not. Seems like it needs a bigger fitting that screws into the body but also holds in the valve. Any suggestions?
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If this had a single trigger, I would dig the shape of this marker.
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