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Old 05-15-2017, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me the history of this phantom

I know it's a uni-body phantom, I picked up a new feed neck for it from Mike at CCI, last one in stock according to Mike. I picked it up as part of a trade, I know it's rather old. Can anyone tell me more about it, possibly even it's value. Besides some minor wear spots and nicks, it looks rat her clean.



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Old 05-15-2017, 05:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Phantom Express 1988. Unibody frame. Bore .688. Adjustable bolt.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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According to the Wiki circa 1989 removable barrels became available [that seems awful early but my memory is getting more blurry year after year]. I know I was using a Walnut Phantom [Uni-body] up to 1995.

That looks like a nice condition basic stock Phantom [Express] most likely with the older style TPC. If it uses HEX adjustment down the barrel [Old Style] Flat head adjustment [New Style] IIRC. Nothing special as it applies to Phantoms but Phantoms are nice solid performing pump markers. Value depending on if you find a collector who is looking for a stock Uni-Body you would top out somewhere around $150 maybe $200 if you got a couple of collectors in a bidding war. That being said you might not be able to unload it for $100; this is a marker you need the right buyer who wants a piece of history or nostalgia for an old marker they used to have.

If I was you and you wanted to play pump I'd put this one to use and play with it. For the barrel size issue you can use either the Finger Nail Polish modification or the string/yarn down the breach modification, as a ball detent. Ultimately you could have the ASP O-ring detent system milled into the body [I really like this mod]. Not sure anyone has had this done with a Uni-body but the same location would work just like with removable barrel Phantoms:

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Phantom "Tournament". The "Express" had the 14" barrel, the "Shadow" had the 8" barrel. Serial number should be on the underside of the trigger guard.
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Value? $60 to $100, depends on who wants it.....

I have one that's a Mutt....




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Old 05-15-2017, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think I'll modify it, probably just hold onto it till someone wants it.

If I end up wanting to play with a phantom, I'll try not to shoot my fingers off with this one:



It needs a new seal I believe as the 12 gram changer.
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One thing you could do is get a new body and a C-Bored barrel and just swap all the internals, Fore-Grip and grip frame over into the new body. If you do this you could always throw it back to original with the original Uni-Body if you find someone willing to pay you a good buck for a "Classic Express".
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