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Forum: Ask The Experts 02-16-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By DocsMachine
Yeah, Nitro Duck had a 134ci 3K tank. Had one for...

Yeah, Nitro Duck had a 134ci 3K tank. Had one for a while, it was a monster. Flat-bottomed, like a fire extinguisher, as I'm sure it had originally been intended for something like rescue air or...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-15-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By DocsMachine
Any value in old PB magazines?

Does anyone buy or read old PB magazines anymore?

I know there's like two or three people that have been scanning and posting some old ones, but most of those seem to be Facebook projects, and FB...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-14-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By DocsMachine
Empire Resurrection Issues Y'know, every...

Empire Resurrection Issues

Y'know, every time I'm surfing past this thread, I can't help but think all you guys in here are going "No, no, the chicken blood has to be fresh!" and "Are you sure...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-08-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By DocsMachine
You mean like the old pump pistols from back at...

You mean like the old pump pistols from back at the Beginning of Time?

Good luck. Those guys were in business for all of 20 minutes, and there was never any aftermarket for them. I'd say finding a...
Forum: Dealers Forum 02-06-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By DocsMachine
On it's way, Mills. And the urethane I'm...

On it's way, Mills.

And the urethane I'm using is top-quality stuff. Might not be quite aerospace-level material, but it's name brand and not cheap. There's no reason these bumpers shouldn't last...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 02-02-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By DocsMachine
And I'd like to take a patented Moment Of...

And I'd like to take a patented Moment Of Pedantry™ and point out that's silkscreening, not lasering. :D

The logo is silkscreened- that is, painted- on the frame, and can thus wear off. Lasering...
Forum: Rare, Old Guns 01-30-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By DocsMachine
If the threads need repaired, I can do that. It's...

If the threads need repaired, I can do that. It's actually kind of tricky as the front one breaks into the barrel threads. (One of many little stupid bits on what could have been a very promising...
Forum: Sub 100 01-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By DocsMachine
-Why do people keep paying actual good money for...

-Why do people keep paying actual good money for Poisons?!?

Unless you're a BE fan and just need one for the collection, or something. I used to own one, and it was terrible. :)

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-19-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By DocsMachine
I started using an ultrasonic cleaner about a...

I started using an ultrasonic cleaner about a year and a half ago, and while I can't say it's been indispensable, it's certainly been very handy.

The usual warnings: First, never run it without...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-17-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,634
Posted By DocsMachine
What's this "paintball" thing you people keep...

What's this "paintball" thing you people keep going on about?

:D

Doc.
Forum: Rare, Old Guns 01-14-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By DocsMachine
-This. I'm working on new seals and whatnot for...

-This. I'm working on new seals and whatnot for these, but even in perfect working order, they're not what you'd call stunning performers. And there's zero aftermarket support, unless you want to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,359
Posted By DocsMachine
Johnny Mnemonic...

Johnny Mnemonic (https://docsmachine.com/movies/johnnymnemonic/) was one of the very reasons I started this thread, and the 'database' for it (https://www.docsmachine.com/movies/).

While I don't...
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-20-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
Glad it arrived safely! Read the manual- trust me...

Glad it arrived safely! Read the manual- trust me on this. :D That camera can do a LOT of things most box-store and even pro-sumer grade stuff can't.

(That cat's name is Rusty, by the way. :D )
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-18-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By DocsMachine
Possible Dropbox malware?

While surfing around MCB, I started getting malware warnings from AVG- and I'm not at all sure, but I think I got them when I opened a thread where someone had posted a photo using Dropbox.

Anyone...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-18-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By DocsMachine
Gotta agree with Rusty. The other brass maker...

Gotta agree with Rusty. The other brass maker would have been J&J (or to a lesser extent, BOA) but both of those tended to use a matte chrome finish (supposedly "industrial hard chrome".)

J&J also...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By DocsMachine
I'd love to see him find it, too, but the sad...

I'd love to see him find it, too, but the sad fact is that thing probably got parted out 20 years ago.

Doc.
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-16-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
On it's way! I hope it brings you as much fun and...

On it's way! I hope it brings you as much fun and enjoyment as it did for me.

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By DocsMachine
Technically, to maximize 12-gram use, you need to...

Technically, to maximize 12-gram use, you need to go with micro line- the older 1/8" or 3-4mm stuff. Not sure it's as available in colors as the macro, but you might be surprised to see the bump up...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By DocsMachine
The braid on the hose is typically stainless...

The braid on the hose is typically stainless steel. It doesn't 'color' the same way aluminum can be colored. Any color is going to be either a coating/paint of some kind, or a shrink-on sleeve like...
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-14-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
Well Mikey, by virtue of being not only the...

Well Mikey, by virtue of being not only the perfect entrant, in that you're an enthusiast with an eye for photography (and a stash of existing lenses) and also the fact that you were essentially the...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-13-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By DocsMachine
-I was given to understand that one or more...

-I was given to understand that one or more people imported DAC barrels, and in some cases renamed them. Much like how SP imported early Marksmann products (P-stocks, Automag dress-up kits, etc.) and...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-13-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By DocsMachine
I have one still new-in-the-tin, complete with...

I have one still new-in-the-tin, complete with manual. I once turned down $400 for it. (In retrospect I should have taken it. :rolleyes: )

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-13-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By DocsMachine
European DAC "Tulip" barrel. Bacci Link for...

European DAC "Tulip" barrel. Bacci Link for reference (https://www.baccipaintball.com/bar072.html).

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-11-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
-This is strongly indicative of what you might...

-This is strongly indicative of what you might call the "second ball" break. That is, the movement of the bolt cracks the second ball in the stack, not the one in the breech being fired.

And that...
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-09-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
-Oh, and the Canon 10-22 (which I assume you...

-Oh, and the Canon 10-22 (which I assume you mean) is an EF-S (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF-S_lens_mount) lens, and should only be used on EF-S cameras.

Technically it'll physically fit...
Forum: Collectors Corner 12-08-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By DocsMachine
-That is indeed a TASO Spartan, with a TASO "rain...

-That is indeed a TASO Spartan, with a TASO "rain cover" (it's really a silencer/suppressor that today everyone calls a "rain cover" in some misguided attempt to somehow hide such things from the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,359
Posted By DocsMachine
-I have no idea what's going on there. Not...

-I have no idea what's going on there.

Not sure I want to know. :)

Doc.
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-07-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
Best offer so far. :D But I will point out...

Best offer so far. :D

But I will point out that that the IIn isn't full-frame. The only full-frame from back then was either the 1DS, or the then-not-yet-released 5D. The Mark IIn is a 1.3 crop...
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
-That's why I titled it Doxmas. :D ...

-That's why I titled it Doxmas. :D



-Yes, exactly. It's more of a not-so-secret-Santa than a free giveaway.

It's old-ish, but still a high end camera that will work very well for a beginning...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-06-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
-Pansy. I've shot pre-level-10 Automags, on CO2!...

-Pansy. I've shot pre-level-10 Automags, on CO2! in the winter.

https://www.docsmachine.com/galleries/winter5.jpg

Any idiot can play in perfect conditions. :D

Doc.
Forum: The Season of Walzmas 12-06-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By DocsMachine
Photography buffs! The Season of Doxmas is Upon You!

I am giving away, not a paintball gun, not a barrel, not some cheap trinket I fished out from under the workbench...

But my four thousand dollar professional photojournalists' camera.
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
-Excuse me? Just who do you think you're talking...

-Excuse me? Just who do you think you're talking to, here? :D

Seriously, though :) believe me, I fully agree. I love the idea in general, and if I were closer (or had more money and time :D ) I'd...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-06-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
Let's see... I have a couple VM-68s, an F1...

Let's see... I have a couple VM-68s, an F1 Illustrator, a first-gen Spyder (external mods only) a crate around here somewhere with a handful of unknown/unknowable cheap Spyder clones... and an...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
-I fully understand. But in the future, you may...

-I fully understand. But in the future, you may want to think about that exception, something like "certain antiques are allowed, such as..." [the aforementioned Titan or Mirage, ICDs, etc.]

Might...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-05-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,488
Posted By DocsMachine
While I firmly applaud this setup, I feel the...

While I firmly applaud this setup, I feel the field could be widened a bit.

I realize the intent is cheap guns, meaning Spyders and similar lightweight blowbacks.

But there's quite a few inline...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-05-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DocsMachine
Here's a 1919...

Here's a 1919 (https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/68/782/tippman-arms-1919-pistol-22-lr) (apparently I've been getting the dates wrong too :rolleyes: ) semi-automatic, with the scale-model ammo...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-05-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DocsMachine
-See, he also mentions they only made the 1917...

-See, he also mentions they only made the 1917 (water cooled) 1918 (air cooled) and M2 Browning, whereas I seem to recall, from magazine articles many a moon ago, that they had a much wider range of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DocsMachine
-I'm not sure there was much. I suspect the "toy...

-I'm not sure there was much. I suspect the "toy machine gun" thing was probably his first foray into anything of consequence (manufacturing, etc.) and according to the video, that started around...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-04-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DocsMachine
Something like that. I also got the "quarter...

Something like that. I also got the "quarter scale" thing wrong- I guess I always thought they were quarter scale, rather than half scale.

I'd actually be interested in knowing more of that story-...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-04-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By DocsMachine
Yep. I haven't watched that video, so I may be...

Yep. I haven't watched that video, so I may be repeating info given in there, but Tippmann started out making collectors' item quarter-scale, fully-functional machine guns. Copies of the Browning...
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