History of Paintball gear : PPS Stroker and Benjamin-Sheridan Piranha
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:52 AM
Longer vid, talking about the history of two paintball markers taht are getting harder to find...
Sorry IO'm a littel behind on updates, it's been a hell of a week.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:53 AM
Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:58 PM
A couple thoughts, in no particular order:
-a few people are still making scratch-built brass pump markers, including PPS (who also still makes scratch-built brass semi-autos). RTP has also resurfaced, and is working magic with both brass and stainless steel.
-one of the main problems with fixed barrel markers in the modern day is the paint-bore size disparity. Most of these guns were rather large bore, and paint has been trending on the small size lately. thankfully, newer versions of these markers are available in .680".
-your barrel is ported, not rifled. probably just a brain fart.
-Glenn did the first direct-fed pneumatic semi-autos.
-kudos for the lesson in paintball history to what I assume is a generally young fanbase. if we have a care for the future of paintball, we're tasked with showing the game's younger players how to play with honor and integrity, to respect, cherish and embrace the sport's heritage, and especially to recognize the small manufacturers that made this sport great. we're fortunate to have some small shops left, but entirely too few. i strongly believe that these guys, who put so much soul into their products, are the beating heart of paintball. once they're gone, it's just cold, dead, cheap, mass-produced stuff from faceless corporations. play pump, play mech, play for the sake of playing, just play with a marker that was made by somebody who loves the sport as much as you do and you'll have a great time.
that's it for me... 5 o'clock.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:27 PM
Why dose rifling deaden the sound??
LOL, I am a noob in paintball compared to you( started back in 2004), but drop forwards( I never thought) an old school thing. I have one on my A5 and dad has one on his 98..personally I love them.
And is that a bead front sight on your Stroker??
Sounds like a new series to me, I love it. BTW, there is a puddle of drool on my desk after watching this
Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:25 AM
This post has been edited by Crazie Ivan: 02 October 2011 - 03:17 PM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:27 AM
There is some evidence that this more even venting helps your paintballs to come out straighter (i.e. with less spin), adding to consistency between shots.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:06 AM
I too played with brass back in the 80's....this brought back some memories. Miss my old Sheridans badly....
Also, check out one of the guns in this video (it appears around 3:20 or so if ya wanna skip ahead)
Its a Busmaster pump w/AGD 6-pack changer. The guy showing it off, Bob, used that very marker as part of the original Ironmen team that won the Masters in Tennessee in 1987 & 1988.
Theres some history for ya!!
This post has been edited by The Stuntman: 02 October 2011 - 01:42 AM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:24 PM
Why dose rifling deaden the sound??
its not the rifling itself, its how they ported it, Much like the CCI barrels today
They ported the barrel where the rifling was, which made a minature gap between the surface of the ball and the actual port hole.
This acts like a air channel when the High pressure system (infront of the ball) hits the porting, the little spaces allow the pressure to go under the ball, and behind it (where the Low pressure is) this makes the pressure infront of the ball much less. Resulting in a lower "pop"
as less pressure is "popping" into the normal ambient pressure
Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:31 PM
Hmmmm....I have a Blazer somewhere too...So many guns....so little time
This post has been edited by Krazy8: 04 October 2011 - 05:36 PM
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:00 PM
*Kingman Hammer, Kingman Hammer 2, original SL 68 II, Phantom and a later model WGP Sniper.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:23 PM