The Autocockers, Autococker Parts and Worr Game Products' History
The Autococker is a semi automatic paintball marker, with pneumatic autococking parts to allow for recocking.The Autocockers original design originated as the Sniper pump. Bud Orr developed the Sniper 1 around late 1986, early 1987. He was reafuted in the November or December issue of Action Pursuit Games holding his prototype Sniper. Around 1000 Sniper 1 markers were build and sold by Bud's company Worr Game Products.
The Sniper 1 featured a machined body. Early models (prior to around serial 300 were welded on feednecks. Models after (around) serial 300 featured pressed in feednecks. Around 1989 or 1990 Worr Game Products released the Sniper 2, which featured an extruded body with a full sight rail. The Sniper 2 serials started around 2000 and many of the early Sniper 2's were built using exisited hardware from the Sniper 1. These markers are typically referred to as Sniper 1.5s.
Around 1988, Bud Orr saw Matt Brown, of AGS at the time and later of Taso, shooting a semi automatic Sheridan rifle. The rifle featured industrial pneumatic components which allowed the trigger to pivot to actuate the bolt. Bud wondered if this idea could be incorporated onto his marker, and with the help of Jamil Zainasheff, WGP prototyped a semi Automatic Sniper, at the time, referred to the as the Autococking Sniper.
The design of a semi automatic Autococker went through many revisions, and eventually the Autococker was released. In March of 1991, at the Lone Star Open in Texas, the WGP Factory Team, the Ironmen premiered the Autococker.
Over time, every component on the Autococker was been modified, not only by WGP but by hundreds if not thousands of other companies, and even to this day remains one of the most popular paintball gun designs.