Back in March of 2015, at Gilly’s Spring Pump Event West, I did a batch of various videos on old paintguns that people brought out.
One of the more modern examples (still 15/16 years old!) that I looked over was Christian Van Horn’s single trigger Cobra LCD Angel. When I think of the radest WDP Angels I always imagine the single trigger models. And this classic electro pneumatic paintgun of Chris’ is one of the best examples of a totally tricked out classic electro I’ve seen.
Chris purchased this Single Trigger Angel in late 2014 or early 2015 after lusting over 1996-2K Angels since their release (like the rest of us).
For a collector, this was the perfect package, not only because it was perfectly matched, but because it came with most of the Cobra paper work. Chris traces the ownership back saying, “I didn’t get it from the original owner. It was gifted from the original owner to the guy I [purchased] it from. He never shot the purple [Angel] but had used the [other green Angel that came along with it].”
Chris continues, adding a little more insight as to why this Angel wasn’t used much. “[The seller of this Angel package] was gifted the whole lot from the original owner from his bowling league.”
The original owner’s last name was Teo, and it’s printed on the owner certificate (dated November 17th, 2000) and invoice (dated Jan 2, 2001).
The original invoice adds in some details on this package, listing the following items and prices:
•Cobra LCD Angel-Single Trigger w/14″ Infinity Barrel .687 -$1950
SN: 770098 – Cobra Lifetime Warranty
With the following upgrades:
•Cobra LPR Air Chamber
•Cobra Bolt – Angel
•Cobra SS Angel Hammer
•Angel SS Screw Set
•Cobra Low Rise
•Cobra LCD VRA
•Cobra Barrel 14″ Angel (.693)
•Cobra Breech Knob – Angel
•LCD Side Trigger Set Screw & Installation
•LCD Angel Switch On/Off Toggle
•LCD Switch Boot
•Cobra Snake Oil 1 oz
•Angel Wall Charger – RDC
•LCD Intellifeed Wire & Plug
I wasn’t sure what the Cobra LCD VRA meant but Chris writes:
“I think the LCD VRA is the one piece vertical air. The stock LCD air was like a three piece thing. This is a one piece. I’m like 90% that’s what Tim [Firpo of Paintball Tek dot Com] said”
And the second page lists accessories:
•Armageddon 88 cu/in 4500psi – $485
•VL-Revolution 12V blk – $110
•Revolution Intellifeed Hopper Wire
•Anodizing: Purple to Black Fade
•Cobra LCD Mock Turtle – Ash L
And it’s equipped with a match annodized Air America Armageddon in Purple! The revy is even gutted with the motor directly wired into the single trigger’s pull. As Chris explains in the video, a single trigger pull doesn’t activate the motor, but multiple pulls quickly will get the motor turning.
The top of the breech back has the gold (or brass/bronze) Cobra logo on it.
Maybe over the summer (during out next Bacci Mountain event) I’ll have Chris record a shooting video with me. I asked Chris how it compared to his recently purchased Twister LV1 and cockers and he replied:
“The Angel I can get on speed wise ok but still just about like a mech cocker. But there’s so many less moving parts it’s less dramatic.”
Thanks to Chris for showing this off and if you have a neat classic paintgun that you want to show me, bring it to SPEW.
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