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FBM Apache Lightning Autococker Body

This FBM Apache Autococker body comes from the collection of Paul Yun. From looking at the archived FBM website it appears FBM did their own laser engraving.

Based on the styling and finer details on this body I am thinking it was produced after Chris Ogaz was no longer making bodies for Spanky and FBM and FBM moved to having their designs machined in house from billet aluminum. This would likely place it around 2004 to 2006.

FBM Logo on side of this FBM Apache Body.
FBM Logo on side of this FBM Apache Body.

On FBM’s archived website from the mid 2000s, Laser engraving is offered as an option. This style takes the Apache body and adds lighting to it, mimicking the Lightning / Thunderstruck anodizing style pioneered by Piers Wiggett at PK Selective. Obviously the laser engraving doesn’t come close to comparing but it’s a much simpler way to get a lightning style design.

FBM Mercury Bolt.
FBM Mercury Bolt.

This video also shows the FBM Mercury Bolt which Paul received with this FBM Apache in the original packaging.

This body belongs to Paul Yun who mentioned he would be interested in selling it. Email me for details.
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  1. I thought I’d never see another one of these. I’m from Michigan, I bought one of these bodies online from FBM and completed it with an angled black magic regulator, Dye trigger frame, Pipe barrel, and Shocktech internals/pneumatics. I was around 15 at the time so it had to be sometime around ’04. I’d do anything to have another one, had to sell it for whatever reason seemed important as a teenager. Thanks for walking me down memory lane!

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