Home History Fernando Castillo's Carter Machine Sterling

Fernando Castillo’s Carter Machine Sterling

A photo of Fernando Castillo’s Carter Machine Sterling.  I purchased this off Fernando, shop manager at Carter Machine in the early 90s, probably 10 years ago.  It came with rubber grips and I added the panels.  The barrel back is an Armson and the front is a piece of brass, drilled on the bottom to supposedly add back spin.
I added the pump handle, which is an early 90s custom pump from the UK.

Fernando Castillo's Sterling
Carter Machine cut Sterling, purchased from Fernando Castillo.

Fernando wrote me when I purchased this sterling:
“Sterling barrel was made by me at Carter Machine. It is an Armson barrel with a brass front only ported at the bottom. I guess it could be considered the first attempt at a flatline barrel. My idea was to vent air down and put a backspin on the ball to make it go farther. I didn’t notice a difference and Earon said it sucked.”

Co2 samurai Pin
Co2 Samurai brass pin that Paul and I found in Earon Carter’s Shop in March.

I would guess this Sterling dates back to 1992 or 1993 and predates most of the other Carter Machine Sterlings I’ve seen.  It uses the WGP frame instead of the Sterling frame.
According to Lyle Kuchmak, of Quest for Adventure, Co2 Samurai, and Canadian Imported of the Sterling in the early 90s, the first Sterlings imported from the UK used the WGP frame.

Take a second to support Paintball History on Patreon!

2 COMMENTS

  1. yep, the first batch of Sterlings i brought back to Paintball Checkpoint in summer of 1993 had WGP frames on them, so i can verify this.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

A Minicocker similar to early BBT SFLs

Here is a tiny Minicocker I found that has some similarities to an early gen SFL autocockers. Really bad shape but neat round cuts.

A KAPP Pre Razorback Autococker

A neat Kapp Autococker similar to a Razorback I found on craigslist.

Paintball Tek shoots a Kapp Razorback Autococker

Tim @ Paintball Tek dot come shoots a KAPP Razorback Autococker in his back year. The Splash on this Razorback is just amazing and it shoots great as well.

The Pump Twist Dual, by Mac 1

One of Mac 1's earliest paintball projects, the Pump Twist Dual, was a Sheridan rifle with a couple unusual modifications, dual 12 grams and a rotated body.

Steve Constable and Pursuit Supplies International c.1985-1988

Steve Constable, of New Zealand, developed early markers using alternative bulk air methods, before the introductions of pin valves.