Skip Swift, of Swift Line Industries was one of the original East Coast Sniper 2 and Autococker innovators in the early 1990s. In the years after the introduction of the Autococker he worked on Bob Long and the Ironmen's paintball guns. He also produced parts and accessories in the early 1990s out of Connecticut.
This weekend we set up a killer paintball history display at the Bay Cities Classic in Sacramento California, with over 50 markers and tons of history info.
Two custom Minicockers courtesy of Rick Cendejas. An original Ironmen Autococker, and a Splash Mini that Rick built himself around late 1993 / early 1994.
A look at two Nasty Boys Paintball Loaders which date to the late 1980s and early 1990s. One style is unbranded and the other was likely produced by APP.
Chris Iaquinta talks about the November 8th Old School Paintball Big Game and his plans for upcoming games in the near future.
Shooting a Classic Autococker that belonged to Ironmen player, Michael "Machine Gun Mike" Baird, and looking at some of the modifications done to it.
Mike Baird, Rick Cendejas and Michael Leon identify Ironmen players in the January 1988 issue of Front Line Magazine.
Rick Cendejas looks at the Ironmen in Paintcheck February 1992; Mike Baird and Michael Leon comment on the history of the Ironmen from 1985-87.
Back in 2012 I traded for this vertical feed Ironmen body, empty, from Paul "lucky duck" Schreck. Paul has known...
Joe Gorcsos explains the merging of the Florida Annihilators with the Brush Bandits to form Team Rage and Rage's early years from 1994-1996.
Rick Cendejas explains his history playing with the World Championship team, the Ironmen though original captain General Rick Baird and Bob Long.
An interview segment filmed in 1992 at Paintball Hill's Store Wars game with Darryl Trent of the Ironmen and a relevant team photo, scans and patches.
Some photos of K-C No Hot Shot's Accessories including the Gas Through Grip assembly mounted on Autocockers and Automags and some history on Kermode's regs.
Rob Shaffer gave me permission to post these photos of a 1994 Bob Long Signatures Series Autococker with serial 19574 and all matched accessories.