Here is a neat KAPP / Pacific Paintball double trigger hinge frame that I purchased a couple months back from fellow Southern California Stock player Geoff Wakefield.
Wakefield was living and playing in Northern California in the early 2000s when he first saw one of these Kapp Swing frames. He remembers meeting a player at Sherwood Forest, in Vallejo California, c. 2001/2002.
“I heard about the frame at Sherwood paintball in Vallejo. A cool older guy had one. It was the first hinge frame I remembered seeing [for the Autococker]. He gave me the number to Kapp. I had to send my gun in and they sent it back all tuned with the new frame.”
Geoff sold his original frame (and Autococker?) and purchased this example when he came across it this year.
This style swing frame predates the Kapp’s Reflex swing frame, and based on Geoff’s date of 2001/2002, it falls into the Kapp timeline right around the release of the Kapp Flame Autococker. I’ll be setting this frame up on a well used Kapp Flame Autococker I found earlier this year.
Looking over this frame we can see the KAPP logo cut into the side, the pitted in the chrome plating, and the unusually method used for acuating the Autococker switch.
This frame uses a brass cylinder cut for the Autococker actuating arms that is inserted in a spring loaded channel. This cylinder is moved back and forth by pivoting the trigger.
This design makes me wonder if Kapp ever designed a singer finger design that operated the same way? I also wonder how similar the trigger is to an Angel trigger?
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