On Sunday, December 14, 2014, I set up a “Paintguns of Paintball’s History” display at Linh Truong’s Charity Event Big Game.
I set up the display wall alongside our So Cal Stock Group banner and talked to enthusiastic players about their own history, the story behind the markers on the wall and explained So Cal Stock Group and how our fearless leader, Sonny Phommarine, is bringing back modified Stock Class to Southern California.
Sonny had a ton of flyers printed out and we encouraged players to take the flyers and to come join us in the games he organizes at SC Village, Jungle Island, Ambush Paintball and Fields of Fire.
Benji Silverstein also set up a booth and was selling a ton of classic pumps and parts. Check Benji’s page out on facebook at:
Here’s a photo at one point when most players were in the game. This photo shows Gateway’s display and BBQ.
Pictured above is the paintgun wall. See how many you can name and then look at the numbered photo and list below.
Here’s the numbered photo. And below is the numbered list with links to articles on nearly each paintgun.
- Classic Crosman framed Phantom – serial 1166 (or 67?)
- UK – Legend
- UK – Kenimex Scorpion Autoloader
- Brazil – Thormax Speedmaster Auto Pump
- UK – Auto Sterling
- Rick Rector’s Navarone Bushmaster (not marked for Navarone)
- Puma Pistol (c. 1986)
- UK – Daystate Ultimark III (c. 1988-89?)
- Canada – Joe Survival Mark V .50 (c. 1987-1988?)
- Early Nelspot 007 (c. 1970s-early 1980s)
- Southern Pneumatic’s Phoenix
- CAS Rebline MII (c. 1989-91)
- Dave Bassman’s Sudden Death Super Long Barrel Piranha (c. 1989?)
Not posted yet but more Sudden Death info at: https://paintballhistory.com/tag/sudden-death-2
- Boston Paintball Reflex Autococker Parts Gun – late 90s
- Carterized Taso or AGS pump
- Termite – Early Buzzard – c. 1988
- New Zealand – Pursuit Supplies International Scorpion (c. 1990)
- Brahim Estephan’s Vert Feed Ironmen Autococker (c. 1995-96)
- Navarone Autococker (c.1991-92)
- Lapco Ghost (c. 1991?)
- Nelson 707 (c. 1960s)
- Canada – Brass Eagle “Eagle” (c. 1988-1989)
- California Cobra (c. 1987)
- Darkside MK1 (or MK2?) Uzi (c. 1984-1985?)
Also at Linh’s Charity Event were Paintball Gateway, and Rhinotech. I wasn’t aware that Rhinotech was still making stock class harnesses and according to Sonny, Paintball Gateway carries them.
You can find Rhinotech’s stock class harnesses listed on Paintball Gateway at:
And another photo showing the paintguns sitting on the table that interested players could pick up and get a feel for. I didn’t pack as many paintguns on the wall as I had thought I would because I was a little concerned about the weight on Sonny’s canopy.