Stanley Russell

Stanley Russell custom Nelson Rail Gun c.1987-88 with Jack Wada

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Jack Wada, of the Kamikaze Shooters, talks about his custom undercocking and hard chromed Nelson based Rail gun, built by Stanley Russell in the late 1980s.

WGP Autococking Sniper 1 Serial Number 2

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An eBay oddity, a Worr Game Products Sniper 1 with an Autococking kit on it turns out to be Sniper 1 serial number 2 with the Sat Cong Village sticker!

Paintball Tek demonstrates Reverse pump on the Master Blaster

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Tim at Paintball Tek shows how the reverse pump action on the Elevator Master Blaster pump paintgun works.

Ted “2 Gunz” Hines’ Tidy Bowl Annihilator

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Ted "2 Gunz" Hines talks a little about a radical short barrel Annihilator, actually referred to as a Tidy Bowl by Earon Carter and the Kamikaze shooters.

Stanley Russell’s Widowmakers patch

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Stanley Russell brought this Widowmakers patch over to show me. The Widowmakers were likely the South Bay Arms factory team.

Stanley Russell’s Master Blaster Elevator Gun c. 1985

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This was the 1st Master Blaster pistol manufactured by Stanley Russell and Earon Carter off of Crosman Mark 1 Pellet Pistols provided by Tim at Mac 1.

Mac 1 Dual 12 gram plug for K1 or K2 sheridan paintball rifle

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A closer look at the production model that Mac 1 produced of the Dual 12 gram plug for Sheridan rifles including the K rifle and K1.

Background display for a video with Stanley Russell

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This display wall shows a variety of paintguns from the 1980s that Machinist and Welder Stanley Russell was involved in creating.

Early 1988 Ralph’s KILLBOYS Carter Comp Gun

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A closer look at a 1988 Carter Comp Gun that originally belonged to a member of Ralph Killboys. This Comp is completely original and in beautiful shape.

A Unique Early Lapco Ghost with UMB Frame c. late 1989

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A write up on a very unique Lapco Grey Ghost. The frame and UMB mount, for the stock, are specific to a small segment of early lapco ghost from late 1989.

Restored Early Carter Machine Buzzard History

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Identifying a beautiful classic Buzzard and noting the subtle differences between 1989-90 model Carter Machine Buzzards and Termites.

OMMS 007 Knurled pump handle ad and Jack Wada’s Nelspot Pistols

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Jack Wada's remembers the history on the OMMS 007 knurled pump handle and an advertisement from the April 1986 issue of Front Line.

Tosh’s Palmerized Stroker Stan-nihilator

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The third article and video with Tosh Tanaka, on his Palmerized Stroker Annihilator, or as Tosh refers to it as, his Stoked Stan-nihilator.

Tosh Tanaka’s MK1 Mac 1 Annihilator c.1989

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The second of three videos with Tosh Tanaka on his MK1 Mac 1 Annihilator, purchased new from McMurray in 1989.

Tosh Tanaka and his Mac 1 Annihilators

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Over the summer I purchased two Mac 1 Annihilators from Tosh Tanaka. A Palmerized Stroker Stan Russell Annihilator semi and a Mac 1 pump MK 1 Annihilator.

Tim McMurray’s Short Barrel Master Blaster / Elevator Gun

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Tim McMurray's short barrel Master Blaster barrel assembly, which he found last week when cleaning his shop in Gardena California.

Navarone Autococker with a K-C No Hot Shots Bottomline Female Reg

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I've been talking with Dave Kermode recently, who sent me a few of his K-C No Hot Shots Bottomline Regulators which I've mounted on this Navarone Cocker.

Paintball Firsts from APG October 1987

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The October 1987 issue of APG included a Technical Tips article with a bunch of Paintball Firsts including the 1st So Cal pump and the rebarreled Sheridan.

The Pump Twist Dual, by Mac 1

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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.

Colin Thompson on the Invention of the Bottomline ASA

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Colin Thompson, of Los Angles Paintball Company was an early innovator and one creation I had no idea he was responsible for was the Bottomline ASA Duckbill.