This weekend I scanned this ad for the 1994 Phoenix/Montneel hybrid, the Falcon (not to be confused with Falcon by Avratech Industries Inc. ) from the October 1994 issue of Paintball Sport International.
The Falcon was a collaboration between Marcus Neeley (previously of Montneel), Rob Fox (step son of Phoenix inventory Eric Scott and Rob’s father, Tom Fox (of paintball heaven).
In 1992, while working at Montneel, Neeley developed a unique spool valve based gun named the Legend. The gun did have flaws but was quick and featured a pneumatic trigger.
More info on the Legend here:
After Neeley left Montneel he took the design of the Legend with him and looked for a producer while also selling Montneel knock off Checkmates (Marcus’ take on the Z-1).