In the last of the series of quick video with Steve “Mongo” Brett, we look at a radically cut up Nelson pump paintgun hammer that Ken “Kidd” Hovanian modified. Steve and I recorded this series back in June of 2015 at Field of Fire, playing a game with the So Cal Stock Group.
I would imagine this started out as a stock hammer and then was cut on by Ken “Kidd” Hovanian to reduce the weight and see what kind of efficiency could be pulled from a late 1980s Nelson based pump.
In the video I say this would work in a Nelspot 007 but after a little more thought, this hammer could actually have been made by Ken Kidd for either an early Line SI Bushmaster, Skirmish, Nelspot, or possibly Kamikaze Shooter or Comp.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ken Kidd was working at Line SI and playing on Navarone, so I would guess it was actually made for a Navarone Nelspot or early Bushmaster kit (predating the hard anodized aluminum hammer). And meant to be used on 12 grams paintgun, because at the time, Navarone was pretty committed to using 12 grams. There is also the possibility that Kidd modified this hammer for a DD-68?
So with a lighter hammer, a heavier main spring would have to be used to receive the same velocity. But it could be that a lighter hammer would be more gentle on a Line SI number 6 powertube and not lead to as many broken bases? I would think that a heavier main spring would have the same effect as a heavier hammer on a powertube.
Eventually I will do a test showing this Hammer in a nelspot vs a stock hammer and how many shots I can get off a 12 gram with each.
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