One paintball item I love collecting are un identified Autococker bodies. Each has a unique story just waiting to be solved.
This unknown Autococker body popped up on Facebook a couple months back from seller Steve Kacala, out of Michigan.
Steve received this Autococker body in a lot from a friend a long time ago and recently decided to unload. Peng Kin bought it from Steve and later sold it to me.
There was a lot of speculation on facebook about who actually machined this body. Many people though it looked similar to a Shocktech Hookups or a Shocktech Liquid series. Others suggested Jackal Machine or TnC Products. But after some research by Peng and careful deduction, we can rule all three out.
Peng asked Danny Love about this machining and Danny replied said it was not a Shocktech body.
By the time eblades were out Chris Ogaz at TnC Products was machining his own bodies, and not using WGP extrusions, so this design is not one of his.
Later Jackal Machine bodies, such as the RDL and Phase 2 (and Phase 3), would also have been machined from scratch and not used a WGP serialized body. Earlier Jackal Machine bodies were machined by Chris Ogaz at Ogaz Enterprises (TnC Products) and later bodies were machined by Sergey Levkov (Technical Trouble Shooting / and Lapco ). Both Ogaz and Levkov would have machined bodies from a solid piece of a billet aluminum and neither would not have used a WGP body.
The eye ridge and some of the lower tube cuts are reminiscent of some Jeff Orr Limited Edition / JOLE bodies. I messaged Jeff about this body and he also said it was not one of his designs.
By looking at the body we can see the following details:
- This is a factory WGP body, with a standard serial on the passenger side.
- The serial is 145683.
- WGP threaded feedback.
- Sight Rail machining
- Contoured / rounded machining on tubes.
- Wings on top front of lower tube.
- Eye ridge.
- NW Feedneck.
Overall a super cool body and another fun mystery to identify in the future. Thanks to Peng and Steve for the body!