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tigerdave714
04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
The guy over at KP Customs (same one that did the Ma-Duece-A double barrel sniper) put this together recently. I don't really care for the overall look of it, but the design has some pretty trick features.

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/9378/ccscout35po.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1699/ccscout44ng.jpg

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/9571/ccscout79vn.jpg

You may be thinking to yourself "where does the air supply line connect?" That's one of the "trick features" I was talking about. There are no air lines. The air is routed from the changer to the regulator THROUGH the frame and body! Another trick feature... look closely at pump rods in the left and right side shots. First of all, there are 2 of them! Secondly, they are routed through drilled channels in the sides of the body. Ken at KP tends to do this with a lot of his Sniper-based creations. From what I hear (from people who actually get to play with his toys) it makes for a very smooth and stable pump stroke with no twisting or binding. And last but never least, look at the pump guide inside the handle. Its a fully functional and uniquely placed Palmer stabilizer reg.

I dont particularly care for the color choice or all the holes and slots he cut into the feed tube, and I really hate hawaiin-style 12gram changers (pointing forward off the grip), but you can't argue with the creativity and craftsmanship that went into the design!

thechubbss12
04-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Thats kinda cool.... How much did it cost?

ooglieboogliebob
04-26-2006, 04:43 PM
that is odd ... i like it though .. i'd like to know what chubbs would like to know also :p

QAZ123
04-26-2006, 06:48 PM
Look's nice. I'm liking the pump arm's a lot.

JB.

phatphil
04-27-2006, 06:45 AM
That's cool, but it's really ugly.

tigerdave714
04-27-2006, 09:32 AM
He made no mention as to how much this one cost. It was a custom job, special ordered by a specific customer I believe. He did say that it started out as an upgraded and customized version of a previous marker he build, called the Scout. The original Scout sold for more than $500 if I recall. Considering the amount of work that went into this one, above and beyond the first version, I would venture a guess that it would sell for at least $800 if not more.

ricochet08
04-27-2006, 07:32 PM
looks nice :D
i like it :)

asianshooter
12-18-2006, 01:02 PM
so if the air is running through the frame how do you get to the trigger? very cool none the less. Id like to see some pice of the internals. also wouldnt air leak from the grips?