Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:39 PM
I just recently purchased a use dust black SM-1. Mine has a CP regulator and on/off asa and some shitty rubber grips that fit poorly. I took it apart to clean it, it is made nicely, matter of fact the insides look better than the outside. Once cleaned, I put a 12" Deadlywind Fibur on it, sweet-spotted he reg and now it shoots great. While the pump stroke is not quite as smooth as my T2, it is very nice. To my surprise a bit it weighs a bit less too. All It needs now are some new grips and it will be ready to play, though I may upgrade the cocking rods from aluminum to stainless...I really do not like aluminum to aluminum baring surfaces, it tends to feel rough, and there is a far amount of wobble that I hope the steel rods will cure.
As far as rarity is concerned, I had only seen and shot one before I purchased mine, so while there may be a few out there, they are a heck of a lot less of them than Empire Snipers, and they have been out for less than a year. so are they rare, I think so.
If yours is anything like mine, I am sure you will be very happy with it.
This post has been edited by David A.: 31 October 2012 - 11:41 PM
My Rigs: Dust Black Empire AXE, Nano Feed-neck, Red Critical Axiom Trigger, BOSS V2 Bolt, 14"Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Dye Rotor Hopper, Critical 45/4500 & 68/4500 Carbon Fiber Tanks with Ninja Regulators. Polished Black CCM T2, Polished Black CCM Air Fittings, 12” Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Winchester 50 Round Hopper, Ninja 13/3000 Tank. Dust Black CCM T2, 10” Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Dust Black CCM Air Fittings, Dust Black CCM Machined Aluminum Grip Panels, Sport Shot 100 Round Hopper, Ninja 13/3000 Tank. Dust Back Sanchez Machine SM-1, CP Shorty Regulator, CP Drop and On/Off, Empire Star Wars Grips, 14” Deadlywind Fibur Barrel, Sport Shot 100 Round Hopper, Ninja 13/3000 Tank.