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#1 120Canadian

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:28 PM

I found this old picture of when BE made good markers.
It says BRASS EAGLE at the top but has a Canadian address? just curious?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

Yes it was based out of Canada. My newest Nightmare came from a guy who lives a few blocks away from the old facility.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:44 PM

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

A good read here: http://www.fundingun...ny-History.html

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:13 PM

Nice read, but at least one glaring error:

Key Dates:

1882: Plymouth Iron Windmill Company is launched in Plymouth, Michigan.
1895: The windmill manufacturer transforms itself into Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. in honor of Daisy line of compressed-air guns.
1970: An engineer for Daisy Manufacturing invents the Splotchmarker, the first paintball gun.
1993: Daisy Manufacturing signs a royalty agreement with Brass Eagle.
1995: Daisy Manufacturing acquires Brass Eagle.
1997: Daisy Manufacturing sells all non-paintball assets and changes its name to Brass Eagle.
1999: Brass Eagle acquires CM Support, Inc.


The Splotchmarker was the first used for the game of paintball, but not the first paintball marker.
The U.S. Patent Office has records back to the 30's, Nelson Paintball was started in 1940.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:30 PM

My bad.
After looking it up online, I realise I was wrong in that last post.
Apparently Crossman patented the stacked tube marker design in 1921, not the 30's like I posted.

Kinda funny how many patents in the 40's & 50's are actually owned by the U.S. Army.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

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Have you ever worked on a nightmare? Maintenance is where the name came from.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:57 PM


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Have you ever worked on a nightmare? Maintenance is where the name came from.

I have a Nightmare SB Comp and still trying to get the leaks to stop. Actually I've given up and it's part of the show and tell collection now. In it's day it was a solid fairly well made marker. Wish they'd have kept that practice up.



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Have you ever worked on a nightmare? Maintenance is where the name came from.

I have a Nightmare SB Comp and still trying to get the leaks to stop. Actually I've given up and it's part of the show and tell collection now. In it's day it was a solid fairly well made marker. Wish they'd have kept that practice up.

My apologies, I just realized how old this thread is.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

There's a trick to rebuilding the Nightmare.
Taking it apart and matching up the O-rings at a local hardware store is easy.
The leak problem comes from re-assembly, forcing the valve though the internal threads of the body gouges the O-rings so they won't seal properly.

The trick is something machinists use called brass shimstock.
You need to use the thinnest guage ~ it should be 0.0015 in thickness.
(that's one and half thousandths of an inch thick. Half the thickness of a soda can)

You wrap the valve with new O-rings in the shimstock cut to just fit around the valve with no overlapping shimstock and no gap in the wrap but twice the length of the valve.
The wrapped valve can then slide into the body without cutting the O-rings.
The extra length of the brass sticks out the back of the body.
The shimstock is then pulled out the back, leaving the valve in place.

It's an oldskool airsmithing technique, not many people today would know it ~ But then, there aren't many people rebuilding nightmares...

Oh, yeah. Spray the brass with PAM - That nonstick cooking spray. Makes it easier the slide the shimstock back out.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

I have actually heard of the Shimstock technique, but the PAM is a new one on me. I'm not really in a hurry to fire up my Nightmare, and have too many other PB gun projects ahead of it. It can stay in the show n tell line up for now. If down the road though I decide to work on it , I will try your suggestions and see how it pans out. Thanks!
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