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Blast from the past: 68 Carbine

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    Posted: 01 August 2011 at 5:39pm
I was walking by a Garage Sale and saw a box with "PAINTBALL 50$" written on the side. In it was the 68 Carbine, 3 tanks, a mask, various cleaning tools and parts, and some other odds and ends. The gun worked fine but the gas line had a leak and it was pretty gnarly looking. I stripped it, cleaned and oiled it, replaced the old gas line with a new one, it had the stock plastic .45 grips so I added some split grips, a new barrel, and various screws and hardware from the Tippmann parts website since it had accumulated alot of rust.

It's atleast 8 years old. I took it out for the first time with some friends and I absolutely love this thing.
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I traded a 98 for one straight up a few years back- I LOVE the thing. be careful when you take it apart though....where the gas line screws into the power tube is a tiny little o-ring that likes to shred if things aren't just so when reassembled.

Great find.


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That looks nice and clean now.... Its great that the body is not scratched up to bad! Great find! Like the barrel!
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Originally posted by Tec13 Tec13 wrote:

That looks nice and clean now.... Its great that the body is not scratched up to bad! Great find! Like the barrel!


Thanks. Luckily it accepts A5 barrels which made finding a new one easy.
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So i am guessing that you have the Feed Neck for it?
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Originally posted by Tec13 Tec13 wrote:

So i am guessing that you have the Feed Neck for it?


Yeah, came with the feedneck and a hopper as well. I wouldn't mind having a metal feedneck for it but those seem nigh impossible to find.


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I'd like to get an old Tippmann for that price
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All and all you can pick up a 68 carbine or Pro Lite up for usually less than $50... However most of them do not look as good as Grayson's dose for ones that come up this good looking you may have to pay a bit more... It is awesome that you found or they had the plastic cap that goes over the cocking knob. Just need a forward grip and the barrel tip sight and it would be almost factory!....lol...
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Originally posted by Tec13 Tec13 wrote:

All and all you can pick up a 68 carbine or Pro Lite up for usually less than $50... However most of them do not look as good as Grayson's dose for ones that come up this good looking you may have to pay a bit more... It is awesome that you found or they had the plastic cap that goes over the cocking knob. Just need a forward grip and the barrel tip sight and it would be almost factory!....lol...


Yeah, it still had the rubber cap on the cocking arm. I have the stock barrel with sight tip and the rubber shoulder rest for the 12oz tank as well. It was completely stock with the exception of the foregrip when I got it. The trigger was nasty and had rusted a bit so I sanded it down and then finished it up with a polishing wheel on the dremel. I throughly disassembled and cleaned everything.

Edit: Stock parts on, with the exception of the gas line and brass saftey.




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It looks great!
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Great find!  Looks like alot of fun to shoot
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