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swcblues Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Stock body
Marker Setup: SP Ion
Foehn BOB body
Check-it clamping feedneck
14" All-American barrel
FBM Stiletto drop
68/4500 Crossfire HP
Dye Rhino cover
Strengths: Looks
Easy access to bolt
Weaknesses: Permanently installed back fitting
Review: This body does what it's supposed to do. You've seen the pictures, it looks like that. It's kinda swoopy and a pretty body. Bolt access works by replacing the stock air donut with an open passage two-oring one. A back plug then engages the firing chamber and rotates the whole thing out. It basically takes as long to get the bolt out as it takes to take out/loosen the two external body screws.

The anno on it was acceptable, but brushlike marks can be seen through where the milling wasn't polished well enough, and there are a couple of small indentations near the front on one side of mine. It doesn't fit quite flush with the breech at the front on one side as well. There is also a slight leak from the hole in the back plug.

While this makes bolt maintenance easy, it makes solenoid maintenance difficult, since the back fitting is permanently attached to the body. That means to clean the solenoid, you either need to pry the air line off the fitting, or pop the solenoid head while it's still stuck to the fitting by a short hose. It can be done, but it's awkward.
Conclusion: IMHO, it's probably the best looking body on the market, with a solid BOB system. If you have the money to spend, it looks a sight better than the stock body. Then again, if you have the money to spend, you probably should have bought a shocker. It has it's ups and downs, but I definitely wouldn't tell anyone not to get it. The rating I'm using would have the stock body as a three, with some of the crap shaving jobs down at 1, and nothing on the market right now at 10. Smoother milling, a QD fitting, and stopping whatever is making my gun leak would take it up to a 10.
7 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 at 5:04 pm PST

Review Comments
typelaez Saturday, June 17th, 2006 | 8:09 am PST
the leak is all user error

swcblues Sunday, June 18th, 2006 | 8:02 am PST

madcatmk3 Monday, September 18th, 2006 | 5:36 pm PST
never heard of one leaking before.

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