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The oringial Tippman 98 (and there is a difference)

This is the original style of the tippmann 98. So what does that mean??
-all aluminum power tube and valve assembly. This was sold as an aftermarket accessory later..
-no cut outs inside the body for aftermarket "drop-in" parts.
-Different trigger return spring set up.
-much smoother machined hammer that can be polished to a high luster.
-Metal back end cap rather than the plastic end cap later used.
-Non-removable trigger guard like the custom had.
-early models did not have the split rubber grips, so the grips had to be removed on one side to split the body in half.

Aftermarket/Custom Changes:
-Beadblasted and then clearcoated with auto paint
-Lapco barrel
-Lapco Sight Rail
-Psychoballistics rear velocity adjuster
-Shorter factory velocity adjustment screw to be backed all the way out and still not stick out of the body hole
-Lightened the trigger return spring.
-Polished the following: hammer, connecting rod, inner body where anything moves, aluminum power tube, spring guide, trigger area. This puppy could shoot a tank down and shoot everytime without going into the bouncing "full auto" mode....
Orignal Tippmann 98 (no plastic valves here)
Orignal Tippmann 98 (no plastic valves here)
Tippmann 98 (clear finish)
Tippmann 98 (clear finish)