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Thread: Anaml's Navarone #17 Restoration

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    Anaml's Navarone #17 Restoration

    This is a loose following of the restoration of Team Navarone #17 that I have been working on for quite some time now. I wanted to show some before and afters of the things I found and did to bring this piece of history back to it's former glory. The idea of this restoration was to recreate a gun as close to the day it was handed to the original team player in both equipment accuracy and condition.

    The day I got it.


    Some close ups after tear down. Notice all the corrosion and pitting on the whole gun. Someone previously tried to sandblast out the Navarone 17 and tried removing the plaque......I have no idea why.







    Here are some pics of the individual parts at different stages as I was going through and acquiring, fixing, rebuilding, etc.



    Last edited by Anaml; 09-07-2014 at 06:01 PM.

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    I tried hard to keep the internals correct and found all new or very close to new exact replacement pieces.


    Here is something interesting I did. Several parts were showing age or were period correct but finish incorrect for this restoration, so I re-blackened them to restore them.
    Before:




    The process:

    After:

    Last edited by Anaml; 11-16-2014 at 03:38 PM.

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    Had tank stickers made:


    The bolt and back block.


    Most parts minus the tank polished and ready for ano:


    The barrel and shroud back from ano:



    Back from ano with a basic test fit. Notice the brand new neoprene on the shroud too:


    Final assembly with bottom line(I know the grips aren't 100% but they sure look good, but I do have clean OEM plastics for completeness):


    Final assembly with vertical tank:




    I hope you enjoyed following my project in restoring this piece of history, and a thank you to everyone that helped put this back together.
    Last edited by Anaml; 11-16-2014 at 03:51 PM.

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    Sweet Joe, love the details you put into it truly a custom cocker.

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    Lovely! Thanks for bringing history back to life.
    Pat.

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    So awesome. Good work!

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    Thanks guys. I'm working hard on this one. A couple more pieces and I will finish this thread.

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    Nice!!!!! What is the story on the Navarones?
    Thanks,
    Jim
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    They were one of the leading teams at the beginning of competitive paintball. Godfathers of paintball competition.

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