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    Is a Trilogy worth upgrading?

    This is a question I have asked myself on a few occasions and since I have used a couple of them I have found them to be just as reliable and smooth shooting as any other autococker. I put an eblade on one a while back and it was a great marker until I stole the grip for another build. With some good parts laying around unused, I revisited the idea and put together a beater Trilogy with a $40 body I found on the internet. I made some changes including a TechT adjustable 3-way rod, A Palmers LPR and a Palmers Hi Flow valve. It shot really well so I used it off and on at the field and debated whether to leave it as a beater or upgrade it some more.

    Well, you know how that went and I couldn't leave it alone so I had to start chopping up the body and doing some more upgrading. I cut the feed neck off and filed it to fit an Empire clamping feed neck





    Then I got a new WGP grip for it with an anodized trigger and had that T-Slot milled for a PE ASA.



    And I got a new Freak Slimline 1 piece barre. I put that all together and came up with an even nicer chopped and modded beater Trilogy.



    So that brought me to where I am now... should I keep it as a nice shooting beater that I don't have to worry about or should I actually make it look as nice as it shoots. But who does that anyway? Who would put $200 - $300 into an anodizing job for a crappy old Trilogy?

    I guess me. Off it went to Blizzard Anodizing and I just got these pictures back from Rob.





    The idea for the Ano was loosely based on the Trilogy Tactical model with the green and brown blotchy camo, and I think it turned out great. So now I'm waiting to get it back from the snowy (or rainy) white north. I'll post some more pictures when I get it put back together.
    Last edited by JayY; 12-21-2018 at 06:24 PM.

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    There's satisfaction in building something up. I also upgraded my trilogy's valve, added a tech t timing rod, hpr, and changed out the springs. It's now a great shooter. I wasn't planning on any other mods, but your thread has me rethinking things too.
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    You should do it. I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Its already looking like a much more updated marker now.

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    Looks great.

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    I dig it man. Trilogies don't get enough respect in my opinion. Super light. This has me considering going the same route.
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    I'm glad ya'll like it, maybe we can start a trend to improve the collectability of the Trilogy. Since TechT made more of the adjustable 3-way rods, it should help things a bit. They were hard to come by for a while, now they are in stock at Paintball Gateway.

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    One question for you on the mod. How did you get the lower internals smooth? That super long valve spring always throws me for a loop, and I end up having to use a heavier hammer spring than I would prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brando247 View Post
    How did you get the lower internals smooth?
    I did have a problem with the IVG threads shredding the valve O-ring every time I took it out. I wrapped some 120 grit sandpaper around a dowel and ran it through the threads a few times and that took care of it.

    I am using the stock valve spring and I just swapped around the hammer spring until I found one that worked with the Palmer's Low Turbulence valve and the stock hammer. From the look of it, I think it's a stock WGP spring and the marker shoots 280 fps @ 220 psi with the IVG about 1 turn in from flush

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    Quote Originally Posted by brando247 View Post
    How did you get the lower internals smooth?
    I did have a problem with the IVG threads shredding the valve O-ring every time I took it out. I wrapped some 120 grit sandpaper around a dowel and ran it through the threads a few times and that took care of it.

    I am using the stock valve spring and I just swapped around the hammer spring until I found one that worked with the Palmer's Low Turbulence valve and the stock hammer. From the look of it, I think it's a stock WGP spring and the marker shoots 280 fps @ 220 psi with the IVG about 1 turn in from flush

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    I love Trilogy Autocockers. They're definitely the "underdog" of the Autococker world.

    Do you have any pictures of it assembled after anno?

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