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Three Year Evolution Of A Sniper Rifle.

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Its been a while since I've updated on here. So here she is, hasn't changed much for about a year besides the annual spring and bucking replacement.

The night I got it. Early Spring. Bone Stock. 2006.

Followed up with A cheap bipod I had laying around and first set of internal upgrades. Summer 2006

First set of external upgrades including the Fluted barrel. Fall 2006

Disgusting fall paint from 2006, fiberglass coated body, fiber-glassed grip and cheek piece.

Winter 2006/2007 Hideous paint W/ Short barrel.

Spring 2007 Paint W/ short barrel

Summer 2007, Tan and Green repaint. Pre Left Hand Conversion. Custom butt plate added later in the summer. Second set of external upgrades, Suppressor, Sexy Medium Rise Scope Rail, Low Pro Bipod and QD Cheek Rest Screws

Late Fall/Winter/Spring 2007/2008. Dummy magazine, scrapped it since, Looked good though. Left Hand Conversion Later on.

Summer 2008 650mm Tightbore, hopup bucking and different paint scheme.

Late Fall/Winter 2008 Ft. Embeds M24, Same Scheme Team

Spring/Summer 2009 Not much done just some paint and added wrap here and there, still hooked on CQB at the time.

Fall 2009. Finally settled, Three and a half years later. Got some more magazines and rubber cheek piece, new paint for fall.

Maruzen Type 96 Traded A Systema Mechbox for it 100% Stock.
-About 10 Paintjobs on It
-Custom Left Handed
-PDI Fluted Barrel
-King Arms Suppressor & Adapter
-King Arms Low Profile Bipod
-Laylax QD Cheek Rest Screws
-Custom Figerglass coated body and fiberglass wrapped grip
-Custom Butt Plate
-PDI Medium Rise Scope Mount Rail

Mojji Killer Elite Pro Scope
Bought Winter 2004
-King Arms Sniper Scope Mounts
-Butler Creek Flip Up Cover

OK Cylinder set Running on three years old.
-Custom "Fly Cut" Aluminum Piston
-Silent Piston Head
-Laylax cylinder head W/ Custom Bore
-Lightweight Spring Guide W/ Custom Spring Tensioner
-King Arms Lightweight Trigger Unit
-Custom Enlarged Cylinder Block Bolt

PDI Hopup Chamber This is my second one due to a broken mag catch bolt
-Prometheus 650mm Tightbore
-Systema Hard Nubbin
-Gaurder Soft Bucking
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This was the short barrel with a regular Supressor.

Couple buddy photos over the years.

DeadPrez and I tareting. Late Summer 2007

Naked and Dirty Pictures


The only time she has ever broke down. Broken trigger housing, held up for almost a year @ 500FPS. Pretty good considering she came into my hands at a year or two old with one, maybe two owners before me.

And last but not least, my previous bolty. TM Gspec, bought Winter 2004. The rifle that got me hooked on Sniping. This is when digital cameras blew ass.
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Very sexy rifle!

Love the small barrel look. Then again I like the short barreled rifles
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Nice rifle :)
I think the fluted outer barrel really makes the L96 look complete :) il have to get one
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Very sexy man, I love all the variations you've put it through.

I notice the perfect form on that target shooting pic, btw.
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Enough of the gun porn!! A man of my advanced years can only take so much excitment! ;)
I am so freaking jealous............................
Nice gun's man
I just noticed something. Is that crap all over the gun in one of the middle pictures all dirt?!?!

I thought it was some sort of winter paintjob or something the first time I saw it...
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Zulu, Livonia would be more likely to call it a 'marinade' but yeah that's all dirt. One of the loveliest things about not relying on electricity to power your gun is you can get it down and dirty.
Indeed, the pictures your talking about Zulu is paint, I just did some splashes of white on it and called it A day. I do have A picture where it is completely covered in dirt if you look through the second set again.

Thanks for the comments guys. Most of the other guns featured in my pictures belong to friends. The DMR M14 and M24 belong to Embed.
I'm talking about that picture Jamie, hes talking about the winter pictures at SFOD I think.
Sorry for the confusion, I was referring to the picture Embed posted. There was so much crud on that gun I wasn't sure if it was a paint job or not ;) Actually, I think the three of us have been talking about different photos. Referring to the one Embed posted
Hah, yeah its dried mud from a 24hr game OP:Starlite. Honestly though, if you look close enough at A lot of the pictures, you will see dirt on the scope mounts and Bipod, one of the benefits to having A springer.

I only clean my scope lenses really, simply paint over the little dirty parts, I use textured paint anyways.
That is one bad ass gun. I have been on the receiving end of it a few times at SFOD.
how long was your sniper with the short barrel? and how exactly did you do it?
Great first post.... Necro

Please check the dates and make a intro post.

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how long was your sniper with the short barrel? and how exactly did you do it?
Ya, I have the same question, did you cut it? Or get a smaller outer and inner barrel?
Ya, I have the same question, did you cut it? Or get a smaller outer and inner barrel?
Hey cut it and then cut an inner barrel to size.
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