Could this be an ESB side arm?

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Could this be an ESB side arm?

    Hi guys. So I need to have an ESB side arm for my fett. I got to looking through the site and find there is very little to work from. This perhaps makes it a little easier. So I dug out my old Daystate Sam-patriot paint ball gun. It was in bits from when it was cleaned when last used (about 15 years ago, and it is now well outdated). So I put the outer shell together and bunged some internals in the end of the barrel, what do you think?





    Will need a tickle, removal of the hopper bracket, paint and weathering, also may replace or try to make the handle a little more wooden. Would it be acceptable?

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    not bad, your right though you've got a lot of work ahead of ya. I like the end piece of the barrel.

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    Hmm... Not really, I don't see any resemblance to the ESB sidearm. I've seen a lot of people use old Nintendo Zappers.

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    I have been looking around for items I require and found this.



    Would it make sense that this is the side arm (with the stock removed)?

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    That isn't the ESB sidearm, that is the Pre-Production blaster

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    The original ESB sidearm was a Nemrod speargun and holster. Many TDH members have been making their own sidearms out of the 1970's Ninetendo game guns. They don't take to much modifications, get ride of the cord, some paint, an RF barrel tip, and rub-n-buff will give you one to use temporarily. Chuck Ruffkin was making a st for around $200.00 0r so, but I understand their has been some recent questions on this forum about if he can deliver items in a reasonible amount of time. Check threads for update and questions before ordering

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    Since the sidearm will more than likely be holstered for most of the time, I don't see any reason why the one pictured above couldn't be used as an ESM sidearm. Accurate? No. Does it look OK? Absolutely!
    Last edited by batninja; Nov 23, 2007 at 12:03 PM.

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    That isn't the ESB sidearm, that is the Pre-Production blaster
    That was kinda my point, with the stock removed it would maybe make a good choice for a side arm, especially as it is always holstered and the end of the grip is rectangular.

    Thanks for all the comments, you are a wealth of knowledge.

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    Re: Could this be an ESB side arm?

    HMPOTC33 said: View Post
    1970's Ninetendo game guns.
    Wrong decade. We were barely rocking the Atari 2600 in the 70s. 83 was when all the Nintendo-ey goodness started.

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