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What to look for buying used

Billy21

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Been out the game a few years and want to get back into the sport but don’t want to shell out a grand or two on brand new kit. What should I look for when buying a used marker.
 

k4p84

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Generally anything that has been fairly decently maintained will have few issues.
Expect to pull it apart for a clean.
Anything by say Eclipse for the last 5 plus-ish years would have spares readily available.
 
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Billy21

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Thank you for the reply. I’d also like to know what it’s too high for a shot count before it has real issues
 

James ECI

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Thank you for the reply. I’d also like to know what it’s too high for a shot count before it has real issues
Shot count means practically nothing.... high shot count well cared for gun vs low shot count beaten down gun.... ill take the well cared for one thanks
 

k4p84

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People got stuck up on shot counts a while back. General wear items are orings / reg seats / detents that are cheap and readily available. As long as paint / water has not got all over a board or solenoid they tend to last decades.
As long as you don't pick something up that does not have the ability to be programmed to current rule sets you have quite a range of markers / ages available