Sterling Paintball Marker

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This FAQ is intended to be a collection of knowledge and wisdom accumulated from REC.SPORTS.PAINTBALL and from personal encounters with the items and users of the items listed above. No guarantees come with this FAQ. The author and contributors will not be held liable in the advent of misuse of the information herein contained. All suggestions and comments represent the opinions of the author and contributors unless otherwise stated. Any listed prices will be accompanied by the store(if available), area, and date most recently observed.

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General Information

Sterling Silver
Entry level pump paintball marker. 11" removable aluminum barrel. Stainless Steel internals. Back bottle ASA. 2-piece wood grip. High polished black anodized finish.

Sterling Stocker
Back bottle ASA. 2-piece wood grip. High polished black anodized finish. 11" removable aluminum barrel. Horizontal 20 ball feed.

Sterling Stock Gun Body
Available in all six STP colors and will interchange with the body of any other Sterling pump.

Sterling STP
Available in six high polished anodized metallic colors. Stain- less Steel internals (mirror polished and matched). 2-piece wood grip. 13" micro honed removable aluminum barrel. Bottom line. Stainless steel braided hose. Each valve individually set for optimum performance.

Sterling STP Turbo
Same as Sterling STP except: 11" brass lined removable barrel. Wrap around wood battle grip. Spring and service kits.

Sterling Sovereign
Sterlings new semi-auto. Ram Bolt system. Blow back hammer. Stainless Steel internals. High polished black anodized external. 11" aluminum barrel. 2-piece wood grip. ASA back bottle. Numbered and limited. Custom color anodizing and other options available.

Sterling Rocker
Sterling pump to semi conversion kit. Designed to work with a number of guns.

Common Problems

{Any contributions?}

Common Modifications

"When running on liquid, you can add a spacer to your bottom line to ensure a constant supply of liquid to the valve. This measure will prevent the liquid rolling back down the bottom line, leaving gas in the line. A spacer is a bottle rupture disk placed between the two screw in components at the top of the bottom line, when you screw the two components together it forms a bowl shape. make a pin sized hole in the middle of the bowl, and voila! modification made. This modification does have a performance penalty for rapid firing though. With single shots you should have better consistency. This mod comes to the net courtesy of Tim Tryhorn, who heard it from a Sterling sponsored player, who in turn got it from the head Sterling designer."
- - Andrew Johnston (a.b.johnston@cowan.edu.au)

Prices

                         Retail   Wholesale
Sterling Silver
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $215    $205
Sterling Stocker
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $215    $205
Sterling Stock Gun Body
   G&H Sterling Ltd. 	  $99     $90
Sterling STP
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $280    $260
   I & I                          $285
   SP (SmartParts)                $230 (Yes, $55 difference)
   SP (w SP barrel)               $285
Sterling STP Turbo
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $350    $315
Sterling Sovereign
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $425    $390
Sterling Rocker
   G&H Sterling Ltd.      $199
Parts Kit
   SP                             $9.95
Spring Kit
   SP                             $9.95

Opinions

Sterling Silver
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Sterling Stocker
{Any comments?}

Sterling Stock Gun Body
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Sterling STP/STP Turbo
Excellent pump gun. Of all those I've shot this is the most consistent, most accurate, smoothest pump of them all. Very few broken balls (even on really high humidity days). If I remember right (been a while) the velocity adjuster was easy to access and once it was set it stayed pretty constant.
- - JTS

My sterling STP (from SP) came with the spring and service kits. Also, the stock barrel is very sweet. No noticeable accuracy difference between it and a longer std SP barrel. The forest green and the dark blue are both dark and pretty. 2 of the 3 we bought had to have the pump handle sanded a tad as it was tight on the barrel.
- - Mike Harris (harrism@aquila.rtp.dg.com)

Sterling Sovereign
Yeah right. I called on this and production has been pushed WAY back until late summer, if at all. They claim they're European buyers were all kinda pissed about the whole thing and so they decided to introduce the Rocker instead.
- - JTS

I did see a prototype of the Sterling Semi about a year and a half ago. It didn't seem all that great and had tons of regulation problems, but it was a prototype. At least the prototype used exactly the same technology to turn the Sterling into a semi. Besides for the green anodizing it looked a lot like a typhoon. As for a self regulating regulator I'm not sure.
- - Ed "Catfish" Gibbs (gibbs@nevada.edu)

Sterling Rocker
{Any comments?}

General
Rumor (thanks to Andrew H. Lory : lory@dg-rtp.dg.com) has it that the Rocker (and the Sovereign?) will be making their debut sometime in Augus


G&H Sterling Ltd.
8362 Pines Boulevard Suite 290
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
305/438-7571
Prices current as of 1-1-1994, subject to change.


Mitakuye Oyasin, Waya Gola-JT Shupe.
(shupe@rchland) (JT_WayaGola_Shupe@Vnet.ibm.com)
The above text contains my opinions, not IBM's. Unless otherwise stated.


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