The Gun Gallery
Chipley Machine Series 5 pump
Write up on 4-5-07
Gun Purchased new from Primo Paintball
The gun that sounds like a duck. This has been one of my
favorite guns for the last few years. I bought it new, which
is unusual for me. I had tried playing again with my Traccer
and Phantom and didn't like the feel of the gun anymore, as
I had gotten to used to carrying an Electro with a front foregrip.
I ordered this for an ActionTagg Big game and ended up shooting
a case and a half thru it one day of play. The speed, accuracy
and consistency of this gun is amazing. In my first day of
Rec-ball play with it, I lost the trigger set screw. It did
not make the gun unuseable, but did slow the trigger pull
down. I still got comments from many people about how fast
it still goes with me pumping it.
The gun was originally designed as an autococker. The release
of the E-Blade system prompted Chipley to use an unusual combination
of spring and hammer that worked great in the Autococker,
make it very fast. In the pump it caused the valve to not
close properly, generating a loud farting noise after each
fire. This loud noise generated lots of attention on the field.
The gun has been very consistent and I have done very little
to change it from factory settings. The one thing I found
odd was that the internals are not accessible without a special
tool kit. I just stayed out of that area.
I now look forward to replacing this gun with the new Series
OK, so back in the summer of 2007 I sent this back to Chipley,
as the trigger set screw was missing. It was humorous, the
phone call I received from Melissa, the customer service person
at CCM. I guess normally chipley owners send their gun back
every few months for maintenance, and I had not. Also, it
appears I had altered the settings to make it work fast enough
for me, but were way out of specs for factory. Melissa informed
me that the set screw was replaced and the whole gun was set
back to factory standards. Also, Melissa was kind enough to
inform me that a loan blue Series 6 was available, as the
customer had ordered it months before, but was unable to pay
at the time of shipping.
Upon its returns, I immediately changed it back to the way
I like it, short stroke and deadly fast. I used it a few more
times and allowed Webby to use it an open game at BR on the
speedball field. It still rocks.
I have now used this gun just for night play in the past
two 24 hour games. I play with the S6 during the day and for
fear of getting a scratch on the s6, I use the s5 at night.
It is hard to play with a nightscope or searchlight and a
pump, but at least I know the shot will always go where I
want at night. The gun is now tuned to a solid 240-245 FPS
to allow for night play.
The two other series 5 guns I have picked up work equally
as well, but this is my first and favorite chipley gun. Even
now a rarely use it, now that I have the s6.
So in my ignorance of a great gun, I traded this
for a cyborg. I really should never trade my guns. It just
makes me mad when I go to look for them years later and realize they
are gone forever.