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Paintball Museum Spotlight - Montneel Designs Mega Z

Mega Z

 

Manufacturer: Montneel Designs
Year: 1993

Has slip fit barrel. 1993-1996

Only about 1,500 of the Splash versions were made.

Type 1 Essentially, a highly upgraded Z-1. Came stock with a super-tuned W valve, super-fast trigger, vert ASA with stainless hard-lines. nylatron bolt, removable feed-block, 3-pc locking barrel (brass, SS, AL), barrel pull pin, and breech pull pin. Widely popular throughout the tournament curcuit. About 800 "type 1" Mega-Zs were made at the New Milford factory. Retail price was $525

Type 2 The Mega-Z was updated after Montneel switched to the Binghamton factory. Improvements included replacing the nylatron bolt with a "Starfire" aluminium bolt, plus a stronger bolt-link. Mount blocks had inserts added to minimize stripping. Longer, more effecient hammer was added. Sear cam was changed from wire type, to c-clip type. About 1000 "type-2" Mega-Zs were made Both the nylatron, and star-fire bolt were produced by PICCO of Connecticut

Type 3 The "Type 3" referred to Z-1 and Z-R guns that were CONVERTED to Mega-Z specs. This meant upgrading the barrel, barrel/lock and the breech/lock system. Adding the Vert-ASA and hardline. Adding the MegaZ sear, valve, hammer, bolt, etc. Cost of all availible upgrades was $200, though any individual upgrade could also be done for less cost. (For example, the Vert-ASA option was $50 and very popular). The only thing that was not upgrade was the site-rail, making the "Type-3" MegaZs easy to spot. Depending on when they were converted, they may have used "Type-1" or "Type-2" parts.

Site Updates

02.11.12
Added some parts in the Misc. Item section. If you have more information or see something that should be added or something wrong with something added. You can send info for the Misc. Items to: vintagerex@gmail.com Just to take some of the burden off of Painthappy.

01.15.12
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09.27.11
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06.03.11
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05.21.11
Added Section 8 Paintball and the Darkstar (Nova Clone).

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