Here is the gallery of Tippmann paintball markers in the collection.
Tippmann SMG 60
The SMG 60 was Tippmanns first marker produced and was Full Auto. It uses 5 round Orange clips that load into a feed arm, as the marker cycles it spits them out the side of the marker. Also uses .62 cal paintballs. This marker is serial #4068 shown in the picture is the marker on display at the museum shown with a wooden crate that the marker came in, and a clip belt to hold extra rounds. Marker also has been equipped with a aftermarket bi pod and scope.
Museum also has serial #2882 (Not Restorable).
Tippmann SMG 68
This marker is very similar to the SMG 60 other than it uses .68 cal paintballs both the 60 and 68 can be modified to be simi auto with the replacement of the trigger. It is estimated that only 2000 of these were produced. Many were sent back to the factory to be refitted to the 68 Special however they still carry the SMG 68 on the data plate. The marker shown is on display in the museum and has the original barrel sight and is Serial # 0805.
First pump marker released from Tippmann. It was also the first pump marker to come from the factory with a "Auto Trigger ". Also has velocity adjuster, clamping feed neck, sight rail, and stainless steel internals. Marker shown is on display in the museum and also has a slot in the pump handle to hold a cable squeegee serial number 10078.
Tippmann 68 Special
The 68 Special had a lot of groundbreaking standard features for the time including gravity feed loading system, constant air, velocity adjuster and a M-16 style grip. It was one of the first semi-auto markers on the market, and cycled at 6-8 balls per second. Could also be modified to accept a full auto trigger. Marker shown is on display in the museum and has a muzzle break and carry strap Serial #9306. Museum also has Serial Numbers: 3380, 2273 and one with missing data.
Tippmann Pro AM
Designed to replace the 68 Special. More efficient, lighter weight and was the first Tippmann marker designed using CAD software. The Pro/Am featured a machined receiver, cast aluminum fore grip, lower receiver. This nearly flawless Pro AM is on display in the museum serial #9373. Also showing the Hard case that can also holds a hopper barrel plug and Co2 tank.
Tippmann SL 68 II
Designed to replace the SL-68, the SL-68II featured a new bottom-line tank adapter and external velocity adjuster. Production continued until 2003. Several are on display in the museum including serial numbers: 32852, 31696, 35210?. Tippmann's most popular pump marker made. Flawed by the clamping feed neck that was cast in the body of the marker and over tightning would cause it to crack.
Tippmann Mini Lite
Designed to replace the 68 Special. More efficient, lighter weight. Similar to the Pro Am and Pro Lite the Mini lite is identical to the Pro Lite however it has two Air Source Adapters so it can use one or two air tanks at a time. No known markers display the Mini Lite name on the side of them. This one is on display at the museum serial number: 107233.
Tippmann Pro Lite
Designed to replace the 68 Special. More efficient, lighter weight and was the first Tippmann marker designed using CAD software. Like the Pro AM however it has a plastic front grip and grip handle. Was a common rental for the time. Several on display at the museum including serial numbers: 110523, 83809, 113126, 105836, 72867.
Tippmann 68 Carbine
The 68 Carbine was very similar to the Pro-lite but was easy to upgrade and modify. This was the first Tippmann marker to use the revolutionary CVX gun value system which delivered high efficiency & consistent velocity with C02 or compressed air. Also came from the factory with a copper air line, commonly replaced with steel breaded line. The Feed Neck is the most challenging part to replace because they were commonly lost. Several on display in the museum including serial numbers: 4567, 35021, 31852.
Tippmann Factory FA
This paintball marker was the first to use the Cyclone Feed System that was hand wound. Also featured a selector switch for full-auto & semi-auto modes. This marker was only produced until late 1996 and is considered to be one of the most collectable Tippmann markers ever made. Estamated to only have 1000 been produced. Marker on display is Serial number: 458.
Tippmann Model 98
The first marker to sell over a million units using a die cast aluminum receiver construction which lowered the weight and cost but maintained the Tippmann durability. This design became a standard as the rental marker at most fields, introduced more players to the game. In the picture shown marker has a RT trigger and was required to have the factory install this upgrade because body milling was required for install. Also shown with aftermarket stock. Several on display at the museum including serial numbers:225538, 112376*.
Tippmann Pro Carbine
This marker was a combination of the best features of the Pro-lite and 68 carbine. The Pro-Carbine was built so well that many considered it indestructible and to this day they can found still in use as a rental marker at many fields. One pictured has a two stage expatiation chamber and micro line. Serial number: 39167
Tippmann 98 Custom
The Custom built off the Model 98 made it easy to add upgrades and accessories with out sending it back to the factory. Using a die cast aluminum receiver construction which lowered the weight and cost but maintained the Tippmann durability. This design became the new standard as the rental marker at most fields. Several on display including Serial numbers: 8, 7572, 120862, Several others.
The A-5 addressed the need for more customization, improved speed and easier access to internals. The Tippmann A-5 push pin design can be field stripped in under 60 seconds and utilizes the patented Cyclone Feed System that is air powered and enables a rate of fire up to 15 balls per second without batteries. Old models have a push button safety and newer models have a flip safety. Markers on display are Serial numbers: 10, 559832.
The Tippmann C-3 was another first for paintball. Using the PEP technology it used pro-pain to power the marker and would get 50,000 shots per tank. Quickly states titled as a fire arm it was discontinued and forgotten. However the idea was a great one it just did not work out, as rumors of a semi automatic was being developed it was quickly smashed after states and fields band its use. Marker on display is serial number: 958.
The Tippmann X7 took customization to a whole new level with over a 1,000 different looks available. Features the Cyclone feed system and push pin design simmilar to the A-5. Marker on display is serial number: 29677.
The TPX and later TiPX Pistol with the under barrel 12 gram CO2 air system and first trigger pull puncture system with a separate magazine, the TiPX truly stands out from all others. The 8 ball magazine and later the 7-ball magazines the efficient spool valve system maximizes air efficiency and minimizes kick. On display in the museum are Serial numbers: 657, 658.
Tippmann X-7 Phenom
X-7 Phenom took customization to a whole new level with over a 1,000 different looks same as the Basic X-7 are available. The X-7 Phenom uses FlexValve technology that operates under 300psi and can switch from electronic to mechanical mode on the fly. Marker on display is serial number: 481.
Designed for the recreational player and rental fields to improve maintenance time by up to 75%. It features a “No tools required” Flip-Top design, compact mil sim look, an all-aluminum receiver & grip-frame and is modular design with fewer parts. The FT-12 features the Tippmann proven inline bolt system. However now only available in rental sets. Markers on display are serial numbers: 22313, 132531, 132532, 132533, 132534, 132535, 132456, 132457.
Has tool-less access to Bolt and System, tool-less battery access, stream-lined Vertical Grip, aluminum Lightweight Trigger and an optional Barrel Kit. The Crossover features the FlexValve Technology which allows operation under 300PSI that can change from electronic to mechanical operation by the flip of a switch. On display is serial number: 601.
Tippmann Crossover XVR
The Crossover XVR is the updated model from the standard crossover and features upgraded performance, easier maintenance and enhanced design. Designed to allow players to easily switch from tournament to woodsball play, the new XVR features a venting On/Off ASA, 15” two-piece barrel, tool-less access to Bolt and FlexValve System, tool-less battery access, stream-lined Vertical Grip, aluminum Lightweight Trigger and an optional Barrel Kit. On display is serial number: 3464.
Tippmann Truimph XT
Entry level marker uses 98 Custom internals and requires 28 screws and bolts to disassemble. The internal air line was prone to breaking off the ASA an it used a odd non industry standard thread pattern so you were required to drill and tap the ASA to repair it. As the museum has several on hand for parts for repairing 98 Customs one on display serial number is: 2367.
Entry level marker at a low price point. Uses similar internals as the 98 Custom. Has a internal gas line and a plastic body. Long trigger pull keeps the rate of fire fairly low. This marker replaced the Triumph. Smaller and flashy great for the player that was getting started in the sport. Marker on display is serial number: 13471
Tippmann 20th Anniversary
Based off of The Tippmann 98 Custom it has 24K gold plated air line and body bolts. Only 3000 were produced and all have a certificate of authenticity. Also came with marker stand for display. Marker on display in the museum is serial number: 1557
Tippmann SL-68 II Second Generation
The SL-68 II was re released and has several of the same features as the first generation however improved some of the few flaws the older ones had. The museum has currently two on display. One is a prototype serial number: VOC007 also on display is serial number: 394
Tippmann Sports was sold off in 2013-2014 since that point the company is now owned by KEE paintball and the quality and service has significantly diminished in my eyes, and because of this my avid collecting of newer products ends. Tippmann remains a great company and I would recommend them but for me the once great company is gone.