The first paintball gun was a pump gun. The year is unidentified.
James Hale of Daisy Manufacturing, invented and patented the first paintball gun.
It was made for marking trees
The first gun made for Paintball was the Splatmaster invented by Robert G Shepherd. Then came the Nelspot 007.
The first paintball gun to ever exist on this planet was the Nelspot 007. The funny thing was this marker wasn't made for the initial use of paintball, it was made for agricultural use. It wasn't until twelve players with Nelspot 007's discovered the wonder of "Paintball" and changed the world as we know it. At the time "Paintball" was known as "Survival," a game that was first written about in 1980 in get this... Sports Illustrated. But the first paintball gun to be used intended for the game of paintball was the NSG Splatmaster.
The first electronic paintball gun was made in 1996. There were over thousands made and bought so it's probable to assume that they were used in 1996.
The first paintball gun was specifically made for a paintball war somewhere around 1970s-80s. However paintball markers were around 20$ and were originally made for marking trees in hard to reach places.
Battle tested is made by empire paintball.
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The first paintball gun was made in the 1970s. The orginial purpose was to mark trees. This later evolved more and more into what we have today.
Nelson Paint Company made the first patented paintball guns in 1974.