Just to answer the OP's question as best as I can, I probably went a little off track there...
I've only had a little to do with Theobens own rifles and I've never had one in bits but from my own experiences the Eliminator is a total dog to shoot. Very harsh and snappy to fire and very hold sensative. The trigger's not as good as it should be for the price but that applies to all the Theoben gas rams I've tried.
At one point or another I've used pretty much all of Theobens guns and the only one that really left a good mark on me( other than Rapids, I love those!!) was a mate's SLR as I thought the idea was fantastic but even those had issues. All the others even sub 12 just felt harsh to use. I know they have their fans and I understand why so I guess I may be in for a hammering here but I just think the older 90 has them beat hands down.
Just my opinion.
Edited by andyfr1968, 03 June 2013 - 11:52 pm.