I had a Powerlyte Scepter kit back in...2004 or 2005 and I have to say it was pretty darn awesome. The inserts were solid in construction and inserted from the top of the barrel back, not from the end like Freaks did.
Earlier today I was browsing through eBay and I stumbled upon this
Now I really thought my Scepter kit was the top of the line back then and thought to myself this is my chance to pick up another. But from the pictures, this one looks totally different. The inserts seem to be shiny aluminum when before they were matte colors. And if I remember correctly, the inserts were also longer. I compared it to a friend's freak kit and mine had at least an inch or two on his.
Now I knew Powerlyte has been gone for a while now. But the description says 2012 new? I was just like...huh? It has been years since I've seen anything from Powerlyte and now they have new barrels?
After some intensive Google searches, I figured out Empire either bought Powerlyte or had them sell the design of the Scepter for their Revolver barrel kit (which is also defunct now apparently). A quick comparison of the Revolver kit pictures and the aforementioned Scepter kit seem pretty close. So my question is...did somebody turn the lights at Powerlyte back on? Or did Kee have some leftover stock from Powerlyte laying around?
Can anybody else shed some more light on this subject or just wanna share good memories about Scepter kits and mech autocockers and mags (It was a really sweet kit on my ULE Mag).