Heres the main problem. We can barely field ww2 people. For a line battle, youd need at least 50 people to have it worth the effort. That's over twice what we usually get out here for ww2.
Exactly. But in defense, I think this was for the most part a theoretical discussion just for the fun of thinking about it. At least I hope no one rushed out to get a Regiment of Foot impression put together.
Post by ScottCollins on Sept 2, 2014 14:53:22 GMT -5
Obviously I would never venture into this field before WWII Airsoft got a solid base and even then it'd be one of those "because we can" things. I'm actually working at finding a big place Southern Michigan so you NorthWesterners might make it out here for a game or two.
Outskirts of Paris Skirmish, MI August 25th, 2012 Battle of Belgium- Saline, MI September 21st, 2013 Battle of the Bulge- Perth, NY January 18th, 2014 Operation Overlord- Perth, NY July 26th, 2014 Battle of the Bulge 2- Perth, NY January, 17th, 2015
I see this as the same route as our WW1 threads. They hardly lead anywhere in the form of action, but they are fun to talk about! We need active WW2 airsofters! But theres no harm in chairsofting about WW1, Civil war, Rev war type airsoft.
I think having two barrels for a BB and for powder would be ideal. it would prevent gumming up the BB barrel. But If you use some kind of ramrod arrangement that actively cocks the piston on a springer type gun, I think that may work just as well. You have to remember with Gas, upon firing, its the liquid propellant vaporizing into gas that propels the projectile, but you don't just have that gas exiting the barrel. You really need silicon oil in the gas to maintain the seal on all rubber O-rings and some of that silicon oil in the gas resivoir will come out the barrel, most likely turning any Talc powder into a messy paste.
Why not use a 8mm BB? I know theres no 8mm barrels available, but a straight peice of auto brake line would do the job. You could possibly make the ramrod actually push the entire inner barrel rearward to cock the rifle once the powder and BB is in the barrel. It would also be pretty cool to have a working flint lock mech that releases the sear when it flips forward. You could potentially use actual black powder in the flintlock mech to give a nice flash in the pan when the springer part of the gun is released to fire the BB.
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-Hells Highway (Terryville CT 11/24/12)
-Heart of the Reich (Gillette NJ 4/6/13)
-Battle of the Hurtgen Forest (Perth NY 4/27/13)
-Airsoft Immersion Tactical (Perth NY 9/7/13)
-Promo Event (Terryville CT 10/6/13)
-West Wall (Gillette NJ 11/9/13)
-Battle of the Bulge (Perth NY 1/18/14)
-Battle of Remagen (Perth NY 3/15/14)
-D-Day (Dayton MA 4/26/14)
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5