So this stock started life as a 2ndBat Kar98k. I originally purchased it from 2ndBat to help me make my own Kar98k. However, as I was purchasing parts, I accidentally purchased a Mauser Gewehr 98 stock instead of a Kar98k, so I decided to have two different rifles of two different styles (more on that later) - but back to the topic.
I took a stock Bar10 and cut it just like everyone else. I disliked how the rear sight on 2ndBat's Kar98k was not functional, so I went ahead and took a real steel rear sight, cut it up, and welded it onto the Bar10 upper receiver. It's low enough to be functional, and you can still adjust for elevation (not that you ever would). I also added a -14mm thread to the front of the barrel - this allows me to run a longer inner barrel with the help of a suppressor attachment.
I then replaced the Bar10 internals with a Wolverine Bolt system, which gives me the ability to run off an HPA tank and adjust the FPS as necessary, alongside a very light bolt action (no resistance when greased). I added some cut up rear rails to allow for a non-historic scope as well.
Battery sits on top of the real steel mag. Air line goes through the pistol grip area, where I had an adapter go from 1/8 OD to 6mm OD. I like 6mm OD because it's standard for ALL my HPA systems, and then when the gun is stored on a wall, I could just leave it up without an unsightly line hanging out the bottom.
I've had significant upgrades to it. The rubber is TruSight TruHop inside a PDI hop chamber for AEG barrels. I have two barrels I use: either a Prometheus 6.03 500mm for non-silencer, or a PDI 6.01 650mm with silencer. Both barrels perform pretty much the same, but I can dial back the PSI on the longer 6.01 and still achieve the same range (although I do give up some mobility). The wolverine bolt is an amazing system, so I can hit pretty much any FPS limit at any field by adjusting my regulator. At 200 PSI, I chrono'd a .20g up to 800 fps with the 500mm barrel. The 650 would probably push it to the 900 range - not that I would ever play it that hot. Nice to know I can, though.
Here's the rifle again re-stained with some 'tacticool' attachments to it. Of course you can remove everything or put more era specific attachments, but I like the modern take on a classic rifle.
When I first started out in Airsoft, almost 20 years ago. The concept of a Airsoft sniper was more that of a forward observer. Guys would try to put a heavier spring in their rifle and the bolt handle would snap off as a result when they tried to pull it back. It was mainly there for show, and I bet they got more kills with their pistols.
Since I hate carrying the HPA bottle - I am actually thinking to have some kind of stock pouch where I am hiding the CO2 bulb and regulator. Drilling a huge hole in the VZ24/G24 stock is out of the question as well. I just have difficulties finding a stock pouch that would pass for a WWII impression.
Im sure you can still buy the tanks separately. Just drill out the wood stock and mount a female co2 coupler in far enough that the tank would screw in far enough to be almost flush with the butt stock.
You could also mount the Wolverine Wraith stock on the scope or hide it somewhere in a pouch like you've said. There are plenty of stock pouches or stock cheek riser pouches that can adequately hide it.
Personally, I always have an HPA tank on my back as nearly all my guns use air. It isn't quite as cumbersome if you route the air line through the sling.
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