I've a early model Echo 1 Zb30 (wood furniture) with the unpainted aluminum gas tube. Excellent condition with perhaps 500 rounds through her. Also have the original RWA Zb30 (which is a completely different gun in terms of manufacturer and quite nice). Also essentially new with even less use than the preceding gun.
Early E1 for 250 and the RWA for 550. Shipping not included.
The RWA Zb30 is better quality all around. Internals are generally of higher quality and it shows in better performance. Attention to detail is of a higher order and 'fidelity' of external detail is much better than the Echo or Matrix clones. All aluminum, no pot-metal. CNC construction. Bi-pod locks back, etc. Just an all around nicer gun but has a high price tag (and expensive to ship from RW to the U.S.)! Buyer would be (honestly) getting a hell of a deal at 550...
Certainly. Will have to be the weekend before I can get to 'the vault' and locate/retrieve them. Work (legal/law firm) mandates long days and my collection, all 600+, resides in a secure off-site facility for obvious reasons!
You may raise an eyebrow re the above. By way of explanation, my hobby has been collecting rare, unusual, exotic 'airguns'. Been at it since 1985. While the E1/Matrix Zb30 LMG specimens could hardly be labeled as 'rare', etc., the RWA Zb could, arguably, rise to that category somewhere down the road. I wanted to pick up one of the clones to see if any similarities existed. Thankfully, the RWA model is comparatively a completely different gun and is well constructed and aesthetically the better gun.
That's not to say the clone models are bad. Generally, they are perfectly skirmishable (not sure that's even a word) and can provide lots of enjoyment, particularly if upgraded to use a P*/HPA system.
Oh - and message me an email Addy so that I can more readily send the pending photographs!
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