I am thinking of getting a M1 garand gbb and i have a few questions.
I have been reading around here on the forum and as i understand it its possible to convert these guns to CO2. the follow up question to this is: Is it much of a hussle to do and is it worth doing.
My other question is. Is it worth buying? i have read both good and bad, but since i live a long way from US i will have trouble getting hold of the AEG version for a reasonble price and my gut tells me i have to have a garand and the idea of a full wood and metal gun is real nice
And the last thing. What should i think of if i buy the GBB garand. any pointers?
I wouldn't recommend converting the Garand. I have the Green Gas capable version. It will give you 2-5 clips on a single charge of gas depending on how fast you shoot and what the temperature is. The CO2 conversion risks blowing out your seal (wrecking your gun), and the regulator and tank can be costly.
As for whether the gun is worth, it, I say HELL YES! The Garand is my first gas gun, and it isn't too hard to understand. However, read the instructions. The features like blowback and clip ejection all add to the gun's value. However, you need to also take the gun apart and tighten the screws, or else it will break. The accuracy is amazing, as is the hop-up. I can hit a coke can from 75 feet.
Where do you live? If you are in Asia, then I would recommend redwolfairsoft.com They have great prices, and fast shipping. However, be careful. Unless you get the U.S. only SI (Green Gas) version, only use weaker HFC134a gas to keep your Garand in one piece. If you live closer to the U.S., then order from airsoftextreme.com they have excellent prices (best in U.S.) and good service. I got mine there. If you have any other questions, just ask!
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Propane is essentially the same as Green gas so if you have the version set up for Green gas it will work almost indentically. You will have to add lube to your gun more frequently as there is no built in silicon as there is in Green gas.
Based on my experience and the experiences of many, the gun will probably use very little gas prior to eating it's young and breaking hence the net savings using propane will be minimal. I don't anyone who has successfully put more than 1000 rounds through one before it broke. Even with great care, tightening lose screws every couple hundred rounds or so and meticulous kid glove treatment.
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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
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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.
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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.
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