It can work for a game if you upgrade it, buy some extra shells, and conserve your ammo. All in all its not a great gun for a skirmish. I don't own the gun this is just a conclusion to what I've heard about it.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2008 18:44:10 GMT -5 by Sgt_Tom
I'm a collector, not a skirmisher, so when I got my K98 I was impressed with how well it looked and worked like the real steel. I read the objections people made and went about trying to correct them. The shells can be made for under $1.00. I explained how in rolling your own 8x57 on this site. 2nd Batt mentioned that he had run into one with a replacement inner barrel that shot well. I contacted Battlesim and for $125 had a new inner barrel installed. The gun now fires consistantly. No flyers heading off a 90 degrees every third shot. I'm in the process of removing the pin that restricts airflow (and who knows what else?) in the bolt and I expect that to increase fps. From my point of view I've got a model that looks and functions like the real thing and I will use it to keep the Al-cana terrorists of the el-Beeri tribe at arms length in my back yard. For skirmishers you have to consider that when all is said and done you will have close to $300 in the gun before you can seriously consider it battle worthy. However if I was doing a German impression I would be intrigued with the idea of a squad armed with these 98s built around one of the MG34 or 42s that are on the horizon.
Well said and having seen these in action in reasonable numbers in the hands of capable OPFOR would mark them as acceptable skirmishers in a well run authentic based WW2 airsoft event. Certainly not in a typical airsoft skirmish. They represent a decenet value for the money. Obviously non shell ejecting replicas would be better but at this point cost a whole lot more unless you build them yourself.
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Post by armedamazon on Nov 25, 2008 23:05:18 GMT -5
I have one, modified it slightly, and played with it one time. It was o.k. felt really cool to eject the shells, didn't loose any, but it freaked some of my teammates out because it was realistic. I have a site dedicated to this gun:
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