Post by jimmiroquai on Nov 28, 2010 23:17:21 GMT -5
I think no one's interested because 1) its a springer 2) it still uses the M14 Mag 3) it still looks more like an m14 than a garand 4) I don't think anyone would actually field this in an actual airsoft event 5) it isn't event display worthy. No disrespect, just honest observations.
Hmm I thought I was the only one who considered that=/ Before I found a M1 Garand AEG off ebay, I wanted to try this out. But it really is'nt realistic at all, and from a far distance still looks like an M14. Can't wait for Christmas to get the AEG one though, I tested it before and it was perfect. It looked like it went through WWII, but I think it was weathered. That or the guy nuked it
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What ever floats your boat. If he took the time to bondo in the heat shield to resemble a upper hand guard he sould have gone ahead and filled the screw slots and continued the hand guard further forward on the barrel and lower gas rod. Ultimately reshaping the lower stock would be nice and creating flush mounted magazines. Obviously if you went to all that trouble you might as well just do an AEG conversion and have something worthwhile to skirmish with.
As it is, it looks like a comical effort to create a franken gun. I hate to be harsh but you asked for input. The springer M14 looked like a pretty nice $50.00 airsoft replica (Which is kind of like saying for a fat girl she doesn't sweat much.) This modification effort ends up looking like a $15.00 toy. It's just silly looking.
The bottom line however is it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, it's your money and your investment of time. A little bit of extra materials and additional effort and it could end up looking at least passable as a Garand. My suggestion is if that's all you can afford invest the additional time and do it up nicer. The lessons learned in doing so can be applied later when you invest in a proper base gun and end up with something viable.
Don't worry about doing it all over so it can no longer be disassembled the fact is a springer isn't worth fixing if it breaks anyway.
I actually came up with a design for a springer M1, and it would function like a real one, using Marushin enblocs, and the clips would pop out, but it was a very intricate design, and would be a pain in the ass in a skirmish. the bolt would basically have an airsoft bolt action function. you insert the clip after opening the bolt. if it has ammo, it locks in place. when you smack/push the bolt forward, the bolt goes over the inserted enblock, while loading a BB, and inserts it into the barrel. then BAM, then repeat the single shot 8-15 rds, and when its empty, the clip flies out, or it would just pop up enough to remove it. Another good idea, but not worth the effort.
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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