For those of you that don't know, I spend time as a vehicle volunteer/WWII reenactor for the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois. Recently, I just bought a busted Marushin M1 Garand for use as a prop at displays.
What really hooked me was it's ability to eject the en-bloc like the real rifle, which is something we are constantly asked about, but can not really show (we don't bring live firearms off-site). That being said, the en-bloc it comes with is plastic, and from what I understand, it doesn't really get the same "ping" as a metal en-bloc.
What I'm wondering is if anyone's tried using a real-steel en-bloc with the Marushin M1 (simply to eject the clip, not to actually fire), or if I'm going to have to drop a bunch of money on an actual Marushin metal en-bloc (assuming I can even find one)?
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The clip for the Marushin M1 is an approximation of the actual enblock clip and not the same exact size and shape. Hence an actual clip will not work. Marushin does make metal ones as well as the more common plastic ones but neither will sound just like the actual enblock clip popping out.
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Post by volkssturm on Feb 19, 2012 22:24:44 GMT -5
Just a thought. Maybe you could find a deactivated M1 drill rifle and fix it to pop the clip out. Haven't ever looked for one myself, so I have no idea how much one would cost, if you could find one.
I remember long long ago our college drill team used deactivated Springfields. The barrels were plugged, the firing pin clipped off and the firing pin hole welded up, so their only utility as weapon would be as a club. ;D
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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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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
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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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