Post by fatheranderson on Apr 20, 2012 9:45:17 GMT -5
"One piece barrel with realistic markings on chamber"
Not... so much... it's stamped with the Ishevsk firing proof, but completely missing the Soviet wreath.
Also, ewwwwww pressed in full length brass sling slot escutcheons... those were never actually used (full length pressed in escutcheons were used after the war during rearsenal, but were made of either steel, aluminum, or tin [although some got a significant amount of wood finish slopped over them, and ended up looking like brass or copper, all you have to do is scrape them with a dental pick and you'll see the metal really quick], depending on the year of rearsenal and the factory producing them. Also, in 1941, Ishevsk switched over to wartime escutcheons, which consisted of a half piece of unfinished steel bent over the bottom of the rear sling slot, and no escutcheon in the front... Brass nosecaps never happened either, and were always made of blued steel... naughty naughty Matrix).
Also, it strikes me that I might be OCD about Mosins... hmmm...
"Reinforced ABS stock"
Blech... at least original stocks are only about $20...
"Uses Tokyo Marui highly accurate hopup bucking"
Aftermarket compatibility is always a nice thing...
All told I think I'll wait and see if: #1 this thing actually makes it over here (researched the BAR incident...), and #2 it's up to snuff and doesn't just explode when the trigger is pulled.
And THAT can be ordered right now for roughly the same price with shipping ($168 + $101 for 7 day shipping equals out to $269 which is about the same price for the one from Matrix after you pay for their shipping)...
It is another clone, so this is the fifth company to manufacture the same weapons. Well, it would be the fourth. But this is Matrix! It doesn't exist, they just want to look cool. It will be delayed for 3 years then evaperate
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Keyword *IN* the United States, after shipping comes to a little over $200 But I am impatient, I want now! Hince why I buy in the CON-US
Like Garnett said, it's Matrix, it doesn't exist. I'd go with the one that's already available, and just pay for the expedited shipping, but that's up to you.
I might end up buying it if someone can confirm that the receiver and bolt are genuinely steel... or at least metal... so that I can do a nice conversion to a decently interesting sniper (have a nice '44 Yoshkar Ola PU scope set, and a 39 Progress PEM set sitting here... and I'm not sure which one I would want to put on for display... because neither original is going anywhere near an airsoft field for any reason).
It looks too pretty with the brass and fancy lookin stock (even though its ABS). Id be afraid to use it in fear of scuffing it too much. Id buy a surplus stock, they look way cooler. Fatheranderson, where do you find stocks for $20!?!
Fatheranderson, where do you find stocks for $20!?!
Local parts shop had 4 of 'em mixed into a barrel of various model Mauser stocks for that price (everything in the barrel was $20, so I used the excuse to pick up all 4 Mosin stocks, a beautiful WaA 63 stock, and a WaA117 Erma stock which immediately went to work restoring a beautiful AX 41 bolt/stock mismatch).
You can find 'em really cheap if you know where to look, which is to say, camp out on Gunbroker or eBay for a few days and you'll inevitably find one for a really good price.
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