Can't decide who the OEM is, KWC?
Nope, this is far bellow the already poor KWC standards. Seems like the kind of stuff Wingun would do. An airgun poorly converted to airsoft. Just look at the magazine valve design, it's extremely similar to Wingun's M44 Mosin-Nagant, with which it shares the lack of hop.
The mp40 still fires from an open bolt in the sense that the bolt goes forward to fire when the trigger is pulled.
Some of us are getting confused by WE terminology again. The gun has a closed chamber design, so we coined the term closed bolt to describe it when they had the AWSS designs in their GBBRs. Then, when they designed their open air chamber, they called it the open bolt.
Except it actually fires from a closed bolt position, both in real guns terms as in weir WE terms. Just look at the above video (of the airgun version) at about 2:22
It seems like pretty much all exterior parts are steel though. That is a big + in my book
Can anyone confirm this?
It's not. According to the initial review video by Red Wolf, the only steel parts are the pins, everything else is metal (alluminium according to Tim... I'm pretty sure it's not even that but zamak)
What makes me wonder is that this is meant to be also UMAREX, so how can you loose the point having already the open bolt done??? also airsoft open bolts are not a big problem and if you are not adding a regulable hop up what is the need to convert to closed bolt?
Well, I've yet to see an open bolt (in real gun terms) airsoft gun that's anything better than awful. Not an easy job at all, feeding has to be perfect, the nozzle is extremely hard to keep attached to the hop bucking for long enough (which is 50% of any GBB performance), and timing has to be extremely precise.
So.. a poorly designed pot metal gun with no hop up that doesn't even mimics the real gun function. Buck *fruitcage* it, it's a MP40 GBB!!!
Edited by Dimitri MdP, 09 October 2017 - 02:43 AM.