TM M733 review

Tokyo
Marui M733 “Commando”

review
by Arnie

Stock
Specifications
FPS
???m/s
(stock fps may vary)
Length:
???mm
Barrel
Length:
 ?
Weight: ???g

Ammo
capacity:

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rounds


So
the TM M733.. why an Armalite? Well TM timed their release to
coincide nicely with the BlackHawk Down mass-hysteria, yes folks,
since the release of that (rather good) film, sand coloured camo
gear, skater helmets and knee/elbow pads have been flying off
the shelves. Now seriously, how many of you would have worn that
stuff before the film came out? Yup, thought so.. not many. :)

The M733 is quite a simple creation really, and
a good few custom versions have been kicking around for some time,
as the receiver is simple enough to source off Marui’s previous
lineup, and the front end is easy enough to cut down. Basically
what you’ve got here is a very short M4 with a fixed carry handle.

So why did TM bother? Well aside from the movie
tie in, as with any other TM release the release is not without
some new features to keep the average punter interested.

Not all the changes are cosmetic, there are quite
a few changes to the standard materials used to construct the
AEG. Marui have now moved to a more modern power coated aluminium
metal for their newer AEG barrels. If you take something like
the rather old SG1 off the shelf and compare it you’ll find that
the barrels and sundries are mostly coated pot metal, that has
a very matt sandblasted look to it. The new material put frankly..
just looks better.

Being in the UK, I have no access to real firearms,
so it’s not like I can pull a real Colt M4 off the shelf and compare
the colours, but from what I have seen from shots of similar real
equipment, this is Marui’s best looking M4/16 copy so far.

Features:
Okay well lets look at this rifle from the front to the back.
At the front is a nicely finished barrel and flashhider both are
anodized a quite shiny black colour. The muzzle is held on with
a 1.5mm grub screw that is held tightly in place with red thread
lock glue.

The
first AEG I ever used was a G3.. and the end unscrewed itself
after moderate use, so it’s nice to find the new releases from
TM have handy additions such as this to them.

As ever the muzzle can be unthreaded to find the
normal TM 14mm thread, onto which you can fit silencers, tracer
units etc.

Going back a bit further you come across the front
sight and the bayonet lug. This lug can be used for fitting a
replica bayonet, or a simple bipod, such as the Commander bipod
fitment (see
review
). The foresight is a standard blade unit, and can be
adjusted in height using the key that you get in the box. I found
mine was a little low out the box, but it’s simple enough to re-adjust
it.

The front sling point is a simple affair and projects
downwards from the front sight block.






































Conclusion
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Upgrade
Potential

 

Build
Quality

 

Value
for Money

 

Overall
Potential

 

External
Links:
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Site
links:
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Last
modified:
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:51 PM
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