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  • Airsofter since
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    -Inokatsu '100th Anniversary' M1911A1 (x3)
    -KSC M11A1 with QRF steel kit
    -GHK AKM, full steel including outer barrel, most internals, and bolt carrier (W&S bolt carrier with latest version full travel kit)
    -VFC G3 GBBR (‘Asia version,’ has better markings than the EU version and Umarex licencing hidden inside the receiver)
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    Wien, Österreich
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    I love Medieval European history the most, however. I am very knowledgeable about many things (including linguistics). I can speak English (obviously) and German, and can read and write Latin well enough to understand most classical texts without difficulty.

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  1. The WE SVD 'Premium' version had a milled steel receiver.
  2. Hopefully they release a forged steel receiver version, like the real M1A1 Thompson. I kind of assume they will.
  3. Sturm


    Unless they use a similar system that WE did with the L85 (nozzle return springs). Then it would probably be more complicated. Technically the WE L85 can allow full travel (real SA80s stop a cm or two short of the charging handle disassembly slot), but it will lock up after a shot if the nozzle return springs (which also cut into and make quick work of the bolt carrier) are removed. LCT is the OEM for a large amount (if not all) of the GHK AK series externals. I know there are significant differences between certain items though (such as fixed stocks, which are mounted completely differently than on AEGs). LCT obviously manufactured the GHK AKM stock (as its finish are practically identical), but it is not compatible with their AEGs (GHK AKs use a stock tang with two mounting points for securement, which is accurate for stamped steel AKs). I think there are slight differences between the LCT and GHK receivers, although it is clear that LCT OEM'd them as well (I know that the Izhmash markings on the left end of the receiver on the GHK AKM are different than on the LCT AKM).
  4. Sturm


    I'm going to emerge from the dead at this point, and say, yes, there was a full travel kit being developed, and it released a few months ago. I own a GHK AKM with one installed. It is awesome! I can ask W&S if they have any interest in developing a full travel kit for this, if it turns out to really be short-stroked. The SG 552 irl does not travel as far back as an AK bolt carrier though (AKs travel over 10cm back, which is really a lot for an intermediate cartridge - partially due to the recoil rod and long stroke gas design).
  5. ######. What else is new?

  6. Sturm

    GHK GBB AK Discussion Thread

    And probably pounded into oblivion with the stock pot metal hammer (sort of like how the original WE hammer allegedly crumbles into dust after a few hundred rounds). Can't wait for the kit to come out!!! (:
  7. Sturm

    WE L85A2 Questions

    Yeah, I've heard it had a tendency of destroying the recoil spring guide rod thing. That is likely why it is discontinued and basically impossible to get. Was this a problem of RA Tech's steel being too hard, and eating away at the guide rod, or that RA Tech made a product with *suitcasey* tolerances?
  8. Sturm

    WE L85A2 Questions

    I attempted to reply to the ancient WE L85 review thread, but it was archived ): So, yeah...I am writing this with the hopes that someone can tell me what parts of the GBBR are steel versus what parts are potmetal / aluminium. From what I've learned, the WE L85 has a stamped steel receiver, steel trigger guard, and a steel flashhider. This is all definite information. However, I am not sure about the materials of other metal parts on the gun. Can anyone who owns the rifle tell me what the carrying handle is made from (Ehobbyasia says steel) and the folding front sight unit is made of?
  9. Sturm

    WE L85

    Sorry that it appears I am necroing this thread, but I'd rather that than create my own thread based off of a single question that is easily answered. Anyway, what parts are steel? I am certain the entire receiver, trigger guard, and flash hider is steel. What about the carrying handle? Is it potmetal or steel? What about the folding front sight unit? Steel as well? I really hope those two parts are not potmetal or some kind of cheap aluminium. That wouldn't be fun...
  10. Sturm

    Stratos BBU series

    I am pretty interested in one of these for the 1911, mainly so I can actually install the Guarder firing pin on my Ino (which uses KJW-spec internals, and because of that, the blowback housing screw is too long and is incompatible with the firing pin set. Of course, increased efficiency is always great (although I have managed to obtain good enough efficiency with the pistol on gas magazines and Guarder Power Up gas, plus a bunch of internal *suitcase*). The Stratos for the 1911 would be steel, right? I would kind of need it to be made out of steel for it to be of interest to me (otherwise it is a downgrade from my pistol's steel blowback housing).
  11. What happened to the KWA M1A1 Thompson? What about the KWA MP40? Did those get abandoned, or could they possibly show up again?
  12. Sturm

    GHK AUG Magnet Test

    That is very helpful. Thanks! I find it kind of insulting that the GHK AUG lacks a lot of these steel parts. For the price, you would think it would have a lot of steel components?!! Are there any manufacturers that make a steel bolt carrier for it? Hephaestus and a few others I know make a steel outer barrel.
  13. Sturm

    GHK AUG Magnet Test

    Can anyone that owns a GHK AUG take it apart and tell me what parts are composed of at least some iron (probably steel)? I am interested in what exactly GHK is using for materials in the rifle. I know that the outer barrel is some sort of aluminium alloy (a few manufacturers make a steel replacement, however). The frame is plastic, as it is on the real AUG. However, what about the trigger box, bolt carrier, fire selector, and upper receiver (including the integrated scope)?

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