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crimsonfalcon07

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  1. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    That and the pressure differential from green gas from shot to shot. That lack of consistency (and the crummy hop, as rottenotto mentioned) are the biggest issues in my book.
  2. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    It's the stock M4 length barrel that comes with the gun, actually.
  3. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Well, mine seems to be holding up nicely. Currently in Mk12 mod 1 configuration. I modded the stock grip into a molded SPR style grip made for a lefty, using some liquid nails and some sand mixed together to make a putty (the caulk stuff works better) to mold the right shape, and then painted on wood glue and sand until I had the right texture and smoothness once it hardened. Stock is still LE, will be changing that. Also added a custom mock suppressor made out of PVC and steel, using the plastic flashhider that came with mine. Still need a scope and maybe a swan sleeve, and probably the VLTOR Clubfoot stock, but other than that, very pleased with the externals so far: I can put up a tutorial for the grip if anyone wants to save themselves some money and make a nice custom grip.
  4. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Actually, it would be preferable to get a fix to the brass cylinder that is causing part 122 to fail. Also, bolt handles are still evidently breaking. Improve the quality of the material, or else stock the EdGI upgrade that I've been talking to Ed and Ben about. Roller bearing would be great, although I'm not having any issues with the stock one so far. An improved part 59 would be nice too. From reading through the thread, those are the biggest issues cropping up. Also, I'm going to be looking at the hopup next, since the gun is really not very accurate in stock form. Maybe they can slightly rework it so we can at least install, say, an H-nub or a Shredder Concave spacer or something?
  5. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Okay, more questions. I'm having a devil of time polishing that brass part in the upper receiver to protect my #122. Did you remove it from the upper to polish it, and if so, how do I take it down? It's not quite as apparent as I'd hoped. -edit- Okay, never mind, I'm an idiot. For those who are also idiots, it pulls out the front of the receiver once you remove the barrel nut and barrel. No sweat. Also, instead of using water to wet my fine grit sandpaper, I'm using blade oil. Gives it a much nicer polish. Also, I removed part #59 to inspect it (may see about getting a tool steel replacement for that as well), and the firing pin and spring popped out. The spring has a little plastic cylinder inside it, presumably as a guide. That flew out, hit me in the face (to add insult to injury), and vanished. The gun works without it, but that's something to be warned about. Having done some more inspection, I'm hearing a loud clack when I fire each time, which I presume is the bolt carrier slamming forward. I'm thinking a sorbothane or rubber o-ring might help cushion the impact, but I'm not sure if it needs to travel all the way forward or not. I'm going to be investigating that.
  6. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Just wanted to report that Echo 1 free float RIS with LaRue barrel nut fit (stiff to tighten, but did fit without causing any other issues) on the one I bought to review. I will be trying a CA SPR fiber quad kit next. I've been following this thread, and have a few ideas of my own to improve longevity. If they work, I'll post up. Also, I've been speaking to EdGI and bnoji about custom parts, and they seem to think that a steel charging handle is probably feasible. After I finish taking pics and such, I'm going to send my charging handle in and let them get measurements. Good news for those of us in the US who don't have power tools to modify real charging handles. I may also see if I can get a tool steel part 59 as well, if that looks like it will be a big problem. As part of the review, I'll be going through the potential problems reported and the fixes. Chances are I'll take my own pics, but credit will be given where due for the many authors of the various fixes, primarily rottenotto. One further thought on part #122. Aside from sanding it down, it sounds like there's a lot of impact. Would it be possible to put a thin rubber spacer on the part that it impacts to function as an impact dampener? That would be a really easy mod, and could potentially lengthen longevity as well.
  7. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Inner barrel is obviously vastly different in cut. But it looks to have a similar outer barrel, and the external shape is virtually identical. In fact, it looks like all I have to do is cut down the back of the barrel to match, and file down the bump depicted here: The AEG barrel is longer, but it looks like it should be pretty simple to cut off the back portion, and with that done, it looks like there's a decent chance it will fit.
  8. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    beautiful, thanks. It actually looks to me like the outer diameter is the same, so all we should have to do is just remove the top bar or cut the receiver to fit it. I'm aware that the inner barrel isn't the same, but it looks like the outer diameter of the inner barrel is still close enough to an AEG barel--its just that it's got a gas gun cut, not a AEG cut. I'm going to probably be getting one shortly from airsoft buddy and will do an SPR conversion. I'll keep you all updated with my progress, assuming twinturbo doesn't beat me to it.
  9. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Great, that would be perfect. I may be getting one to review from Airsoft Buddy--the CS from them is great, and will be doing the same. Please keep me posted when you get yours. I'm also not bothered about inner barrel--EdGI will be making tightbores for this gun, so no sweat.
  10. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Gah. Any word about what might be necessary to fit an SPR length outer barrel? Surely someone has an AEG M4 barrel and a WE M4 that they can take pics of...
  11. crimsonfalcon07

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Okay, I just spent 2 days reading through all 81 pages, and I'm wondering if those of you that have the WE can help me out, since unfortunately I didnt see an answer that was informative enough. I'm wanting to build an SPR Mk12 mod 0 using this gun as a base. I gather that the handguard will fit fine, but of course the sticking point is the outer barrel, which is not the same as an AEG barrel. And, I have no idea whether or not it is possible to get an AEG outer barrel to fit, assuming I do some work with a saw/dremel or something, or maybe file off the little nub things on the AEG barrel. As near as I can tell, nobody has yet tried to see what options there are for swapping the barrel. EdGI is going to be making tightbores for the WE M4. So, I'd like to get some side by side comparisons of the WE barrel next to an AEG barrel and a closer look at the receiver, other than the few pics I saw around page 44 or so. Thanks in advance for the help. Airsoft Buddy, I sent you an email a few days ago. Respond when you have some time. Thanks, TCF
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