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  1. They are too way off. Forget about machining. There is too much out off spec to allow it with out welding on material and machining material. I've tried, but didn't feel it was worth it. I did manage to modify WA slide stops to work with Marui. The safety is just too different to ever allow a real one. Really the only real part that can work with Marui is real sights if you machine the sight to work with the BBU. The grip safety has the actuator (the piece that moves the sear spring when the grip safety is used) on the opposite side from the real steal. Plus it's thumb safety hole is in a different place than the real one.
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    1911 Picture Thread

    Caspian originally made them to compete with STI/SV in th 90's. Like BigAl said, they are considered and called "somebody" I want an EMG just for it.
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    1911 Picture Thread

    I got sick and tired waiting for a decent replica of the MGS3 1911, I plan on building it myself. This is the bare bones mock up using the naked prime frame and slide. It's a WA R-type with a hybrid marui hop up and custom NPAS. But the gun is pretty much not even close to being done, so we'll see how everything turns out Custom 3d printed MSH, one in PLA other in titanium. Custom silencer
  4. That's what, I think. The problem with WA was the US patents they took out on the R-Type and SCW systems probably made it harder to get away with trademark infringement. Those patents have since been up since 2012
  5. Much to my surprise, KWC copied Western Arms in many places when they made their 1911. The KWC metal frame is so similar to the Western Arm 1911 that with little modification I was able to fit the WA 1911 chassis in it. I fits much like the old Sheriff and Zeke frames from the late 90's. It's not with out it's flaws. There is no pin hole for the sear pin and the hole for the safety is too small. The MSH and grip safety from the WA does require a some modification to fit to the KWC frame. Nothing major though that would make it too hard to convert a frame from the KWC to a Western Arms. In other words, KWC is a Western Arms and Marui 1911 hybrid clone. KWC-to-WA conversion: The Hop Up unit from the KWC is also very similar to the WA hop up unit, but the seal on the nozzle from the WA is much more loose. I was able to convert it over by plastic welding more material on the WA nozzle. But I still have not tested the Unit in a WA pistol. Unfortunately, you'll need to use a KWC outer barrel (which does fit in a WA slide) because no other 1911 outer barrel/chamber fits the KWC hop up chamber. Evike has released their Angel Custom NEO Chamber for the KWC, which uses VSR hop up and barrel combo. Might pick up that unit for testing in my Western Arms, regardless of the Angel Custom reputation. Could you imagine a WA pistol with VSR bucking and barrel? The stock KWC uses a proprietary hop up bucking and barrel which is also a Marui and Western arms hybrid. Slide from the KWC is completely proprietary, and will not fit any WA blowback unit. You might be able to fit a metal slide from the KWC on the WA, but I am not sure at the moment. More in the future.
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    Volante BBU in an Aluminum Slide on Green Gas?

    Nooo! It's just something to look out for if you have problems with excessive jamming. I would just buy the BBU, assemble it, and shoot it about 250 rounds and go from there before taking a file or dremel to anything or removing any material.
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    Vorsk GBBs. Worth the hassle?

    Yeah, OEM is Army.
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    Vorsk GBBs. Worth the hassle?

    So, they replicated the Silverballer and Blackballer? Cool as *fruitcage*. Even if it's made of cheese, I am going to pick one up ASAP
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    Volante BBU in an Aluminum Slide on Green Gas?

    Depends. I have a lot of problems with aftermarket chambers and aftermarket slides. Jamming, marring of lugs in the slide. Maybe I just naturally pick the wrong parts to combine lol.
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    Volante BBU in an Aluminum Slide on Green Gas?

    Yeah, if you wanted a rod-less setup. You can use a WA spring buffer guide for use with green gas Ironically, the spring buffer is rated for Co2 with an aluminum slide for the WA guide. It's like WA knew people would buy aftermarket metal slides lol Also, a sorbo pad, a lock washer with the diamter of guide, and a washer over both acts as a decent buffer. Not the best setup but works
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    Tokyo Marui 2020 Online Festival

    Well, they never cared about anyone but the Japanese Market. That was true 30 years ago, true even till today.
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    Volante BBU in an Aluminum Slide on Green Gas?

    Barrel lugs. Of course you can fit the lugs without completely deleting them. They tend to disfigured the inside of slide, and cause other damage depending on the make of the slide and make of the barrel/chamber with the increased force with the volante. Using a stock plastic barrel is fine, but the lugs snap the barrel or shatter, so the same goes with that. You can also add a spring between the outer and inner barrel to aid in function too. Any SD and Nova slide for any gun can withstand the force from the Volante. They are 6065-T6 aluminum for the SD, 7075 for the Nova. To compare, KWC uses the cheapest cast zinc to make their heavy blowback C02 1911's. Putting a buffer will benefit you from wearing out the back of the slide's dust cover and frame, though. Which is what you should be thinking a little more about. Oh yeah, becareful of the slide stop too. They bend with force with stock cast and aluminum slide stops.
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    Volante BBU in an Aluminum Slide on Green Gas?

    I think it should be fine as long as you use a lug-less barrel, or delete the lugs on your metal barrel. There are buffer systems out there too. But I use a Volante in my ProG4 aluminum slide. It's fine
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    H&K Picture Thread

    Your best bet would be the TLR3/4 with this adaptor. https://lapolicegear.com/st-69225-tlr-usp-adpt.html The BLAST is a good option for an old fashion LAM, if you can find one. But the TLR is your best option for a modern day light with a genuine mount
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    H&K Picture Thread

    Yeah, I forget the flight restrictions on Lasers outside of the US. Really, the US is the only place to find a BLAST 1 or 2, forget about ever getting an IR unit. They were never popular once MIL-STD-1913 was standardized. Although they made mounts for a MIL-STD-1913 rail, by then even the smaller, lighter and easier-to-use BLAST 2 was far too obsolete compared to Surefire and Streamlight offering.
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    H&K Picture Thread

    Depends. You can find them in working condition between $100 to $190 on ebay every once and a while. I bought mine from a seller who wasn't into guns and didn't know what it was, but had this unit and was selling it for $80 on Ebay. It's not like the LAM's for the MK23 that cost thousands, are extreamly rare and boarder on useless. IR versions are expensive, though. I've skirmished with mine, when I did skirmish lol They really are a solid unit that will probably outlast my KSC lol. But yeah, there are not much in terms of a solid laser-light other than the UTL. Which is trash, imo.
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    H&K Picture Thread

    The LAM was purchased on Ebay, it's made by Laser Device Inc and is called BLAST. They made mounts for the USP, but also sig SP2009 and Walther P99. You will have to do some digging as I bought it back when they were made. But they discontinued them in 2010.
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    WE Hi-Power Mark III (finally coming)

    No, WA did one. It was fairly accurate. I wanted to do a full metal version using my own idea of what his 1911 would look like in 1964. I have had a few Snake Match by WA, plus 4 slides I have used for references. The original gun was built by Sheriff.co for Kojima back in 2003 using the older WA R-type system:
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    H&K Picture Thread

    KSC USP, a lot of RA-Tech and Maple Leaf internal stuff (been awhile, I've had this gun since 2011), Shooter Design Slide, RA-Tech barrel. B&T/CCF Impulse-II suppressor (for the real gun, but a dummy), LDI BLAST LAM. Might have "Tactical" engraved on the slide in the future.
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    WE Hi-Power Mark III (finally coming)

    I am getting there. This is my really rough WIP mock up using a broken slide and frame to see how the custom rear sight will look, probably won't be done anytime soon. Prime frame and slide coming too, plus 3D printed MSH in titanium (the one in the picture is PLA) and custom silencer being 3D printed too. Right now converting the WA floating valve system to a NPAS. Probably will not get a WE till this and a few other projects are done. But WE still manufactures guns from the late 2000's. I am not worried about it going anywhere.
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    WE Hi-Power Mark III (finally coming)

    Time to take out my custom 60 degree dovetail file and some aluminum brazing rods, because this is all I see:
  22. J-Armory was actually made at the Western Arms building just like any other WA gun during that time. The real reason J-Armory was created was to use Springfield Armory trademarks, and avoid Western Arms being publicly sued by SA. WA president, Keiichi Kunimoto later met with Springfield CEO and made a "Gentlemen's agreement" for WA use Springfield name without any reprimand. It was why all the early "Gilded" Face/Off V12 used Wilson trademarks. Because WA had Wilson's license. WA has stopped caring about licensing though for about 10 years since Japan has limited reprimand for using other companies names now.
  23. WWJC, that's why I took a gamble on buying a KWC 1911. I was figuring they would have made molds similar to what they used when working with WA during their tenure making magnatech pistols. Plus, before I saw a KWC 1911 hop unit online and thought it looked errily similar to the SCW. Hey, if you have any steel (like CP or PDI) SCW2/3 oval hammer, I might be interested.
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    WE Hi-Power Mark III (finally coming)

    Man of your word, FNC. We've been waiting long for a proper MKIII.
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    Tokyo Marui Festival 2020 new products

    You could spend that now, and still have half the build not done and no loadout.
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