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Black Knight

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  1. The cylinder and bolt handle on that thing look like they could be made out of steel... In which case that thing is an instant buy for me. On a side note, now that I have been a happy owner of a Silverback SRS for a few years, it really bugs me that these classic rifles don't get made with a similar build quality. I'd personally be more than happy with a price tag similar to the SRS, if all the load bearing components would be made out of steel. With the SRS you can just cycle the bolt away with no worries of something breaking. The S&T Kar98k is otherwise good but, as the bolt handle
  2. Well, I put in an order and a little while later received and e-mail stating that everything I ordered were out of stock. And my Paypal payment was returned/rejected. So I ended up not getting stuff, but didn't loose money either. I guess that counts as a positive experience..
  3. Thanks for the info, mate.. I think I'll give it a shot. Simply because this old-school G&P-stuff seems to be pretty hard to get these days.. And paying with Paypal always has some additional level of comfort.
  4. https://gpairsoft-uk.com/shop/en/ Does anyone have any experience regarding this retailer? Looks to HK based, despite the name. I'm trying to put together a Colt model 723 and the G&P M733 would be a good base gun to start from. These guys seem to have one in stock, but as I have no experience with this retailer, I'm hesitating on putting in an order.
  5. I'll give it a try once the new nozzle arrives. Thank you very much for all the good info, kind sir!
  6. KY apparently has pretty nice customer service. I contacted them and within a few hours received a reply directing me to the correct item(it was listed as a nozzle assembly) on their website. Placed an order right away and ordered two while I was at it. Now I just have figure out how on earth I'm going to get the nozzle return spring installed back between the slide and the BBU. Does anybody have a good technique for that?
  7. Oh yea, the loading nozzle is cracked. Big crack on the side facing the slide, so it's pretty much impossible to see just by taking the slide of the frame. Any idea on where can I find replacements? Looked at KYairsoft, but they don't have part #48 listed at all..
  8. Yep. Travels maybe a couple centimeters..
  9. Found out something. Apparently the slide does not properly engage the valve knocker reset lever when it's travelling back. Going to have to investigate further.
  10. Well, I got my mak about a week ago.. ..and it's not working too great. Trigger pull produces one flying bb and empties pretty much all gas in one go, mostly blowing back from the action below the slide onto my hand on the pistol grip. After that one shot the gun and the magazine are both pretty cold. Any ideas on what might be wrong? I tried swapping out the barrel and bucking to a Maple Crazy Jet and Autobot, but the OEM parts looked to be slightly different, so I swapped the OEM parts back. Pretty sure I did not mess up anything, as there's maybe 5-8 parts involved after disassemb
  11. My four PTWs, with a couple of extra uppers. All rail systems, lamps and optics(apart from the scopes on top of the SIR-16 and the SPR-upper) are real steel.
  12. I'd say the easiest way to avoid any messing up would be to carefully plan your painting in advance. So decide what you want to paint, with what colours and what kind of colour scheme, before spraying anything. Always remember that many thin layers of paint is always better then one thick one. Good basecoating also helps and good masking of areas not to be painted is also a must. For example, when I painted the VSR, I removed the stock and barrel completely and painted them separately. It's also good to prepare the surface for painting. With the VSR, I simply slightly sanded the entire stock s
  13. Why, thank you.. It's actually rather easy to paint something like my guns with just spraypaints, but it's a rather time consuming job, since each coat of Krylon must dry for a couple of days berofe it's ready for recoating. I also have a wood stock(real wood, of course) for the M14, so it's usable with my Vietnam-themed loadouts also.
  14. No paint on the EBR, but the other two are Krylonized.
  15. Finally got my fourth(M16A2) and fifth(CQB-R/LaRue-upper) PTW's. Oh well, the lower reciever of the fifth one was actually saved as spare parts and not assembled, but still.. Two other uppers(M16A4 w/ ACOG and the standard M4) are assembled from separately purchased parts. All rail systems are RS. All optics, except the scope on the SIR M16, are RS.
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