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My WE charging handle snapped off

..was that the second/reinforced version?

 

 

There is no second reinforced version. As per emails with William, there is only one charging handle and apparently ALL will break eventually.

 

So this I what I did.

 

I cut a small square of steel, the same dimensions as the raised portion on the WE charging handle hook. I used an old Stanley steel door hinge. It was EXACTLY the same thickness.

 

I stripped the cad plating on the adhesive side, and roughened the surface with a dremel scribing bit.

 

I roughend the charging handle surface the same way (for good bite and adhesion)

 

I used JB weld and stuck it right on there. Its solid.

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It now functions just like the original with no chance of breaking. How long will the JB Weld last? Who knows.

 

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Somebody really SHOULD make a CNC or steel charging handle, I mean c'mon!

 

They make REAL STEEL charging handles for Marui electrics that are merely DECORATION! This handle really should be steel WE.

 

 

 

 

 

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This thing would really be golden with the right amount of aftermarket support (as opposed to, well, nonexistent aftermarket support). I only say this because I don't expect WE to step up. They had a great chance to fix the charging handle when they did the Ver. 2.

 

If WE indeed got some higher volume customers (like Spain), maybe they'll do something when those customers find all their charging handles and o-rings broken after a few thousand rounds.

Edited by slu

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You guys are asking for trouble with steel charging handles.

 

Real AR15's do NOT use steel charging handles as they wear out the receivers.

 

A better quality aluminum charging handle is what you want.

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You guys are asking for trouble with steel charging handles.

 

Real AR15's do NOT use steel charging handles as they wear out the receivers.

 

A better quality aluminum charging handle is what you want.

 

To Tom Andrews and Magsz,

 

Im not sure I follow your comments - who said we were using "steel" charging handles?

 

Milspec doesnt mean "steel".

 

Its forged aluminum.

 

I covered this fact in a post a couple pages back. (Real Steel handles are indeed aluminum - steel is a "luxury" item)

 

"WE" needs to offer a CNC piece or better yet WHY isnt Intruder Shop/Guarder all over this one. Seems like a no brainer part for them.

 

 

 

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I feel like I'm not pulling my weight here... Maybe If I bought an M4, they would realize that their M4 is awesome and popular now, and that they should make steel parts for it :)

 

Soon, comrades. Soon...

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Well I got my new power tune up kit because my previous nozzle stripped itself from the steel rod in the bolt carrier. I put it in today, I noticed Airsoftbuddy put locktite around it this time, so I figured this will work now. 5 minutes into my first game the nozzle strips again. The gun fires but the nozzle isn't loading anything. I checked and my new blowback unit has stripped again. The brass nozzle is too soft for the steel rod in the bolt so after a few hundred shots it strips.

 

This has happen to me twice now and I think that WE should address this. Anyone else has this issue?

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I am very sorry to hear that Cephas. I myself have not had that problem, and I havent heard of anyone else having it. It may be something to do with the large brass assembly within the upper receiver. Maybe something is griping the nozzle strangely.

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I think I figured it out. The rubber sleeve inside chamber was really tight. So I sanded down the nozzle a bit at the tip, works a lot smoother now. Put some JB weld on the steel rod and nozzle. Now let's see how long it holds up.

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My socom gear version (pictures taken in my not-so-friend room :P )

 

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If you look at the picture on the box it's a cqb version but it doesn't come with a short inner&outer barrel like the WE so i was a little disapointed because i bought this:

 

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Old digital camera...

 

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Then the result:

 

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Not as good as i thought <_< i'll buy a 12 inch handguard if i can't find a short inner barrel :unsure: or with a silencer don't know yet

Edited by kimkafwan

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On the"WETTI/AFC-custom version" (anodized body & free extra CQBR inner barrel), both inners are 6.03mm precision barrels. Pls remember if you do not purchase the "WETTI/AFC-custom version" of the gun, you only get a baked-on finish body with no extra barrel!!

 

Please... I want to clarify something here:

 

Airsoftbuddy is a web-based retail outfit.

 

WETTI-AFC Custom is a wholesale-only entity. We also work closely with WE (the manufacturer) on future product developments, as well as mil/LE training programs & sales. WETTI DO NOT involve in any retail sales.

 

This is some info posted by WETTI at gasguns.

 

 

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Thx but i already lurk you forum ^_^ i'll wait for some spare inner barrel...

 

What made me wrong is the promotional picture from socom gear. Otherwise noveske lead the wayyyyyyyyyyy B)

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Alright so I have been looking to get a GBB m4 and the WE was the only one in my rice range. I started reading this page but haven't read all 101 pages. I have read some from the beginning of the thread, the middle, and the end. The middle everyone like the WE and thought it was great, but near the end here, it seems like its nothing but problems for the gun. I'm not real good with GBBs and so I doubt I could do much if I had problems. So would this gun be something I should be thinking of buying or should I take my money else where?

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If you have a bit time.. I am in works to empty a 3500rd bag of bb`s at work. When I am finished with the bag I am going to post pictures of the internal parts and if everyone works fine or not.

 

Just note. My WE is the WETTI/AFC-custom version. So it might not be the same as the original one. I also have the upgraded roller on the bolt.

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Hey Ibico, does that upgraded roller make the action feel any smoother? Please let us know if you can tell a difference.

 

 

Just an update, my charging handle just broke. I have to order a new one now lol. I hope those at the company are paying attention to this. Make better quality aluminium charging handles. I also fired my gun yesterday with .30's. Wow...what a difference. Not only did I still have a huge range from each shot, it was about as accurate as the tightbored aeg's out there. I was getting a bit more range than them though. When the tune up kit comes in, Im pretty sure it is going to dead-line my shots. I cant wait. I just...need a new charging handle now lol.

 

 

If you have a bit time.. I am in works to empty a 3500rd bag of bb`s at work. When I am finished with the bag I am going to post pictures of the internal parts and if everyone works fine or not.

 

Just note. My WE is the WETTI/AFC-custom version. So it might not be the same as the original one. I also have the upgraded roller on the bolt.

Edited by Kai_Wolf

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Alright so I have been looking to get a GBB m4 and the WE was the only one in my rice range. I started reading this page but haven't read all 101 pages. I have read some from the beginning of the thread, the middle, and the end. The middle everyone like the WE and thought it was great, but near the end here, it seems like its nothing but problems for the gun. I'm not real good with GBBs and so I doubt I could do much if I had problems. So would this gun be something I should be thinking of buying or should I take my money else where?

 

???

 

Nothing but problems?

 

I guess you need to read more carefully?

 

If you want nothing but problems head over to the WA M4 thread where every last part of the gun has to be upgraded/replaced/tweaked to work properly.

 

Look below...Heres the Western Arms loading nozzle after half a bag of bb's. Yeah, you need to take it all part and replace these parts every 1500 rounds or less. (BTW the WE has a brass loading nozzle like an Escort gun)

 

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Its the same problems on the WE - whether its the early adopters who got the first version - or the guys just buying one lately (me for instance).

 

Junk charging handle that WILL break eventually ($9.00 part)

#122 seal that wears out eventually. (10 for $5.00)

 

And one or two people who had problems with the valves coming apart/breaking/etc. A $17.00 assembly that drops right in.

 

That is it.

 

Compared to my old WA and SHOEI/Escort guns, that is a dream come true.

 

 

 

 

 

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How would you compare the we m4 to the escort powered guns?

 

 

I really want to keep this thread focused on the WE. ;)

 

If you want to discuss "this vs that" just PM me.

 

I will only say this,...my experience with Escort/SHOEI's was horrible. The MP44's wouldnt even fire a single bb out of the box. And there was only ONE person who worked on them and he was both slow and arrogant.

 

I wasted so much time money with those guns and they are in my "top 5 airsoft disappointments"..... I have owned over 200+ various airsoft guns. I think thats saying something.

 

 

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