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Uncanny, I've the very same issue as of today kingdong! Very annoying as I rather liked the HK logo on the bolt...

 

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I've posted it on VFC's facebook page, hopefully the more of us that do so, the more likely they'll re-design the part :).

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Umm , I notice there is a part missing from both your pictures =/ , You might have taken it out but any way there should be a black oblong piece of plastic which sits in the gap where both of yours have broke :S

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Yeah that's in the photo above, in the middle of the picture. It was cracked in half, right through the middle :(

 

:( Boo!

 

So eventually this is going to break , Sucks man

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not eventually mate, i havnt even skirmished this yet!

 

IronWolf- its a shame as i expected more from this but the only thing that seems to be the problem is the bolt.

 

As soon as the Prime RA-TECH steel bolt turns up i will let you guys know if its ok.

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Its similar but the VFC GBB uses real steal specifications just like Prime does. Im not sure about the internals but i had spoke to jonny from RA-TECH and he said the RA-TECH Prime complete bolt will fit.

 

He also said it doesnt increase the performance but it will deffinately make it more reliable with the steel bolt.

 

My other intention is to try a Prime upper receiver with the VFC lower in the future but not yet as i dont have £400 just for the upper receiver i want lol.

 

In my opinion the VFC HK416 gbb is not going to be reliable as a standard weapon on the airsoft field due to the things that me and IronWolf have come accross with the bolt.

 

I would recommend going with a RA-TECH steel bolt (if it works and fits)

 

My bolt should be here soon i will post picture up and maybe do a video if all goes to plan.

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I'm looking at replacing it with an Prime allu BCG as I worry about the possibility of sluggishness caused by the heavier steel BCG. No problems with the trigger unit, but I have noticed that part of the bolt catch has become malformed :(

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Yeah i thought i would go for the steel one to stop the bolt catch chewing up the ALU BCG.

 

What part of the bolt catch mech has malformed? the bolt catch plate or the bolt catch itself?

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VFC complete BCG costs $25

So there is nothing more to expect.

http://www.wgcshop.com/wgc2008/main/product_detail1.php?search_From=searchItem&item=VFC-PT-BLT-M4GZN02&search=searchItem&rs=vfc%20gbbr&catid=&cat=

 

Let us know how the Ra-T's BCG will work.

 

 

Will do mate, its still in customs at the moment but not long now.

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But is that made out of pot metal? =/

 

Hopefully LW will send me a BCG from the VFC M4 which i hope is not made out of pot metal

 

I can always take the BCG to the jewellers to get HK engraved

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I just pulled back the charging handle and released it , Did it again and it got stuck

 

took it apart the it had finally broke -.-

 

FFFF

 

I hope LW email me back today

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I was told that VFC did the revisions for their bolt carriers, and my retailer says VFC will do 1 for 1 broken Bolt carrier swap.

 

Make sure you get the prime dimension steel Bolt Carrier if you get one. WA ones are not compatible.

 

My BCG hasn't broken yet, neither has the bolt or the bolt plate. I am quite pleased with that actually.

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I was told that VFC did the revisions for their bolt carriers, and my retailer says VFC will do 1 for 1 broken Bolt carrier swap.

 

That's actually a pretty cool thing for them to do. Pitty my WE's work so good ... Might buy a VFC again in the future if the open bolt kits for the WE don't come out soon though.

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I was told that VFC did the revisions for their bolt carriers, and my retailer says VFC will do 1 for 1 broken Bolt carrier swap.

 

Make sure you get the prime dimension steel Bolt Carrier if you get one. WA ones are not compatible.

 

My BCG hasn't broken yet, neither has the bolt or the bolt plate. I am quite pleased with that actually.

 

Do we just email them directly and they will send us the details about sending one back?

 

Cheers

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Well it has been released from customs now, dont get paid until thursday so i doubt ill have it this week now :(

 

Customs + Parcelforce = the devil himself

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Actually I dunno, my local retailer said that I had to pay for shipping and thats about it and they would sort it out for me.

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