M3A1 Grease Gun
Yosuke Moteki and Darren-Jon
The first thing
body is very inconsistent, with special areas of trouble being the magwell
(no metal frame inside it to support the fierce 700 Gram plus weight of
the magazine), Stock retaining lugs (the body is often so malformed that
the catch regularly fails to engage when the stock is pulled out resulting
in an instant car aerial in the users hands) and the safety catch (so
much so that on 3 of the guns taken by the shop the safety could not be
moved as the body was stuck on the thing).
fitting. On all the guns Sanko
took in the magazine was/is an absolute bugger to get into place as the
fit was that tight. A spot of oil did not help all that much either and
it still required a few good taps against the mag to get them into place.
However, getting the mags out was several times worse as we were afraid
of putting too much stress on the cemented mag and splitting it at its
seam. Looking inside the magwell we saw the culprit easily enough however:
lash lines and a swelling in the ABS itself were interfering with the
travel of the magazine and after we had treated one of the guns with a
bit of fine wet and dry and some oil things started to look up.
This thing does not lock in the closed position and if you are unfortunate
enough to get a gun with a temperamental stock switch it might not lock
in full extension either. The latter problem can be attended to by removing
plastic from around the locking pin area till it travels freely, but the
former problem will require your own ingenuity to handle.
A simple push button job that is prone to jamming on some guns (again
solved by trimming the body carefully).
And on another
Well that is not
This little darling
She might not
Considering the weather we took the precaution of leaving the mags to adjust
to room temperature overnight in the stable environment of the shop before
testing them as we were not likely to get anywhere at 2 degrees celcius.
OK not that noticeable. Probably not even important, but Fred is a picky
I shall be on the lookout for mag leaks especially.
own website – the birthplace of this replica
Sunday, January 13, 2002 4:28 PM
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