The theory was that
The trial batches
The AK 47 owes features
story behind the Airsoft replica: The SHOEI company
of Japan began to make highly detailed replicas of German assault riffles
in the 1980s using metal and wood, some of these are now produced as cap firing
“Blowback” models. A few years ago SHOEI redesigned the MP 44 to
function as an AEG. The gear boxes were copied from those used with the Tokyo
Marui XM 177, presumably under license, an AK type 8.4V stick battery was
fitted into the recoil spring cavity in the wooden butt.
44 model is impressive and heavy, weighing 5.21Kg compared to the unloaded
weight of the real gun of 5.22KG. The materials are Mazak, steel, aluminium
and wood, dimensions are accurate. The model represents a 1945 late model
MP 44 or StG 44. A minor discrepancy is the rear sight with GWZ 41 sight mounts
which only appeared on the earlier MP 43/1.
The magazine supplied
is a full length type, the loading tube fits between the magazine lips, it
holds 90 BBs. I made a 700 round hi-cap from a real magazine and the reliable
clockwork of the M16 HI-CAP.
The most significant
The scope is easily
The ‘out the box’
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 9:37 AM
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