Then there are the DENIX
Non firing Replicas
https://www.denix.es/en/catalogue/world ... -gun/1092/
https://www.denix.es/en/catalogue/world ... -gun/1093/
The price ($204-219) makes the LEGENDS Umarex M1A1 Thompson ($224) seem inexpensive & in the ball park (JUST THAT KWC UMAREX HAS THE STUPID PLASTIC STOCK):
https://replicaweaponry.com/denix-wwii- ... chine-gun/
Again it is really dumb that the Legends series made by KWC in Taiwan does not use a wood stock. They, KWC, seem to be too cheep or ignorant to produce a decent BB gun. Their two major problems are defective mags with cheep O rings that rot away if oil is used or just from wear if not lubricated, some just fall out, bad or weak springs, and plastic internals that crack rendering the pricy magazine/toy gun useless, their second problem is the use of plastic grips or stocks when wood should be used. Why do they produce such cheep Chinese junk? Top end BB guns at top buck with a 90 day warranty? Not much faith in their products.
Unfortunately the Japanese firms do not produce BB or pellet guns- just decent non firing replicas or airsoft toys. Of course,Cheep Taiwan O rings can be replaced with better quality o rings, but the imitation wood PLASTIC grips & stocks are difficult to get a wood replacement because they are unique to each model and not identical to originals. On most of the thousands of reviews- everyone calls for a wood grips or stocks and it falls on deaf KWC ears!
Japan should begin to make replica BB & pellet guns for export and would destroy KWC as a company in a year or two. Or KWC would begin producing a a quality product. Or a new company starts manufacturing wood grips & stocks specially fitted, inletted, & designed for the most popular and reliable BB & pellet gun models made by the different companies.
The Umarex Thompson M1A1 magazine has metal components and utilizes a proven single line/stack of BBs not a staggered arrangement that jams. I hope its O ring seals do not fall out like the Springfield M1 carbine's defective magazine. At least the Thompson magazine is a proven design. Next is the bolt and its possible effects of wear caused by such rapid firing, faster than the MP 40. Will the alloy metal hold up under heavy auto firing and long term use after say a year? Will the bolt jam ? Will seals wear out? Only time will tell. I have not seen lub or disassembly instructions on line for the new Umarex model M1A1 Thompson. Almost all review videos avoid fix it, disassembly, O ring replacement, stock modification/switching, aging the finish pointers, or proper maintenance instructions to maintain long life. Of course any modifications or disassembly voids the warranty. Heck, you do not even see the Umarex recommendation not to use Pell oil, but rather RWS lub on Umarex guns due to the garbage O rings if you do not want them to weasel-out of their very short 90 day warranty period. Use this;
I always thought Pellgun oil was good for Co2 airguns, but some say the use of 100% synthetic silicon based oil
and grease is best. At least no one has suggested RWS oil is bad??????
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.