Here is a view of the box. Not what I would call a nice historic collectable box with great graphics. But at least its a stinking box and not cheep bubble wrap. This is the Plastic Stock version. Still no info. on how the wood version will arrive and how limited its production will be.
For comparison here is an original military M1 Carbine with a canvas magazine pouch on the stock. The overall look of the CO2 model is very close except for the darker, aged wood on the original gun.
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This must be Adler's idea of a joke.
Dennis Adler did a review in 3 parts on the BB M1 carbine replica, but fails to indicate what if any real carbine parts interchange with the BB replica. No mention if a reproduction or Real USGI bayonet easily fits the bayonet stud. Dennis, buy a bayonet for the thing? Maybe inform potential buyers where quality reproduction accessories can be purchased. How about some useful information! No mention if the oiler slot is correct in size and if the rear sight can be interchanged. I assume a real sling & oiler should fit the BB carbine??? Well, maybe? Is the sling ring metal or plastic and is it actually strong enough to carry a sling? Or is it cheep Zemak that will snap off if the toy is carried by its sling? How strong is the bayonet lug? He did not even measure the square slot on the BB gun's sight mount vs the triangular slot notch on a real M1 carbine ??? Sort of a useless review that fails on particulars and how close it is to a real USGI carbine. No close up views of any of the internals. He provides a sort of half a.. history of the carbine. He needs to reads Larry Ruth' s War Baby
Vol 1 thru 3.
So, there is not much information of value to a potential buyer because while he has access to the plastic stock BB version, he does not show any internal parts or its take down. There is no information, no comparison to a real USGI carbine's parts- are they to scale-can some be interchanged- mainly the front band and rear sight. Heck, he does not even show that a USGI stock will not fit and the inletting differences to the different wood wood stocks. He fails to compare real USGI markings and the lack of them on the toy BB rifle reproduction. Most likely he does not own, nor shoot, a real USGI carbine, and therefore he can not provide any actual measurements or fitting/interchange of parts for those that may want to switch out to real steel parts (sight , Band/bayonet lug). And it is doubtful that the BB carbine's longer, thicker magazines will fit into an actual M1 pouch or even a replica? This fact would also be important to know. What is needed is an incisive review with some insightful details & facts.
This is a 3 part disappointment. No one seems to actually have their hands on the wood stock model. I would venture to guess most collectors will want a wood stock version. Kids, the cheep plastic toy. He does show some nice photos. At least the white markings are held down. I just wish at least the receiver markings could have been molded into the receiver for added realism. This is what is need on the Springfield BB shooter not stinking cheep white paint:
How do you say cheep ---use white paint and not even replicate a correct marking
View of the Springfield M1 carbine's plastic model markings
The Tiawan company missed the design boat on that one. They need to take lessons from the Japanese; better markings are found on the Japanese made Marushin airsoft replicas.
There is no mention of the actual company producing this BB rifle, sort of odd. Is it a stinking secret? It could have been a huge seller to real USGI carbine collectors except for its lack of details. Could you imagine a numbered, limited edition of this carbine in a wood box or really nice cardboard box, a collector's rifle with a few of the correct markings added, Numbered 1 of #, with a reproduction bayonet, sling & oiler, and a magazine pouch for the stock all in one box for sale to collectors???
Then, maybe, offer different versions like an early war, paratrooper stock, and the late war Korean version. Potential lost. Chinese idiot designers have no idea how to sell goodies to a collecting market. Come on guys, it's important enough to have the Springfield logo in paint, but not to have the correct M1 carbine receiver markings molded into the receiver ?? No correct front or rear top receiver makings replicated, but plenty of white paint warnings. So close to perfection-- but still a few miles away. I bet preorders are way down.
So the picture of the box, some close up views of the magazine, and the fact it shoots on target out to 10 meters is about all the useful info found in the review.
Review part 1 https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-exper ... ne-part-1/
Review part 2 https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-exper ... ne-part-2/
Review part 3 https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-exper ... ne-part-3/
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