1. Post #1
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    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    Hokae. I saw some people ask for a review of this gun in another thread, and theres also absolutely zero good reviews anywhere else online, so here it goes.

    So Here's the gun (obviously yours will be shiny and new with cheap orangy-red chinese wood stain, but its easy to restain wood so nbd)



    Its a VFC/Real Steel style take down, so all you need to take it apart is a phillips screw driver, a hammer, and a metal punch of some sort
    Its all steel and real wood. The only pot metal part that I know of is the rear sight block.

    You have to be careful with the sight block. Mine broke, so my rear sight is JB Welded on


    The area circle in green is the part that likes to break


    The hop up is actually really good. Its a full metal hop up and there should be no need to replace it or any part of it besides a new bucking after a while.


    I'm too lazy to open up the gearbox and take pictures, but its just the standard black CYMA gearbox
    On the plus side its got:
    a metal ball bearing spring guide
    the piston seems sound and durable
    nice steel gears
    and the motor is actually quite good

    On the down side:
    the stock spring is WAY too heavy. Replace immediately
    the piston head works fine, but it's nothing to get exited about - probly replace with a ported one with bearings
    the cylinder head isnt the greatest but it works for now
    its got a cheap clear plastic air nozzle that you might want to replace
    Cheap brass cylinder. but it works fine

    All in all it actually gets good compression

    I'm not going to bother you with pointless grouping shots. What counts is that it has an effective range of around 180 ft. and its quite possible to hit a man sized target at 200 ft.

    Overall, the build quality is excellent, theres no wobbles or creaks its completely solid. It had great accuracy and range.
    Out of the box all it needs is to have the spring replaced with something lower powered (an M100 or M110 would probably be best)

    Also the 8.4v battery it comes with is a little underpowered, so I recommend a 9.6v. Crane stock or nun-chuck type batteries work best

    If I left anything out feel free to ask.

    post criticism, comments, questions, whatever
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  2. Post #2
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    deathmog's Avatar
    October 2007
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    Your AK is fucking SEXY.
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  3. Post #3
    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    this makse gay 4 me and u
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  4. Post #4
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    @deathmog
    Thank you. Its my baby. I looked at a shitton of Russian military photos to get ideas of how to make it.

    @W0w00t
    Umm...thanks?

  5. Post #5
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,251 Posts
    I normally hate ak74's with a passion
    But all i can say is
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  6. Post #6
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    October 2006
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    You did a fantastic job on the weathering. Looks good bro.

    Edited:

    oh yeah nice review too
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  7. Post #7
    Oh no, what have I done!
    Dennab
    November 2007
    22,049 Posts
    my penis is hard for dat wood
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  8. Post #8
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    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    Danke for all the compliments

  9. Post #9
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    April 2009
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    Awesome job.

    I considered that gun, but the FPS was too high, and I have never opened a gun so I didn't want to open it up right after buying it. In my opinion, it has the best wood on any AK I've seen in the Airsoft world.
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    For the record, I keep coming back in here to drool over it.
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  11. Post #11
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    Haha well thank you. Yours too will someday look like this

  12. Post #12
    not retarded or something
    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    Sexy. I really want a wood AK now.
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    I can only hope. Just without wood.
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  14. Post #14
    POOP DICKS
    Dark Descent's Avatar
    August 2008
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    Kman you can get a wood kit for it down the line.

  15. Post #15
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    April 2009
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    That's true. But I wanted the Black one as it seemed more modern.

  16. Post #16
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    you can make yours have OD furniture and dirty it up :D
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    Oh, and was it Dark or Fenris that wanted me to do a review?

  18. Post #18
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    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    I dont remember. You should just do it anyways

  19. Post #19
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    April 2009
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    So long as I find my camera charger. With it I can take great pics.

  20. Post #20
    POOP DICKS
    Dark Descent's Avatar
    August 2008
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    It was me. Since I might be buying one of the new CYMA AKs.

  21. Post #21
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    April 2009
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    Oh, ok. Yeah, once I get it I'll review it. Then I'll follow up after I put a couple hundred rounds through it.

  22. Post #22
    Pringles.'s Avatar
    May 2010
    3,734 Posts
    looks real

  23. Post #23
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    I worked very hard to make it that way

  24. Post #24
    POOP DICKS
    Dark Descent's Avatar
    August 2008
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    God I really want your gun but I'm set on getting it with the folding skeleton stock.

    I'll probably end up getting this one if the RK-03's that GI has isn't the steel version.

  25. Post #25
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    Sexy as fuck
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  26. Post #26
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    July 2006
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    wait, you weathered this yourself?
    Do tell, also how did you restain the wood so nicely? Being real wood the stock is usually too skinny to sand or else it may crack into the battery well.

  27. Post #27
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    March 2009
    2,450 Posts
    You people sure love wood.
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  28. Post #28
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    June 2008
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    Nothing beat the feeling of a morning wood. Oh wait..
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  29. Post #29
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    October 2007
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    I hate getting morning wood and waking up on my stomach.
    It fucking HURTS LIKE FUCK.

  30. Post #30
    metal man's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Very nice. The rear sight block is crap. I know that feeling
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  31. Post #31
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    Fish Muffin's Avatar
    January 2008
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    I love it when I get to go to your house and handle your wood, felix.
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  32. Post #32
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    September 2006
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    I've got the CM042. Was a couple quid cheaper. Should have gone for the CM048 to be honest.

    My sights and everything is in good nick though.

  33. Post #33
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    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    My sight didnt actually break until I leant my gun to a friend to use in a movie, so I'm fairly certain that if I hadn't it would still be in good shape

    Edited:

    wait, you weathered this yourself?
    Do tell, also how did you restain the wood so nicely? Being real wood the stock is usually too skinny to sand or else it may crack into the battery well.
    It was really easy actually. Just use a sanding sponge and take off all the cheap orange paint they used. It's not very thick. and staining is the same as you would do for any other piece of wood, just stain, let dry, and repeat until it's as dark as you want it.
    For the weathering I just looked at a ton of Russian military photos to get an idea of how much to do, and theres also some good guides on red-alliance

  34. Post #34
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    I hate getting morning wood and waking up on my stomach.
    It fucking HURTS LIKE FUCK.
    I'd like to repost this for emphasis. They should have public service announcement commercials about this shit.
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  35. Post #35
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    December 2010
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    They really should. MORNING WOOD IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH
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  36. Post #36
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    July 2007
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    I had one of these for my first AEG. Agreed on all counts, OP.

  37. Post #37
    I think this thread has one of the highest percentages of gaybows in this forum. In in case, I love your wood. On the AK.
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  38. Post #38
    I ROLL THE NICKELS
    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Does anyone know where that thread is that teaches you how to stain AK hand guards?

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  40. Post #40
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    August 2007
    696 Posts
    Thats an amazing job stressing that AK. I would do it but I still like how new my 74 looks.
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