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    VFC Umarex GBB HK417
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  1. Time Left: 3 days and 10 hours

    • For sale or swap
    • Used

    I am selling my beloved Well MB4403D Tokyo Marui AWS clone to fund a recent SRS purchase I've made. I have had it for 4 years, and it is still going strong, although I've only skirmished it once, as I've used it more for target practise than anything else. It comes with: A PDI 6.01 raven 554mm barrel An Airsoft Pro aluminium loading plate A maple leaf hop up bucking (75 degree iirc, and before they released the current autobot/decepticon line) A Bushnell clone 6-24x50 scope which gives a very large FOV, crisp image, and has red and green reticles (battery included) Two 40 round mags, one is the original Well magazine, the other is a TM mag, both work I've also thrown in a 300fps spring which I bought in japan, never used, but I won't need it again so consider it a freebie Silencer adaptor for 14mm threads. Hard gun box with keys and pin codes, including instructions to change pin Original takedown long allen key Original flash hider - which no longer fits because the inner barrel is too long The replica itself - obviously NOTE: silencer and bipod not included, they are only shown for photographic purposes It is in full working conditions, but it is not without issues, all of which I will mention: The mag release spring has weakened over time, so I have stuffed some newspaper behind the mag release lever that pushes it forward, providing extra tension, so that this part still works fine. This does still work but I'm sure it's more desirable to just get a new spring. Until then though, this works. The screw that holds together the hop up adjustment mechanism was made of pot metal and wore down over time so I have replaced it with a steel/aluminium screw and this has held together well. The screws holding the rail section to the receiver sometimes come loose, but this can be fixed by using loctite. Without a suppressor, the inner barrel pokes out of the end. As you can see these are all minor issues that don't require much money or work at all to fix if they haven't already been fixed. The gun was originally orange, but I have spray painted it matte black, and it looks way way better in person than in the photos I have uploaded, of course it was spray painted with layers, there are no areas of largely deposited paint like on a bad paint job, and the gun was completely disassembled prior to painting it. It shoots consistently at 410 fps, the last 5 readings I got prior to posting this were 409.9, 410.4, 410.6, 407.9 and 411.1 with a 0.2g bb. This is because I am still using the stock spring which has evidently weakened over time from its original 430fps, but this is a £10 upgrade that can easily be made. I am located in London, and I will do collection only, as this is a large gun with a larger box to hold it, so postage is not viable unless the buyer pays it, but be warned it will be very expensive. I would prefer cash in hand to paypal, but PM me for any questions. NOTE: this ad was listed as completed/sold before, but this is just because I went on holiday and didn't want anyone thinking I could ship it while in another country. Would be willing to swap for a good gbb pistol or gbb/electric rifle as I have already replaced this with another springer.

    £140.00

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    Reduced Price! VFC Umarex HK417 GBB

    Time Left: 5 days and 21 hours

    • For sale
    • Used

    Selling my HK417 as I've never got round to fielding it even though I've had it for a year. Reason being I just prefer my Masada/ACR and so can no longer justify keeping this as a wall hanger. Used condition, see all the images for minor cosmetic damage/paint wear. To my knowledge there was only one previous owner, who said he fielded it once or twice. I have used it for plinking, but the internals seem to be holding up fine. Important to note that the inner barrel only extends to the end of the handguard, which is from TM, as the gun used to be the short variant before I bought it, so the longer outer barrel is due to the outerbarrel extension that came with it. 4 of the 5 magazines work perfectly, but one leaks a lot of gas from the bottom fill valve, which I assume is due to an old O-ring, that can be easily replaced. In the photos, this is the magazine with the damaged baseplate. The gun has been upgraded with a heavy buffer to increase the recoil, which is awesome, and as you can see it comes with the original box, manual, long hop up adjustment allen key, 5 mags, the red dot 'holographic sight' and a flip to side 3x magnifier. Note, the 3x magnifier does not align perfectly with the holographic sight. Also note that the contents in the box that seem loose in the image will be packed securely. The RIF feels and sounds amazing, this is a gun that I am sad to see go, but hopefully it will find a new home. In some of the images, another optic can be seen, but the only optics that are supplied with the gun are the 'holographic sight' and the 3x flip to side magnifier that can be seen together. With regards to FPS, this gun has an adjustable nozzle, it is plastic but FPS can range from 150 - 600 depending on how much gas you let through. IIRC it can be adjusted using the long allen key or potentially another one, by inserting the allen key through the nozzle and turning it one way or the other, so FPS rules at your field should be no problem, no matter the weather or the gas you use. I would prefer pick up, but if the buyer wants the gun posted they will have to pay it themselves, but a word of warning, it will be expensive, I will update when I have found out how much it is. EDIT: the cheapest postage I have found for this is parcelforce express 48. It costs £16.62

    £450.00

  3. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • For sale or swap
    • Used

    I am selling my beloved Well MB4403D Tokyo Marui AWS clone to fund an SRS purchase. I have had it for 4 years, and it is still going strong, although I've only skirmished it once, as I've used it more for target practise than anything else. It comes with: A PDI 6.01 raven 554mm barrel An Airsoft Pro aluminium loading plate A maple leaf hop up bucking (75 degree iirc, and before they released the current autobot/decepticon line) A Bushnell clone 6-24x50 scope which gives a very large FOV, crisp image, and has red and green reticles (battery included) Two 40 round mags, one is the original Well magazine, the other is a TM mag, both work I've also thrown in a 300fps spring which I bought in japan, never used, but I won't need it again so consider it a freebie Silencer adaptor for 14mm threads. Hard gun box with keys and pin codes, including instructions to change pin Original takedown long allen key Original flash hider - which no longer fits because the inner barrel is too long The replica itself - obviously NOTE: silencer and bipod not included, they are only shown for photographic purposes It is in full working conditions, but it is not without issues, all of which I will mention: The mag release spring has weakened over time, so I have stuffed some newspaper behind the mag release lever that pushes it forward, providing extra tension, so that this part still works fine. This does still work but I'm sure it's more desirable to just get a new spring. Until then though, this works. The screw that holds together the hop up adjustment mechanism was made of pot metal and wore down over time so I have replaced it with a steel/aluminium screw and this has held together well. The screws holding the rail section to the receiver sometimes come loose, but this can be fixed by using loctite. Without a suppressor, the inner barrel pokes out of the end. As you can see these are all minor issues that don't require much money or work at all to fix if they haven't already been fixed. The gun was originally orange, but I have spray painted it matte black, and it looks way way better in person than in the photos I have uploaded, of course it was spray painted with layers, there are no areas of largely deposited paint like on a bad paint job, and the gun was completely disassembled prior to painting it. It shoots consistently at 410 fps, the last 5 readings I got prior to posting this were 409.9, 410.4, 410.6, 407.9 and 411.1 with a 0.2g bb. This is because I am still using the stock spring which has evidently weakened over time from its original 430fps, but this is a £10 upgrade that can easily be made. I am located in London, and I will do collection only, as this is a large gun with a larger box to hold it, so postage is not viable unless the buyer pays it, but be warned it will be very expensive. I would prefer cash in hand to paypal, but PM me for any questions. NOTE: this ad was listed as completed/sold before, but this is just because I went on holiday and didn't want anyone thinking I could ship it while in another country.

    £160.00

  4. Kastrioti

    Travelling through Europe

    Hi all, I'm travelling to Italy by car in a week's time, but have only just made the decision that I wanna take my SRS with me. I know about FPS laws in the countries I'll be travelling through, so that's not an issue, but I'm a bit concerned about the Eurotunnel/Le Shuttle rules for transporting airsoft guns, and about travelling through Switzerland. I'll be contacting the company tomorrow, but if anyone has any experience travelling to france using Le Shuttle that would be helpful. As for Switzerland, I've read:"The importation of airsoft firearms is restricted to companies and individuals who hold weapons import licences. Private individuals can apply for a permit to import up to three firearms which is valid for six months." But I'm not sure if travelling through Switzerland counts as importation. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
  5. Kastrioti

    Silverback SRS

    This advert is COMPLETED!

    • Wanted
    • Used or new

    I'm looking for a silverback SRS, either upgraded or stock, I would prefer to buy a used one in the range of £300-400 either upgraded or not, I'm open to any SRS variants just that it has to be a pull bolt version Somewhere near London would be good but not necessary.

    Free

  6. Kastrioti

    Silverback SRS

    This advert is COMPLETED!

    • Wanted
    • Used or new

    I'm looking for a silverback SRS, either upgraded or stock, I would prefer to buy a used one in the range of £300-400 either upgraded or not, I'm open to any SRS variants just that it has to be a pull bolt version Somewhere near London would be good but not necessary.

    Free

  7. Kastrioti

    WE gas PMAGs for MSK wanted

    THIS ADVERT IS 'UNCOMPLETED' - THIS MEANS THE ADVERTISER HASN'T BUMPED THIS LISTING, BUT IT COULD STILL BE WORTH CONTACTING THEM.

    • Wanted
    • New

    I'm looking for at least 1, if possible 2 WE Gas PMAGs in new condition, if yours are slightly used but non-leaking, send me a message anyway, or if someone knows where to find them in stock that would be great. I would prefer if they were black

    £37.00

  8. Kastrioti

    1911 aluminium slide issues

    It could be the notches on the front sight post end of the outer barrel catching on to the inner portion of the slide. I had a similar issue with a 1911 before, and I'm pretty sure if you strip the gun down, there will be some wear on the barrel or the gun at this point. This could be due to slight differences in compatibility and design. Personally, I ground down a bit from my outer barrel and that worked for me, but you have to be careful because it's not likely to be metal of the highest quality, and you could risk the integrity of the barrel. Once again, check to see if this is indeed your problem before taking any drastic actions, I've just had similar issues with 1911s in the past when switching slides around and the like. If it sticks in the fully open position, it could be that the slide is too light (due to being skeletonised), and the recoil spring is throwing it too far backwards, so the notches on the outer barrel get caught on the slide. In the photos attached, the points I've drawn arrows to usually get caught if the notch on the inner portion of the slide catches on the notches of the outer barrel when the slide is thrown too far back/compatibility is an issue. This might not be your issue, but I've seen it before.
  9. Kastrioti

    PCA 2017 and the APS CAM870 Shotgun

    Very well put. I guess this is something else that needs to be brought up along with the GBB/HPA issues, if they'll bother to listen at all.
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    PCA 2017 and the APS CAM870 Shotgun

    Oh now I get it. Sorry, it looks like I was interpreting it one way, and not in the literal sense of what it said "only a small plastic missile." I don't see anywhere where it says "per pull of the trigger" though. I know I'm asking a lot here but can you explain this to me? Otherwise all auto firing replicas would be banned as well (or am I wrong here again?) Yet they've made it clear that auto firing replicas can fire up to 1.3J, so they clearly don't mean to say that a replica that fires more than one plastic projectile per trigger pull is not an airsoft gun. Regardless, this thread is starting to veer off course, but the short answer is that Sacarthe is right, whether or not the gun was considered as an airsoft replica before, it definitely isn't now. Whether it falls in the category of air rifle or section 5, I don't know, but it's not worth the risk, especially when the general public and or jury will not differentiate between an airsoft gun and a real gun.
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    PCA 2017 and the APS CAM870 Shotgun

    I was asking you which part of the replica infringes this statement, please read that sentence again and answer it properly, don't just reiterate the same point. I realised that you were saying there's an issue, I want to know what exactly that is. What evidence is there to show that it wasn't designed to discharge only a small plastic missile? Enlightening response there. Care to explain why? I have clearly said that if the replica is not intended to fire only small plastic missiles, then it is a section 5 firearm, as the law says. Now you're saying no. No to what? The precursor or the statement that followed? I'm not trying to take the mick here, I just want a genuine, explanatory response so that I can evaluate the situation better.
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    PCA 2017 and the APS CAM870 Shotgun

    Are you talking about the fact that the Wad is not a small plastic missile, or the fact that multiple plastic missiles leave the barrel instead of only one? In regards to it being able to fire other things, I think that depends on whether the manufacturer has clearly stated whether only 6mm bbs should be fired from the replica. This should be visible on the box/ in the manual, and it should suffice as it is the manufacturer's disclaimer and intended use for the product "whether or not it is also capable of discharging any other kind of missile" If anyone has the manual/ information sheet, it'd help if we could know whether or not the manufacturer has stated the intended use for the product. If they haven't said that only 6mm bbs should be used (or any small, spherical plastic projectile up to 8mm), then this replica is certainly classified as a section 5 firearm under the new legislation.
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    PCA 2017 and the APS CAM870 Shotgun

    Right, so you're saying it isn't classified as an airsoft gun because it fires more than one bb per pull of trigger, and each bb flying at even 200fps would mean that the total joule output is over 1.3J for multi shot, or even 2.5J for single shot (if it were classified as such.) The only thing I have an issue with, is the fact that these are multiple shots of (as you said) .65J each. So while the total energy output is (much likely more than 12x.65J as a lot of the air is simply wasted/pushing the wad) more than 1.3J, each shot is less than 1.3J, pretty much the same as having a 300fps (on .2g) m4 with a crazy ROF. It's essentially the same thing: loads of bbs with one pull of the trigger each travelling below the limit. Therefore I think it should fall under the same classification/ be even safer, since these bbs are flying slower anyway. Unless they want to go and ban high ROF AEGs as well just for the sake of it at this point. Moreover, the bbs don't even arrive at the target in the same spot/ at the same time. It's likely that a high ROF AEG can probably get more bbs to hit a target in the same amount of time it takes for the shot to travel from the shotgun to the target. I'm not saying that's how the government sees it, but that's what makes sense to me from a logical standpoint, using their guidelines, and perhaps could be argued in court (assuming my logic is correct), if it ever got that bad in the first place. See below: Exception for airsoft guns (1)An “airsoft gun” is not to be regarded as a firearm for the purposes of this Act. (2)An “airsoft gun” is a barrelled weapon of any description which— (a)is designed to discharge only a small plastic missile (whether or not it is also capable of discharging any other kind of missile), and <---this is true for the CAM 870, it's designed to use plastic bbs, even if you can use other projectiles, e.g. wax slug (b)is not capable of discharging a missile (of any kind) with kinetic energy at the muzzle of the weapon that exceeds the permitted level. <----this might be a problem, since it is capable of firing slugs, which will almost definitely pass the joule limit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8K7b4QQd0 skip to 4 minutes in (3)“Small plastic missile” means a missile that— (a)is made wholly or partly from plastics, <---yep (b)is spherical, and <---yep (c)does not exceed 8 millimetres in diameter. <---yep (4)The permitted kinetic energy level is— (a)in the case of a weapon which is capable of discharging two or more missiles successively without repeated pressure on the trigger, 1.3 joules; <---already gave my opinion on this, the shots are successive since they don't reach the target at the same time, and all go in one trigger pull, each one is less than 1.3J so should be ok. (b)in any other case, 2.5 joules.” <--- is not meant to fire only one projectile, but depending on size/seal with shell and barrel, it can potentially pass this. Reviewing all this information it looks to me like the only issue with the gun is that it is capable of firing well above the joule limit. However, this is only possible with projectiles it wasn't designed to fire, in which case the legality is shady, because the GOV have this whole thing about replicas being readily convertible to firearms being illegal. Now, whilst it would not be possible to convert this into a M870, the problem arises due to the fact that the GOV classify any successive shot gun capable of over 1.3J as a firearm, so it would be readily convertible. But, there is a silver lining (I think.) The above statement may not be cause for concern, because; when firing a slug (which you wouldn't do in public/at a game anyway), you are only discharging one round, even if it isn't a sub 8mm plastic bb, so it is capable of shooting a single shot of any kind above 2.5J (as it now falls into this category.) The silver lining is here. I'm almost certain that if a single shot airsoft gun fires above 2.5J, then it is classified as an air rifle, just as with paintball guns, not a section 5 firearm, unless it is more powerful than 16.25J - which may still be a problem for this gun , but you can get around that potentially by messing with the seals in the shells or the mass of the slugs themselves if you were that way inclined. However, I still don't see this being a problem, because it is highly unlikely that - in the unlikely event of a trial, the gun would be tested with perfectly fitting wax slugs. More likely it would be tried with bbs, maybe some other larger ammo, idk. It's difficult to say with this gun, and I'm surprised it wasn't banned anyway under the Brocock ban anyway, maybe because it doesn't fire lead pellet, even though it can - if anyone knows, please do tell, because the aps m40 wasn't exempted from this ban, yet you see many retailers selling this gun. If anyone can find flaws in my thinking, please do point them out, because I'm looking to get the Salient Arms version, and I don't want to spend any money on something illegal , let alone £600. Reviewing the evidence, it looks like the gun should be ok, depending on how the GOV would test it if taken in for whatever reason (travelling to and from games etc.) However, where it could fail is in the legal grey areas of: A)If it is classified as an airgun, due to its ability to fire single shots above 2.5J, then you're shooting people in the woods/CQB with it (even though you're shooting plastic bbs below this limit), and that might be a problem. B)If it meets their stupid "readily convertible" qualification that all gas gun users have to be worried about, as a HPA set up could be cranked up, although the shells have a limited capacity for CO2, so maybe not. C)If they for whatever illogical reason, consider the combined energy of all the shot coming out as the muzzle energy, which would make no sense, but then again they've not shown us that this whole thing has been handled with a whole lot of sense, then this would definitely fall into the S5 firearm category. It's sad that AEG users (not quick change spring) and bolt action springers are not as worried about this thing as GBB users, we should really stick closer together as a community if we are to survive. Reminds me of that "First they came for the Jews" poem you always seem to hear in scenarios like this. Bit dramatic, I know, but I'd hate to lose whatever is left of my right to go pew pew in the forest because some politician wants to look good. D)Again with the testing, would firing a single shot of wax or a bigger rubber ball even be able to stand against you? I say this because the energy requirements are for "missiles", in which case, more than 2.5J makes the gun fall into airgun territory, like paintball, unless it fires more than 16.25J. TLDR: legal stuff is confusing, we have legal clarification for most airsoft guns to be safe under the new bill, but it's not clear enough by any stretch of the imagination. Please do read tediously long post to identify any issues with my thinking. If you made it through that, well done.
  14. Damn, well I've never seen something like that before. That paintball must've been frozen or something, but I agree with you. I think it's also got something to do with the public awareness surrounding paintball, and the lack of awareness surrounding airsoft. They can mess around with airsoft all they like, but if paintball were banned, it'd be all over the news, and people would be upset. Then again, the health and safety parade are trying to "encourage children to header the ball less" in football because players who've headed the ball a lot have brain damage nowadays so god knows what will come next. No more running because it causes bad knees in old age? No more standing around? Reminds me of George Carlin.
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