"For 90 bucks, I got this as a salvage-for-parts/do-weird-things-to-it gun, which is a good thing because the flash hider completely broke off the threaded portion of the barrel during removal.
Unlike CYMA's newer version of this gun, the CM045 (highly recommend btw, stamped steel VFC clone), this CM035 is standard but fairly solid (with exception to above incident) pot metal, just don't abuse it like a real AK and it should be fine. I'm also not a fan of the hollow wood handguard, which is easily the weakest part of the externals.
Again unlike the CM045, this is Marui style, i.e., fake receiver rivets with front assembly attached by 4 screws under the gun. Not good for realism but there are advantages, as it allows for use of the inexpensive AK rail mounts that attach to the two lower-receiver screws and retain iron sights, plus takedown is easier.
I have not cracked open the internals, but early testing has been good. Crisp shots chrono'ing at 400fps. If I weren't stripping it for parts I'd just drop a bucking and tightbore in and shoot it stock until something breaks, which will probably be quite a while.
Overall, for 90 bucks, this is extremely good value. They're probably clearing these out to make way for the 45, but this definitely has its own perks and I'm glad I grabbed one. "Let me just say for $99.99 BUY THIS GUN! Even if you don't like AK's or AKS's BUY THIS GUN! Let me repeat that... BUY THIS GUN! It's such a good deal especially for the price! I was skeptical because of the softair brand and it only being $99, but this gun is a steal! It fires around 400 FPS and has a good RPS. The accuracy and range are pretty good for a "CQB' weapon. It fires pretty smoothly and internals seem pretty good as far as my small knowledge goes. The matrix AKS RIS system WILL fit this gun for those of you like me that need to attach grips, lasers, lights, etc... It's got good weight to it but not super heavy for being full metal. The real wood is a nice touch, might stain it a darker color just for some uniqueness. The mags feed really well! Hardly had to wind to empty them. The battery is just a basic stick battery. I put an 11.1 lipo stick and it give it a little higher RPS.
400 FPS fires perfect for field games but small like a cqb gun
Very Accurate and has good range
Built very well. Full metal and real wood
Has a good weight to it but not tiresome for long games
Perfect for an infidel pmc look
Mags feed extremely well
No wobble with mags
Handguard wobbles just a bit , same as stock
Battery is a basic but it works well enough
Folding stock isnt long enough for me and folded in is uncomfortable. 'm hoping to be able to change to a fixed stock or just take it off.
The sling mount is only on the right side when stock is out and it's metal and loud
No rails but can be added so no biggie
5/5 This is a MUST BUY! Seriously, buy it just to have it because of how great a deal it is! Don't hesitate because of the price, this thing is by far at least a $200 gun. "Summary: I picked this gun up when it was running $99, which is an absolute STEAL for a full metal - real wood ak. This gun seems to be a CYMA CM035, which is the TM variant of the AKS74u, which means that without the trades (which honestly aren't particularly realistic) this gun would normally run about $150. This package also comes with an extra high-cap, making it an even better deal.
I'm currently running an 11.1v lipo through it in order to break it down faster. This body is actually pretty decent if you're planning to use this gun as an upgrade platform. I've fired about 6k rounds through it so far and nothing has broke. (I did bypass the fuse though)
Full Metal - Primarily brittle Zinc Pot Metal
Real Wood - Not bad, but clearly isn't the best work
Paintjob - Flat matte black paintjob scratches really easily, which after a hours of gaming gave it a pretty cool "worn" OPFOR look.
Selector Switch - Got loose after 2 games, tightened it up and hasn't gotten loose since.
Handguard - A little loose fitting
Rear Sling Swivel - super noisy, metal to metal contact. Be sure to tape it up to silence it
Basic CYMA CM035A Internals, not as good as the 45A series
Has survived over 6k shots of 11.1v after I removed fused.
Included Battery honestly isn't really sufficient
Effective Range: 150 feet flat trajectory w. 25g, which is pretty decent.
Overall: 7/10 Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Full Metal AKS-74U / AK-74 Airsoft AEG Rifle with Real Wood Furniture by CYMA
The CYMA AKS-74U is among the best AK74U in it's class featuring full metal receiver, high FPS output, great range, and a very attractive price tag. Great details can be found on places such as the sight, sling adapter, bolt, selector, grip, flash-hider, receiver and more! We are confident that this AEG will be a valuable asset to your collection whether you are a collector or a gamer.
Other noticeable features are the integrated side rail, ultimate compact design, side folding stock, reliable gearbox and the real wood furniture. This affordable AEG will fool you with it's low price and surprise you with it's performance and rating that surpasses many similar and higher cost models in both performance and construction.
Being distributed by Matrix USA, this AEG is also guaranteed to be the highest specification, newest model, latest inspections and warrantied by Evike.com's USA operation.
Features: Full Metal Receiver, Stock, outer barrel assembly, where it should be metal, is! Marui Compatible Ver.3 Metal Gearbox. Fully upgradable. Pre-upgraded gearbox with newest updated reinforced parts. 100% Marui fully upgradeable V.III gearbox Full Metal AK74U Type Steel Slanted High quality finish Real Wood Front Grip High Torque Motor Integrated AK Side Rail Adjustable Sight and sling hook. Full Metal outer barrel assembly Great accuracy, range and power. Capable of using most Marui Compatible AK Type Magazine Real Wood furniture. Adjustable Ver.3 AK Hopup unit. Fully Automatic and semi automatic select fire. Steel Side Folding AK74U skeleton stock. High capacity magazine included. Realistic 1:1 scale true replica. Length:
AEG, Hi-Cap Magazine, Manual
US Distribution: Matrix / SoftAir. OEM: CYMA / Kalash
Ver.3 / Marui Compatible Metal gearbox / Fully upgradeable
500~600 rounds. This AEG uses all AK Marui compatible series magazine and drummag.
6mm Airsoft bb. 0.20g, Matrix & compatible high grade bbs recommended.
Barrel thread direction:
Fully automatic, semi automatic and safety
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 21 November, 2008.
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