"Amazing construction and this rifle is as realistic as it gets. As an irony, this probably look better than the real BAR made in the WWII era being new and flawless.
The rifle shoots great and has an easy to upgrade gearbox, we brought ours to shoot at 450 FPS where our field allows with just a spring. Lipo works on this rifle and over-all it is an impressive replica.
Thanks Evike.com! "My BAR arrived yesterday and WOW! WW2 choices have been few and far between for many many years or were so prohibitively expensive as to be completely out of reach for us mortals. When they did come up with a decently priced WW2 replica they just didn't function well enough to be skirmished with. The D Boys Kar 98, The Hudson Grease gun GBB, The Marushin M1 GBB or the JAC BAR. Finally an AEG BAR was made available and at under $500.00 was tempting enough to order. It is an offering (along with the AEG Garand) that we WW2 airsofters have anticipated for over a decade.
With all that anticipation I am NOT disappointed. The MATRIX BAR is a worthy reincarnation of the iconic BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE. It is near exact clone of the $1,200.00 plus VFC BAR with the main difference being the simulated wood in place of the VFC real wood. The FAUX wood looks fine in my opinion. As mentioned earlier Id like to see an easier battery access and the only other comment is I personally would have preffered low caps or high caps to the hi caps it comes with.
The gun is not as heavy as the real BAR (which rivals the weight of a BUICK) but it is appropriately heavy for an airsoft weapon. The bipod is spot on and well done, The gun is solid and features authentic details. It shoots hard at 396 FPS with 20 gram and is everybit as badass as I hoped.
With the recently released ICS Grease gun, the assorted Russian PPSHs, the upcoming Garand AEG and the british Sten and new gas bolt actions (Mosin Nagant, Enfield, Springfield etc. WW2 airsoft is finally viable.
there are a lot of us WW2 fans who are thrilled to see this trend. If this BAR is any indication of whats coming keep it up!!!!!! "Further Review of the Matrix M1918 BAR.
This should be sold as a 'kit'. It will need to be carefully inspected before use. In the case with mine, I had to completely rebuild this replica from the barrel tip to the butt stock.
* Collars for the gas tube were not aligned properly, making the tube offset to the barrel, causing stress on the bolt mechanism.
* Front sights had to be removed and the pin holes had to be redrilled after the sights were properly aligned.
* Bad feed issues - Magazines have a bad gap at the rear of the mag well, need to add velcro to the mag well to help the mags seat properly. The hop feed tube extension is just a crude unthreaded short barrel extension and needs to be shimmed. If it's not, the BBs will constantly jam.
* The AK47-style hop unit will need to be taken down, cleaned and rebuilt with less oil and a good nub.
* NO MANUAL OR INSTRUCTIONS OR BATTERY/CHARGER
* Mine came pre-assembled and appears to have been used( I am investigating this)
* Video states it has a 'mosfet' installed. Mine did not.
* Gearbox needs to be rebuilt before use. Mine had NO GREASE and NO SHIMS.
All in all, this is still a great buy if you collect and use replicas and understand how to build/rebuild AEGs.
For a beginner or intermediate player, I would say pass on this model as it requires a full rebuild before it can be made functional enough for use in the field.
I have a long purchase history with Evike and usually get a good return on my many investments.
Had I known the condition of this replica before purchase, I would have asked for a price break as this model appears to have been used or was possibly a returned model from another purchase. The receiver and barrel finish was pretty beat up. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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BAR M1918 A2 Full Size Full Metal Airsoft AEG Rifle w/ Steel Bipod by Matrix
In response to the US's urgent need of a standardized automatic weapon towards the end of the first World War, John Browning introduced two types of automatic weapons to Congress for consideration; one of which was the single infantry operated, shoulder fired Browning Automatic Rifle also known as the BAR. The new select fire, air-cooled, long stroke piston operated weapon was so impressive that it was unanimously recommended for immediate adoption into service. Even though the weapon saw limited use in WWI due its late introduction, the battles it participated in were heavily impacted by the presence of this man portable light machine gun. Despite its low ammunition capacity, its mobility and ability to be operated by a single infantryman made it a force multiplier on the battlefield. The results were so impressive, other Allied nations requested for immediate adoption of the BAR. Throughout its service life, the BAR saw action in WW2, Korean War, and even into Vietnam before it was replaced by the M60 Machine Gun. During this time the weapon was used by various nations such as Belgium, Poland, and Sweden as well as being adopted by law enforcement for its awesome unrivaled firepower.
The Limited Edition Matrix BAR is a faithful replica of the original. This airsoft adaptation is the perfect AEG to complete any WWII collection or military reenactor's loadout. The Matrix BAR features all metal construction with realistic-looking imitation wood furniture and is designed for realistic field stripping. The Matrix BAR is no lightweight and it reflects the heavy duty ruggedness of the weapon it was modeled after. Included with the BAR is the optional carry handle and steel bipod to fit the light machine gunner role.
Features: Replica BAR gas system Fully upgradable gearbox Realistic field stripping Full metal outer barrel assembly Full metal receiver assembly Full metal trigger and trigger guard Full metal front and rear sights Length:
380~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
Full metal, proprietary
9.6v Small Butterfly Type recommended (Battery not included. Wired to the stock with a Small Tamiya connector)
Gun, Magazine, Manual
Real wood furniture available here at Evike.com!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 January, 2010.
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