2 Customer Reviews "Recently received the MG42 after waiting for YEARS for a gun like this to be released. Gun is VERY solid and made of all metal. The stock is BEAUTIFUL. Only exterior "plastic" parts are the panel covers on the pistol grip which are made to look like wood. It is reported the gun shoots about 350 fps... however mine chrono'ed at 375 FPS using .25g BB's...which translates to roughly 420 fps with .20's.
Learned a few tricks after tinkering with this gun for a bit. First of all. When you pull the trigger, it is possible to fire the gear box but not engage the winding mechanism in the box magazine (which feeds great by the way and holds 2400 rounds!) If you find your MG42 dry fires, just make sure to give your trigger just a tiny bit of extra squeeze to engage the winder in the box mags.
Secondly, the winder in the box mag rotates quickly, and actually runs faster than your gun fires. I have had happen once or twice where the bb's would basically back up inside the winder and the extra pressure the winding mechanism created would cause the feeding tub (a spring big enough for BB's to travel through) to actually recede and pop loose from the plastic hopper unit that feeds the BB's into the gun to be fired. Until I find an easier solution (as if this one isnt alread) I tore a 4" strip of duct tape into 3 segments and taped the feeding spring tube down with 2 of the pieces and used the third piece to run across the top of the plastic hopper box and down the length of the hopper spring an inch or so just to make sure it couldn't pull itself out of the box as the bb's tried their hardest to feed regardless of going into the gun or just all over! Real simple fix and after that quick taping job things worked like a charm.
In the end. This gun's rate of fire and solid FPS is exactly what I was hoping for. I am not sure of the RPS exactly but would probably put it between 14-18 RPS depending on if you are using a 8.4 or 9.6 battery. I like this gun shooting a tad slower than other guns as there are 2 settings "Safe" or "Full Auto", a slightly slower speed ensures enough pwnability mixed with keeping your ammo and batteries lasting long enough for extended fights and laying down good suppression. The gun will fit up to 9.6v 1600mah Nunchucks just fine (it is what I have been using.) For a long day of play I would ensure having a few extra batteries if you really like laying on the trigger!
-Great FPS (higher than reported from Evike)
-Gun body is made by AGM (renowned for making good WW2 replicas amongst other guns)
-Box mag holds a lot of ammo and works great and mounts securely
-Wood stock is GORGEOUS
-Bipod has a lot of movement (as per realism) for entrenching or even to use as a forward grip at the hip.
-Heavy. Gun weighs 22+ lbs when assembled, with BB's and battery. (I like the realism)
-Turns heads...I have people come up asking just to pet/kiss/admire it.
-BIG orange tip. For those who can alter that where they live, Black auto primer and matte varnish will do the trick. (stuff some paper towel inside to keep inner barrel safe and tape off the outside parts of the gun near the hider, hit it with the primer, then the matte varnish to give it a coat to prevent chipping/scratches)
-Weight (if you're weak, this is a con. You should have known what you were getting into)
-No sling mounts. A real MG42 has sling mounts under the barrel and the grip.
-Box Mag feeding issues (not so much as a con but the auto winder working TOO well!) See above solutions if you have this issue.
-Not enough space for a large battery? I think if the gun could use a large battery that would eliminate the need to buy several smaller batteries to keep it going (shrug, doesnt bother me much but for others it might) "I bought this for the "collectible" aspect as I know I would never be able to get my hands on a real MG42... That said, it is a beautiful piece... Everything looks and feels great about it except for one small thing, the flash hider... I was hoping it would be configured like the ones pictured above and in the video but it isn't... Again I understand that it has to be made "legal" for sale here in the US with that bright orange thing I just didn't like the way it was done on the actual gun that shipped... I don't own a chrono machine and don't really play airsoft but I can say it seems to shoot just fine and was fun to feed some rounds through... All in all I give a solid 9.5 out of 10 and that's only because of the flash hider thing I touched on before... This gun looks FANTASTIC with all my other WWII replicas... Thanks for making this thing available Evike!!! Write a Review
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Matrix Full Metal MG42 Airsoft AEG Machine Gun w/ Steel Folding Bipod
The Matrix Full Metal MG42 Airsoft AEG Machine Gun is the first of its kind: a true 1:1 AEG MG42 replica. This gun is a must have for any WWII enthusiast or collector due to its level of detail. Though it may feature the level of detail a collector would want, it is far from a weak replica that can only sit on the shelf. This gun is almost completely steel and metal alloy set aside the real wood stock and the textured panels on the pistol grip. Fully adjustable sights adorn the outer receiver alongside a folding steel bipod making this a formidable weapon of choice for any Airsoft squad. The gearbox is fully reinforced with a thick metal shell and steel bushings providing a reliable, sturdy internal system that can take a beating. Features: Stamped Steel Receiver Full Metal Barrel Assembly Real Wood Stock Full Metal Steel Bushing Gearbox Steel Folding Bipod Textured Imitation Wood Pistol Grip Adjustable Front and Rear Sights Steel 2000rd Box Magazine with Autowind Function (Requires 4x AA Batteries) Realistic 1:1 Replica Integrated Safety Button Battery Tucks Away Inside Stock / Receiver Functioning Mock Charging Handle Compatible with Ver.2 Internal Parts (except proprietary air nozzle) Length: 1250mm Weight: 7100g Inner Barrel: ~600mm Magazine Capacity: 2000rd Autowind Steel Box Magazine Muzzle Velocity: 320~350 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs) Gearbox: Custom Full Metal, Fully Upgradeable Motor: Short Type Fire Modes: Full-Auto, Safety Package Includes: Gun, Box Magazine Battery: 9.6v Small Type recommended (Wired to Stock with Small Tamiya Connector. A good battery and smart chargers recommended! Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Manufacturer: Matrix
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 August, 2013.
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