Army Full Steel Metal Body L85A1 / R85A1 Full Size Airsoft AEG Rifle

Army Armament27865
4.3 stars, based on 26 reviews


ID: 27865 (AEG-Army-L85A1)

26 Customer Reviews

by Ryan R. on 06/20/2015
"This rifle is amazing it is exactly what I was looking for... well almost. It is still a great replica, the weight, the detail, and the electric blowback. It performs well enough it can keep up to most M4s out there and has the profile of a Submachine gun to boot. If you want something unique or are going for a specific look then you've come to right place this gun is definitely worth the price.
by cameron e. on 04/09/2015
"Other people may not like this gun, but apples for apples, I can say you will never find a gun of any kind of this quality, for this price. The trademarks are great, the gun performs beautifly, and has a great solid feel. No wiggle in the gun it's self. Now, the mag does wobble, but that's an easy fix. The rof is a little low, but that's because of the blowback. Remove the blowback from the top of the gearbox, and boom, better. Overall, my BEST purchase from evike, can't recomend it enough.
by Alex M. on 04/07/2015
"If you need an L85 body and the boneyards are turning up nothing, this is an excellent place to start. If you are interested in upgrading a new gun, this is a good place to start. If you are going to use this gun stock, look for the G&G or ICS L85.

My experience:
Loaded the mag and went to put the battery in. Opened the little door, but the space between the outer barrel and the inner wall of the front hand guard is too tight to fit even the smallest batteries. Once I had the battery plugged in, I pulled the trigger and heard the click of death. *FUSE Fried. (11.1 King Arms Lipo 1500 MaH).

After bipassing the fuse I plugged in a 9.6v NiMH Battery and the rifle proceeded to fire in full auto once the battery was plugged in. Disconnected the battery and reconnected, same results. Disconnected and pulled the trigger a few times and then reconnected it and it wasn't firing that time. On full auto the gun performed as expected.

Semi auto was very consistent. It would fire two BB's (one fully powered and the other at about half) and the gun would jam up. I was surprised how consistent this issue was. Switching to full auto would fix this issue.

For a stock clone gun, the range is decent, the bb's are not in a tight grouping, but the range is decent. The hop up needed a good while to break in.

Blow back was meh. It makes shooting left handed annoying but doable. Locking back the op rod works well.

The body is awesome for a clone. Not the best metal but not the cheapest either. The ABS is tight and no wobbles or creaks; feels like polymer.

I am not sure if this is an issue with the rifle or the way I carry the rifle, but I feel like the selector switch does not stay in Auto. The switch is a rotary switch that has dimples in the body to lock it in place. The switch seems to not rotate fully into the "Auto Dimple" and makes its way back to the unreliable Semi Auto setting. It is possible that as I am moving around the gun is brushing up against me and switching on accident.

Decent Range
Great Body
Heavy Weight (realism)
Clone "flash" mag.
Advantages of L85 (bullpup quick rotation)

Semi Auto
Fuse Fried
Weird ghost firing issue (only once)
Heavy Weight (if that's not your thing).
Disadvantages of L85 (not left handed.)

Honestly, If I wasn't buying this gun for the body, I would have claimed a lemon and asked for my money back.
Army Full Steel Metal Body L85A1 / R85A1 Full Size Airsoft AEG Rifle

Army Full Steel Metal Body L85A1 / R85A1 Full Size Airsoft AEG Rifle

With the 20th century fast approaching and the landscape on conflict rapidly changing the British government felt the need to update their standard issue L1A1 battle rifle to something more suited to the changing face of modern war. Born from this effort came the L85A1 assault rifle, a gas operated selective fire 5.56mm bullpup rifle, designed to fit a variety of combat roles and easier to use in the close quarters environments seen in modern conflict.

The Army L85 is a full metal, steel stamped 7.5lb heavyweight electric blowback AEG that is built like a tank. Featuring a removable carry handle and front sight, the R85A1 is modular and ready to accept the proprietary British SUSAT sight (featured top right). The olive drab polymer furniture is durable and realistic. This L85 is not one to miss.


  • Full steel stamped receiver
  • Full metal barrel
  • Removable carry handle and front sight
  • Electric bolt blowback action
  • Functioning charging handle and dust cover
  • Durable polymer olive drab furniture

  • Dimensions: 750mm x 260mm
    Weight: 3400g
    Configuration: Bullpup
    Magazine Capacity: 450rds
    Muzzle Velocity: 330-350 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs)
    Fire Modes: Semi/Full Auto, Safety
    Battery: 9.6v Butterfly type recommended (Wired to the handguard with a Small Tamiya connector. Battery not included)
    Hopup: Adjustable
    Package Includes: Gun, magazine, manual, and unjamming rod

    Manufacturer: Army Armament

    Things you may need to get started:
      Battery and Charger Required to power your AEG; use a high quality battery and charger for best results.

      Spare Magazines Stay in the fight longer by bringing more ammo with you.

      BBs High quality precision 6mm BBs recommended; Use 0.20g 0.25g BBs for best results.

      Silicone Oil Basic cleaning and lubrication maintenance help keep your Airsoft AEG in top working order.

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