| Submited By: Thomas M. on 03/20/2013 |
Just recieved my M-1. Out of the box, it is impressive. The wood is a good service tone and has the slight oder of linseed oil. I like the clip concept, as it hold plenty of ammo and is easy to change out. The gun has a nice solid feel.
Overall, the gun represents the real M-1 failry well. There are a few details that I noticed that may or may not detract from the gun, depending on the buyer. First, the trigger guard is a M-14 trigger guard. Second, the gas tube and the barrel are seperated by a gap at the muzzle. The result of this is obvious when compared to a real M-1. The only negetive factor is that a real(or repro) bayonet will not fit on the gun. Not a big issue with most users though. There is a lot of plastic on the gun, such as the butt plate. It is molded well but I may try a real one on there just to se if it fits. The last small thing I noticed are the oversized sling and stacking swivels. Again not a big deal.
So far, the gun shoots well but I have not had a chance to put it through it`s paces. It is a nice representation of an M-1. It isn`t as correct as a Marushin gas M-1, but it will certainly work for WW2 skirmishers and collectors alike.
It comes with a loading tube, cleaning rod, spare clip(yay!) and a DVD I have yet to view. A nice gun with real wood that gives the look and feel of the real M-1. If you have the means, get one!