||The model we will be going over in this review is the CYMA (“Matrix” by evike.com) CM028 Metal Gear Box Marui Clone AK47 A.E.G. (Wood Finish). The CM028 Metal Gear Box Matrix Marui Clone AK47 A.E.G. is made by CMYA a mid grade company but evike sells them as MATRIX. The real AK-47 was invited by Timofeyevich Kalashnikov a German solider who only had what is equal to a Russian high school degree. In 1941 Timofeyevich Kalashnikov became a tank driver. a shell hit his tank and he wounded his arm. While he was in the hospitable he studied a lot of firearms books. With his machinist friend Zhenya Kravchenko he designed what is today the AK-47 during his 6 month leave period. In the year 1946 Timofeyevich Kalashnikov sent off drawings of his gas operated gun based on the m43 cartridge to the Main Artillery Commission in Moscow. In 1949 Timofeyevich Kalashnikov design was accepted into the Soviet Army's. Timofeyevich Kalashnikov later worked in a factory and produced many other models of what is now the AK-47.
History info from http://www.ak-47.net/ak47/history.html
This “matrix” ak-47 is ha decent gun for the price ($99.00 evike.com). This is a good gun for any beginner to airsoft. The body construction is mostly plastic including the fake wood on the gun. The metal parts include the inner and outer barrel. The gear box in this gun is version three with nothing to amazing inside it just metal gears and a cheep plastic piston. This is the first gun I have ever opened the gear box on. This gun worked fine and shot hard at many skirmishes. That is until I opened the gearbox. Otherwise this gun is a great gun with a decent range. The only problem I had with this weapon was a small break on the back battery cover.
This gun is very reliable I had owned the gun about two years when I decided to open the gearbox, up until that point every thing worked as good as the day it arrived to me. The nice thing about this gun is that it is an almost exact replica of the TM (Tokyo marui) AK-47 so all version three gearbox parts will work in it. So all in all, this gun is well worth the $99. so if you are looking for a starter gun that shoots about 275fps.
Pros, Cons, Ratings.
1. Hard hitting fast shooting
2. Can be felt through a heavy sweatshirt
3. Good for beginners
4. Sturdy strong gun
1. included accessories can be broken easily
2. Internals not great but has upgrading capabilities.
3. Back battery cover is broken easily.
4. no place to mount scope
1. Overall 7 / 10
2. Strength 8 / 10
3. Mechanics 4 / 5
4. included accessories 5 / 10
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]