Done in 2016/New for 2017! Part 1

Weapons

This article will look at two things, what Vintage Airsoft has done in 2016 and what I’m releasing and doing in 2017!

In 2016 I have:

Made rifles!

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GaSMLE

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G98

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G43

Modified some pistols…

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CO2 KWC P04 Luger

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Nagant spindle replacement/repair

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Webley Buttstock

Not to mention of course producing those extremely popular single shot and shotgun shells for Webley and Dan Wesson revolvers:


I have started making some very popular Sten MKII conversions to other classic SMGs.

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MP28

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Sten MkI

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Sten MkV

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T100 SMG

And begun production of the surprisingly popular Tank Crew Spatter Masks.

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I have also started on anti-tank and heavy weapons due to popular demand, staring with the LAWncher:

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And followed up by the SMBL2″ Mortar.

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And of course introduced the pre-production prototype of the FG42.

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This has been one heck of a year: VA has moved to South Wales, which it turns out is a great place to do airsoft! Orders have gone through the roof and there’s now a good range of ready-designed and made products on the Etsy store

 

In Part Two, I’ll outline what will be coming in 2017!

Done in 2016/New for 2017! Part 2

Weapons

In the last piece, I looked at some of the new things done in 2016. Now, it’s time to look ahead to what 2017 has in store!

One of the first jobs is to finish the first example of the FG42 Type 2 production version. Once a few of these have sold I may also look into producing a Type 1 FG42 if there is some interest.

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Work has already begun building an HPA Browning M2 heavy machine gun. I hope to be doing more work on heavy weapons, expanding on work and lessons learned in 2016.

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I have been modifying this 3rd-party replica knee-mortar to fire MOSCARTS and TAG rounds. This and other models of mortar will become central projects this year.
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Anyone who has a Webley loves it. There’s not much you can do to make these more awesome, but adding a bayonet may actually do it. Vintage Airsoft is working on an airsoft-safe replica and hopes to release it by March.

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Those of you who follow the Facebook page will know I am playing with new materials for the revolver shells, as well as shells for new revolvers: The Colt SAA and the Mosin-Nagant.

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Flintsoft is getting slowly more popular, and I can see why. I’ve been wanting an excuse to start making muzzle-loaders for a while and at last a client has given me the excuse I needed, asking for an 1861 Pattern Springfield rifle. I hope to have this completed by May at the latest and produce a range of other muskets over the rest of the year.
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Of course, I hope to produce a good few more bolt-action rifles! Rifles I have my sights on include the L42A1 (pictured), T99 and T38 Arisakas once I have completed the current SMLEs.

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Everyone loves the Ares L1A1 SLR. I do too, but the price is a bit higher than I would like to pay for an AEG. I hope to have, by the end of the year, a Gas Blow-back SLR. Although this won’t be a perfect replica, it will have the kinetic feedback of GBBRs.
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The BC-41 has proven popular of late, so I have made some improvements to the mould to add some detailing on the back side.

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And at last have a rubber Fairbairn-Sykes to offer you! Like my other rubber knives, this has been stiffened to hold their shape better than most rubber knives, which flop about rather unthreateningly, while still being safe to use on someone. It is the Second Pattern F-S, and I believe it is the only one of its kind.

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Last but not least, this beautiful beastie has taken up residence in the office. This year I intend to start a range of custom pouches and sheaths where replicas are not readily available.
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If you are interested in the projects shown above or have an idea of your own, don’t forget to drop us a line on enquiries.vintageairsoft@gmail.com to discuss. ‘Like’ our Facebook page or follow the blog to get regular updates on projects and interesting videos and articles. 

Don’t forget you can buy our complete products through Etsy.

What’s in store for 2015?

Add-on kits, Products, Rifles, Sub Machine-guns, WWII

Having ‘opened shop’ about a month ago, we’ve had a great deal of interest in our products, it’s quite exciting! The first kit for a customer is due to be dispatched this week, one of the Sten MkVs.

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The production version of this kit (see the prototype here) is a little different from the prototype we showed earlier. There are a couple of external differences: we have added a (real steel) sling swivel to the top of the buttstock and the pistol grip has changed shape slightly to more accurately reflect the original.

Inside we have made some changes too. Due to a request from the customer we have tweaked the battery compartment so that it can accept a LiPo battery. We also made space for the stick battery in case he ever needs to use them.

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Due to the upgrades, this version will be a little more expensive than the prototype at £145 as it does cost more to buy in parts and a bit longer to make.

So, what is in store for 2015? We have a few Sten kits due for release in the first two months as well as two custom projects in the pipeline.

Dom really wants to build some realistic bolt-action rifles with the magazines in the correct place: something seriously lacking in affordable period rifles, he has the design, just not the funds!

Dave is developing an AEG version of a very popular series of carbines that is currently only available in a gas version (unless you count the horrendous plastic ones).

If you are interested in sponsoring a build project or a kit or have your own custom build in mind, do let us know! enquiries.vintageairsoft@gmail.com

 

Merry Christmas from us here at Vintage Airsoft!

Uncategorized, WWII

It’s been a busy week here at Vintage Airsoft, I’ve been drafting up business plans to try and secure funding so that we can expand and fund more development of some exciting projects!

The Battle for Spilamberto. Coming under heavy fire, the American team is surrounded. Fireball Squadron, Birmingham. April 2014.

It’s not all been the joys of admin though, I have also been designing various rocket launchers for a client with the possibility of developing them for production. I’ve also been making a Sten MkV kit for a customer and am looking forward to taking delivery of some welding I sent off to be done a while back which will allow me to finish a development project…

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