I opened up my mostly stock LCT AKS-74 gearbox for further upgrading (finally)… and this is what I was totally blown away to find. Surprising part is that the gearbox had continued to cycle in this state for who knows how long (well past the point at which I would usually service a brand new gearbox), with no major change in sound.
Russian style reliability in Taiwan made gearbox, I suppose. It just works.
LCT piston body broken (full rack still intact, not bent – better than Deep Fire). LCT bevel gear sitting off axis, worn itself into LCT bushing on an angle, yet still cycled fine.
Got around to working on my TM SCAR-H over the past few days – this is the first batch of photos.
With few guides on the disassembly of the SCAR line, this was a little bit of a guessing game at times (videos with commentary in English from Eagle 6 company in the UK came in very handy)… not to mention the even less information on upgrading them.
Upgrades are already done, but I did forget to post these of the original gearbox until now. We shall start on the SCAR with these.
Take a look at the original TM gearbox:
(above pic taken from the inside of one of the buildings at Operation: Iceback)
Firstly, my apologies for the lack of entries from yours truly in the past months – I’ve moved house and been thrown some new responsibilities at work, on top of the usual juggling of social life/girlfriend/family/personal health that we all deal with. But I’m still here, and no, I haven’t quit airsoft.
This particular entry is more of a reflection piece, so feel free to skip if it ain’t your cup of tea. More random musings after the break.
So begins the slew of overhauls to come for my newest toy, a Tokyo Marui HK416 “DEVGRU Custom” Next Gen AEG.
I started with a complete Army Force (AF) gearbox assembly… bought for gearbox shell bushing size & spare parts (and because I was honestly a little afraid to open up a like-new Marui Next Gen AEG for the first time without really knowing what I’m doing yet).
If you have been playing Airsoft for any given length of time, and have owned an armourers worth of rifles, you will always notice a growing trend within your collection. There is that unkillable rifle that just won’t leave your inventory, no matter how you feel, or what your current position in life is at that point in time. If you know someone that sells off more guns than god in their collection, they will never tell you about that one rifle that has been in their hands since the start of their career.
Well, ladies and gentleman, I have my rifle. The one I just, no matter the circumstance, can’t come to grips with selling. This is my King Arms Galil MAR. This is this guns story. Or review… or something. This sentence was written after most of this article, and after reading it through one or two times, could be both a review / story. Make of it whatever you will.
As some of you may know, in the Airsoft Community, I’m Goggles, and have been playing airsoft for little over three years now with the community most of the Overhopper writers come from. Although I have gone through other names such as, Brick, or to some, Googles. If there are any more, I haven’t bothered to even mention them as I probably haven’t heard them. I stopped asking questions a while back.
While I may not be as tech-savvy as the rest of the writers here on Overhoppers, or even own the amount of gear I know some of the writers have procured over the past few years, I have owned enough airsoft primaries to say I can at least mark what I define as quality and what I believe is just an awful excuse for a build (to which there are a few manufacturers that fall under this category), and I think that’s where my knowledge lies. Some guns I use on a daily basis (game-days) and some others are in pieces, waiting for me to figure out what I should do with them.
But that’s what makes and breaks the hobby for me at this point in time in my airsofting career. It’s the tuning part of the process of the hobby that makes airsoft interesting for me, it being a constant money sink for me for the past three years. Buying news parts to throw into the guns, or even just buying another gun just for the sake or working on it. Either way, I have gone through more guns than I cared to imagine, and now am excited to bring that knowledge to the forefront.
There are a plethora of primaries I want to write about, so put the seat belt on and be prepared to listen to a young kid go on and on about the little things on rifles that you probably could care less about. Or even less about what I’m doing inside the gearboxes of said rifles.