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Old November 10th, 2007, 23:56   #1
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China Clone Metal Body Review

So I was woken up this morning with the arrival of my m4 SOPMOD metal body! I was so stoked to see it I opened it before I took a shower lol. My buddy stopped by later that night to put it together with me.

First Impressions

When i opened up the packet there was my metal body, as i pulled it out I had to struggle witha bunch of tape which wasn't all that necessary, cant a man just have his metal body and not have another step in between? =P Anyways. Finally getting to the body I discover that it is very sturdy and not too heavy which was one of my fears. It also comes with all the accesories that are also all metal. Accesories included charging handle, fire selector, and the whole works...well minus the one piece hop up.

The trades are well engraved and not half ass. Only thing is there were 2 spelling mistakes =( The 1st was on the left side of the reciever above the fire selecter. It says "...spev forces..." so I guess its more of a typo rather than a spelling mistake.

The 2nd one is ont he right side of the body where the big coat of arms is. It says "Navyl" forces as opposed to "naval"

Further inspection / Construction

First thing youre gonna need with this body, unless this changes in the future, is a one piece metal hopup as it does not come with one.

Parts that fit:

Front end goes on no problems at all.
Mechbox you have to either take off the wire guide on the left half of the mechbox or ...squit it? I dunno I havent figured out another way to get around it.

Parts that dont...yet:

Buffer tube does not fit, now this is of no problem as you can simply file/sand down the side rails on the body.

Mags are hella tight. You actually have to ram it into the magwell, once again file/sand it down on the inside and youre good to go. Other than that I do not remember any problems.

Conclusion

I was very happy with huangs customer service and with the product. A few things could have been better such as the spelling mistakes/ lack of one piece hop up. The hop up isnt really all that crucial you can easily get one from www.airsoftparts.ca or the likes but the markings are rather hard to do anything about. Oh well, such is life. However, once those are fixed these bodies are more than fine. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable metal body.

*There will be pictures soon*

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Old November 11th, 2007, 00:10   #2
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Huang seriously needs to brush up on his spelling LOL, post them here before and we can help you.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 00:40   #3
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post what sorry
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:15   #4
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I was reffering to Huang, Whatever he is getting written on his copys, The Law Enforce ment would not have made it on the EOs
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:39   #5
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Yea...it was just the 2 lil mistakes. I guess i could blot out the L in Navyl =P
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Old December 11th, 2007, 19:45   #6
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Okay...this is kind of a thread revival but here goes,
Dear god this body has given me (welll....more so the guy workin on it rahter than me) so many problems.
Besides the spelling mistakes, mag well being too tight and the buffer tube not fitting on other problems have arose. (yes im aware the last 2 problems are an easy fix)

Now there have been minimal problems that are more or less easily fixable. But heres one thats gonna sting.

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There is a big problem with the body when you put the outer barrel on and the inner in the hop up does not line up with the nozzle. If this does not line up properly you will break nozzles and cylinder heads all the time.



SOoooo I guess the final word is this. Be prepared to do a LOT of fixing/dremeling and the likes.

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Old December 11th, 2007, 22:11   #7
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Old December 11th, 2007, 23:32   #8
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I believe these metal bodies are manufactured by Dboys/BOYI
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:17   #9
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I believe these metal bodies are manufactured by Dboys/BOYI
It is and reworked by Saber workshop.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 13:06   #10
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paid as much for as i would have for a G&P body, so dont give me that crap.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 13:11   #11
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I had similar (tightness, magwell) problems with a Guarder metal body, so I don't think it's because it's cheap.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 13:16   #12
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The tightness isnt the problem, that stuff is easy to fix. Its the fact that once the inner barrel is in the hopup, the hopup doesnt line up with the nozzle.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 13:33   #13
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Russian is right when you slide the inner barrel and the hop up into the upper receiver the nozzle and hop up do not line up not even close. I have encountered all the above problems with mag wells and buffer tubes before and they are an easy fix. But this is a major issue putting extra stress and the nozzle and cylinder head is not good even if you were to dremel out the upper to raise the hop up away from the mag well ( it is too far in the mag well to line up properly) the barrel could always shift down resulting in a broken nozzle or cylinder head.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 16:34   #14
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[QUOTE=Goodl2ussian;571950]The hop up isnt really all that crucial you can easily get one from www.arisoftparts.ca or the likes but the markings are rather hard to do anything about. [QUOTE]

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Old December 12th, 2007, 16:51   #15
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^^ thanx scru i fixed it.
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