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Prototype multi-caliber lower for the SCAR rifle

The online mecca for gun nuts – TheFirearmBlog.com – has featured a rather nifty weapons modification that is of interest to both RS and airsoft fans alike. The multi-caliber ‘lower’ is what it says, a means of getting the SCAR rifle to accept a variety of different calibres simply by replacing the lower half of the weapon.

This novel means of switching calibres has been something of a holy grail in military terms extending, as it does, the fashionable idea of the 'modular weapon' (as – probably – imagined by Eugene Stoner in the 1960s). The FN SCAR series of rifles does go so far in offering a modular weapon, albeit in an off-the-shelf format (in that you can have any shape or size of assault rifle format you can imagine based on a basic sub-set of related components) but the gun does only come in the two NATO calibres – 5.56mmm and 7.62mm.

The need for a gun capable of handling various calibres – but most notably those of the 'enemy' – came to prominence during the early Afghan campaign where US Special Forces complained that while they were running short of 5.56mm rounds during fire fights they were awash with discarded Russian 7.62mmx39mm magazines. Thus the hybrid Knights Armament SR-47 and X47 projects were born, giving SF soldiers what basically amounts to a Kalashnikov but with all the modern Western conveniences of rails and upgraded parts.

Above: The Knights Armament SR-47 – a hybrid of the Colt AR-15 'upper' and a receiver capable of taking a Kalashnikov type 7.62x39mm magazine.

The new multi-calibre lower prototype for the SCAR is in this vein, allowing Special Forces (in theory) to quickly change their default SCAR into a weapon which uses a type of round that is most easily found in the theatre where they are deployed. The other good reason for doing this is so they have 'deniablity' – leaving only spent enemy rounds behind after an operation.

Interestingly – from an airsoft point of view – the German developer of this prototype was restricted from using a real steel (RS) SCAR upper receiver in his work due to German gun laws and so had to use that of a ACM airsoft replica!

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Tokyo Marui FN5-7 with CQ Flash

Something to look forward to with this FN5-7 airsoft pistol from Tokyo Marui as it comes with a torch… "Tokyo Marui boasts the Enhanced Recoil 'FN5-7' with 20mm of rail support for the 'CQ-FLASH' that comes with the set! The FN5-7 frame employs the Army field artillery BDU 'ACU" match in Foliage Green and, assuming a war in the desert and the Middle East, the Flat Dark Earth colour. Each frame, according to color, a 'CQ Flash" dressed in the same color as well. It features manual safety, slide stop, and the black magazine catch.

The CQ flash has a 15m flash range with high performace LED.It has a switch which can turn the light on when depressed. The front of the lens is protected from BB hits. The FN5-7 is compact, lightweight for good handling, and can be stored in any location. The CQ Flash uses 3 LR44 button cell batteries."


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Tokyo Marui FN5-7 CQ-FLASH

Petite nouveauté à signaler du côté de Tokyo Marui avec l’arrivée d’un nouveau package intégrant un Five-Seven et un petit module CQ-Flash sur rail 20 mm avec lampe torche à LED. Prix indicatif 18,000¥ soit un peu moins de 150€ en Asie. Deux couleurs proposées : foliage green ou dark earth.



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