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WE Tech releases open bolt M16A1 VN GBBR

WE Tech today released in Taiwan, their open bolt gas blowback replica of the venerable M16A1 Vietnam era rifle complete with teardrop forward assist, non-tapered delta ring, three prong flash hider and 20rd type short magazine.

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Images courtesy of Arms-cool.net

This article, WE Tech releases open bolt M16A1 VN GBBR, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Viper Technologies Gas Blowbacks: FN Mfg. M16A2, M16A1 VN, XM-177. We Look, We Like

Viper Technologies, a niche Taiwanese manufacturer of higher end full metal Gas Blowback rifles, are1262527203 quickly becoming the darlings of the Vietnam mil-sim community with their XM177 and M16A1 VN replicas which are now production ready and have been getting good reviews from the airsoft fraternity. Thrown into the mix recently was also a FN Mfg. M16A2 replica, which is a refreshing change from the civilian COLT trademarks adorning most airsoft M16A2’s, giving a nod to FN Manufacturing’s long standing commitment to the US Military M16A2.

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Along with the M16A2, Viper Tech has been busy pushing out models from the Vietnam XM177 SMG right up to the M4 and CQB-R. It’s hard to pinpoint any central point of information on their line of airsoft product, they have a website, but it’s sparse and shared with what appears to be their generic CNC milling business. The good news is, that they have an active Youtube channel that has catalogued the chronological evolution of the Viper GBB since Sept 2009, here is a selection of videos starting with the original egregious torture test video.

The Egregious Torture Test of the Viper GBB Out in the field with the Viper CQB GBB 8min endurance test of the Viper M4 GBB Testing the new XM-177 Prototype Colt Model 727 replica with alloy bolt carrier M16A1 Prototype Testing XM-177E2 Prototype Testing Viper conversion kit for WA Production ready XM-177E1

 

The Viper M16A1 VN, meanwhile, has been getting some special treatment, and by special treatment I mean some carefully crafted abuse and artificial deterioration to give it that used look which is only appropriate for a replica of a Vietnam relic. Check out the finish compared to say the often criticized black glossy appearance of the XM-177 (first image) from the pictures below courtesy of God Armed Blog.

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Viper are always thinking and always expanding their product line with a particular affection for Vietnam era rifles but keep an eye out for new additions to the below catalog such as an Mk18 replica which is believed to be in the works.

 

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This article, Viper Technologies Gas Blowbacks: FN Mfg. M16A2, M16A1 VN, XM-177. We Look, We Like, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010

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Inokatsu Announces ‘Super Version’ M16VN and XM-177 GBB’s for 2010

Inokatsu has announced that for 2010 it will be adding to it’s ‘Super Version’ line a couple of Vietnam era gas blowback rifles. More specifically, they will be recreating the always popular XM-177 SMG Commando and the Vietnam era M16A1 rifle.

Judging from the promotional posters, attention has been paid to detail such as the non-tapered delta ring and the teardrop shaped forward assist on both models. The finish also appears to be artificially worn including the plastic furniture which adds to the look in spades. My only criticism is the designation of XM-177, the presence of the forward assist on the pics means it’s a XM-177E1.

Everybody seems to be jumping on the Vietnam era bandwagon at the moment with models coming from Viper, WETTI and G&P’s Bomber line but if the posters are any indication, I’d say Inokatsu has hit this one out of the park. 

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WE TTI M16A1 and M16A2 GBB Prototype Spy Shots

Straight from WE Labs via Arms-Cool is what appears to be some new prototype pictures of a WE TTIImage2 Vietnam era M16A1 and a M16A2 gas blowback rifle. I’ve no doubt as to their authenticity as the trademark WE brass chamber is present in some shots which sadly also leads me to believe that a rumoured brass-less Open Bolt type GBB system is not on the cards for these models.

Design of the M16’s seems to be fairly accurate with it’s U.S.G.I A1 style grip on the M16A1 but hopefully some of the smaller details will also be replicated such as the M16A1 teardrop type forward assist and non-tapered Delta Ring. A replica 20rd magazine looks like it will be available which will please the Vietnam era purist/enthusiasts. Anyway on with the pics.

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The WE Prototype Smorgasbord: M14, Sten Gun, Browning HP, M16 VN and AK-74U + others

My inbox is overflowing with alleged prototype pics of up and coming prototypes from WE. A little bitImage2 of investigation traced them back to the God Armed Blog. Take a stroll through the inner sanctums of WE Research and Development. These are presented in various stages of completeness, so expect to see partials and remember products shown may change in their final incantations. Enjoy.

WE Browning Hi-Power

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Sten Gun

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M14 GBB

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AK-74U

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M16A1 VN and M16A2

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Grease Gun

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What else can you spot on the WE wall of Wonderful? Maybe an L85, or a G36 maybe…

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What’s missing from the blowback system on the KAC PDW below and M14 above, give you a clue, brass. Is WE testing a new full cycle gas blowback system?

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Only time will tell what surfaces from WE Labs, only time will tell……

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