The latest video released by ViperTech is demonstrating their Adjustable Valve System (AVS), a system similar to the NPAS if you will, but I couldn’t help
Real Steel CAR-15
but notice that they are testing it on what appears to be yet another new Vietnam era replica, the CAR-15 SMG, also known as the Colt Model 607.
Like the G&P CAR-15 we reported on yesterday, the ViperTech CAR-15 appears to be true to the original design with the stumpy M16 stock and A1 triangular hand guards but unsure if the stock is adjustable. One thing I did notice is that this CAR-15 has a Forward Assist which means it’s a replica of the Colt Model 607A, either by design or accident.
So what is the CAR-15 Colt Model 607?
Colt Model 607 (1965 – 1966). The Colt Model 607 prototype had shorter versions of the M-16A1’s triangular handguards, but the ones that reached combat had round, ribbed handguards. The stock remained solid, but was shortened a little. These were made up as part of the 1965 S.A.W.S. contract.
This Model 607 was made with a retractable butt stock. It had an overall length of 26 inches with butt collapsed. The retractable butt stock resembled a shortened standard rifle butt stock, but had a two-position latch recessed in the back that allowed it to be extended and locked into position. Length of pull increased by 2.7 inches. Two additional models were produced, the 607A with forward assist and 607B with a three round burst.
This article, ViperTech CAR-15 (Colt Model 607) GBBR in Production, was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010
Viper Technologies, as reported yesterday, is making great strides in it’s efforts to produce a large and quality range of gas blowback AR-15 replicas such as the M16A1 and A2, XM-177 E1 and E2 and modern replicas such as the M4 and M16A4. Details emerged today that Viper is also now producing a replica of the NSWC-Crane Division Mk18 Mod 0 via their Hong Kong shop.
All the usual Mk18 CQBR accessories are present such as the 7" RAS, LMT rear sight, crane stock and it’s difficult to tell in the supplied images from arms-cool.net but I’m sure I can see the quick release lever of the KAC type QD NT-4 suppressor.
Viper has also done some work in the finish and markings department with a more matt finish which should silence the critics of the black gloss in previous releases. Viper also works some magic with the markings, dutifully recreating a Colt look marking that cleverly integrates the Viper logo to avoid any trademark disputes and also recreates the manufacturing details giving us an odd mash-up of Viper, Hartford. Conn. and ROC (Republic of China) manufacturer markings. Although I am curious if it has the CRANE markings, or a version of, on the right hand side of the receiver.
This article, A Viper MK18 Mod. 0 Gas Blowback Rifle in the works., was originally published by Everything Airsoft. Copyright 2010
Viper Technologies, a niche Taiwanese manufacturer of higher end full metal Gas Blowback rifles, are 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.
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 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.
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.
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