Hello everyone and welcome to this new airsoft replica presentation video. Today, I have the honor to present the Springfield M1903-A4 from G&G. Well, I don’t really know if we say “je and je”, guay guay, or “ji and ji”.
So I’ll say it in French. Before starting this video, we will first take a look at the history of the original weapon. At the end of 1942, following the fighting in the Pacific, it was obvious that there was missing a rifle in the US Army, with an optical sight.
Thus, Remington was asked to produce a modified 1903 A3 to accommodate a scope. Thus, the M1903 A4 was created. But it wasn’t the original M1903 A4, it’s actually A3 rifles selected in the production line and decked out with a civilian hunting scope, itself chosen because available in large quantities at a small price.
Two types of scopes were selected: Lyman Alaskan and Weaver 330C, then renamed M-73 and M-73 B1. Then there were the scopes M-81, M-82 and M-84, but they were more designed for the Garand. The Springfield M1903 A4 was produced with more than 23,000 copies.
Moreover, if you want to know if your Springfield is a real A4 and not a modified A3, as here, we must look at the serial number, and the direction of the markings on the toner: it must be visible even with the mount.
Its main weak point was the scope, M73 B1 version, the most widely distributed. Indeed, it was unsuitable for wetlands, and could therefore rot; and was unsuitable for military use: low magnification and difficult settings.
Well yes, it’s well known, the military are big drunk. FINALLY I SEE MY D*CK! Like all other American rifles of the time, the ammunition fired by this rifle didn’t change: the 30.06, called model M2. Let’s move on to the replica proposed by G&G.
First of all, I want to thank Destockage Games for their support. Without Destockage Games, I will surely not be able to continue to offer such special content! So if, like Destockage Games, you want to support me, we end up at the end of the video! Its good? Have you finished your product placement? It’s not.
Destockage Games Destockage Games Destockage Games… It’s good, you’ve filled your quota for the rest of the video, we can leave! Directed by Neo035 I am very surprised, unless I am mistaken, I am the first French to release a review about this replica.
While the airsoft gun came out in 2015. But with hindsight, I understand why… You’ll see that then. So, quickly, purists will say “this is not a M1903-A4. It is a Springfield M1903-A3 with a scope and without front sight at the end of the barrel.
” Yeah, you’re right, I’m sorry, I can’t fault you. Me too, it shocks me a lot. The peculiarity of the M1903-A4 was to have a “C” type stock, with a pistol grip. This problem being raised now, how to correct it? By buying a type C stock.
The problem is not so much the price: count between 200 and 300€ for a stock in good condition; I recommend the copy obviously, don’t massacre an original stock. But the problem is that all the stocks I could find were in the USA.
The concern is that sellers don’t export across the Atlantic. So you have to find the stock, pay for it and have it imported. So sorry, I have no magic solution for the moment… Apart from having a stock remake, but for the moment I don’t have the budget for; or you have to hide the stock for the pictures.
That said, as some M1903 A3 were converted into a sniper version, the stock could not be changed. So it COULD be possible, but I have, alas, never seen a vintage photo that can prove this change. This replica is totally original internally, with only one detail, I will come back to it later.
It’s out of the box. I just reworked the wood, I could not held me, you know me: as soon as I see wood, I’ll take care of it. This replica can be found betweet 500 and 600€ in France. I even found a shop that offers it for 700€! And after that we say that the Gewehr 43 is too expensive? While this thing is mass-produced while it’s just a basic rifle with a scope on it? They don’t get pissed off.
.. It’s true that to choose, I prefer the G43! I got used for 500€, shipping included, with an additional magazine. So it’s a second hand. There are two versions of this replica: a CO2 version, and a gas version.
The internal will have no difference, only the magazine and its method of propulsion will change. The box is typical of G&G: blue with marked AEG on it. I was scared at first. But finally it’s a standard box there is a label to show that it’s a M1903 A4! AEG, it can be for: “Automatically Ejected from the Gun”.
Yes, we are talking about the BB’s. The packaging contains: a bag of BB’s to burn, the replica, a magazine, the scope and its mounting, a user manual with exploded view and 2 Allen keys + an extension for a gas bottle.
The notice is translated into French. Or not. It depends on the moments. When we see the list of spare parts… Finally, they are very up-to-date with French now, using Bolt, Trigger, Upper and Blow Back.
.. In terms of markings, we have several. First, the serial number, which is on the Toner. And that is hidden under the scope, which proves that we have a M1903 A3 converted to A4 by just adding a scope.
So, we guess that I have the 234th replica made in 2015. So, as the replica was released the same year, I have the 234th replica made at G&G this model. Below the scope, we have a “G&G Armament, GM1903 A3, Made In Taiwan”.
The other markings will be Ready and Safety on the safety flag. Incidentally, my safety blocks halfway… It still works but I can’t switch it completely right. Wear or design problem? I don’t know. We have an OFF and an ON on the lever for the release of the bolt, which is functional here, that’s not bad.
And finally we have a small “R” on the right side of the bolt, for “Right” I guess. Concerning the scope… Rifle with scope… Rifle for coc*… Shut up. Go no further, it’s the kind of jokes that is expensive in demonetization.
You don’t care, you have sponsors now! Yes exactly, I want to keep them! The scope is functional and realistic to 98% it just misses the markings. It will be like an original: difficult to adjust, with a wheel on the top and one on the left side.
When you correct rising and drifting, it’s not the cross that moves, it’s the whole picture! Nice! Obviously, adjust your scope after managing the BB’s weight and the hop-up setting. By cons, we talk about the big G&G marking on the mount of the scope? You didn’t have more discreet.
..? Are you afraid that we sell that as an original? For that, it should already have the quality of an original, it’s zamak there. Only the scope is steel. As I said, the manufacturer removed the front sight, eliminating any mechanical sighting.
There is no longer any sighting device, neither in the front nor in the back, one is obliged to go through the scope. So we have the trace of the original front sight at the end, but that said, it doesn’t shock me, as I said at the beginning, it could happen to have 1903 A3 converted to A4.
The weight of the replica is 3.8kg, for 4kg on the original model. Not bad, it’s realistic. The 200g missing, it must be the location of the pistol grip I bet. After it must be said that the magazines are for som.
.. Good. When removing your magazine, do it vertically. Otherwise it presses on the valve. After it must be said that the magazines are for something, they are 450g piece. The stock is heavy and strong, the wood is of very good quality, it was a pleasure to work! For that, I say GG G&G! [Good Game] That’s why I pronounce it in French, it was just to make a joke! The bolt can be closed without arming like a real one, by pressing the trigger by closing the bolt.
It looks a lot like the bolts of Mauser 98K Tanaka and PPS in its design. But it has a weakness in addition: below the bolt, we have two screws that are completely crappy. The screw at the back, which is the shortest.
.. no comment… will have his screw that will quickly fuck… Basically, as soon as you receive this replica, what I advise you to do is to remove once the screw at the back, and stuck it, put threadlocker, well, to fend for yourself to keep it for life.
(Don’t count then disassemble the bolt) Then replace the screw. Since if it falls, the entire back of the bolt is going to explode. And if you lose it in the field, which almost happened to me, it’s going to cause you big problems to replace it.
The screw at the front, meanwhile, fix it more with threadlocker, there is less tension, but it will have the game anyway, since all this part at the front pivots. And the screw will unscrew itself by manipulations with the bolt And at some point, your bolt will block.
It will then go through below to screw it back. And if you don’t do it and it falls, there too, you will be well bored. What quickly shocked me when I received this replica is that at the level of the bolt, we feel that there is a lot of friction.
It’s a design and coating problem that’s on it. We can see that there is gray paint, as if it was parkerized. So you can keep this painting, but what I advise you, it would be stripping for after the cold bue it, it will always be one less thickness.
In any case, I advise you to grease it well to limit friction, which promotes wear. Magazines also look like those at Tanaka and PPS. With the exception that the valve here is much more apparent, and that we have joints that are green.
It’s funny, it’s green. Bah yes man, the seal is greeeen! We smoke grass, try… There are two types of magazines, as I said at the beginning: in CO2 and conventional gas. CO2 is a gas I remind you…
Shut up, I’m for nothing, it’s like that, and no other, it’s the current vocabulary of the airsoft… It would depend only on me, you would practice pleasure shooting with 6mm light projectiles. The CO2 magazine has big weaknesses: already, if there is a leak, it will be difficult to correct it without having to change the joints.
Indeed, it’s CO2, the pressure will be much greater than with conventional gas. And in addition, the screw that will serve to block the cartridge will quickly tend to be damaged. Indeed, this b*tch is aluminum, it’s not even steel! And so I already had to change a screw of one of my magazines, I managed to find the part, thank you SWIT Airsoft.
.. because the footprint to put the key was completely smashed. Why ? Because on magazines, you have a part that comes off. The BB’s feed corridor is released by means of a small button with spring. And when you remove it, underneath you discover an Allen key.
Except that the Allen key is very small, the screw is a little larger, and result, it hangs very little. So we have a zamak piece, and here an aluminum piece. One in the other, as well as, we have a very slight game between the two, it gets lost.
So recommendation: take a REAL Allen key, so you can much easier remove this fucking screw and access the CO2 cartridge. And last but not least, you need cartridges of 8g, not 12g as usual. And don’t take commercial cartridges, they are not made for.
You can insert your favorite soda cartridges in the magazine, it will hit, of course, but it will plug the capsule, as it’s not for. Since we have here an over-thickness compared to there. I tried to remove this over-thickness: it exploded me in the face.
So the 8g cartridges trade for soda: we forget. Except that all stores don’t sell that, so already, it complicates things… Gas Magazines won’t have this problem, they are made like this. We have the fill valve at the front, and they will have less gas capacity than CO2.
Indeed, with the CO2 magazines, you can shoot between 40 and 50 BB’s, when you can only shoot between 20 and 30 BB’s with gas magazines. But if you have leakage problems with gas magazines, changing joints, teflon or worse with joint compound, you can get rid of the problem.
The magazines will have 9 BB’s of capacity, whatever their mode of propulsion. It will be possible to fill the magazine to the BB-Loader, but fill it BB’s after BB’s, so that it’s staggered, otherwise you will lose capacity.
Each magazine will be available for $40, so count between 50 and 60€ with postage. It’s not nothing… And for the gas magazine, it will be necessary to pay attention to the tank that you will use: A bottle of this type, it passes since the tip is large enough.
By cons, here, it won’t pass. Why? Because we have the base here that will block. So there, I can’t fill with this bottle. Unless you use the extender that comes with the rifle. Hello, I am Neo035, the founder of “Like I extend”.
Stem problem too short? So don’t hesitate! Take the stem ‘Stem-eo035’. You will see, it works! So, I could take 5cm in just 20 seconds. And we are so sure that it works that you can benefit from a FREE transport bag! To insert your magazines, make the bolt open.
Otherwise it will be impossible to handle the magazines, since we have here the seal that comes to put in the bolt. To disengage, open the bolt, and handle the button in front of the trigger guard. As on the Tanaka Mauser and PPS.
The hop-up system is a bit restrictive. Ingenious, but not very practical on the ground. Besides I don’t know what the previous owner did, but my hop-up block was always set to the maximum, regardless of the weight of the BB’s, so even the 0.
45g went to the moon. So I dismounted to see how it worked and I replaced the system with a small tube of cotton swab, and I kept the small BB’s that there is originally. So now I have a little BB’s and the tube on it.
So normally we have constant setting. While on the original system, we have a small BB’s and a spring. Spring that will be very shitty. Maybe that’s why the previous owner replaced him, he probably wanted to take it down and lost it.
The adjustment is done through a gear assembly. Take a seat and take notes. To adjust it, first unlock the system with the Allen screw underneath. This will allow you to push the stock stop here to the left.
We press for it to come out on the other side. Then unscrew the left side, not too much to avoid losing the part, but enough so that when you press it, it can come out on the other side. And there you will see a notched wheel.
This wheel, when you turn it, chained to another gear, will cause a screw, which will cause a block, which will more or less press a metal bar, which will cause tension exerted on a hoop that will be around the hop-up unit and thus cause a greater or lesser pressure.
So, turn the right wheel forward to raise the shot (we have notches), and turn back to lower the shot. You have finished ? So do the opposite procedure. You press the button again; you screw the screw on the left side until you reach a point where it blocks; and you press it to properly reset the stopper.
And after that, if you want, you tighten the screw underneath. Questions? It’s good, you can store your stuff. The ideal way to use this rifle is to use an assault vest like this one. Like in “Saving private Ryan”.
Why? That way you can easily lug around with the Allen keys, with extra magazines, since they don’t fit in the Garand or Springfield classic belts. For the bandoleers, don’t use them: 450g per magazine, you will very quickly lose them, since the bandoleer is flexible, it will be balanced in all directions.
You can also carry around with a BB-loader, BB’s, and all that at your fingertips. Levels accessories, except for a type “C” stock, the only accessory that I advise you is the M1903 leather sling. With brass buckles or painted black, as you want.
Cute interlude. We will now go to the test chrony with a CO2 magazine and a gas magazine, 0.20g. Oh damn… Oh yeah, he shoots really hard… Will have to find a way to restrain him. Well, I hope at least that he will be able to catch up on the shooting test.
Fuck… that doesn’t want to go… The target was 50m away. We can see that he is completely SHIT. 500€ for a rifle that has a shitty hop-up… Seriously? A shot it goes up, a shot it goes down… Impossible to adjust it! That said, maybe with an upgraded hop-up block and a precision barrel, we will have better performance.
.. In any case, you can shoot precisely up to 35-40m, beyond, a shot it goes up, a shot it goes down… It scatters but vertically. Beware, of what I could see during my tests: The bolt top will be sensitive.
You could see it, I barely touched it that it rotated. And if you try to close the bolt, it will hurt. To correct this problem, hold the bolt open, pull the bolt and rotate it until the stop to the left is in the small notch.
The big disadvantage of this type of propulsion, whether it’s gas or CO2, is that you will never have the same pressure at the beginning and at the end of your magazine. So your hop-up setting may be a little complicated.
Anyway… Not the good stock, a shitty hop-up, dubious reliability? But what are we waiting for? Here’s what concludes this airsoft gun video review, I hope you liked it. If so, don’t hesitate to leave a blue thumb, comment, subscribe and share this video.
I still thank my partner Destockage Games, and if you too, you want to support me, go in the description, there is the link to my page Tipeee, you can both help me on the shape and on the content of my videos.
I’ll see you soon for a new video of presentation of airsoft gun, Denix replica, uniform and VIP presentations! Bye! Directed by Neo035 With the support of Destockage Games Thanks to Pauline for her help (framing) Thanks to my Tipeurs: Philippe, Florian, DerpyH, Chun and Tommy With the participation of PANZER KAT