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If you’re looking for a new Sniper Rifle and are looking for the best of the best why not check out our latest offering, the Tokyo Marui USMC M40A5. The rifle is a 6mm BB Airsoft replica of the latest in service variant of the US Marine Corps’ current issue sniper rifle, the Bolt action 7.62mm NATO M40A5. The M40 series started out as USMC modified variants of Remington’s 700 series of bolt action rifles in the Vietnam War, and the A5 is the most recent variant of the design. Marui have taken the original weapon design and sprinkled their magic onto it, creating a highly detailed, and accurate replica.

The weapon has a few notable features:

  •   – Realistic Magazine Positioning
  •   – 7” Top 20mm RIS / RAS Rail for Sights and Scopes
  •   – Front 3” 20mm RIS / RAS Dual-Rail
  •   – Three Front and Three Rear QD Sling Loop Mount Points

The rifle features realistic magazine positioning unlike most Airsoft Sniper Rifles where the magazine is too far forward, making for a more accurate replica. The problem of loading BBs has been solved by adding a feeding tube which leads from the magazine to the Hop-Up unit to load the BB. Typically this would cause a problem where excess BBs would simply roll out the weapon when the magazine is released, but Marui’ have added a catch which holds the BBs in the weapon when the magazine is removed. Normally, this would be a problem as the weapon would still be able to fire, but TM have worked their magic and built the rifle so it will not fire unless the magazine is inserted.

The weapon features multiple 20mm RIS / RAS Rails for attaching Sights, Scopes and other aftermarket attachments. The rifle features a top 20mm RIS / RAS Rail, the most common type of scope mount available for Airsoft, which is 7” in length, allowing even the largest Sights to be attached. More interestingly, the weapon features a front two  point 3” 20mm RIS / RAS rail, allowing attachments to be placed in the Twelve, and Three O’Clock positions, which can be used for attaching Red Dot Sights, Torches, Lasers and other Aim Assist Devices.

The weapon has the modern shooter in mind, with three front and three rear Quick Detach Sling Mount Points, on the Three, Six and Nine O’clock positions, allowing slings to be quickly attached and removed in between games, or be able to quickly release the weapon should it need to be placed on the ground during a cease fire call. For those who don’t know, QD Sling Loops are push-button fit Sling Loops, which can be move around a weapon quickly and without the need for tools, allowing for the sling configuration to be quickly changed as required.


MAD BULL Steel QD Sling Swivels (2 Pack)
 

The weapon is also fully adjustable, like the real weapon, and comes with extra Stock Spacers and features an adjustable Cheek Rest. This allows the rifle to be set up to each individual shooter, and can be adjusted to allow the easy use of a scope. The cheek rest and stock should be adjusted until the user can rest their cheek comfortably, and instantly be level with the scope and have the correct eye relief.

The Rifle comes in two different variants:

 

 

Tokyo Marui FPS?

Visitor
how come the FPS on tokyo marui stuff is so low?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! This is because in Japan they have strict laws which restrict the power of Airsoft Replicas. For example, their weapons cannot fire over 350fps, and their Pistols can only have polymer slides. These restrictions have lead to Tokyo Marui spending lots of time developing and improving the quality of their weapons to the point where even with a lower power they will out-range most standard stuff in the UK, and are even better with upgrades! Hope this helps 🙂

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Looking for a new Budget Spring Powered Airsoft Shotgun for a laugh? Look no further! The M401 Breacher Pump Acton Shotgun is a super compact Airsoft Single Shot 6mm BB Shotgun, based on the M870 compact which was designed for Breaching through doors and going into buildings, with the replica featuring a fun Pump Action System just like the real thing.

The Shotgun features a Single Barrelled Pump Action system, meaning that for every time the weapon is pumped, and the trigger pulled, it releases a single BB and is loaded via a magazine system, with each magazine holding up to 20 rounds, and are each loaded either by hand or with an Airsoft Speed Loader.

This shotgun is perfect for those Airsoft Skirmishers looking for a Humiliation Gun, or for those looking for a simple backyard plinker, and will make a great gift for that special someone’s Christmas stocking, or mini Birthday Gift.

The weapon comes in four different variants:

 

 

How long does Two-Tone Take?

Visitor
hey.. how long does a two tone take to get done?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Two tones typically take between 2-5 days, which gives the Workshop time to Strip, Paint and then Rebuild the gun for you. Sometimes guns do get faster, but if you would like track the progress of your Two-Tone please call the shipping department on: 01484 644709. Hope this helps 🙂

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We’ve been getting quite a few questions lately regarding the two tone service, so I’ve put this blog together based on common questions you have!

TokyWoky is the chat box at the bottom right side of every page on the website, which allows you all to get in contact with each other and help each other out with questions relating to Airsoft. We answer Shop related questions, but also feel free to ask the community questions, or for recommendations on products. Don’t just take our word for it it, ask the community too!
Hope this helps 🙂

– Patrol Base Jonny

Can we two-tone guns?

Visitor
so if i buy a non two tone air-soft weapon from this site but brought a two tone service with it will they paint it for me?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Yes we can! Simply add a Two-Tone service for every Airsoft Gun you have in the basket, and follow the instructions on the Two-Tone Product Page and we will spray them for you. Hope this helps 🙂

Two-tones delay

Visitor
Where is my two-tone!!! I Ordered it yesterday for next day!!!!

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! The time to Strip / Spray / Rebuild the weapon is added on top of the delivery time, which is between 2-5 days on top of your delivery. Once the two-tone service has been completed it will be dispatched on the postage option you selected. The process is as follows: First the weapon is tested and booked into the Workshop, it is then stripped down into its component parts, the parts are then sprayed and left to cure until complete, the weapon is then rebuilt and tested once more, and then finally sent out. Hope this helps 🙂

How long does Two-Tone Take?

Visitor
hey.. how long does a two tone take to get done?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Two tones typically take between 2-5 days, which gives the Workshop time to Strip, Paint and then Rebuild the gun for you. Sometimes guns do get faster, but if you would like track the progress of your Two-Tone please call the shipping department on: 01484 644709. Hope this helps 🙂

Why am I still being asked for a UKARA Number?

Visitor
I am buying a gun along side with the two tone paint but it is asking me to enter a UKARA which I do not have. How do I bypass it??

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! This is done on purpose to make sure people are reading all of the Two Tone Terms and Conditions. Please go back and read through all of the Two Tone Product description, and the code will be in there. Hope this helps 🙂

Do you need to Two-Tone guns to the EU?

Alex.M
Do you send a gun to Belgium without the two tone that’s needed in the Uk?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! No, you don’t need to two-tone guns for outside of the UK, but they will still need to comply with Local Laws. We cannot be held responsible should your parcel be destroyed at Customs. Your best bet is to get in contact with the Shipping Department who will know the laws for the various countries. You can call them on: +44 01484 644709, or email them at: sales@patrolbase.co.uk. Hope this helps 🙂

Can you two-tone my gun white?

Visitor
High I want to buy two tone gun and I want it to blend in the with the environment which is in a snow forest can you paint it white instead of blue and green. Thanks

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! Unfortunately not, white is classed as a Military colour, as it is used for snowy environments, similar to Olive Green, Tan, Black and Grey. Typically, Two Tone Colours are bright, so they stand out for identification which is why we do them in Bright Red, Blue and Green. This is due to the Violent Crimes Reduction Act of 2006. Hope this helps 🙂

Two-tones in-store

Visitor
yo! can you do two tones in store?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! We can organise for two-tones to be done in store, you can try then gun out first so you are happy, we will then send it to our Workshop Team who will be able to do it for you then post it out to you. Please note, the time to Strip / Spray / Rebuild the weapon still applies, which is between 2-5 days on top of your delivery. Hope this helps 🙂

Today, we bring you one of the most silent suppressors we have ever made! It was easy.

What have we used?

You either want your rifle as loud as possible, as quiet as possible… or you aren’t bothered at all. But most of us prefer a silent AEG, GBB gun or sniper rifle. Well, we have just made the most functional Airsoft Suppressor we have ever had our hands on.

What have we used? We started off with an “ASG – HUSH XL Suppressor – Black”. This suppressor is a 14mm CCW fitment so will fit most AEG and GBB rifles out there. It also comes with an adaptor to fit the following sniper rifles:

  • Cyber – Gun Mauser SR L96 .308
  • ASG – Urban Sniper Rifle
  • ASG – STEYR SSG 69 Sniper Rifle

For the purpose of this blog, we have installed it onto an ASG – STEYR SSG 69 Sniper Rifle.

The insides of the suppressor have been packed out with just ordinary foam you can find in a rifle or pistol hard case or even from music shops that are used to line guitar cases.

How did we do it?:

The suppressor has a long white internal tube but it is solid with a surrounding void and then the actual suppressor can. You can see in the image below exactly what we mean:

The first step is to drill as many holes as possible into this white tube, we recommend you try to hold it in a vice to do this. Please be careful as drill bits can slip! We used our in-store pillar drill in our workshop for this. You could dremmel in some slots instead but ideally make your holes as small as possible to avoid your foam packing squeezing through and catching your BBs. You can see the image below of how we have drilled out the internal spacer:

Now… RAM IT! Cram the empty space full of foam. We had a spare piece of foam knocking about:

We then cut it into thin slices so we could pack it out:

Simply cram the foam in, the tube spacer slots into the end cap, so keep it pressed in firm with one finger whilst pushing the foam in. We used an old inner barrel to help push the foam in, it was a little tricky as the foam may split:

Now add foam all around to keep the tube straight:

Once done, check there is no foam poking through your pre-drilled hole:

Now, all you have to do is screw on the end cap, keep the spacer tube straight and job done! Screw it onto your rifle and enjoy your DIY mods.

See/hear the difference for yourself:

If you want to see/hear the difference this has made on our own rifle, “Click Here” to be directed to our Instagram page to see our comparison video.

HEADS UP! Plenty of photos 😉

Following on from our last blog, we want to show you one of our methods for camo’ing up your beloved rifles.

If you haven’t already seen the first part of this blog then “Click Here”.

What do we use?:

First of all, we use the paints we sell. Our KRYLON range can be found by “Clicking Here”. You can use any colour you like, it dries super fast and sticks to just about anything.

For the purpose of this blog, the colours I used were:

Some of you may ask, why the bright colours? I do play in woodland mainly these days and the brighter colours just break up the rifle a tad more. I tend to try and use the brighter colours sparingly but to try and re-create the sharper highlights you may get from ferns and such.

After masking off important areas you do not want to get paint on!

We then start by roughening up the base a bit with some sandpaper or steel wool. Then move onto normally using the darkest colour first, in this case, I will use a bit of Black as a primer, a very thin coat as the rifle is already Black. The Krylon Black adds a flat finish too. I will come back to use Black again later to just dull down any bright spots.

Lastly what you need, some kind of stencil ideally. I personally love to use natural foliage. One of our members of staff made a rack of twigs secured in cardboard as seen in the photo below.

Leaves, grass, stone edges and twigs make for great stencils. All I do is lay them on top of the rifle and then paint over them.

The process:

Apart from the already mentioned roughening the surface, masking and finding some foliage the next step is taking your time. You don’t need to spend hours on this as you do want it a bit rough around the edges so it blends into your environment.

As already mentioned, on this rifle we start with the darkest colour then work out way up usually in brightness.

Simply by using the vegetation as a stencil and spraying over it, building layers and going back and forth, you will end up with your desired finish.

You can see in the photo below I even used some steel mesh to really break it up and add a subtle touch.

The results:

Here is the final result!

I have gone for a very subtle finish, so far away it almost all blends, but when you get up close and really want to hide, the finer details pop and you will blend in with your environment more.

Below are a few close-up photos, firstly a close up of using a leaf as a stencil.

Secondly a close up of using the fern tree.

And now a close up of how the steel mesh effect.

What’s next?:

In the future, there may be a slight colour change. The gun overall is still quite dark as I tend to stay in the shadows. A little brighter colour may be used just to make the “fake vegetation” stand out slightly more.

We will get more photos of this rifle actually out in the woods. I will be using it this coming Sunday at HALO MILL – Proving Grounds, “Click Here” for full event information.

We hope you find this blog a little crazy…

What do we want?

So, sniping on a budget, can it really be done? YES. How? Well with a little bit of time and patience nearly any budget sniper rifle these days can be slightly tweaked to make them competitive against the highly upgraded Tokyo Marui alternatives. However, it is nearly always down to the actual shooter that makes a great Sniper.

With this rifle, we wanted to achieve the following:

  • Not spend over £130
  • Achieve 460+fps
  • Lightweight as possible
  • Look crazy!
  • Be accurate

What did we start with?

The base rifle is an ASG Steyr SSG 69 P2, available both online and in-store. Out of the box, these rifles are competitive enough already! Yes the FPS is low but with a small spring upgrade the FPS skyrockets with very little strain on other internal components.

What features made me go for this rifle?:

  • Cost
  • Adjustable external hop unit like on a VSR/Bar-10
  • Already quite lightweight
  • Thick polymer stock
  • Easy bolt pull
  • Included accessories, magazines, speed loader, glasses and additional butt plates

What has it become?

In my eyes? Something completely different to every other rifle on the market! It is a bit marmite, you either love it or hate it.

The stock has been completely swiss cheesed on all sides, a large cut-out area near the bolt assembly to remove a mass amount of plastic. Looking back on it, I kind of wished I had just swissed this too but too late. The actual back end of the stock has had the most work, completely cut out, filled with expandable foam, shaped and then used an old AEG inner barrel as a brace.

I put in a slightly larger spring too which can be purchased by “Clicking Here”. The hop rubber currently remains standard as this part combined with the stock hop arm can lift a 0.40g BB quite easily. The inner barrel has been swapped with an AEG inner barrel, stock once again to keep costs down but slightly better quality than the one inside. Don’t get me wrong, the stock barrel is good but the most budget looking I have ever seen. The AEG inner barrel required a lot of remodeling, it isn’t the most attractive but it is very secure!

Finally, the FPS is at 470 average and this may increase once the rifle has been properly used and bedded in a bit. This can take up to 1,500 rounds which is very time consuming but you generally get peak performance 4 or 5 skirmishes in depending how much you shoot from a box fresh rifle or hop upgrade.

Breakdown of parts and accessories:

Total price: £117.96, taking the 2nd hand scope into consideration I spent £147.96. If I bought the scope new it would only be £157.96 and this includes 2 spare magazines! You can buy cheaper scopes from our store but I love the 50mm ones for being able to see more.

 

What’s next?

Skirmish it! The rifle has only been tested on a 20 meter range so far but every shot is bang on. The rifle will be put in action on the 9th of July at the next HALO Mill – Proving Grounds outdoor skirmish. For more information on this event, “Click Here”.

We will give a follow-up blog based on the results after the next skirmish with hopefully a few in action photos from the game day too.

The rifle may be camouflage spray painted before the event… we will see. The suppressor fitted also needs modifying as it comes with a tube inside that needs to be ventilated so I can then wrap it in wool to silence the rifle slightly. I may also add more homemade barrel spacers but at the moment it is supported fine with the one included and the end barrel cap.

Stay tuned for our next blog, reviewing how the rifle has performed and if it holds up with all the swiss cheesing…

This week we are re-stocking on a whole load of product from the likes of NUPROL, ASG and more but we are finally getting back in the highly anticipated 0.40g BBs

BUT HOLD ON! We have some new ammo coming in which we think you are going to be snapping up faster than our last cracking re-stock of the Tokyo Marui MK23’s we had.

For those who want extreme precision, range and accuracy, then make sure you put a bit aside this week for vital ammo re-stocking.

Keep an eye on our website daily as they will be landing any day now!

 

Today we had one of our regulars in to show off his new pride and joy and ask one of our techs to help set up an airline.

A little bit of background to this BEAST!

First of all, this is not as big as you would expect but it most certainly puts a massive smile on your face! The new version from Classic Army can be run off of either an air bottle or by screwing in a normal bottle of gas! AMAZING!

Being able to switch from a £60+ reliable air setup to throwing in a quick £8.99 tin of gas is perfect. Why? Well if one system decides to fail on you for whatever reason, you have a backup. Think about it, if you have an electric version and your batteries die or a cable snaps on your motor what can you do? Not a lot on the field… With this alternate gas system, it is an absolute godsend.

The insides:

First of all this thing stores a tremendous amount of BBs in the front where you screw off a cap and pour your BB’s in. Internally there is a long spring and push cap to keep your BBs feeding in and firing as long as you hold the trigger. There is a small viewing hole too to identify when you have poured in enough BBs.

Each barrel has its own hop up too! All are adjustable one at a time via a grub screw on each barrel that is located under the side cover that can be accessed very easily.

Fitting your air supply is very easy and low cost, just a few quid for a couple of fittings and whatever length line you find desirable.

How did it shoot?

We will have a video for you once the proud owner returns with some more air in his bottle 😉 We didn’t test it with a can of gas as it wasn’t one of our own and he intends to mainly run pure air anyways. But we did get a quick blast on the range. The FPS is easily adjustable from our your supplies regulator. If you use a can of gas this is, of course, dependent on the type you go for and weather conditions.

Straight out of the box and about 90psi we were getting just shy of 300fps, this thing sounds great! Accuracy is incredible too. The trigger mechanism makes you feel like you are holding a serious bit of kit and the multiple rotating barrels spinning up just makes you a little bit wet…

We will have a more in-depth blog and video on this in the near future once it has settled in with its owner.

Want one for yourself?

Simply inform ourselves of your interest by contacting our store via email: info@patrolbase.co.uk

It’s an investment… 

Welcome to what could be the best “investment” you can make… and your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/bank manager won’t be too upset either 😉

If you own a Marui or ASG Mk23 NBB (none blow back) pistol but you want even more range than it already impressively has, well we have you covered!

 

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The HADRON Designs MK23 Socom TDC (Tod Down Centre) Cover Hop Mod fits onto your pistol with very little effort. We even made a video on how to do it which can be found below:

So why do we love this mod so much?

This is so easy to fit! It replaces your dust cover for this unit and features a hex screw and fits all Airsoft MK23 NBB gas pistols. You can adjust the Hop Up of your MK23 without having to Strip the pistol. As many within the Airsoft community know, the MK23 NBB series of gas pistols are renowned for having excellent range and accuracy, especially for something the size of a pistol.

However, to adjust the Hop Up, users must normally strip the gun down each time they make an adjustment, which is hardly practical or convenient. This replacement dust cover solves this problem, the new cover features an external Hex Screw which applies pressure directly onto the MK23s hop-up arm.

The cover hop mod allows the use of 0.25g and even 0.32g BBs to be hopped with little difficulty.

WHERE DO I GET ONE!?

We have them in a plentiful supply in-store as well as online. To buy through our website simply “Click Here”

We did something in reverse…

So today we have done something complete against the norm… Especially when this has been so carefully produced by the wizards at Action Sport Games (known more commonly as ASG) in Denmark. We installed an Anti-reversal latch into their Scorpion Evo A3.

WE HAVE A VIDEO AT THE END OF THIS BLOG!

So why does the EVO not have one in the first place? The EVO is finely tuned from ASG to not have overspin issues. This is necessary due to it not having an Anti-Reversal Latch in it, contrary to most other AEG’s.

Why did you do such a thing?!?!

In order to push the CZ EVO to higher rates of fire and trigger response, an ARL function was necessary. Attempting so without an ARL in would result in backspin after every other shot or burst when making something with a significantly faster rate of fire. This could cause the gears to run backwards and hammer the back of the piston, something you really don’t want. Especially on a custom higher rate of fire gearbox build.

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It’s been seen before that the steel rack on the piston can be forced out through the piston, through the piston-head and into the cylinder! (once again, this is only on modified gearboxes!) Furthermore, backspin could result in double feeds on semi. The gear will overspin, load a new BB, spin back, then load a new BB again upon the next shot cycle.

There is also a trigger response factor to it. When the sector position can rest half-cocked on the ARL, it is effectively pre-cocking. Not as extensive pre-cocking as specific systems like the Gate Titan or some AEG’s without breaking, but enough to make a noticeable difference.

Installing an ARL (Anti-reversal Latch):

So, we are doing this for a customer who wanted a bit more ROF and efficiency from their EVO gearbox, doing this work will void your warranty. We firstly punched out the centre pin of a normal ARL latch. Instead of using the pin we just knocked out, we used the original screw. The ARL is then placed where one of the existing screws is inside the gearbox shell as seen in the photo. The gearbox shell was then cut on both sides to allow room for the ARL latch. You need to make sure that it centred right on the bevel.

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Due to having a spring wrapped around it, it cannot be a perfect fit with the gearbox shell, and it is important that it has a good fit on the pin (screw in this case). The gearbox screw was screwed further into the gearbox and located in the right position. Then the screw head was cut down to fit the original screw hole further in, offering support on the top shell.

The result came out perfect!
The customer has since used the EVO plenty without any faults from this custom ARL. The nozzle sits consistently, being partially retracted between each shot.

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It has enabled us to build an EVO with a higher rate of fire and better semi-response. Even with a DSG setup, a non-ARL EVO is limited in trigger response.

Want this done to your EVO?

Simply drop and enquiry email to: jeppe@patrolbase.co.uk

This blog has been brought to your by our workshop engineer, Jeppe.

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