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Blank-firing guns

Post  Rick on Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:38 am

Is this the correct place to begin with BFG questions?
If so, are Umarex 9mm PAK blanks corrosive? I've bought several of the newly-approved Ekol/Voltran BFG's & would like to know how meticulous I need to be with cleaning them.
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Post  pitfighter on Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:20 am

I don't know for sure but i would wager it was modern "smokeless" powder, non-corrosive.

The zinc/metal used in most of their construction breaks or gets worn out easily, this is not usually caused by the unburned residue from the blanks. It's just not very robust material, by design.
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Post  Fight Designer on Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:37 am

I moved things around a little, so yes, this discussion is now happening in the right place.

As mentioned, I'm still figuring this all out, so bear with me, and let me know if you have problems with the organization, technology, whatever.

Anyway, yeah... only cleaning issue I see with blank firing guns is that there's often a lot of unspent powder or dust or whatever that gets left behind. Probably because they're mostly top-venting, so the debris can't just get shot straight out the front. Just a squirt of oil and a wipedown of the chamber takes care of most of that.

Which model did you get?
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Post  Rick on Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:30 am

I got both the Beretta Jackal & the ASI UZI; the Jackal is sharp & well-made. The UZI seems to be a "polymer-wrapped" Jackal, which I guess is an easy way of getting it approved. I knew this up front, as Kennedy Intl. does show a dissected view on its photo page. Without knowing this, most folks probably wouldn't know the difference. Enthusiasts might feel the UZI looks a bit "airsoft-y," but it's all about the fun & the noise, isn't it? Very Happy

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Post  Fight Designer on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:37 pm

Does it seem like you could just take a metal body from an airsoft MP7 or something and fit it on instead of the ASI body?
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Post  Rick on Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:59 pm

Theoretically, yes, but I wonder about the legality, because it took quite a while for the UZI to be approved even after the Jackal was OK'd. If you look at Kennedy's disassembled view, it looks like the shell only needs to be inletted wherever necessary with, e.g., a rotary tool. This likely would be seen by BATF as manufacturing, but, again, I'm not sure. It IS illegal to convert a PFC gun to blank-fire w/o going through a ton of red tape, from what I've heard.

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