ELS-104 PMC-E Assault Rifle Replica
E&L Airsoft is a new quality on the airsoft replicas market. The manufacturer made it its mission to create replicas that will stand on the same level as the original live firearms when it comes to the quality of materials used and the tightness of parts. The company went as far as one possibly can and started production in the same factory that produces the original firearms! The same materials were used in the production process as those used in the original specimens: the steel, handmade wooden elements or high quality polymer. Also, some external elements are identical to those in live firearms and come from the same transmission belt.
This allowed E&L to move to the top among the eastern manufacturers. It can compete (and prevail!) with the best brands on the market – also when it comes to price range. The quality and parameters of its replicas allow for their products to serve as both ornaments on a wall and an effective replica on the battlefield.
On the outside, as many elements as possible were made in a 1:1 scale in accordance with the original and military specification. That means parts can be swapped with parts from the original firearm! Including: front cradle, gas block cover, gas pipe, iron sights and cleaning rod. Not many other manufacturers offer such a feature.
Steel elements have been blued, which makes their appearance more realistic, furthermore, as time goes on and the layer of protective finish gets worn off it will still make for a far better visual effect than in the case of painted and lacquered replicas. The only external element made from aluminium is the 22mm RIS handguard and mounting rail, which serve as a base for attachment of a variety of additional accessories.
Strides to preserve realism were also made on the plane of weight. The replica is heavy and, in addition, proper balance is maintained via a steel outer barrel. Worth to note is also the fact that the replica, like the original, can be partially disassembled without any tools. Everything is based on pins and levers. The manufacturer took care of smallest details in order to make the replica resemble the original as closely as possible.
104-PMC version is the most “tactical” variation offered by E&L in this series. Despite the fact that such modifications have been well in use for a long time in armed forces, they still remain controversial among more traditional users due to the replacement of wooden parts for the sake of increased functionality or the ability of attachment of accessories more commonly associated with M4/M16 replicas. It is worth to notice external modifications according to modern trends.
“104” models feature a shortened barrel, which makes it more compact. At the end of it is a special flash hider and a gas block integrated with the front sight.
The replica features a collapsible LMT stock with a rubber pad. It is regulated, which allows it to be adapted to the user’s preference and body type. The SAW pistol grip is made of polymer and its shape provides sure and more comfortable grip than a traditional one.
On the left side is, characteristic for this design, “dovetail” side mounting rail. A base for all dedicated optical sights (also the original ones, meant for live firearm) and RIS mounts for any other optics.
Taken straight from the box, the replica is secured in a polymer, protective packaging. Both the inside of the packaging and the replica itself are covered in a thick, technical oil that safeguards the product from humidity and possible contamination during transport. A mixture of oil, steel and lacquered wood emits a unique smell, well-known to people in constant contact with firearms.
The insides of the product are also remarkable. E&L engineers have taken the best solutions on the market and added their own. A reinforced GB ver.3 is powered by a High Torque engine based on neodymium magnets. An interesting and thought through bearing construction – two of the initial gears are mounted on ball bearings, while the piston gear is mounted on a plain bearing. On the one hand this allows for operation with decreased wheel resistance, which make the most turns. On the other hand it minimalizes the risk of breakdown of piston gear, which is subjected to the largest gravity load.
The piston lacks the top slide along the majority of its length, which in a very small degree influences the stability of operation, but greatly decreases friction. Both of the aforementioned solutions result in smoother operation, greater ROF and smaller energy consumption. The battery is stored under the cover of the chamber. The cover is mounted on a single latch and a hinge, which allows for rapid disassembly and exchange of power supply at any moment.
The pneumatic system consists of a set of silent piston head and a cylinder, which increases the system’s longevity through better amortization. The spring slide has bearings and the piston gear has a bigger inhibitor. It gives the BB more time to be inserted in the chamber, which is of great importance in the case of high rate of fire configurations. High accuracy and focus is guaranteed by an equipped internal, precision barrel with a diameter of 6,04 mm.
The care for details is also noticeable in a handmade, individual quality certificate. It comes with every replica and contains a serial number, name and seal approved quality assurance of: internal parts, functionality and package contents. Included in the box is also a table showing results of 5 consecutive shots on a chronograph, measured in both meters per second and in joules.
The replica comes with a polymer, mid-cap magazine with a capacity of up to 150 BBs. The magazine casing was made from steel.
Attention: The set does not contain a battery or a charger.
What are characterizes version 2.0?
The replicas are delivered in brand new, practical and elegant boxes. Boxes feature a thick foam padding on the inside, which surely and safely secures the replica and all accessories. E&L next generation replicas have increased muzzle velocity and the gearbox skeleton as well as improved hop-up chamber were made in matt, black colour. Each set includes an oiler, however, fixed stock models include the exact same cleaning kit as the one meant for live firearm.
The set includes:
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Exemplary LiPo battery models, which fit under the chamber cover:
Replika karabinka EL-104 PMC-E
It is the spped of bb, while its leaving the innerbarrel of replica. This speed is measured in FPS (Feet Per Second).
1 FPS = 0,3 m/s
1 J = 99 m/s
1 J = 326,7 FPS
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Indications v2, v3, v6 does not mean the level of advance, but only shape of gearbox skeleton which was used and selected by the manufacturer depending on the capabilities of the body of the replica. For example, a models of the M4/M16 family, MP5, have a v2 gearbox, while the AK family have gearbox v3.
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The length of the replca is measured between the two most distant points of each other. Different models have several of these values, because of its design allows to increase or decrease it length (eg. folding stock or extended flash hider).
|Inner barrel length [mm]:|
This is a value that includes the weight of the replica, magazine and other accessories that are include in set without a battery, charger, cleaning rod, etc., etc.
|Magazine capacity [pcs]:|
Hop-Up system is used for overclocking bb during the shot (putting it in rotation), through which, it extends its flight path. Acting laws of physics make that bb lift up, while the gravitational force take it down. Appropriate adjustment of Hop-Up, will compensate for these two factors, which result in long and straight flight for longer distance and be greater focus shot (to improve accuracy).
Blow back is a simulation system of the cocking lever - it imitates the work of it as the equivalent sharp. This system raises the realism and adds a lot more experience during shooting.
Steel + aluminum + plastic
rechargeable battery is characterized by high efficiency
current-carrying capacity, but there are disruptive effect on memory.
Should be unloaded and loaded in the full cycle, ie, it is recommended
to fully discharge, and after unloading must charge the battery
immediately without leaving it for a long time in a discharged state.