Hi all, coming over from the dark side....
i recently picked up at set of 49 pattern kit (i know, not quite correct for ww2 but it was far to cheap to ignore) and it's peaked my interest - i'd like to build a brit loadout over the next few months (going to go with KSLI)
what are my options for a No.4? are the shoot & scoot VSR kits any good?
i've picked up some P37 trousers and looking to get the tunic soon along with webbing etc
any reference pics, advice is always welcome!
Hi Nick, have you tried looking on surplusandoutdoor.com? Got a good range of Brit ww2 ish kit, fairly cheap too. As for weapons, I believe Warren at Shoot&Scoot is still doing it all, and the gun kits are workable, but it took him over a year to deliver my rifle kit to me, now I’m not complaining as I like Warren, but if your in a hurry to get a Brit weapon you may have to go Thompson or Sten, unless you can find a second hand one, but they do go quick.
Later on this summer I’m going to do some “generic” wood rifle lookalikes as I’ve had a few people ask for cheaper wood rifles. The main problem now is getting reasonably priced parts especially for Lee Enfield type rifles, puts the price right up on builds.
Hi Andy! i may of sourced a set of webbing just waiting to hear back from a chap! - i've picked up a Mk4 helmet and net etc.
a No.4 would be my preferred option, but looking at Stens any idea what the GBB one is like?
I’ve not been near a gbb sten, would not be my personal choice to have one anyway, but I know you quite like a gas gun, so it’s probably a case of pay your money, take your chances.
I don’t take too much notice of reviews that people do either, I’m definitely a hands on type before I make my decisions, good luck if you go down that road.
I've done a lot of British over the years, and the kit guides on this site are perfectly adequate. I've never overly obsessed about the right guns, but my first WW2 airsoft gun was a Thompson, which I've used with every single impression (Britain, German, Russian) as they all use them. AFAIK the only No 4s are Warren's, I've had two off him, and they were both OK but be prepared to wait. Tbh, if you want to use a rifle then Garands were used by some units, or the usual standby of any old wood stocked rifle scrimmed up a bit.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
G&G have a No4 in their latest catalog which could be promising, but who knows how far away it is.
If you're that way inclined I would recommend making your own.