|04-08-2015, 12:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: London, ON Canada
New M24, need help identifying it!
hi there everyone! i'm a long time VSR user and jut recently I decided to swap out for an M24.
i was able to find this rifle in my town and from what it looked like, i think i may have gotten a treasure.
here is the history behind it:
-purchased during the first round of manufactured PDI M24s being sold on x-fire. they were the only ones to use a two piece non-fluted outer barrel. only 50 worldwide were released on the first round, the second round was in 2011 ---> (X-FIRE PDI official distributor) (past owner's claim)
-it has last seen use in 2002, and has been sitting in its gun case ever since. i had to re-grease and clean the rifle when i got it. airseal was non-existent prior to my tinkering with it.
-the original body broke, and has been replaced by a real steel HS precision rifle body modded to fit an airsoft M24 upper receiver.
as for the parts inside:
-the entire upper receiver is made by PDI, and it sports a level 3 upgrade kit by PDI for the power train. when the pictures were taken below i had the original cylinder it came with inside. (PDI Cylinder Set Lv3 With HARD Piston for Classic Army / PDI M24)
-it looks like it has a stock CA hop up chamber which is dialed in at around ~230ft as measured by my rangefinder, though i was shooting with heavy wind. included with the rifle was ~5,000 Maruzen competition grade 0.30g bbs which is what the thing eats.
-the optic is a BANNER 3-9x50 by BUSHNELL made in Korea
-the trigger looks like a stock CA M24 housing with PDI sears
-barrel is brass and is not labeled. excellent polish on it and crown is hand made, yet the rifle gets excellent groupings at 180 feet, near headshot with no wind and very little flyers.
does anyone else know anything about these mysterious rifles and their history, or perhaps what barrel it could be?