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l96clone 03-02-2016 08:17 AM

Well L96 AWS - A Few Tips and Advice
 
I love my Well L96 MB4401B aka the Tokyo Marui L96 AWS clone. I've done extensive research and want to share some of my knowledge with the community.

The Well L96 MB4401 comes in different variations:
MB4401A: Rifle Only
MB4401B: Rifle and Bipod
MB4401D: Rifle, Bipod and Scope.

I'd personally opt for the MB4401B and get a good scope. That's exactly what I did and it's great cause I got the exact scope that I wanted.

BB Detent Springs in the sides of the Hop Up Unit
I've disassembled this many times and used Reliku's sticky as a guide when I first did it. One key piece of advice is to be careful with the BB detent springs as you slide the hop up unit out of the outer barrel. They are two tiny springs loosely connected to white plastic pieces that will absolutely fly away and get lost.

If you're not sure what the heck I'm talking about, disassemble the gun in a clean open environment where you will be able to easily find small parts that go flying. I got VERY lucky and found my tiny spring... I super glued them into the white plastic detents and so far everything seems fine. Be careful though with the glue because you don't want the springs to get stuck on the sides of the white detents.

March 2016 Update: The next time I removed the hop up from the outer barrel, the white detents and springs went flying out but they were MUCH easier to find since the superglue trick. Do at your own risk.

Screw Hole Under the Trigger Guard
Sand/file the screw hole where your middle finger will rest under the trigger guard. The hole has a rough edge from bad quality control will wear down your skin. A light filing job fixed that issue completely.

Barrel Spacers
The inner barrel has these weak pathetic foam barrel spacers that don't even reach the diameter of the outer barrel. They are too small. I'd recommend getting or making new barrel spacers that really hold the inner barrel in place. People make their own but why not just dish out the $20 for a solid Laylax Delrin spacers from Brill for a more consistent fit? Up to you.

BB Weights
Using the right BB is crucial for this gun. I'd go at least 0.25g BB's. 0.30g to 0.40g work even better. This is not a good place to save money, go for the better BB.

Speaking of BB's... For me the 0.36g, 0.40g, and 0.43g bb's got stuck on the feeding ramp. DO NOT force the bolt forward. The bb will shatter and you'll have to take the gun apart to remove the pieces. If BB's get jammed, point the gun down towards the floor and slowly push the bolt forward.

March 2016 Update: I took the feeding ramp out, took it apart and put a very very thin layer of silicone great (super grease) on the parts where the BB's would make contact as they slide up the ramp. I also put a very thin layer of grease on the feeding fin. This seemed to help tremendously with feeding but it's still not 100% perfect.

Parts
I've gotten parts from Brill Armory.
Airsoft Atlanta has some parts but they are extremely overpriced. Total rip off.
I've read that Evike's "Angel Custom" parts are not good so stay away from those.
X-Fire.org is the official distributor of PDI parts. If you're reading this in March 2016, they are offering free shipping until the end of this month. FYI the parts are very pricey.
Airsoftpro.cz is where I will get most of my upgrade parts. High quality parts at much lower prices than competitors.


Upgrading
Optimal Upgrade Path: Hop Up/Barrel, Trigger Box, Piston/Piston Head, Spring Guide, Cylinder Assembly, then Spring.

From what I understand, the stock cylinder can handle the m150 spring. For M160 and M170+, it is recommended that you get an upgraded cylinder. The stock cylinder head should be plenty but if you have the cash, might as well spend the extra $13 on a new cylinder head to be able to say "fully upgraded".


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All in all, a great rifle. Very accurate and amazing to look at. I like to think of this as a BMW, and the Maruzen Type96 clone as a Honda... the L96 AWS is much more difficult to work on and is more complicated/expensive but boy it's pretty to look at. The magazine being in the right place is a beautiful thing. Get the Maruzen if you don't care at all about the mag placement and just want practicality, ain't nothing wrong with that. To each his own. :shot:

Razinger 03-02-2016 12:29 PM

Well L96 AWS - A Few Tips and Advice
 
Not bad so far, the MB4401 is a clone of the TM L96 AWS and the MB01 more like a just a clone of the "L96" if you know what I mean. Same look, but different systems. TM L97 "AWS" and L96 "Maruzen" is what I've been settling on for the most part. :shrug: I always could be wrong.

Must have been out of my when writing this. Thanks for correcting me.

Raz

l96clone 03-08-2016 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Razinger (Post 157312)
Not bad so far, however IMO I do not think the MB01 is a clone of the TM L96 AWS and more like a just a clone of the "L96" if you know what I mean. Same look, but different systems. TM L97 "AWS" and L96 "Maruzen" is what I've been settling on for the most part. :shrug: I always could be wrong.

From what I understood, the MB01 is the Maruzen Type 96 Clone and the MB4401 is the Tokyo Marui L96 AWS Clone.

I usually separated both by calling the Marui one specifically "L96 AWS", and the Maruzen copy "L96"

Reliku 03-08-2016 10:04 AM

Slightly off topic... But...

The maruzen is officially called maruzen APS type 96, so those rifles are called "type 96" (correctly). The TM version is called "L96 AWS".

Just "L96" is confusing. There are many guns out there that all look like what the British army calls "L96" (which is actually an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare). Even the .338 AWM (arctic warfare magnum) models are called L96 by many airsofters (which is false, the British call those guns "L115").

Long story short, names are confusing, but using "type 96" and "L96 AWS" seems to be a good way to tell them apart, since that is what they're officially called :hehe:

l96clone 03-08-2016 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reliku (Post 157661)
Slightly off topic... But...

The maruzen is officially called maruzen APS type 96, so those rifles are called "type 96" (correctly). The TM version is called "L96 AWS".

Just "L96" is confusing. There are many guns out there that all look like what the British army calls "L96" (which is actually an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare). Even the .338 AWM (arctic warfare magnum) models are called L96 by many airsofters (which is false, the British call those guns "L115").

Long story short, names are confusing, but using "type 96" and "L96 AWS" seems to be a good way to tell them apart, since that is what they're officially called :hehe:

Great info, thank you for clearing it up.

DaveW 03-12-2016 11:52 AM

Ive near enough fully upgarded the same style rifle. Only thing left to is cylinder and cylinder nozzle..however as a stock they hold up pretty well.
Only thing i will ask, with a monster 80 degree bucking..would you remove the bridge from the inner barrel to increase window length? Ive seen a few suggestions on this and wondering if it will benefit..

Razinger 03-12-2016 11:34 PM

You would need to remove the bridge, or otherwise purchase an unabrdiged inner barrel. Action Army has some if you do not already know.

Reliku 03-13-2016 12:47 AM

As Razinger says. Also, 80 is too hard. 70 is much nicer.

DaveW 03-13-2016 05:19 AM

Thanks, I shall file the bridge and test :)

l96clone 03-17-2016 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveW (Post 158038)
Thanks, I shall file the bridge and test :)

Any updates?

indycar 03-20-2016 06:31 AM

I've removed the bridge, but i didnt have time yet to do proper testing.


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