Hi fellow snipers! I decided that since there are no reviews/disassembly guides for the WELL M4402D, I would review my rifle and give a step by step procedure of how to disassemble the rifle.
Part 1 - The Review
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I bought my M4402D here:
WELL L96AWS Sniper Rifle with Scope & Bipod (Olive Drab)
I would like to note that when I placed my order it was in stock, but a few days later I was informed that they were out of stock. They were able to get it to me within 1 month of purchase (annoyed me at the time, but the wait was worth it for me)
1. First Impressions
When I first saw the M4402D, I was eager to own one, seeing as it looked more realistic than other L96 models. The M4402D is a clone of TM's L96 AWS It came with a bi-pod and a 4-16x50 scope which has a range estimating graph reticle that can be illuminated to be red or green.
The rifle weighs about 10.8 lbs and has a length of about 4 feet. Most of the internals are metal with the exception of the BB loading ramp and the piston and spring guide. The piston and spring guide will need replacing, especially if you plan to upgrade the spring to gain a higher FPS (stock it shoots about 400 FPS).
Since this rifle is a clone of the TM L96, it is compatible with TM L96 Parts only (so you can't use VSR compatible parts).
The main plastic parts are:
- BB Feed ramp
- Spring guide.
When I first shot this rifle, I noticed that it would lob the BB to the target, even with no hop-up, I soon found out that the notch for the hop-up arm was slightly too large. This meant that in order to be able to have the hop-up assembled, the arm would be pushing the hop-up rubber fully
into the barrel, causing a tremendous hop with no hop-up. I fixed this by filing down the notch that the arm rested in, therefore allowing the arm to fit nicely into the notch.
Afrter a while (I believe it was 3 months), The stock 1st sear cracked, causing the rifle to slam-fire, as of right now, I only know of two places that sells the 1st sear, they are:
This was very frustrating for me to find, and it took three months for ehobby to get it back in stock. Once I recieved the 1st sear, the rifle has worked perfectly.
3. Should I get this gun?
- Cheaper than a TM
- Reliable with only minor upgrading (so far I've only replaced the 1st sear)
- Came with a good quality scope & bi-pod
- 400 FPS
- Not VSR compatible
- Plastic internals (piston & spring guide)
- Availability of parts
- Hop-up arm (maybe only mine :shrug
- 1st sear cracked easily
I believe that while it does have its problems, the M4402D is a great rifle. I was able to fix most of the problems easily. It has become my most reliable airsoft gun so far and has served me well in the 8 months that I have owned it.
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