Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Forum for those interested in accurate Vietnam impressions and re-enactment using Airsoft. This is not a political or historical section, discussions will be limited to the gear and guns appropriate for the era and theme based games.

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Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Erik » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:41 pm

V.C/N.V.A.
AK47
KAR 98
MP-40
RPK
SVD
MG-42

US Regular Forces
M870 Shotgun
M16A1/ VN
M1 Carbine
M79
M60
M14
M700
XM177
M1A1 Thompson
Browning Automatic Rifle
M1 and M2 carbines
M3A1 grease gun
M21 sniper rifle
M1911A1
.38 S&W Model 10
M1 Garand

US Special Operations Forces - SEALs, Special Forces, Marine Recon units
(All US weapons, plus these)
HK G3-used only by US Navy SEALs
MAC-10

It goes without saying that enemy weapons were used by both sides.

Criteria for listing here:
Posts about Vietnam weapons without these criteria will be deleted.
1. Must be a commercially available Airsoft gun. If you suggest an addition to this list, please mention who makes the gun.
2. Must have a minimum of 3 separate historical references to support your suggestion. These can be photos or articles online or in print.
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Chadwick » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:06 pm

the type 56 was seen far more often than the AK47 made by realsword.
So, as Woodstock rocked on and the boomers got all wild on their weed, the M16 continued to be, and continues to be, the military's weapon of choice - for some weird, unexplainable reason

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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Yoroiden » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:19 am

SEALs
Harrington & Richardson T223 Rifle (licensed early-type HK33)
Classic Army CA33 (old style handguard is best)

http://img284.echo.cx/img284/5756/seals02b6lu.jpg

http://img284.echo.cx/img284/9690/seals01b8rn.jpg

Hunters & Shooters: An Oral History of the U.S. Navy SEALs in Vietnam, By Bill Fawcett
http://books.google.com/books?id=R2xpbi ... m3Rs&hl=en
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Post by Lord Ashtaroth » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:40 am

NICE work Yoroiden!
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Post by Protagonist » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:55 pm

i ve been wanting to get and M14 for a while so i can join and just to have one. where should i get it.
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Yoroiden » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:38 am

Protagonist wrote:i ve been wanting to get and M14 for a while so i can join and just to have one. where should i get it.
Where can't you get an M14? Google works well to compare prices.

Heck, there's a SALES section around here somewhere...
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Post by Chaser » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:35 am

From that search function, you'll find that a large number of places have the G&G M14 listed for sale relatively cheap in comparison to the release price. Do a search to see if its along the lines of what you want as far as quality and performance expectations, but its not a bad weapon from what I've heard from a number of people.
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by JohnCunningham » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:59 pm

The American snipers used Winchesters or M14s, while NK snipers generally used old Russian Mosin Nagants, so those rifles would be acceptable for sniping weapons.

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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Tank » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:21 am

JohnCunningham wrote:The American snipers used Winchesters or M14s, while NK snipers generally used old Russian Mosin Nagants, so those rifles would be acceptable for sniping weapons.
While the Winchester Model 70 was used as a sniper rifle by the USMC in Vietnam, M14s technically were not. The XM21 and M21 were used and are variants of the M14 they are not a standard M14.
Other sniper rifles used by the US in Vietnam are M40 and Remington 1903A4 although the latter saw very limited use.

Now that said, the only ones available in airsoft form are M40 and M21(although not a production gun, it's easy enough to make one out of an M14.)

There currently is not any model 70s, 1903A4s, or Mosin Nagants available other than custom builds. The only "bad guy" sniper rifles available in airsoft are the SVD and Kar98.
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Post by JohnCunningham » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:30 am

Tank wrote:
JohnCunningham wrote:The American snipers used Winchesters or M14s, while NK snipers generally used old Russian Mosin Nagants, so those rifles would be acceptable for sniping weapons.
While the Winchester Model 70 was used as a sniper rifle by the USMC in Vietnam, M14s technically were not. The XM21 and M21 were used and are variants of the M14 they are not a standard M14.
Other sniper rifles used by the US in Vietnam are M40 and Remington 1903A4 although the latter saw very limited use.

Now that said, the only ones available in airsoft form are M40 and M21(although not a production gun, it's easy enough to make one out of an M14.)

There currently is not any model 70s, 1903A4s, or Mosin Nagants available other than custom builds. The only "bad guy" sniper rifles available in airsoft are the SVD and Kar98.
Ah, well yeah it was a modified M14. I just know about it from reading the Marine Sniper book. Too bad there are no airsoft Mosin Nagants; I like those guns.

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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Yoroiden » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:34 am

KTW makes both Mosin-Nagants and 1903 Springfields, IF you're prepared to spend around $1000 on a gun that only lists at around 270 fps...
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Tank » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:51 am

I'd say those are pretty much custom guns though. They're pretty limited production aren't they?
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Post by Yoroiden » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:54 am

At that cost I figure they're limited. Just pointing out that if someone REALLY wanted one...
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Lord Ashtaroth » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:49 pm

I've found some information that the UZI might have been used, anyone else know of UZI's being used (not counting wikipedia :? )?
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Shady-Cadence » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:02 pm

There is some evidence to back this up. I have seen forum banter saying such. I have also seen two pictures:
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caption speaks for the photo. If I find another picture, I will request it be added to the list.

Here's a source for more info: http://www.vietnamairsoft.com
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Lord Ashtaroth » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:04 pm

That's actually the source I saw Shady :D

I only lurk on those boards, I'm not a member. I am seriously considering driving to one of those events like the Missouri Recondo school if they do another one. It's only around an 8-9 hour drive.
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Re: Airsoft Guns for Vietnam Re-enactment

Post by Shady-Cadence » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:31 pm

I'm a member. I didn't know they did a Recondo in MO, the only one I know of takes place in WA. This year it's in August, I'm going to try to make it.
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