Marushin 1887 question

Discussion in 'Gas Powered Guns' started by Truedone14, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Truedone14

    Truedone14 New Member

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    I took slight interest in the marushin 1887 but the huge drawback is the fact that it is like 180 fps. But that is if you use hfc134a gas and since it Isent blowback why not use green gas? I am aware of the fact that it is a Japanese gun. But what parts would wear?
     
  2. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    Blowback does not really play a role in this. What is most important is the fact that the interals won't most likely be able to handle the pressure.

    What parts would wear: valves, o-rings, nozzle, etc.
     

  3. Truedone14

    Truedone14 New Member

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    Couldn't I just upgrade those parts?
     
  4. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    The gas chamber can't handle the pressure of Green Gas/Propane for extended periods by design (Japanese law).

    If you could find someone to make a more robust chamber, then perhaps it would be worth doing, but the expense will likely be prohibitive.
     
  5. Truedone14

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    Would you even recommend the m1887? 180 fps is extremely low.
     
  6. Shiftyshooter

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    Well, I believe that it is more of a showpiece than a skirmisheable gun.
     
  7. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    It's skirmishable.

    It's an 8mm gun, though, so 180 FPS (assuming with .33g 8mm ammo) is more than sufficient.

    My old NBB 8mm Marushin Desert Eagle was around the 180-200 range and was quite effective at CQB ranges.
    People KNEW they'd been hit with that monster BB.
    At longer ranges, though, you could dodge them if you saw them coming... Looked like a giant bumble bee coming at you.