Ra-tech parts for WE G series

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by Old Bloke, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Old Bloke

    Old Bloke Active Member

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    I already have the Maple Leaf bucking I key and barrel, which work very well, but I have noticed that Ra-tech makes other parts for the G series, including externals , and that they are made of steel.

    I was surprised to see they produce a steel slide and a steel barrel.

    Wouldn't steel be heavier than the pot metal used in the production gun? Maybe not. The old zinc slides are pretty heavy. I suppose it would depend on the thickness of the steel.

    How would the alloy rails in the frame cope with a steel slide running over them multiple times?

    What effect would a steel slide release or a steel barrel have on a soft alloy slide.

    And these steel parts are not cheap.

    Steel parts don't sound like a good idea to me unless everything is made of steel. Am I wrong?
     
  2. Guges Mk3

    Guges Mk3 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You are correct. Steel rubbing on soft alloy is not a smart thing to do. The harder unit will rub out the softer alloys, especially if the tolerances are tight...and you know about Airsoft tolerances...
     

  3. Old Bloke

    Old Bloke Active Member

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    Thanks for the confirmation.