DOUBLE EAGLE M83A1 (ORANGE)
- 38~40 Round Low-Cap Mag
- Adjustable Hop-Up
- ABS Body
- Free Accessories!
- Adjustable Stock
STARTER WEAPON - NOT SKIRMISHABLE
The most popular, and bestselling starter weapon we offer - The M83, A replica of the US M4A1 the M83
is a 1:1 scale starter weapon complete with the free attachments you can expect from all of Double Eagle's
starter range, This weapon is exactly the same as the M83B2, with a different stock - aside from that the two
weapons are identical.
Because the M4 is such a popular weapon in airsoft, starting out on one is a sensible move - this allows the player
to get used to the feel and size of an M4 before choosing their first skirmish rifles (Typically something from the SRC
Dragon range, for M4 users) This also gives the user a chance to familiarise themselves with the different available
attachments and to develop their own shooting style, e.g. some may prefer to use the vertical grip, where others
would not - some players prefer to use an optic, others prefer iron sights - by choosing a starter package that gives
you the opportunity to try out these options before choosing a skirmish rifle will allow you to then pick a rifle more
suited to your play style for use on the airsoft battlefield! (note: the carry handle is removable to mount the scope)
As with all the Double Eagle starter range, the build quality of this weapon is not bad - the receiver feels solid enough
to withstand a few knocks and bumps, and the stock and buffer tube feel very solid locked to any of the positions.
The only common issue with the M83, is that the extended barrel and mock suppressor are only attached by plastic
threads, so please be careful when using these as knocking them off a wall WILL cause them to snap off the threads.
IN THE BOX:
Battery Pack (7.2v - DO NOT USE HIGHER THAN THIS)
Red Dot Sight
Unjaming Rod + Loading Tube
Safety Glasses (NOT DESIGNED TO BE DIRECTLY SHOT AT, ONLY TO PROTECT FROM RICOCHET)
Sample BB's (around 100)
SPARE MAGAZINES CAN BE FOUND (HERE)
Magazine: 40 Round Low-Cap
Measured velocity: 250Fps
Hop-Up: Fully adjustable
Fire mode: Single/Full Auto
Body material: Polymer
Barrel type: Metal
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Posted by jamie on 30th Apr 2014
I am likening the pictures and I am getting this On Saturday looks good for
my first airsoft gun will send review when trsted
Posted by Jack on 29th Nov 2013
Being constructed completely out of ABS plastic and shooting at around 250fps the gun is nothing special but is extremely realistic and is great for target practice in the back garden. It comes with some nice attachments but they are very cheap and just about half of them broke within two weeks of getting the gun. As the saying goes you get what you pay for as it is a cheap gun being at the price of £44.99. I would highly recommend this gun for beginners and for target practice.
Posted by Mat on 20th Jun 2013
For the price, it's alright I suppose, but I was expecting it to be a bit better...
I also have a DE M85, which has exactly the same internals as the M83, so some of the review comments here apply to both guns.
The look of the gun is great, although the colouring of the gun that I received is more like the picture of the M83 B2 on this site, with a black body and orange handle, rather than the orange body and black handle in the pictures above - I think it looks great and think it looks better than the pictures above. It feels good when you are holding it too. However, it does feel cheap. The Mags only hold around 40 bb's, so low capacity for an AEG by all accounts (I knew this before ordering, but when you empty a mag in a few seconds in full auto, it can get a little frustrating).
The tactical stock on this M83 A1 is a great feature and is the reason I chose this over the M83 B2 version with the fixed stock (even though that version would have been £5 cheaper). The stock itself feels fairly sturdy, and the adjustability is a great feature.
The scope is ok and has two brightness levels and would add some 'fun' to using the gun, if it were not for a fundamental design flaw: The handle and fixed front sight on the M83 stop you from being able to use it (Look at the pictures above, you'll see what I mean)!! It is also made from cheap plastic, so not sure how long it would last.
The mock suppressor is also made from cheap plastic and how it attaches to the gun is ok - certainly better than the design of the suppressor on the M85. However, care still needs to be taken, as it looks like it could break off if knocked against a tree or wall, or if dropped. It also comes with an all-orange barrel extension that you can attach instead of the suppressor - I prefer the look of the mock suppressor, so have fitted that.
The sling is good, although the clips on the sling to attach it to the gun are a bit thin and weak and don't inspire confidence.
The safety goggles that are supplied are rubbish - the lenses are slightly "rippled", so distort your view quite badly - I would recommend getting different safety goggles (Always wear safety goggles when playing with bb/airsoft guns!!).
The biggest problem I have had is with the mags and how they seem to struggle to feed bb's into the gun. I ordered a second mag too, and it is exactly the same with both... The spring in the mags just doesn't seem to be strong enough to consistently feed bb's heavier than .12g into the gun (This could be a weak spring, or "stiction" from poor build and materials, or a combination of both)... With .20g bb's you can forget about filling the mag up and expect it to fire them. I have (with both mags) only been able to load around 10-15 .20g bb's in order to get it to fire consistently. Any more than that loaded into the mag and it just seems to struggle to push them up. I have been using Fireball .20g Biodegradable bb's, so this can't be blamed on cheap imperfect bb's. With Fireball .12g bb's it works fine with a full mag. I have had exactly the same issue with the M85 and the mags on that gun, so I assume that the mag internals are much the same between the two guns, even though the mag externals are different.
The power/range and accuracy of this rifle do leave a bit to be desired and if I am honest left me a little underwhelmed. Compared to both my gas pistol (a SRC GG 104B Beretta 92 replica Gas pistol), and my Shotgun (a DE M56C pump action shotgun) - Both of which are more powerful, admittedly - The M83 is nowhere near as powerful nor as accurate.
All-in-all, I am not sure you could get a "better" AEG for this price, but perhaps saving up for a more expensive, and hopefully better gun may be a better idea.
Posted by Henry on 15th Jun 2013
Okay, now for those who claim this gun is amazing; try using it for more than a day. As an Airsoft repair and Upgrade tech I can tell you I see far too many of these come through my door. It's dreadful. Inaccurate, short-ranged and slow firing.
If you want a starting gun, this isn't the one for you. Go with the Bulldog A500, A cyma p022 or (If you can afford it) a Double Eagle M901c. The M901c is the best of these options, the only one you could even try and bring to a skirmish.
Mags are a unique. No other M4 mag's fit, which is bad as these mags are unreliable and brake easily.
It's weaker than a fly.
I can spit further than this shoots.
Accuracy? I'm sorry, but if you can even get it to fire properly then maybe I'll look at that.
And no, I NEVER repair these things. They've got full plastic internals and are not upgradable or repairable.
In short, if you want a half decent indroductory gun, you don't go with this gun. Pay more and get something that's actually worth your while. I use a ICS RIS AK47, costing around £400 with upgrades. The M901 and the A500 can both give me a run for my money when used correctly. So please, go spend more money. This site has some great higher level guns.
Posted by apple593 on 12th Jun 2013
a great gun worth £90 or more. great accurusy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.1 and don't forget this is one of a kind. no where eless can you get it. =)
Posted by An Airsoft player on 9th Jun 2013
There are many faults in this gun
Firstly the magazine cannot hold a lot of bbs
Secondly the fire rate is too high for the magazine
Then the bbs do not go very far
There are some good points
They give a free torch which is very useful for other things
There is also a free scope
Overall this bb gun is a high-end garden plinker.
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