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#1 Airsoftguy

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hey guys! Just got these in today via USPS from eBay. I paid almost $300 for these. I'm sure they are real KWA M18c's. They both fire great and have little wear.

They came with:
Serpa Level 3 Blackhawk holsters (left and right holster plus belt mounts, etc)
Threaded and original barrels
Flash hiders

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They have the hole for filling gas in the magazine plate too. They also have no trigger saftey or trades anywhere besides the serial numbers "CQB911US"

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1st M18c:

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2nd M18c:

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As you can see they both don't have trades (this one even has the "Made In Taiwan" sticker!)

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The magazines are pretty new I'm curious if these were the original magazines

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The only trades or markings are on the threaded outer barrels "IS 2004 *G-Lock" and the serial numbers on the rails "CQB911US"

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Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!

!!!UPDATE!!!

Just field stripped it and all I can say is wow!
The internals look brand new! Either they were replaced or the previous owner just had them stored in his closet for years.

From this picture you can probably still see the adhesive or thread lock that was used on the Philips screw that holds the blowback unit to the slide (the glue kind of smears to the right of the Philips). This is present on both slides. Which tells me that they are the original blowback units because the philips screws have no sign of stripping or being fiddled with. Either this is too good to be true or the previous owner just locked them away for a long time.

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You can also see here that the hammer assembly has very little wear and the overall lower frame looks brand spankin' new.

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I don't know lol seems like a one in a million to me finding not one but two! KWA M18c's in this condition. Or would it be considered a 2 in a million? Lol

Edited by Airsoftguy, 06 March 2013 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

The only thing throwing me off is the "G" on the outter barrel.  Seems like an aftermarket outter to me.  Otherwise looks lagit from what I can tell in the pictures.  Can you show the back of the mags?  There should be round number indicators there.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

2 other quick things, yes you did do well assuming they work correctly.  And, note that the KWA M series can accept the integrated trigger safety found on KSC and the later ATPs.  In fact, the KWA Pro Shop used to sell the part as an upgrade which I have in my m19.  Also note the KWA made KSC slide and outer barrel.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Oh the G on the barrel is on the aftermarket threaded barrel. The original barrel has no trades

Here's a picture of the back of the mags:

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Awesome might hunt down some trigger safties in the near future!
Nice M19 by the way! Looks BEAUTIFUL!

Edited by Airsoftguy, 06 March 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

You've struck gold bud. I'm jealous. I got a KSC G18c from ehobbyasia which I was so happy to find out customs didn't seize it. It's practically the same thing but the KWAs have the rare factor. I would leave one of those bone stock and locked away for several years. Might be worth something. At least in my mind, I don't know much about collecter's value of airsoft, or much about anything.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:38 AM

View PostAirsoftguy, on 06 March 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Oh the G on the barrel is on the aftermarket threaded barrel. The original barrel has no trades

Here's a picture of the back of the mags:

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Awesome might hunt down some trigger safties in the near future!
Nice M19 by the way! Looks BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you.  Gold it is then!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

View PostBENboBEN, on 06 March 2013 - 10:39 PM, said:

You've struck gold bud. I'm jealous. I got a KSC G18c from ehobbyasia which I was so happy to find out customs didn't seize it. It's practically the same thing but the KWAs have the rare factor. I would leave one of those bone stock and locked away for several years. Might be worth something. At least in my mind, I don't know much about collecter's value of airsoft, or much about anything.
Lol don't be jealous. There's some on eBay that pop up here and there.
I was going to get one from over seas but I was afraid of it getting seized by customs so I'm glad I found these!
Yeah me neither but they might be worth more lol I'll try it!

View Postgcw360, on 07 March 2013 - 05:38 AM, said:

Thank you.  Gold it is then!
Yes! Lol I knew it wasn't too good to be true I kept doubting myself.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

as a person who has "a few" 18c's....    

wasnt sure which ones are real gold and which ones are me being the fool spending gold...   LMAO

when i go to get rid of them will ask you guys to fill me in.  great info!





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