Arthurian Excalibur Series 'Veteran' AEG



Arthurian Airsoft


Arthurian Airsoft has released the 'Excalibur' range of AEGs with something for every player. The Excalibur AEGs are all full metal construction with numerous styles of external parts to compliment and individualise every variant.

Based on the original Colt M16, this model is not often seen on the market due to some very small details included with this model, but they make a difference to re-enactors and enthusiasts.

The front end of the Veteran has the classic triangular handguard made from polymer for a more comfortable and realistic feel.

The flash hider is the original, tri-pronged, tulip and made from aluminum. The front sight post is the 'A-frame' style with a bayonet lug which can accept most rubber/training M7 or M9 bayonets.

The upper receiver has a fixed carry handle on the top and adjustable rear sight, with a hole recessed for fixing the Colt 4x20 scope. Another touch added (or removed) is the lack of the forward assist button, much like the original 'VN' M16. The dust cover locks into place and flips down as standard when the charging handle is pulled, this also reveals the hop-up unit. When the mock bolt plate comes back, it locks into place so the user can easily adjust the hop-up without having to keep pulling the charging handle back. This can be released again by pressing the bolt stop on the lower receiver. The thread on the upper receiver is the standard thread size for most rails designed for airsoft AEGs, making customisation of the rail endless, although it may be considered heresy to do so on the Veteran.

The lower receiver noticeably bears the 'Excalibur' logo laser engraved on the left side of the mag well and the bolt release as mentioned before to release the locking bolt plate. The fire selector settings are engraved with the standard 'Safe', 'Semi' & 'Auto' with a standard selector switch which clicks positively into place with each mode. The buffer tube is 2" (50mm) long due to the fixed stock. It prevents the stock from coming loose and supports the weight in the rear.

Although this model is unable to have the E&C (Exchange & Chrono) spring change system, it does have a quick change spring guide and gearbox allowing you to change the spring out quicker than normal gearboxes. You will need to remove the gearbox from the body, but after that, it's as simple as turning the spring guide and carefully letting it out.

The Gearbox:

The gearbox is very well constructed with components you'd expect from most mid-range AEGs, however, the Excalibur series comes preinstalled with 8mm bearings, a 15 metal tooth piston, enhanced tappet plate and of course the quick spring change system.

The stock, like the handguard, is made from polymer and has a very solid feel to it. The rear stock plate is made from aluminum with an easy to open hatch, with plenty of space to insert a battery. The stock is spacious enough to fit a large type 9.6v NiMH battery, meaning fitting any other battery is very easy. The pistol grip is also of the original design making this a very nice replica of the original Vietnam M16, the only difference is that it comes with a 30 round style magazine instead of the short 20 round style we're all used to seeing.

To buy an airsoft weapon in the UK you must have a valid airsoft defence.

This is not a licence, it is basically just proof that you intend to buy an airsoft weapon for use in airsoft.

An airsoft defence could be a UKARA or membership with the British Airsoft Club, and various other forms of defence.

You can only obtain an airsoft defence once you are over the age of 18.

To get an airsoft defence the law is that you should play at least 3 games of airsoft, and that you must have been playing for at least two months.
You can still buy an airsoft gun without a defence, provided you are 18 or older. If you choose to do this we would, by law, two tone (paint in a bright colour) parts of your chosen weapon. This is because an airsoft gun is considered a RIF aka Realistic Imitation Firearm, because they are so close to the real steel, whereas when you paint parts of it in a bright colour it becomes an IF aka Imitation Firearm. The reason being that the bright colours make it look less realistic to the public, and therefor less likely to be mistaken as real, were it to be used for any other purpose than airsoft.

When you order a gun from us you will need to add your defence details in the comments section of the cart. If you do not have a defence you will need to write the colour that you wish to be used for two toning your airsoft weapon.

Here is what's stated in the VCRA (Violent Crime Reduction) Act:

For airsoft skirmishing, the Association of British Airsoft is putting in place arrangements to allow retailers to check that individual purchasers are members of a genuine skirmishing club or site. The key elements of these arrangements are:
1. new players must play at least 3 (three) times in a period of not less than two months before being offered membership
2. membership cards with a photograph and recognised format will be issued for production to retailers
3. A central database will be set up for retailers to cross-check a purchaser’s details
4. member’s entry on the database will be deleted if unused for 12 months.
The defence for airsoft skirmishing can apply to individual players because their purchase of realistic imitation firearms for this purpose is considered part of the “holding” of a skirmishing event.
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