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.
The Excalibur Offspring is available in two colourways, Crimson and Midnight. Named after the Glatisant beasts own evil offspring, this model is an M4 variant perfect for CQB.
The front end features a 7.25" rail system (including the 'teeth') and a 6" outer barrel. A perfect example of a lightweight, short AEG for CQB. The rail system itself can accept keymod rails along the 7 sides. The Crimson model only allows for smaller rails as the keymod holes are limited the rear of the rail, whereas the Midnight model has rail slots going all along the whole system.
The upper receiver has the standard 20mm Picatinny rail on the top with the laser engraved 'T' number markings which continue onto the rail system. The forward assist, although dummy, still moves back and forth when pressed. A nice design feature compared to some fixed, moulded forward assists. The dust cover locks into place and flips down 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 lower receiver noticeably bears the 'Excalibur' logo laser engraved on the left side of the mag well. The bolt release, as mentioned before, releases the locking bolt plate. The fire selector settings are engraved with the standard 'Safe', 'Semi' & 'Auto' setting with a selector switch which clicks positively into place on each firing mode. The buffer tube is still only 1" (25mm) long but does feature the E&C (Exchange & Chrono) spring change system, proprietary to the Excalibur series rifles.
The main feature on the stock system of the Excalibur series is the E&C quick change spring system. As seen in the pictures, all you need to do to change the spring is unscrew the ring on the stock tube, rotate the stock tube 45 degrees and pull it off. After that unscrew the knurled screw at the back and the spring & spring guide will pop out. Be careful not to let it fly across the room, it may release with some force. Ultimately, this process only takes about 30 seconds.
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 E&C spring change system.
This model comes with a rather slim MFT type stock, but you can easily fit a 7.4v stick battery in the stock tube. To install the battery, simply pull the adjustment lever down and slide the stock off to gain access to the stock tube. The stock is adjustable between 6 positions which extend up to an extra 80mm giving you plenty of choice for a comfortable shooting configuration.
- Overall length: 590mm - 674mm
- Outer barrel length: 6"
- Inner barrel length: 180mm
- Average FPS: 335-340
- Thread size: -14mm
- Main body material: Aluminium
- Colour(s): Black/Red
- Magazine size: 300 High capacity magazine