Been going threw my ZB gun parts lately and decided to post some info on these guns since there seems to be a bit of confusion on them, and on how to tell them apart. I am by no means a expert on these so if you notice something that I post is incorrect please speak up. I am here to learn from others and hopefully some will learn from this post. Also I am hoping I will be able to complete some of my kits that are missing pieces from members here who have extra or wrong parts in their kits. And If I have extra that a member needs I might be able to trade parts for. I have heard that alot of these ZB kits were sold by the retailers mixed up with different parts that are NOT compatible with each other. CHECK your kits ! So I am going to begin with ZB barrels
Ok here are all 3 ZB barrels - differences are
ZB26 shallow cut out for extractor
ZB30 & ZB30J deep cut out for extractor
ZB26 NO gas adjustment collar
ZB30 & ZB30J has gas adjustment collars
All 3 have different flash hiders
ZB30J has "knurled section" under carry handle
ZB26 & ZB30 ribbed all the way
The ZB30 and ZB30J CANNOT be interchanged, gas port is at different position and thus op rods are different lengths
anybody else notice anything different ?
update- I have only heard (though never seen) that there were zb26 barrels made or modified for a gas adjustment collar. Can anybody confirm this ?
Currently I have plenty of ZB30J barrels and I am in the need of 1-2 ZB30 barrels, anybody have extra ZB30 barrel(s) willing to trade for ZB30J barrel(s) one for one same condition
Also I am in the need for a NICE ZB26 and ZB30 flash hiders