1: It's poor stock range.
2: It's tendency to jam.
3: Basic shell mods (CPVCed shells) do little to help the range.
4: Catch is very weak and so is the shell ejection system.
5: It has a very weak spring.
6: The long barrel catches on the dart frequently and sends it out of control, killing the range
7: People always tend to break it as they tried to open it (though it was as easy to open as an NF for me)
Now, in NO WAY does this mod make it a primary worthy weapon, but it greatly increases the range while keeping the gun easy to wield and to cock the lever on it.
Anyway, here's what you'll need in all for this mod:
Disk Shot/ Old NF spring
Phillips head screwdriver
That picture also shows what the gun looks like open, so let's get started!
Step 1: Barrel minimization
Easy, all we need to do is cut the stock barrel down to the very front of the foregrip, here's how that looks
That was simple, now let's head to step two
Step 2: Better springs
Now the stock spring isn't too good on it's own, but I had a spare Disk Shot spring laying around when I did this.
Here they are side-by-side
Here they are nested together
Now place them back on to the plunger rod and fit on the cocking rod that connects to the lever and put the metal rod through the holes where they connect (you'll get it when you see it), like so
Step 3: Re-assembly
Now it's time to put our RFR back together, here's a pic of the peices fit in
Now, screw the gun back together and test it out, I think you'll be satisfied
Sorry about that crappy last pic, but it was late, I was tired and that was actually the best picture of all of them that I took. I slapped in a 1/2" PVC barrel after that to increase range a bit and give it more of a rifle look to it (longer barrel)
69' (good dart, wind picked up a tiny bit)
I hope you liked this. As I said before, it's nothing big, but it's better than it was stock.
You may want to know this, but reinforcing the catch would be a good idea as well, it's pretty weak. I am also working on a brass breach and uber reinforcements for it, because once the breach is done, I'm going to place an industrial spring or two in it.
Edited by deaddumpster, 01 December 2007 - 07:41 PM.