My friends and I play lots of nerf, and none of us have long range guns, which ticked me off!
Sure we have longshots, but i'm the only modder of the group and i hate modding ls, so i didn't for them.
One of my friends asked me to make him a gun, and paid me $40, because he knew i could do it.
So I went down to the hardware store, and after about a half hour of anoying the assistant (not intentonaly)
I decided what parts I needed, so I bought them (no shit).
I bought 3 feet of 3inch pc, 2 3inch pvc caps, 6feet half inch pvc, 1/2inch ball vaulve, a 3inch pvc elbow, a 3inch pvc t and 2 pieces that connected to make 3inch go to half inch (no idea what the were).
I also bought the blue kind of glue, (was suggested by the assistant) no idea wut it's called
anyway, I brought it all home and got to work.
First, I took a foot of the 3inch pvc, smothered it in glue and jammed the cap on it, with all my weight.
I did the same with the other cap and another 3inch pvc pipe.
After that, I took the first pvc (now with cap on it) and attached an elbo to it (with glue), which lead upward.
attached to the elbow, I put the t, facing down and out to both sides. I attached them by cutting the third peice of 3inch pvc to about 6 inch's, which worked quite well.
I attached the second pvc (with cap on it) at the left end of the t, so it was pointing the same way as the other capped pvc, and a shoulder would fit quite nicely between the 2 of them.
At the unused end of the t, i attached the peices that lead 3inch to half inch.
I cut 3 inch's of the 1/2inch pvc and attached the ball vaulve to the gun (not glued) so it can moved around depending on the person's prefrense thats using it.
I then cut 4 feet of the 1/2inch pvc and attached it to the other end of the ball valve, unglued, so the barrel is taken off to load a dart and put back.
I also bought a yellow bike pump, but it didn't use a rubber hose, it was some other material, so to prevent leaking, I wrapped some of it in ducktape.
I ducktaped it to the bottom of the gun, and drilled a whole in the elbow pvc and glued the pump hose inside the gun. I did this because i wanted to be able to have the user have everything he needs in one place, instead of having a pump somewere else that he'd have to go get (or she, my bad). besides, it less then 2 pounds, so whats the big deal.
The bottle of pvc glue i used said quick drying, but i wanted to be careful, so i let it sit for an hour before i fired it. At 16 pumps, it went 200 feet. I then pumped it 30 times and the ball vaule popped off, really load and scared the shit out of me. I decided not to pump it more then 20 times.
I would post many detailed pics, but i don't know how yet, so i'll show u my youtube video on it
anyway, i made this for my friend, but because it's my first, i decided to keep it and build him another one with my own money, cause i don't think i'll ever get it this perfect again\
I edited most of it, thanks for the avdice guys.
Edited by Pineapple, 01 February 2008 - 12:27 AM.