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Adding A Flashlight To A Nite Finder

replacing the stock lazer with something better

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#1 durka durka

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

This is my first post. After finding this web site, I have became intrested in modding nerf guns. I thought it would be a good idea to replace that stupid stock lazer on the Nite Finder with something else like a flashlight.

First, I ripped out everything involving the lazer, including the part with the plastic lense.
I soon realized that simply sticking a small, cheap flashlight in the opening (when i took the box with the lense out htere was a hole). Also, the flashllight sticking out of the gun might create a cooler effect.

In order for this to work the flashlight had to be:

1. using 2 AA batteries. Watch batteries are annoying.

2. Able to turn on and off from the front. ( most of the flashlight will be inside the gun)

3. Able to have batteries replaced from the front.

once I found a flashlight like this, I needed to keep it from slipping out the front. The first idea that popped into my head was to wind E-tape around the flashlight untill it could fit where the lazer waas without falling out the front.

I am happy to say this worked, so I did not pursue a more professional way of securing the flashlight. I soon realized that a blue flashlight does not go good with a yellow Nite Finder. So I painted the orange parts red and the rest metallic silver.
sorry I can't provide pictures right now. If oyu are trying to do this modd and are confused, I will elaborate (there isn't much more that I could). This mod is perfect for night battles and not on the forums (I typed flashlight Nite Finder in the search engine and found nothing)

I hope you enjoy this mod!
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:29 PM

I could have sworn i've seen this, but maybe not. Good first post.
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#3 chalywong

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:51 PM

This can be easily done with one of the smaller maglites that runs off of AA's. All you need is small gauge wiring, a on/off switch and the front part of the maglite with the bulb in it. Glue the front part of the maglite in the hole where the pointer used to be. Then solder the wires right onto the bulb itself and solder that to the switch. The switch can be integrated into any part of the NF (I prefer the part right after the trigger so i can easily reach it with my index finger). After that take the wiring from the switch and wire that right on the battery posts that are already on the NF. With this mod you can use the battery compartment already on NF and have nothing sticking out of the gun for a clean look. I hope this was concise enough for you.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:13 PM

Already been done. . But nonetheless, good first post
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#5 durka durka

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:41 PM

Already been done. . But nonetheless, good first post





Oh. I didn't find it when I searched for it though. Thanks Chalywong. Ill have to try that if I redo or do this mod again.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:01 PM

You don't even need to get a whole maglight. All you need is the lamp and reflector assembly. Then you can take advantage of the existing battery holders and trigger-based switch, or you can go to Radio Shack and pick up a SPST switch.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

You don't even need to get a whole maglight. All you need is the lamp and reflector assembly. Then you can take advantage of the existing battery holders and trigger-based switch, or you can go to Radio Shack and pick up a SPST switch.

I did exactly that to my first NF, and it's not difficult at all. No pictures since it's in the process of moving to a Scout.
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