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#1 sidamazo

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

I have modded my longshot several times. I've opened it and closed it atleast ten+ times to mod it and i have never had a problem.

Right now though, the problem is i cant open it. I'm gonna move like in mid-september, and i need to be able to put the trigger back.

Here's the story: I decided one day that I wanted to finish modding my Ls. So i got a screwdriver and started
to open it. I finally go to the last screw when to my horror, it was striped. I almost started
to cry. ( just kidding about crying) I did use the search engine, but whatever was listed as a
solution to joeyagrls problem proved useless here. :blink:

The screw is right on top, so it will not be a problem to reach it.



Thank you for all your help.
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#2 analogkid

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:02 PM

Kill it with fire?

Did you try to superglue a screwdriver to the head of the screw? You can drill it out or use an extractor bit too. I think these techniques were discussed on joeyagrl's thread. There isn't really any other ways I don't think. Of course, someone else might know something.

EDIT: Forgot about hammering a flathead into the screw and turning it out.

Edited by analogkid, 19 August 2008 - 12:20 PM.

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#3 CaptainSlug

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:07 PM

Screw extractor bits
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Or just drill the head off of the screw if it's not in an important location.

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Edited by CaptainSlug, 19 August 2008 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:08 PM

Did you try to superglue a screwdriver to the head of the screw? You can drill it out or use an extractor bit too. I think these techniques were discussed on joeyagrl's thread. There isn't really any other ways I don't think. Of course, someone else might know something.


Superglue a screwdriver: yea ... my hands got stuck together, and it didn't work.

Use and extractor bit: I'm really low on money= 6$. Yes i know I'm poor, relax im only 13.

Joeyagrls thread: yea I mentioned that i looked at that page, but it didnt help. hence the thread I have made.


Thanks for the link slug, but I read that already and this isn't a useless thread. I've used the search engine and tried everything on joeyagrls thread.

Edited by sidamazo, 19 August 2008 - 12:10 PM.

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#5 imaseoulman

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:13 PM

One option, as a last resort, is cutting the screw. An extractor bit is probably the best idea, but once I just ended up using my Dremel with a cut off wheel and cutting the screw in half at the seem of the two parts.
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#6 CaptainSlug

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:15 PM

Thanks for the link slug, but I read that already

Then continue improving your capitalization and punctuation usage. And do not use shorthand text.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 19 August 2008 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:16 PM

Take a flathead screwdriver if you aren't already using one, and push down really hard and turn. I've always found that flathead screwdrivers are better. If you already are using a flathead screwdriver and it is striped, I don't know what to do besides the methods above.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:51 PM

If the screw being on top means that it is located on the accessory rail, you could just cut off that section. I did this on a particurarly annoying screw on the slide of my Scout. Or, find a drill bit that fits into the hole where the screw is and drill it out. This method has opened many a thing held together with stripped screws for me.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:28 PM

Not to rub it in, but this is the EXACT reason it's important to have a screwdriver that fits the screws instead of one that's too big/small.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

A tip for the future, dont tighten the screw so hard that when it's time to remove the screw again you won't damage it.
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#11 Foam Shooter

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:09 PM

On my Hornet a few screws were stripped and I just wanted the air tanks. I just cut a circle around the screws and it worked. I'll go take a picture of it if I can find it.
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#12 roboman

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 05:46 PM

Just drill the head off of the stripped screw with a regular drill bit. I did that on a NF once, and it worked perfectly.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:05 PM

Foam_shooter: thanks for the pics, it was helpful to see that.
Slug: I really don't know what shorthand text is. So if you can, explain.

I'm going to try to do all those methods tommorow and ill post some pics if it works.

Thanks again for all your help.

Edited by sidamazo, 19 August 2008 - 08:06 PM.

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#14 bogboogalars

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

Google is your friend

I believe that is what slug meant.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:27 PM

Superglue a screwdriver: yea ... my hands got stuck together, and it didn't work.


You might want to wear some latex gloves while you are using strong glues; a good source would likely be a nearby dollar store. That way, if you make a mess with your glue, only the fingers of the glove will be stuck together. As an added bonus, you don't have to worry about washing your hands afterwords ^_^ . If you don't know what I'm talking about, though I'd imagine you do, here's a pic... Posted Image
I also use these when spray painting my Nerf guns, as it is quite easy to accidentally spray your hands.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:12 PM

but if you don't paint your fingers, how will everyone know you did the modding? ^_^

drilling off the screw head should work if you are carefull and dont go too far.

I usually jam something between the two halves so that as soon as the head is drilled through, the gun will pop apart and let you know to stop.

make sure you drill fairly slow and use a good sharp bit. too fast or too dull and the heat will make the screw melt into the plastic.

depending on the screw and the thickness of the plastic, there might even be enough screw left sticcking up that you can use pliars to remove it and get another screw to replace it.

any time you scrap a toy, make sure you save all the springs and screws, same with dead electronic items, they're usually loaded with springs and tiny screws.

get an old pill bottle to hold all those little parts, easiest way to keep them handy.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

You might want to wear some latex gloves while you are using strong glues; a good source would likely be a nearby dollar store. That way, if you make a mess with your glue, only the fingers of the glove will be stuck together. As an added bonus, you don't have to worry about washing your hands after words happy.gif . If you don't know what I'm talking about, though I'd imagine you do, here's a
I also use these when spray painting my Nerf guns, as it is quite easy to accidentally spray your hands.



Mr tubb.: Yea i know about them. After I accidentally, glued my hands together, i saw a box of latex gloves,
which, are interestingly enough, not made of latex... Thanks, for the tip, either way.

drilling off the screw head should work if you are careful and don't go too far.
I usually jam something between the two halves so that as soon as the head is drilled through, the gun will pop apart and let you know to stop.
make sure you drill fairly slow and use a good sharp bit. too fast or too dull and the heat will make the screw melt into the plastic.
depending on the screw and the thickness of the plastic, there might even be enough screw left sticking up that you can use pliers to remove it and get another screw to replace it.
any time you scrap a toy, make sure you save all the springs and screws, same with dead electronic items, they're usually loaded with springs and tiny screws.
get an old pill bottle to hold all those little parts, easiest way to keep them handy.


thedap: Thanks for the tips on how to get it out, I guess I will try to open it with the methods everyone has
given me. As for your tip about the pill bottle, that is really going to help, as i already have a
maverick shell's screws and now my longshot screws.


CaptainSlug: Wat the hell. I mean thanks for the tip, but do you have to look through my posts, to find one
little mistake. I forgot to use the spell check after I wrote that sentence, whoop-dee-doo.






Thanks for the help, I'll post some feedback after I'm done, and maybe some pictures, too.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:29 PM

If it is close to the edge stick the blade from a hack saw in between the two shells and cut through the screw. I did this on my FF and it worked.
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#19 sidamazo

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:50 AM

Hey guys, thanks for the help.


It worked with the hacksaw method, after like 10 continuous minutes of working at it. And,I did a
semi-paintjob. After putting it back together,though, the catch in the gun, wouldn't work right. I think
It's because of the spring on the end of it. I'll fix it tomorrow, and I'll post some PICS.





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