L = Lock
+ = and (n)
L = Load
Over the past two months, I have designed and built a working replica of the Lock N' Load
As many of you know, the Lock and Load is a gun of increasing rarity. The price as of now seems to be floating at 30-40 dollars and will probably increase. I wanted to design a replica of the L+L that essentially grew off of the +bow. The L+L is, in a sense, a “little brother” of the +bow. It is intended to be built using the excess parts of a +bow to be cost effective. Many of the parts are extras and only $27.68 in costs is required to build one of these if you have extras from a +bow. Every part for this gun can be ordered from McMaster.com however, some of the parts can be picked up from a hardware store for less. I do not recommend building this gun if you have not already purchased parts for a +bow. In the parts list, the cost is outlined for both methods (with +bow parts, and without +bow parts) This guns intended use is as a secondary however it can outperform many primaries. It is very durable and looks pretty sexy with a +bow. This gun outperforms a modded LnL with no bungees or modding required.
L+L Rev 2
Rev 2 Plans include:
+Updated Construction Write-up
+Updated parts list. "Build an L+L for under $10.00?!?!"
L+L Rev 1
Rev 1 Plans include:
11/18/08: Revised Catch Mechanism and Parts list.
11/29/08: Templates updated (re sized to correct size)
1/18/09: Catch Mechanism revised
1/23/09: Rev 2 Plans Released!
L+L REVISIONS/ MODIFICATION DIRECTORY
+Rev 1.5 Revised templates in "eco-friendly" format.
+Tweaking Modification to plunger rod, plunger, barrel setup.
+Initial Review A review of the gun and some revisions/suggestions.
+L+L CS Slug's twist on the L+L.
Cost Overview (REV 2)
1. Building gun with leftovers from the construction of 1 +bow. = $6.88
2. Building gun without leftovers (purchasing all new parts) = $67.09
I hope you understand the point I am trying to make here.
Barrel: 1/2in CPVC nested in 1/2inPVC
Range: 85 feet
Barrel length: 4in
If you are having any problems downloading any of these, post stating the software you are opening it under and what the error is.
If you find any errors in the write-up or partslist, post them stating the problem clearly and I will address it.
I would also like to state that I did get permission from CaptainSlug to modify his templates for my design, and I would like to thank him for giving me permission and inspiration.
I encourage many of you to build this gun and if you do, post pictures. Feel free to modify designs and share with the community.
A side of nerf
Edited by A side of nerf, 14 March 2009 - 06:46 AM.