Thanks go to A Side of Nerf for the original designs, and to CS for his suggestions in the original L+L thread that got me thinking about various aspects of this blaster.
So without further adieu, I give you the L+L Rev 1.5.
I made a lot of small adjustments to this edition, I gave up on a couple ideas and I added a couple new things, I'm including a bunch of pictures here for anyone else who wants to make one of these.
The plunger rod, I made one adjustment to this after this picture, I added a second notch about 2" further up, the notch as seen here does not compress the +Bow spring 100% and it was hurting ranges.
The plunger head, blatantly stolen from the +Bow Rev. 1. 1/4" Polycarb on the front, 1/8" on the back with enough flex room so that the washer can fit nicely into the plunger tube.
I went through several iterations of the catch mechanism, basically the top one followed the original templates and the botton one is the one I ended up using.
This is the final version, and this isn't 100% perfect to my satisfaction, but it's close and it works.
All put together
The catch mechanism, I used a slightly stronger spring than in Rev 1 and the cone-shape to it makes it a little more stable in place.
The gun cocked.
L+L without hte barrel, you can see that the spring rests on the 1/8" polycarb plunger head. You can also see some of the protruding screw heads, these are a problem to be dealt with later.
Different angle, you can see how the plunger fits into the rest of the works.
Edited by hereticorp, 17 November 2008 - 02:12 PM.