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#1 ilzot

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:25 PM

First post on NerfHaven. Woohoo. I guess Iíll start it off well, with a mod, of course.

In this mod, youíll be doing a well known Recon mod: housing an extra spring. The difference between this mod and the other ones is that the stock will still be removable. Itís a simple mod that will never even allow your internals (besides the plunger tube) to see the light of day, and the materials used to make it are found in almost every house.

Inspiration for this came when I was gluing something down in school, and thought about Nerf Guns, and Crayola barrels came to mind. I though, ďHmmm. What would be a good mod for my new Recon?Ē I looked at my glue stick and scribbled down a plan. I got home that day, did it in 10-15 minutes, and loved my Recon.

Ok, for this mod youíll need:


A Phillips head screwdriver

A FAT Elmerís glue stick

A hacksaw

A miter box (optional for straight cuts)

Electrical tape or maybe duct tape

A smaller spring of your choice (canít use one much longer than 2.8 Ė 3 inches)

A quarter

A second/third generation Nerf Recon (? donít if I have second or third. Well. Just one with the full length black cover on the plunger tube, with just a small slit on the end thatíll appear orange if the gun is primed.)

1. First, before you even do this mod, I recommend doing the following mods, as
theyíre all great and will add to the overall performance of your Recon.

http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=10436
http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=10444
http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=10498

I recommend also stretching your Recon spring.

2. Ok, so, youíre done all those mods. First things first, unscrew your black plunger cover off of your gun. Put it in your miter box. Saw off the VERY end of it (the end facing the stock with the small n-shaped slit in it.) Donít saw off more than 2/16 of an inch.

3. Next, grab your Elmerís glue stick. Take off the cap and twist the bottom counter-clockwise until you can pull out the actual stick of glue.

4. Take your glue stick and saw off at the red lines:

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5. Punch out the corkscrew, however you can. I used a hammer and a screwdriver:

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6. Next, take your two pieces so far (sawed cover and glue stick) and sand them as even as possible. Using your tape, wrap these two together tightly with several layers. And I mean a lot of layers, as in around 9. I used an electrical-type tape, but had some coarseness to it. Watch out, if you donít wrap it enough, it can actually blow the glue stick piece right off of the cover.

7. Take your quarter and place it on the end of the glue stick-piece. Wrap that with tape to close it off. You should now have a thick, longer plunger tube cover. Make sure your stock is off, and pop a spring in your new cover. Screw it back onto your gun

8. Youíre almost done. Using this diagram, unscrew these screws on your Reconís stock:

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Take off that piece.

9. Congrats! Youíre done. Your stock is now removable, without getting rid of the added spring functionality! I did this mod over a normal spring add on because of its cleanliness, the no-stock functionality (as I thought that with no stock, itís cool to have a pistol-sized LongshotÖ) and it basically looking the same.

[c]~Random pictures~

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Cover in comparison to old cover

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Finished gun with stock

Any suggestions to editing this mod is appreciated! Enjoy!
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... to be able to get a better burst or sustained fire, rather than blowing the whole load at once.


#2 Darth Tom

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:33 PM

If you're looking for ideas, I'd try to find a way to put that piece on the stock back on. I think it added quite a bit of structural support. I think your best bet would be to cut a hole into those pieces, that way the new gluestick addition could still fit, but you'd retain the added support.
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#3 ilzot

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

Yeap. I was trying to think of some way to go about doing this, but I'm dremel-less, wich is really the only way I could think of doing this, besides a big drill bit. It's very sturdy, also.
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... to be able to get a better burst or sustained fire, rather than blowing the whole load at once.


#4 Drew is nerfing

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:32 PM

that is not a good idea...That would make your stock EXTREMELY flimsy. And with 2 springs in that gun, I'm sure after repeated use your stock would break. Mine has a reinforced and weighted stock, and even then the stock still bends a tad when I prime the gun. I would suggest using some foam, or even just tape to strengthen it a bit.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

that is not a good idea...That would make your stock EXTREMELY flimsy. And with 2 springs in that gun, I'm sure after repeated use your stock would break. Mine has a reinforced and weighted stock, and even then the stock still bends a tad when I prime the gun. I would suggest using some foam, or even just tape to strengthen it a bit.

What did you reinforce your own stock with foam? If you did than of course it will bend. Instead use what I use 22gauge steel. It will never bend again.
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#6 ilzot

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:00 PM

Wait. What? The stock is in no way attatched to the plunger tube. It goes directly to the gun. Also, it's very strong plastic. We were talking about bending if, say, you fell and landed on it. The stock doesn't move as it in no way, shape, or form takes any push from the gun. Besides right at the bottom of the plunger tube casing, the stock doesn't even touch any part of the gun.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

The stock is two very thin plastic rods. When you have it shouldered, the force created when you cock the gun warps the stock. With the added spring and the removed central support, the stock might become too flimsy and break when you cock the gun.

Hell, when I am aiming the gun it usually warps a bit.

And this might work better with First Gen Recons since it already has a hole in the stock.
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#8 ilzot

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:41 PM

Mmk, I get what you're saying. They look very thin, but even if I cock it back and even harder, it won't even buckle. It might just be my stock, but it's pretty strong. Also, it's surprisingly easy to cock.
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... to be able to get a better burst or sustained fire, rather than blowing the whole load at once.


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:39 PM

The stock is two very thin plastic rods. When you have it shouldered, the force created when you cock the gun warps the stock. With the added spring and the removed central support, the stock might become too flimsy and break when you cock the gun.

Hell, when I am aiming the gun it usually warps a bit.

And this might work better with First Gen Recons since it already has a hole in the stock.

That's exactly what I was trying to say, thanks for clearing that up for everyone that didin't understand

What did you reinforce your own stock with foam? If you did than of course it will bend.


Not expandible foam. You put it on the stock, it expands to fill the space between the two thin plastic bars, it then hardens, and makes the stock much sturdier. I suggest it to anyone who has a flimsy stock.
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#10 Vinnie D

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:41 AM

If you have a short plunger recon, it's the perfect length to just place the spring against the mid section of the stock. If you bolt the tube to the rods of the stock it should actually help to reinforce the stock. Though it is cool to see one more variant on this mod. Glue sticks are just the right size.
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#11 ilzot

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:41 PM

If I didn't tape a quarter to the back for more uniformity, than the midsection of the stock could have been left in. I just thought it looked odd to have a hole in the back. Also today, I rested the stock against my shoulder and cocked back as hard as I could and continued to pull back even after it was primed, and the stock didn't bend or anything. You'd have to sit on the stock for it to break, and even then, you'd have to be fat.
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... to be able to get a better burst or sustained fire, rather than blowing the whole load at once.



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