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#1 boisie

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

I aquired a Quickstrike from Vistagecko back in the fall, and had plans to CPVC it. I finally bit the bullet and did it, totally ruining any collectors value it had.

CPVC Quickstrike

Materials
- (2) 3in sections of CPVC
- Teflon Tape (E-tape is substitutable, but not recommended)
- Epoxy/Plumbers Goop/Super Glue
- Exacto Knife/Box Cutter/Razor Blade
- Scissors/Saw
- Drill

How To
1. You will start by removing all the attached items such as the arms and handle. The string on the arms was tied on for me, and easily undone. Cut it if you have to.

(I did the mod to one barrel to check feasability)
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2. Here you are going to remove the arrow post. I used Scissors, but you can use a saw. After, drill out the remaining orange plastic. I used a 1/4 in drill bit on the first barrel (Pre-modded)

On the second, the plastic cracked, allowing me to remove the post easily. It did leave me with a large crack on the edge though. This will be fixed in the next step.

Also, remove the little purple lip next to one barrel. I don't have a picture of this, but it should be fairly obvious. Sand it flat the the base of the barrel stubs.
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3. Wrap a fair amount of Teflon tape around the purple stub. If your stub cracked, just wrap it tightly until it goes back to the original form.
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4. Shove your CPVC stub on the post stub. Use a razor/box cutter/exacto knife to remove the excess Teflon Tape at the base of the barrel. It should look like this:
Extra Teflon-tape:
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Teflon Tape Removed:
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Then shove the barrel down until it meets the purple post base.

5. Remove the barrel and apply your adhesive.
No adhesive:
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Adhesive
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6. Push your barrels down and then run more adhesive over the outside until you are sure there are no gaps. This is for a second protecting seal. The Teflon tape should have been more than enough. This will also keep your barrels in place.
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7. Allow the adhesive to dry, and repeat for the other barrel.

I don't have ranges at the moment due to the weather. It's 10*F and snowing sideways outside. I do know it can go across my house though (~55 ft) I'd compare the springs to a first gen NF spring.

Next project is adding a clothspin trigger.

All pictures I took:
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Edited by boisie, 17 January 2009 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 03:15 PM

Nice work Boise. Iwould try 4in. barrels though.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:23 PM

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I'm kind of looking for some criticism here. I made this writeup so I could get some points on making my write ups better. Thank you.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

I love it when people mod the shitty guns!

You actually did pretty much everything right, you should put in a cocking mech (as you noted). Possibly better springs and a different barrel material.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

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I'm kind of looking for some criticism here. I made this writeup so I could get some points on making my write ups better. Thank you.


Okay then, all your pictures look the same to me. All you really had to say was: cut pegs off (Pic 1), wrap tape until barrel of choice is snug (pic 3), and glue barrels on (pic 9).
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:01 PM

I'm guessing the people who needed this would need the absolute step by step.
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#7 boisie

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:59 PM

You see, it is actually better this way because you get better airflow. Also it seems that a tighter barrel is best. I tried comparing petg and cpvc, and the petg barely hit my wall from twenty feet. Trigger mech will be coming along within the week. I have most of tomorrow free, cause I have just one final in the morning.
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