Ok, so I had a stock nitfinder on hand, and decided I needed a trusty sidearm that wasn't ramroded, couplered, or breached. That left vaccum loading, and I came up with this:
Now let's get to work.
I know everyone here most likely knows what this gun looks like stock, but here it is:
And its internals:
Now what sets this aside from other nitefinder mods is that there is no need for any of these pieces:
That means no air restrictors to boar out, none to drill out, none to sand out, and no worrying about creating an airtight seal because of a having a ton of pieces to interlock together. This means you immediately have ensured vaccum loading, and itís actually a lot easier than other nitefinder mods. To start off, get yourself 4-5 inches of PETG (Mine was somewhere in between), and around 2 inches of thin wire or string. I found wire works best, and that is what I used. Take your wire and bend it around the edges of your PETG like so:
Then, take some e-tape and wrap one or two times around the base of the PETG in order to secure the wire and keep it in place. It should look like this:
Now for the original part of this mod. Take your e-tape and continue to wrap around the base of the PETG until it fits snugly in the plunger tube. If the e-tape extends a bit below the PETG, this is a good thing, because it will help to cushion the blow of the plunger head. Once it will fit snugly, squeeze a bit of superglue around the edge of the e-tape and slide it into the plunger so about half of the e-tape is in, and half is out. It should look like this:
You can also then wrap once or twice around the outside incase youíre worried about making a good seal, but it should already be perfect. Now I donít have any pics of the assembly of the plunger rod, because I took it from a finished nitefinder I already had, but here is a picture of it finished:
I used an industrial spring, a beastly catch spring I was able to find, added an o-ring, and put some e-tape under them both in order to insure a nice seal within the plunger. I also re-enforced the plunger head a bit with some epoxy and I believe I used a longer screw to attach the plunger head. Now lube it up and put it back in the plunger, youíre done with your barrel assembly. Now for minimization.
Take your shell and remove the entire laser piece:
Now that thatís out, what you want to do is just cut the shell along these lines:
Once youíve cut the shell, sand down the shell on both sides here until one of the ammo holders will fit vertically inside (mineís only in halfway, but you can chose for yours to be in all the way):
Then, I lost the picture somehow, but what you want to do is superglue one of the amo holders vertically into one side of the shell (only do this to one side because you want to still have the ability to reopen the shell if you choose to.
Once thatís done, congratulations, you can now close up the shell, and screw it all back together, because youíre done for now. Once itís all closed up, weíre going to be adding a secret amo compartment that will allow you to store one extra dart wellÖsecretly.
Take a pair of cutting pliers and snip off this little piece near the battery holder:
Donít cut off the whole thing, you still want a little bit there so the battery cover wonít swivel when you donít want it to. Now, what you need to do is take the battery cover. See those two screws in on there? Unscrew them and remove this piece:
Then screw that plate back on and youíre almost done. Screw the battery cover back on, and now to open your secret compartment, pull down on the back edge of the cover and rotate it to the side, which will open up and hold a Stefan very comfortably:
Almost done. Thereís one more thing to add to this mod thatís optional but makes a nice handy addition. I donít have pics of this part, but I will edit them in shortly. What you need to do is take a Mag Strike clip, unscrew the screws that you see in it, pop off the top cap, and then retrieve the belt clip itself. Youíll see that it steps down a few times on the clip. What you want to do is sand/cut those different levels off so itís flush on that side. Then, if youíre a righty, you superglue or epoxy this clip to the left black portion of your nitefinder (where it says NERF), and it can now clip onto your belt or pocket (If youíre a lefty, glue it on the right side).
Now youíre done. I hit around 60 with BB weighted stefans, and the pistol is also vaccum loading (A few fat darts I have occasionally only suck about halfway down the barrel, but they still fire fine. I was extremely happy with the results, so to me, it really was a revolutionary nitefinder mod.
By the way, I am in no way claiming credit for the clip addition, minimization, or vertical amo holder addition to the front of the pistol, but am for the new barrel replacement and secret amo compartment. I have seen the front amo holder addition done before, as well as the clip on the side, just not a write up.
Any comments are greatly appreciated, and questions are welcome.
Edited by diamondbacknf1626, 07 May 2009 - 08:24 AM.