Now, onto the overview.
Let's start with a photo, shall we?
Basically, the things that let the clip work broke. So I singled it with a CRAYOLA barrel. These mods don't use much other than tape, and a keyring, glue, and a pen. However, it does require extensive use of a dremel or some other sort of cutting/sanding tools.
Basically, there were 4 things that I did to this gun to make it what it is.
- I singled it. Simple enough. I intend to do the pen mod to it when I next open it
- Made the clip remain useable
- Made it cock it similar to a nightfinder without removing the ability to cock it with the cocking slide.
- Drilled a hole in the stock to accomodate the new cocking method.
The first one was easy enough. I just took my crayola, dremeled it out, hot glued it to the original barrel. To finish it, I wrapped a layer of etape around the crayola, and a small part of the original barrel. When I next take it apart, Iím pen-modding it. Hereís a picture.
Next thing on the list is the clip. When the pieces to make the clip broke, I was sorely disappointed. So I thought up a way to make it useable on a singled recon. I basically dremeled out some grooves to match the large pieces of the clip. Now it can only come out a millimeter at most. However, it was difficult to get this to work right, because I had to keep testing the fit, so as to not be overzealous in my widening of the reciever pieces. Some pictures.
Now to explain how I made it cock differently. First, I unscrewed the back of the cocking rod. Then, I got a larger screw. Make sure it sticks out at least 2-3mm. Get your keyring and wrap the tape in a way so it wonít fall off. Wrap the tape around the rod where the screw goes through. When youíre done with that, just put the screw in and tighten it up. Make sure the screw goes all the way in. It should look something like this when done.
Now all you have to do is drill a hole in the stock with a Hole Saw Bit ( I believe thatís what itís called.)
It looks like this when the gun is cocked. Goes right into the stock.
Thanks for looking. If I get enough requests, I guess I will try to make an actual write-up. Though no promises. I opened and closed this thing enough times to last me a lifetime.
Questions? Comments? Flames?
P.S. Sorry for the pictures. They were taken with my webcam.
EDIT>> Sorry, boltsled didn't break. Other pieces did.
Edited by Bonzipon, 13 February 2009 - 06:43 PM.