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#1 ace of nerf

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:38 PM

Hey guys, here is a write-up on how to mod your dart tag blaster.

1) Take out all your screws. The screws in the cocking bar are different sized, so keep them separated. Here is what the internals look like.

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2) Take out the turret.

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3) Remove all screws from the back.

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4) Take apart your turret, here is what it should look like.

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5) Take these pieces out of the turret. The spring, and the three pronged disc. What is on the ground should be thrown away.

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6) Now take these pieces out of the turret.

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7) Use wire cutters to cut the prong. All you have left is the disc.

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8) Use sandpaper to sand down what's left of the prong.

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Here are your finished air restrictors.

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9) Put your air restrictors back into the turret.

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10) Take an ACE #49 spring and mark 1 inch from one end.

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11) Cut the mark so the spring is 1 inch shorter. Here is the finished spring.

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12) Now take these pieces out of the gun.

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Here are the parts taken apart.

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13) Take the old spring off. ( Keep it, it works wonders in mavericks.) Put the cut down #49 spring on. Here is a photo of the plunger rod with the new spring.

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Edited by ace of nerf, 27 May 2009 - 10:41 PM.

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#2 ace of nerf

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:40 PM

14) Remove the "o" ring. Wipe off the lubricant with your sleeve. Wrap a layer of e-tape around. Place the "o" ring back on and lube it. Here if your finished plunger head.

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15) Place all parts back in. Here is a photo of the modified internals.

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16) Screw your gun back together. Here is your finished gun.

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You're done! Now you have a DTB that shoots 50 ft!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:46 PM

Original? not really. Clean and pretty? Yes, yes it is.
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That's about it. And thanks Angela who helped me with these pictures.. It looks huge in her hands.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:47 PM

What are you using to cut the spring? I'm scared to hell when sparks fly out of the spring when I dremel it.
Is that spring providing adequate plunger pull?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:47 PM

Nice!

You should do the plunger extension mod which obviously increases the distance of the plunger draw. Hope that made sense.

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#6 ggk

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

i dont think the extension mod will work mainly because the length of the compressed spring will be too great.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

What are you using to cut the spring? I'm scared to hell when sparks fly out of the spring when I dremel it.
Is that spring providing adequate plunger pull?

Really big bolt cutters handed down from my grandpa. Yea, without cutting it down the plunger pull wouldn't reach the catch, so that's why I cut it down.

Thanks K9. I wasn't really going for anything spectacular, just a clear, clean DTB mod.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:42 AM

I've never owned a DTB, so I don't know if you had a specific reason for not doing this, but why not drill out the air restrictors for better airflow? I figure it couldnt hurt ranges.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

What are you using to cut the spring? I'm scared to hell when sparks fly out of the spring when I dremel it.


I cut that exact spring for my singled RFS modification, and I used my dremel's cutting wheel. It wasn't too bad, Just cut in small increments, and keep the spark flow away from yourEYE PROTECTIONED face.

On topic: Its nice to see clear, coherent modifications during this flood of noobs here lately. I just have one question, Why didn't you cut out the AR's?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:53 AM

Last time I cut out the AR's ( which was like a year ago ) the DTB's ranges went down the toilet. You have to be very careful when doing that step. I'll try to get through them today. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:44 AM

Could you do a straw mod like you would do to the maverick?

Also how much range does it add when you add the DTB spring to the Maverick?

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#12 ace of nerf

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:08 AM

Could you do a straw mod like you would do to the maverick?

Also how much range does it add when you add the DTB spring to the Maverick?

Good Write-up.

I don't think the straw mod would work the same way in a DTB.

I got 40 ft from AR removal and the DTB spring on my last one.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

The maverick has a reverse plunger system while the DTB has a plunger system similar to a nitefinder.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:53 PM

The maverick has a reverse plunger system while the DTB has a plunger system similar to a nitefinder.

Yes, Yes id does... But I think he meant the straw mod for the turret.
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That's about it. And thanks Angela who helped me with these pictures.. It looks huge in her hands.


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Posted 28 May 2009 - 02:21 PM

This gun may lack originality, but is very cleanly done.

I've been working on a CPVC'd dart tag blaster and it hasn't been working out.

I might just have to take it apart AGAIN and do this to it.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 08:05 AM

Very clean. I would just reinforce the plunger rod because I did this to an old DTB and the plunger snapped on me.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 10:11 AM

Nice write-up. All it needs now is a barrel replacement and this gun could get in the 60's.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 10:27 AM

Actually, Hi Yah, dart tag blasters don't really work with barrel replacements. The normal barrels shoot the same as new CPVC barrels or 17/32nds brass barrels. ( I've used a DTB with all three )
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

Actually, Hi Yah, dart tag blasters don't really work with barrel replacements. The normal barrels shoot the same as new CPVC barrels or 17/32nds brass barrels. ( I've used a DTB with all three )

This is true for mine too. If i put a stephan in my cpvc three-inch barrels it won't even come out.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:01 PM

Actually, Hi Yah, dart tag blasters don't really work with barrel replacements. The normal barrels shoot the same as new CPVC barrels or 17/32nds brass barrels. ( I've used a DTB with all three )

This is true for mine too. If i put a stephan in my three-inch barrel it won't even come out.





My PETG'd DTB works nicely. I'll put a write up on here this week.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 05:16 PM

Even if it is the same tightness wouldn't help since you wouldn't have dead space between the AR and the End of the turret?

Nice Write Up the same thing happened to me when I cut out my ARs.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:43 PM

Last time I cut out the AR's ( which was like a year ago ) the DTB's ranges went down the toilet. You have to be very careful when doing that step. I'll try to get through them today. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow.

How does that hurt the ranges? If it does I know why my petg'd dtb only goes 40ft. The dtb has only an nf and lsfg srping.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

Very clean. I would just reinforce the plunger rod because I did this to an old DTB and the plunger snapped on me.

Use a but load of super glue. When I changed my dtb's spring I snapped the plunger rod on accident. Then I got my dad to super glue it.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:09 PM

As far as barrel replacements/modifications go, I got the best results of anything I tried by jamming 17/32 brass down the stock barrels. I did this with the DTB I used on my Longshot/DTB integration, and it gives it a very nice kick. However, mine has the stock spring with a Tek 6 under it as a power source, so that makes a difference I'm sure.
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