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A New Way To Take Away Boltsled Stress!

Makes it a bit like a M16

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#1 SorrowX

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:11 PM

Ok, I'm really upset right now because I had the entire write-up ready to go when my computer decided to be an ultra-douchenozzle. Anyways, onto the write-up.

After acquiring a +Bow spring, I decided it was going to my longshots. I cut 2 portions of the spring into 4 1/2 in. segments and popped them in. I pulled back on the charging handle, when my old rival, the boltsled, snapped. After cursing furiously at now obliterated piece of plastic, I popped another one in its place. this one, much newer, didn't snap on the drawback. Instead, it bent, prohibiting the plunger rod from catching. This is my solution on how to fix that problem.

Tools And Materials Required:
- Longshot
- Drill
- Tin Snips
- Needle-Nosed Pliers
- 2 Gripping Utensils
- Bicycle brake/gear cable
- threaded rod
- 2 nuts
- 2 washers
- E-Tape
- 5/8 rubber hosing(Optional)
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First off, cut the steel brake cable so it is out of the housing and has clean ends.
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Now Remove the bolt pin and drill here on both sides.
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Thread your steel cable through the hole where the bolt pin was formerly located, then feed it through the holes you drilled.
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Cut at your desired length. make sure to leave enough room for it to double over about 1/2 an inch.
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Fold your steel cable with your pliers. It should double over about half an inch. place your washers on, the cable leading the the boltsled on the inside.
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Stick the washers on your threaded rod, throw on your nuts, and Bam! there you go. For the added touch, get your spice-weaseling 5/8 rubber tube and cut it to the length of your threaded rod. Cut it down one side, and place it over the rod. Wrap that sucker in E-Tape, and your all done!
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Your finished product should look a bit like this:
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I also have a video on how it works:
Test Firing
This thing sounds really powerful...

Questions? Comments? Spice weasels? I hope this helps out those folks who don't want anything snapping back at them. Another plus side of this mod is: you don't have to take your longshot apart!

Edited by SorrowX, 14 June 2009 - 10:37 PM.

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#2 nerfer63

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:16 PM

How is this taking stress of the bolt sled its not like the bolt is in the part that breaks. This is more like a bolt relocation.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:33 PM

How is this taking stress of the bolt sled its not like the bolt is in the part that breaks. This is more like a bolt relocation.


It's moving the stress TO the bolt, where it belongs, that way the sled won't break and you can still use it to close the bolt.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:35 PM

How is this taking stress of the bolt sled its not like the bolt is in the part that breaks. This is more like a bolt relocation.

If you watch the video, you can see that the boltsled and original charging handle are still in use. the pullback primes the blaster, while leaving the under portion unstressed. Upon closing, the user uses that charging handle to close, still somewhat creating stress on the boltsled. The new pullback method just drastically reduces stress on the boltsled.

EDIT: Exactly what Bullshit Dragon just wrote.

Edited by SorrowX, 14 June 2009 - 10:36 PM.

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#5 ggk

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:35 PM

Actually it takes the stress off the part of the bolt sled that breaks.
I really like this mod it is convenient because my bolt sled just broke.
Edit all this mod needs is a return spring to bring in bolt.

Edited by ggk, 14 June 2009 - 10:38 PM.

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#6 SorrowX

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:40 PM

Actually it takes the stress off the part of the bolt sled that breaks.
I really like this mod it is convenient because my bolt sled just broke.
Edit all this mod needs is a return spring to bring in bolt.

Or a bungee cable. You can still use your broken boltsled if it only broke at one point. just use the charging handle to close the setup.
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#7 ggk

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:51 PM

Well I think my repair will work. But if it does not work I plan on doing this mod.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:56 PM

Interesting seeing all these new Longshot mods working on preserving the bolt sled.
What gauge wire is that?
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#9 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 12:56 AM

Hm, interesting. Fixes a common problem, cheaply and easily...

Time to make it a hard attachment (Not soft, like cable) and put it inside the gun, Hereticorp Pump Style.

Speaking of mods that likely never occur, I haven't seen Piney in a while.
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QUOTE(NerfUK @ May 8 2009, 11:54 AM) View Post

(I forgot to take a picture of my own poppers)

QUOTE(analogkid @ May 20 2009, 10:04 PM) View Post

Every size rod you could ever want.

#10 ilzot

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

I do like this mod.

The only logical comparison to this mod is ice's.

I like his a little better, but you have to open the gun up to do that.

So pro's and con's to both.

Regardless, nice job.
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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 15 June 2009 - 09:10 AM

In his longshot write-up, Hereticorp did this with a shotgun foregrip. If you add one of those, you won't have to use the wire to prime and then push the bolt forward, just use the grip.

Still, it is a good solution.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:33 AM

I was wondering how this looked like an M16 until I saw the priming handle. I actually like this a little more than Ice's keyring mod. With this there's zero danger of something snapping back and hitting you.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:34 PM

This looks very nice, and it sounds amazing. So this would fix my problems of not catching with the plus bow spring?
I like this more then ice's cause it eliminates that extra step and there isn't any wire coming out the back, it also looks very comfy.
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#14 SorrowX

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:58 PM

Interesting seeing all these new Longshot mods working on preserving the bolt sled.
What gauge wire is that?

It is a bicycle brake cable. I have no idea what the gauge is that.

This looks very nice, and it sounds amazing. So this would fix my problems of not catching with the plus bow spring?
I like this more then ice's cause it eliminates that extra step and there isn't any wire coming out the back, it also looks very comfy.

A1) Yes, it will solve your problem, unless your problem is related to something else, and not the boltsled.
A2) Yes, it is very comfy. That is the whole point of the rubber tubing and E-Tape. It just molds to your grip.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

Great idea
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