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Buzz Bee Double Shot turned into a flintlock pistol look-a-like

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#1 Captain Scottland

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

Okay just a couple of warnings to start off: this is my first mod write-up all though I have looked at many others and feel like this should go smoothly. Unfortunately, I did not intend to do a write-up so all of these pictures are post-mod. Also, I play NERF indoors and thus this gun is made for an indoor pistol.

I will be taking the Buzz Bee Double Shot and making it look like a flintlock pistol. This will be using the rear cocking mod located in the modding directory, however I will still provide an explanation for it.

First step: Take your Buzz Bee Double Shot and saw off the front of the barrel up to the fore-grip.
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Second step: Unscrew the gun and pop it apart making sure you take off the hinged access to the storage container on the back and remove the string from the back of the barrel by either undoing the knot or cutting the string ( I cut the string).
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Third step: Take a hacksaw and saw off everything behind the plunger like so.
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Fourth step: Put the gun back together and enjoy your new indoor pistol.
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Unfortunately, this mod does leave a big hole in the back of the gun.
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I am currently looking at ways to make a back to the gun to rectify this problem, but the plunger when the gun is cocked comes out farther then the hole. I am trying to find something to build a box-like structure to glue on to the back. When I do cover the hole in the back I plan on adding a safety clip to the back of the string so that it is easier to pull back to prime the gun.

Right now with taggers in the stock shells (again I do play indoors) this gun gets around 35-40 ft which is decent for a pistol. Also, I have many shells and due to the ability to flip the gun out to load shells, reloading is not that bad. With this barrel the darts actually fly straight and if proper aim is taken I can hit my target with ease.

For size comparisons here is a picture of it compared to a DTB.
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#2 bigred1rifleman

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:12 PM

1. You sawed off too much, you should have only sawed to that groove. With part of that groove missing, you can't achieve full power.

2. This mod has been done before, infact most people that own double shots do this.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:39 PM

1. You sawed off too much, you should have only sawed to that groove. With part of that groove missing, you can't achieve full power.

2. This mod has been done before, in fact most people that own double shots do this.

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I do not see any groove, but I did saw off up to the fore-grip not damaging the grip in any way. Also, out of the 5 modification write ups for the double shot in the modding directory none cut off the back part like I did. I have searched the modification forum and nothing came up. Now I am not saying I am the first person to do this as that would be stupid of me to assume, but as far as I know there is no other write-up for this on Nerf Haven.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:57 PM

You could use wire mesh and fiberglass to cover the large opening left in the back of the gun, it would really clean the thing up. All in all, nice job though.---Rogue.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:07 PM

I will look into that I had cut out the actual back of the gun from the storage container part, and after gluing it on (if you look closely you can still see the hot glue) it made the mod moderately clean. However, that's when I realized that the plunger needs more room.
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#6 2iko

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:09 PM

Good mod, but I think it would definitely look much better with the back end still mostly covered and just cut a hole to allow the strings out. I'm going to do something similar but I want to attach the string to a mechanism to cock it instead of just using the strings.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:17 PM

I do not know what sort of mechanism you are thinking of, but as I said I do plan on tying or attaching a safety clip to the end for pulling and the strings will not be exposed after I make the back. I must admit it is rather annoying to have to wrap my hand around the string and pull.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:45 PM

I'm a bit confused as to why people perform this mod. If you have to pull back the barrels anyway to reload, why would you do this? It just makes ROF slower, unless there's some unseen advantage. There probably is, because as Finn said, many people perform this mod.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:56 PM

Actually you do not need to pull the barrels at all. You can hit the release button with your thumb and because the string is no longer connected the barrel falls open. With the other hand, you shove in the shells and with a flick of the wrist the gun is loaded; a process which takes much less time than holding the barrel open and putting shells in.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:04 PM

Actually you do not need to pull the barrels at all. You can hit the release button with your thumb and because the string is no longer connected the barrel falls open. With the other hand, you shove in the shells and with a flick of the wrist the gun is loaded; a process which takes much less time than holding the barrel open and putting shells in.

Yeah, but then you also have to do another action to cock it, which takes longer. All you have to do unmodded is just pull the barrels down hard once, load the shells, and flip the barrels up. Much faster.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:39 PM

I still think that this new way is faster. This may be just different method of priming, however, I know that my reload time has greatly improved with this new method because my two hands are performing two different actions at once. Then again, this could be because my way of priming and reloading the other way was insufficient. In the end I think this comes down to nerfer's preference because it is clear there is no difference in gun performance.
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#12 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:05 AM

Cover the hole with some PVC Sheet but be careful and don't post in the dead thread.
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QUOTE(NerfUK @ May 8 2009, 11:54 AM) View Post

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

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:13 AM

Thanks for the suggestion I will definitely look into it tomorrow, but as for now I need to go to bed because I have work in less than 7 hours lol
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

Blah, blah, blah.


I do not see any groove, but I did saw off up to the fore-grip not damaging the grip in any way. Also, out of the 5 modification write ups for the double shot in the modding directory none cut off the back part like I did. I have searched the modification forum and nothing came up. Now I am not saying I am the first person to do this as that would be stupid of me to assume, but as far as I know there is no other write-up for this on Nerf Haven.


I meant the groove wear you sawed off the stock. There aren't write-ups because they're unnecessary for the simplicity of this modification, you just took a saw to your blaster. The write-up may be helpful to some, though, because this is a good modification, you've just performed a part of it incorrectly.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 04:06 PM

Okay, yes I do know what groove you are talking about and I have saved the rest of it that will go on the back when I get around to creating it. However, I seem to be getting decent range for a pistol so I am happy with this mod overall.
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

Okay, well, how many clicks do you here when you're cocking it? Mine's sawn down just past the groove, so it loses no power and has 4-clicks. If you here 4 clicks then it's not sawn down too much.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:26 PM

I still get 4 clicks which is the max. However, with the back I had originally assembled using the part I sawed off I only got 2 clicks before the plunger rod would hit the back of the gun. The only thing I am worried about is after the 4 clicks it is out of the groove, so it might not fire properly or catch something and break. This is why I am not using the gun until I construct a back to the gun with those grooves.
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