I wasn't being lazy, I just wanted to avoid reinventing the wheel. Between all the hardware & sporting goods stores in my area plus assorted Bow springs in my parts bin, I've got access to ALL the traditional Longshot replacement springs. I just wanted to avoid testing them all. Field-stripping a Longshot is NOT easy.
Now here's a related question that might just benefit every LS owner.
After reading so many posts about boltsleds breaking under stress, I wondered...
What spring combo is most likely to break the gun?
It seems to me that the BBB spring (longer than the actual plunger tube) would put CONSTANT stress on the gun internals, while an industrial NiteFinder spring from Ace or Home Depot wouldn't. Am I wrong?
MY CURRENT MOD PLAN:
-remove all air restrictors and pegs, seal holes in the barrel.
-replace or combine the springs in the main and front gun.
-replace the front gun barrel with CPVC.
-ditch all the safety junk in the gun so I can dry-fire, pop the clip, etc.
-sand-dremel the bolt tooth so it doesn't shave my darts.
-replace the stand by integrating the front gun with the main gun. The front gun's handle is missing, anyway.
-finish it with a new paintjob in Krylon Fusion Hammered Finish Metallic Black with trim in Krylon silver and copper, keeping the orange tip so the cops don't shoot me.
Edited by Jimu RetroGuru, 25 June 2009 - 05:55 PM.