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#1 wasdf

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:13 PM

Last week I noticed the amazing resemblance between the Recon and the M4. Also, I was tired of having a broken LS front gun lying around. I decided to mod it and post a writeup.

Materials

Nerf Recon CS-6 (All parts)
Front attachment of the Nerf Longshot CS-6
1 tube of Liquid Nails
3/4" ID regular PVC
Nerf Recon flip-up sight
1 can of black Krylon Camouflage Ultra Flat paint
Screwdriver
Ozark Trail Backpacking Strap (found in the camping isle of Walmart)
1" Forsner Bit
Drill or Dremel
Electrical Tape
1/2" PVC end cap


Step 1. Take apart and disassemble the Recon. Take all the parts out and unscrew the cocking mechanism.


Step 2. Take out the bolt and boltsled. Remove the AR with a drill.

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Step 3. Tape the little hole on bolt with electrical tape.

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Step 4. Stretch the stock spring.

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Step 5. Glue the PVC end cap onto the cocking mechanism.

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Step 6 (optional). Drill out the center of the flip-up sight with the 1" Forsner bit or dremel.

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Step 7. Here you can do 1 or both of these things.
You can either do step 6 and then glue a 6" piece of 3/4" PVC to the inside of the sight making a foregrip
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Ignore step 6 and glue a flashlight to the body of the sight and make a removable flashlight.

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Step 8. Dismantle front attachment of the Recon and remove the tube on the inside. Then glue the tube from the LS front attachment in place of the other tube.

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Step 9. Glue the flip-up thing on the front attachment of the Recon to the up-right position.

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Step 10. Remove the middle section of the Recon stock.

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Step 11. Paint all of the outside parts (shell, foregrip, barrel attachment, stock, clips, trigger, cocking mechanism, clip releases.)

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Step 12. Reassemble the inner workings of the gun and screw everything back together.

Step 13 (optional) Tie the backpacking strap to the barrel and the back of the stock.

There you have it. Your own M4A1 look-alike. See the resemblance?

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#2 white moonlight

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

Nice cosmetic work.

Why did you put the handle on the front though, because it doesn't have that in the picture.?

Also what are the ranges?

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#3 TantumBull

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:24 PM

Great work. I could see this being an awesome mod for those who love getting shot by police!
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#4 Hi Yah

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:25 PM

Please, for the love of God, put some orange on that gun!
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#5 wasdf

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

Nice cosmetic work.

Why did you put the handle on the front though, because it doesn't have that in the picture.?

Also what are the ranges?

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Some M4/M16s have the handle on the rail

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#6 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:32 PM

Nope, don't see it.
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#7 Disturbed

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:36 PM

Nice cosmetics. Now all you need is the carry grip thingy.

Whitemoonlight, He means the body of the gun, he just got a random picture of an m4 that didn't have a grip.

You have a bit of orange on the tip of the barrel, but maybe a bit on the trigger and the PVC end cap would help.

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Now it looks like your gun, a bit of editing to the image was all you needed, so it does kinda resemble your mod.

Edited by Disturbed, 02 July 2009 - 01:44 PM.

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#8 LNL plus LS equals WIN

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 02:07 PM

Why does every body make there recon look like a m4 carbine?
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#9 taerKitty

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:16 PM

I guess everyone has a favourite gun they want to emulate, and Nerf allows them to create their facsimile. Personally, I don't see a strong similarity, but that's me.

The evident purpose of this mod is to make the Recon look paramilitary, and it succeeds. It's also something I would not want to see in the street, park, schoolyard or other venue for fear of not just the wielder being put down by police, but also giving the rest of Nerf a bad name.

One final thought - I've found stretching a spring doesn't gain me much in the long run. Would like to hear your thoughts on same.
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#10 wasdf

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

I guess everyone has a favourite gun they want to emulate, and Nerf allows them to create their facsimile. Personally, I don't see a strong similarity, but that's me.

The evident purpose of this mod is to make the Recon look paramilitary, and it succeeds. It's also something I would not want to see in the street, park, schoolyard or other venue for fear of not just the wielder being put down by police, but also giving the rest of Nerf a bad name.

One final thought - I've found stretching a spring doesn't gain me much in the long run. Would like to hear your thoughts on same.



As the maker of the gun I have to agree. This gun should only be used in backyard nerf wars and never, ever be brought into public.
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#11 ZACHARIAH

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:01 PM

Awesome cosmetics! I think you should of left the trigger orange and made the barrel have a little more orange.
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#12 Wes7143

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:06 PM

Congratulations. You have just made a blaster that is unsafe to take outside.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

It depends on where he lives. In my hometown, nobody would give a second glance if I walked down the street with that gun.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:52 PM

The recon is supposed to look like an M4, it even has the bottom tactical rail like on a real M4 and the light and a ladder sight thing. Nice mod, you should try and make all the other attachments for it! I normally don't like cosmetic mods but thats something. Did you see the "grenade launcher" attachment Darken posted? Its on the first page in modifications. I think its strange that in the past week there have been like five posts about M4 recons.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

3 things

1. This is nothing original. It has been done before
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2. Black blasters make baby jesus cry

3. This doesn't derserve a thread of its own. This is why we have a a mods and PJ's thread
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:02 PM

Black blasters make baby jesus cry


So added that hilarious quote to my signature, while playing with my butthole.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

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