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Selectable barrel system, RSCB breech, and more. Video, page 2!

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#26 Fome

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

Necro, double-post, and a sad story. <_<

I decided to do some work on my bow over the weekend to eek out a little more performance. I improved the plunger seal with some E-tape, hotglue, and one of those foam rings that badwrench always advertises. There was a noticeable improvement:

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closed it up, tested it out, and THEN THIS FUCKING HAPPENED:

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I'm unsure how to fix it at the moment, I'm thinking a combination of epoxy putty, metal plating, and some nuts and bolts. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be more than willing to hear them.

#27 Kid Flash

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:39 PM

The one I recieved from a pretty distant family member broke that way, and a few others. Only problem with mine is that there is no handle at all left. I'll be putting it into a pvc shell. You may want to do the same, as you could add a catch and a nice handle. If you don't want to do that, maybe a combination of bent sheet metal, superglue, and epoxy putty would work.
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#28 Broderick

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:02 PM

Well, you have to think, it's what, 17, 19 years old? (Released around 1992 iirc) I picked up a new-style SM3k that's much younger than that and the plastic was horribly brittle, so I think that's just the problem here. It was bound to happen at some point, but sadly there isn't a whole lot I can think of to fix it, other than super-awesome-putty-exoxy-hotglue-metal-reinforcement. That, or you could make a new handle out of something like Polycarb. You've already got a hole there to mount the handle into, and with some metal plating reinforcing the places that need to be.
Another idea that just came to mind is installing a large diameter "T" in there with some wide PVC pipe.
I have a question though... how the hell did it severe at the front of the handle? Unless the way you use a bow 'n' arrow escapes me, you'd think it would severe at the back...
EDIT: Actually, all of the above depends on how close the plunger tube rests in comparison to where the hole is. If it's far enough above the hole, then I think a handle replacement wouldn't be that much of an issue. ....But the existing handles do look quite comical and badass.

Edited by Broderick, 19 February 2010 - 08:06 PM.

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#29 Draconis

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:58 PM

Fome, you should look in to simply inserting a PVC pipe in to the handle and epoxying it all together. The metal brackets may work too. Good luck!
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:20 AM

HOLY SHIT!!!!


That my friend, is an example of pure awesomeness.

What was the cost of modding this? I'm on a budget.
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#31 Fome

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:17 PM

@Kid Flash - I may just have to make a shell for this thing if it's not going to cooperate, although the thing that appeals the most to me is that it was my very first nerf gun that I found in my attic years later. I'd like to keep it functioning the same if possible. It's kind of a nostalgia project.

@Broderick - I have no idea, it just kind of broke in my hands after I shot it. I think it was simply the weakest point of the handle and snapped there.

@Draconis - A fix is in the works, I'll have some photos of the process up in a few days. I have some new improvements in mind too :(

@Jagiro - If you discount the cost of brass (not entirely necessary to have a RSCB breech), less than $15. And thank you.

#32 MindWarrior

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:18 PM

Why don't you just use a PVC pipe as a kind of skeletin inside the shell, Then I suggest using metal reinforce epoxy. That should make it STRONG. OR use aluminum plating, that stuff won't tear from stress as easily than that old plastic.
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#33 Fome

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

Handle Reinforcement/Repair

There's a lot of good ideas in this thread, but this is what I did:

Step 1: Apply a strong adhesive to your broken area and clamp the shell as shown. I used a 2-part plastic epoxy. Shit's strong. Allow it to fully cure.

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Step 2: Rough up the inside of your shell with some large grit sandpaper. Apply liberal amounts of epoxy putty as shown. Allow it to fully cure.

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Step 3: Drill holes through the epoxy putty and shell of the bow in order to pass a metal bolt. Tighten your nuts and reassemble!

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If done correctly, everything should fit back together nicely and feel very, very sturdy.
New paint job coming soon!

#34 Fome

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:31 AM

Bump. Gun porn.

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I also had to add a hose clamp to the rear of the gun. The screw ports snapped off.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:28 PM

Absolutely love it.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:25 PM

Whoah. -_- I likey.
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#37 Fome

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:57 AM

Thanks guys. Means a lot to me.

I finally feel "done" with this thing.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:50 PM

This is badass. As are you, sir.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:03 PM

Very nice. Now I'm going to find a way to buy one, if it's possible :)
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