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#1 deaddumpster

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:43 PM

I used my 1500 at Applefury's war last week. It outranged most of the guns there, but reloading irritated the FUCK outta me. I got home and immediately opened up the turret. this is the result.

The two goals were to make 1500 turrets rear-loading, and to have absolutely no air loss in the turret.

Materials needed:

- 1500 turret.
- 1/2" drill bit or a Dremel bit of the same size.
- Barrel material of your choice.
- Some sort of rubber washer (I just cut down an EaB plunger head, but whatev)
- Adhesive of your choice.
- Glue gun.
- Hot glue sticks.
- E-tape.
- Claw hammer or flathead screwdriver. If it pries, it'll work.

Let's get to the mod, shall we?


Pry apart the turret. A pic really ain't needed, just pry at the spring rest:
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Bust out yo' 1/2" drill (Or rotary tool!) bit and drill out the barrels. Make the holes as centered as possible. I cleaned it up with a hobby knife after this pic was taken:
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Take the other half of the turret and drill out holes with the same 1/2" bit. I ended up using a 5/8" Dremel bit for this, so it's cleaner and easier to load:
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Now take four sections of your barrel material of choice and wrap E-tape about 1" from one side. Stuff them in the 1500's barrels and make sure they're flush with the back end:
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If your barrels don't fall out when they're turned upside down then you know you have put on enough E-tape. If they fall out, wrap more on until the fit is nice and snug.


Shove FBR (Or something of the like) in the barrels and apply Goop (Or whatever adhesive you use):
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Once the glue is dried, remove the FBR and fill in empty space with hot glue. Once that is dry, cut it flush with your barrels:
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Now, take the other half of the turret and sand down the rotation mech piece. Once the metal rod and spring are back in place and the turret is reassembled it will be nice and centered, so don't worry about it wobbling at all:
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Take your adhesive of choice (I used Goop, which seemed to work out beautifully) and glue one side of your rubber washer/sheet with hole in it/ EaB plunger head. As long as it seals with the other half of the turret and can rotate well, it'll work:
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Once the glue is dried, lube up the rubber piece (So the turret can rotate better), close up the turret and you're done!

Glue is drying at the moment, but just by putting the turret together, plugging one end and blowing down the other I can see a major improvement in the seal. By major improvement, I mean airtight or damn close to it.

Best of all, IT'S REAR-LOADING! I'll have a pic of the finished product and ranges up whenever I'm not feeling so lazy. This is being integrated into something Effeminate, and I'm not sure when I will unveil it.
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Edited by deaddumpster, 26 July 2009 - 12:39 AM.

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QUOTE(VACC @ Jan 15 2009, 01:55 PM) View Post

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. A good nerf gun is like a good woman. It shouldn't require extra lubrication.

#2 hardshot

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

That is sick! Why couldn't you have had this done at the York War DAMMIT? Did you take apart your "On Steroids 1500" for this, or was this a random turret you had?

None the less, This was an awesome idea! Good work and I hope it helps you show them Americans how Canadians kick ass at APOC!

Edited by hardshot, 15 July 2009 - 08:54 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:00 PM

How do you rear load it if the shell is in the way? Or is for an integration of some sort?
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

How do you rear load it if the shell is in the way? Or is for an integration of some sort?


This one is being integrated. If you're planning on keeping it in the shell, just drop a Sharpie down one of the side barrels and drill a hole.

Hardshot: This is 'Roids (It's new name?). I'm turning it into something a little more powerful.

Edited by deaddumpster, 15 July 2009 - 09:08 PM.

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again. A good nerf gun is like a good woman. It shouldn't require extra lubrication.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:25 PM

Nicely done. I made my 1.5k turret rear loading, but it's much worse than what you have, but part of it is probably due to receiving the turret in poor condition.

I especially like the FBR + goop method of sealing. I had to work with hot glue and a metal plate + lubricant ala FA's Doomsayer, and if I'd taken a risk and hotglued my barrels temporarily on (couldn't do the etape deal on account of the stock barrels cut off), the whole thing would probably have been much easier.

Edited by Zorn's Lemma, 16 July 2009 - 10:45 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:39 PM

Lovely! Could this possibly be done with a 2K turret? I've had one laying around for months thats in desperate need of some PETG rebarreling.

I have a friend who owns a SM1.5K that i've been meaning to take off his hands. This will definitely be done once i get it, nice job.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:09 AM

Nicely done. I made my 1.5k turret rear loading, but it's much worse than what you have, partially due to the previous owner fubar'ing it and leaving me with not much to work with.

I especially like the FBR + goop method of sealing. I had to work with hot glue and a metal plate + lubricant ala FA's Doomsayer, and if I'd taken a risk and hotglued my barrels temporarily on (couldn't do the etape deal on account of the stock barrels cut off), the whole thing would probably have been much easier.



The FBR is just there to keep the Goop from going inside the barrel. It works really well. This was actually really easy to do, so if you have another 1500 turret or a 2K turret then try it out.


Lovely! Could this possibly be done with a 2K turret? I've had one laying around for months thats in desperate need of some PETG rebarreling.

I have a friend who owns a SM1.5K that i've been meaning to take off his hands. This will definitely be done once i get it, nice job.



I'm 70% done a 2K turret. That will be posted whenever I get off my ass and finish it.

Oh, and thanks guys. There will be more one of these days.

Edited by deaddumpster, 12 August 2009 - 10:35 PM.

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again. A good nerf gun is like a good woman. It shouldn't require extra lubrication.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 01:48 PM

That's pretty damn awesome. Nice work. I await to see the 2k turret one as you have a lot less room to work with.
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