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#1 Homestarune

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:38 AM

I realize that most of this has been done already. This modification simply goes into more detail than cxwq did. I figured that it was time to further in depth. Bags was kinds enough to sell me a stock Splitfire.

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Screwdriver
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Here’s the front of the blaster:

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And the back:

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A look at the internals.

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The pump tube and stock barrels

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9/16” brass just so happens to fit near perfectly in the bottom of the stock barrels.

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I measured how much 9/16” was needed. I used about 2.75” of 9/16” on each barrel.

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I fit a full tube of 17/32 in each barrel to see what it would look like. I decided not to go with something so absurdly long. I ended cutting them down to 8.5” as it seemed to give me a good dart/barrel fit.

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I put a bit of silicon lubricant inside the pump tube.

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Plug the pump with a dab of hot glue.

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I made a mark on the back notch of the barrels.

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Here’s what they look like after having been cut through.

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Remove those pesky air restrictors. It helps if you can get a knife around the outside where the restrictors are glued to the barrels.

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I slid the 9/16” sheath over the 17/32” for barrel stability.

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I wrapped electrical tape over the end of the 9/16” segment until it met the diameter of the stock barrels.

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Here’s what it looked like once the brass was placed inside the stock barrels.

Edited by Homestarune, 10 December 2009 - 03:13 AM.

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#2 Homestarune

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:40 AM

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A picture of the now modified internals.

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I glued the barrels down and screwed the shell back in.

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The other side after I cleaned it up a bit.


Questions? Comments?

Edited by Homestarune, 10 December 2009 - 02:41 AM.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:44 AM

What ranges are you getting?
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:45 AM

nice! Did you leave the stock barrels there for support?
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#5 Homestarune

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:03 AM

What ranges are you getting?

It goes to eleven.

Edited by Homestarune, 10 December 2009 - 03:03 AM.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:17 AM

Great job, but it seems that 8.5 inches is a little long. I did what you did, except using 6 inch barrels, and I am getting great results. I guess it depends on your dart/barrel fit, but does 8.5 give any other know advantage that you see?
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#7 cheesypiza001

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

One suggestion to anyone following this mod: Prior to cutting off the barrels, pump up the Splitfire to ensure that the valves are completely closed off and no tiny plastic shavings get in the tank and clog the piston (resulting in a leak). Once you have completed cutting, I would additionally suggest taking an air blaster with a large and powerful air output (or an air compressor pistol. I use the "plunger gun") and fire it while pointed at the valve, about 2 inches away from it. this will again insure that there are no tiny shavings of plastic which could lead to a leak.

Great writeup and I like the setup of some of the pictures.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

Oh great. Now I have to face yet another one of your monsters you call nerf guns.

I'm reconsidering using a sword saturday. Haha.
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