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#1 Phree Agent

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:04 AM

Basic Reinforcement/Repair and Barrel/Spring replacement for a Sharpshooter II

Not many Sharpshooter II mods out there so I figured I would dig mine out of box of goodies and fix it up. It ended up being much better than I expected.

First is first: Open up the gun. No tricks here.

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Basic Internals. Plunger tube is fairly large. (Trigger is missing in this picture, but it's not really important)

I then noticed in my blaster specifically (But I have heard of many other people with this problem as well) that the spring rest was cracked and even broken off in some places.

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To combat this problem, I grabbed my sheet aluminum and tin snips. I cut a piece out for each spring rest. After dry fitting the pieces for size, mark where the plunger rod square hole needs to be cut.

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Once everything is cut and fits nicely, epoxy the aluminum plates in.

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Now that the spring rests are bulked up, we can now move on to a basic spring and barrel replacement.

Remove the plunger head and add whatever springs you wish. I have a random spring I found in my parts, and an Ace 49 in mine. I added a small PVC spacer to compensate for my replacement springs being slightly shorter than the stock one.

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Next take out the plunger tube assembly. I use CPVC for my barrels. After a wrap or two of electrical tape the CPVC fits very snuggly into the stock barrels. I glued them in, and then glued the barrels to the green barrel selector part just for good measure.

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Now lube and reassemble the blaster, and enjoy.

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This blaster is much better than I thought it would be after just simple mods. The spring rests are still holding strong with no sign of cracking or breaking. Looking back I could have replaced the plunger head, but I didnít have the time or the materials at the time.

Ranges with 3/0 sinker Stefans at chest level, indoor not counting dart skip: 58 (top), 62 (Bottom)
First write up, hope it went well.
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Edited by Phree Agent, 16 March 2010 - 12:04 AM.

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#2 nerfer9

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:20 AM

I recommend sealing the barrels to the barrel switch. Mine leak like crazy.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:53 PM

This may be a dumb question, but from what I understand from the internals, this is a spring gun right? So what exactly is the green pump handle for? Thanks in advance

Edited by m3 y0urs3lf, 16 March 2010 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

This may be a dumb question, but from what I understand from the internals, this is a spring gun right? So what exactly is the green pump handle for? Thanks in advance


You see that bottom valve sitting between the two plungers? That is moved with the pump handle to switch barrels. Go "Me Yourself" yourself.
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Doing this as I speak. I have no idea when I got it...my DAD got it some 15 years ago, but that doesn't matter. Anyways, it keeps jerking around all over the place. I try to hold it with a rag...It doesn't look like...much.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

I would have singled it but nice anyways.

Edited by billyblue888, 16 March 2010 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

This may be a dumb question, but from what I understand from the internals, this is a spring gun right? So what exactly is the green pump handle for? Thanks in advance


You see that bottom valve sitting between the two plungers? That is moved with the pump handle to switch barrels. Go "Me Yourself" yourself.


Thanks. I've never seen this gun before, so that helps.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:55 PM

These blaster's are diffinantly worth holding onto. I did the same thing to mine with similar ranges.
Does anybody know exactly why the bottom barrel has more power? Is it because of the selector? Even stock the bottom barrel has more kick. Also, I'm glad you kept the 2 barrels, I hate seeing these singled if the selector works fine.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:12 PM

Just to echo Cheyner, I did the exact same thing with pretty much similar results. (I used two random springs instead of an ace spring) nice job. They don't make them like they used to. I've never noticed a difference between the distance from either barrel.

Edited by Cannonball, 16 March 2010 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:47 PM

i like the reinforcements to the springs rests. I never thought of those breaking as a threat to weaker springs, but I guess that is pretty important, even in a sidearm. Nice.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

Yeah, even if this is slightly more bulky than a standard Nightfinder, I like it better. What is better than 1 shot at 60ish feet? Two at 60ish feet.

As for the bottom/top barrel differences I think I read somewhere that it is indeed the barrels selectors fault in favoring the bottom barrel. I could be wrong, but I thought I had read that somewhere in the past.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:54 AM

When I modded mine I filled the plunger head with hot glue to reduce dead space and create a better seal. Anyone modding a SSII should definitely do this.
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