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#1 ns2850

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:52 PM

Hey guys so this is my first mod. I added a fore-grip that cocks it instead of using the slide. It's pretty sloppy, I didn't really have the best tools so I had to make do with what I had. I would have liked to make it look a lot cleaner.

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It's pretty straightforward. The two metal bars are epoxied to the slide (the tape was just for aesthetics). The other two metal pieces were bent to fit around the barrels. I just used a nut and bolt to attach them to the slide bars. I had to cut out a bunch of plastic above the barrels so that the bolts would have enough room to slide. I then put a screw though a hole in the metal on either side of a nite finder handle to secure it. I wrapped tape around it to get rid of sharp edges. The only problem is that you can't open it so you have to load it one at a time.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:57 PM

Hey guys so this is my first mod. I added a fore-grip that cocks it instead of using the slide. It's pretty sloppy, I didn't really have the best tools so I had to make do with what I had. I would have liked to make it look a lot cleaner.

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It's pretty straightforward. The two metal bars are epoxied to the slide (the tape was just for aesthetics). The other two metal pieces were bent to fit around the barrels. I just used a nut and bolt to attach them to the slide bars. I had to cut out a bunch of plastic above the barrels so that the bolts would have enough room to slide. I then put a screw though a hole in the metal on either side of a nite finder handle to secure it. I wrapped tape around it to get rid of sharp edges. The only problem is that you can't open it so you have to load it one at a time.

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Honestly, the idea is cool, but it seems like a huge waste of materials. First of all, how can you "Revolve" the barrels with that metal bar on, it just doesn't make anysense. Also, the maverick is already incredibly easy to prime stock and I see no help at all. Oh well, as anyone else, I wish you a good NerfHaven experience and a LONG stay, Good Luck Ol' Pal.
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Edited by PETGrevolution, 29 April 2010 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:02 PM

PETGrevolution, don't quote the whole post. I believe this is a good idea, and the connections look solid. The only hitch is that the bar constricts the loading of darts. One way to fix that would to bend the bar outwardly so the turret can flip in and out like normal.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:21 PM

That's pretty cool. Too bad you can't pop out the turret, of course, but I like the idea. It's sort of like a Furyfire now Having a pump action fore-grip like that is a lot nicer and gives you more control. It even looks pretty cool. Nice work. :D

PS, don't worry about the people who will give you crap because they like to think they know better somehow.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:32 PM

That's pretty cool. Too bad you can't pop out the turret, of course, but I like the idea. It's sort of like a Furyfire now Having a pump action fore-grip like that is a lot nicer and gives you more control. It even looks pretty cool. Nice work. :D

PS, don't worry about the people who will give you crap because they like to think they know better somehow.


Thanks moosa.

PETGrevolution, it "Revolves" just fine. Nothing is touching the barrels. And it seems like a waste because I was just using what I had laying around. I didnt go out and buy anything special for it. If I made it again I would improve it and make it look cleaner. This was just to test my idea.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:34 PM

Congratulations, you made a furyfire with 4 less shots.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:37 PM

Well I like how solid it is, It's way better than gluing a few pieces of pvc on the priming handle, like I know I would :D

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#8 ns2850

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:06 PM

Congratulations, you made a furyfire with 4 less shots.


Well having a furyfire wouldn't help me in a Maverick only battle now would it? The point was to improve on the Maverick.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

Congratulations, you made a furyfire with 4 less shots.

Trying not to vent, but this^ sort of thing pisses me off. I mean, if you don't have anything worthy to say, why say anything? Nobody wants to hear your negative opinion; unless it's a safety measure, but that's a specific sort of deal.

As for the mod, I think it's pretty awesome. But isn't it a bit awkward? The foregrip handle is bigger than the existing one, and it seems like you may have to exert an opposite force to keep yourself from pushing the stock handle out of your hand. (If that makes sense :D )
Although unlike what other people have said, I see virtually no downside to this, since I never use the shitty pop-out turret function. Maybe I've just had a string of bad luck with Mavs, but every one I've ever bought will never go back in evenly, you have to mess with a little bit. Not that much of a hinderence in a war, but it's still annoying.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:40 PM

Assuming this doesn't fall to the usual Maverick problems, this could be considered almost a better alternative to the Furyfire.

First of all, a Maverick is usually more available in stores than the Furyfire, and it's also cheaper than tracking one down individually online. Second, if a way to let the barrel out is found, than reloading will be faster than it is on the Furyfire, since the Furyfire's barrel, though nice in larger capacity, is not able to come out of the shell.

And, the Maverick has had several multiple-barrel or barrel-clip mods developed already; those can make up for the 6 vs. 10 dart capacity argument, if the work is done. But in the end, I think that there is still value in this mod in that it was done using just scrap parts to make the Maverick different.

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#11 ns2850

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:49 PM

Assuming this doesn't fall to the usual Maverick problems, this could be considered almost a better alternative to the Furyfire.

First of all, a Maverick is usually more available in stores than the Furyfire, and it's also cheaper than tracking one down individually online. Second, if a way to let the barrel out is found, than reloading will be faster than it is on the Furyfire, since the Furyfire's barrel, though nice in larger capacity, is not able to come out of the shell.


Right now, the easiest way I can think of to reload it faster would be to make the front more open. Cut out a bunch of that plastic to expose the two lower barrels and replace the flip-out gray piece with something thinner and stationary since it won't be flipping out anyways.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:55 PM

Assuming this doesn't fall to the usual Maverick problems, this could be considered almost a better alternative to the Furyfire.

First of all, a Maverick is usually more available in stores than the Furyfire, and it's also cheaper than tracking one down individually online. Second, if a way to let the barrel out is found, than reloading will be faster than it is on the Furyfire, since the Furyfire's barrel, though nice in larger capacity, is not able to come out of the shell.


Right now, the easiest way I can think of to reload it faster would be to make the front more open. Cut out a bunch of that plastic to expose the two lower barrels and replace the flip-out gray piece with something thinner and stationary since it won't be flipping out anyways.

Be careful with that though, since last year back in noob days I decided the front part of the Maverick sucked ass and I wanted it to look more like the Mustang 6 manufatured by Buzz Bee. In doing so, I completely cut off the front part that connects to the turret, exposing all barrels (I thought this with make it load faster as well), but in the process I ruined it. Absolutely ruined it. The seal was beyond fixable since there was nothing holding the turret, so its weight makes it sag down enough to where there's about a 3/16" gap between the turret and the plunger tube. Hurp Durp.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:59 PM

Assuming this doesn't fall to the usual Maverick problems, this could be considered almost a better alternative to the Furyfire.

First of all, a Maverick is usually more available in stores than the Furyfire, and it's also cheaper than tracking one down individually online. Second, if a way to let the barrel out is found, than reloading will be faster than it is on the Furyfire, since the Furyfire's barrel, though nice in larger capacity, is not able to come out of the shell.


Right now, the easiest way I can think of to reload it faster would be to make the front more open. Cut out a bunch of that plastic to expose the two lower barrels and replace the flip-out gray piece with something thinner and stationary since it won't be flipping out anyways.

Be careful with that though, since last year back in noob days I decided the front part of the Maverick sucked ass and I wanted it to look more like the Mustang 6 manufatured by Buzz Bee. In doing so, I completely cut off the front part that connects to the turret, exposing all barrels (I thought this with make it load faster as well), but in the process I ruined it. Absolutely ruined it. The seal was beyond fixable since there was nothing holding the turret, so its weight makes it sag down enough to where there's about a 3/16" gap between the turret and the plunger tube. Hurp Durp.


That is a good point. I was thinkin that i would try to preserve as much of the original Maverick as possible since it's fitted already, just get rid of excess. I'll have to get another and try this out.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

I don't see why you can't have the bar go across the drum on the other side only, but I'm probably missing something. To improve rof, you can cut the first half inch or so off your barrels, it is wider there so you shouldn't lose range and then you will have a ramp/slide for the darts to slide into the barrels. The pin part should hold it all together if you have to get rid of the screws, but you might not even have to. Just a thought.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:49 PM

Very nice. Though it seems to me like it's just a furyfire with less shots, it is probably a cheaper alternative. If you don't mind me asking, how much did this cost altogether? Not counting the price of the maverick itself, of course.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 12:59 AM

Meh. Cool concept, but I personally see it pointless. Does the "priming bar" interfere with rotation? If you already answered this, forgive me. I do not read every comment.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:56 AM

Have you done anything to the inside of that gun? If you can still open it I would suggest making the air seal better and possibly affixing the grey turrett holder to the gun.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 01:19 PM

I don't see why you can't have the bar go across the drum on the other side only, but I'm probably missing something. To improve rof, you can cut the first half inch or so off your barrels, it is wider there so you shouldn't lose range and then you will have a ramp/slide for the darts to slide into the barrels. The pin part should hold it all together if you have to get rid of the screws, but you might not even have to. Just a thought.


I used both of the bars to hold the actual grip. if I only used one the grip would be far too weak.

John, actually it cost me nothing, like I said I used all scrap that I found. That's why the vertical bars are so crappy looking. All I had were 90 degree bars so I actually had to flatten them out.

HOTH, it rotates freely, the bars do not impede anything they are bent around the barrel.

Griff_Zombie, I didn't do anything on the inside because I was just testing this part of the mod. When I make the final version I will use other mods to improve the internals. I will definitely do an air seal mod. Right now im working out a way to make a frontal cylinder swap for the reload.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Right now im working out a way to make a frontal cylinder swap for the reload.


I believe CS did something like this. Look, in the modifications directory. I also believe that there was some sort of flaw with the design in the long run, so be careful.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:27 PM

Right now im working out a way to make a frontal cylinder swap for the reload.


I believe CS did something like this. Look, in the modifications directory. I also believe that there was some sort of flaw with the design in the long run, so be careful.


I did see that. I think I have a way to work around it, I'm just figuring out how to do it. I was going to do what he did except keep the post in the front but make some way for it to fold out, replace the cylinder, then lock it back up.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 12:43 AM

Why does everyone try so hard to justify/discount the modification?
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:35 PM

If you try to add a bit more to that priming bar, you can have the priming handle in the same place, but the turret would be able to come out like it's supposed to.


In other words, extend the priming bar on the top, and lengthen it just a bit so it can fit over the bump on the bottom of the Mav. That would give you the extra space you need to pop open the turret, and it'd still be wide enough to fit around the turret as you prime the gun. But that's if you have enough of the metal bars lying around. Hope that'd help fix the turret problem.
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