After a frustrating day of HW, I need a break, and this is the result.
In stock form. The new Buzz Bee water guns are following the Ultimate trend of "stack all your blasters together", thus the extra appendages.
The Rebel is relatively small, with a fill cap on the side. The pump underneath pressurizes the water tank (thus you have to keep the cap on), and has an OP valve in the head. The tank, outlet valve piece, and pump assembly are all separate, with tight o-rings keeping the seal and white half-circle pieces screwed down to keep things in place.
A hose lets water into the nozzle, essentially a miniaturized version of the Ultimate Missile Blast, with the trigger linked to a lever, which in turn pulls the pin. You'll need to cut off the hose; there's no real reason to keep it.
The nozzle on the front can be removed, and the passage airflow modded, similar to a 2K tank.
Put everything back in place, and notice that a CPVC coupler fits perfectly onto the remainder of the orange plastic piece.
This was me experimenting without thinking. It takes ~50 pumps for full pressure, which means either a pump replacement or tank shrinkage is necessary. Since we can all replace pumps, I'm electing to attempt tank shrinkage for the purposes of this mod. The first attempt was stuffing craft foam in there. No real effect, obviously. (Question to self: why would you use something you can compress easily????) Right now, I have a giant blob of goop sitting in there. I'll let that cure, and do some more real tests later to see what effects tank shrinkage has (and to what degree).
With a ~1 foot barrel of 1/2" CPVC. At the 50 pumps for the OP valve to kick in, I was getting ~100ft. ranges consistently with 1/4" slingshot weighted stefans.
I'll have more tests up tomorrow or Monday, pending goop curing and school work.
Edited by Buffdaddy, 24 January 2011 - 02:57 PM.