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#1 ChaosRaisin

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:53 PM

So I'm pretty sure this blaster is called the Buzz Bee Rapid Fire Rifle or something to that effect. I've had it for a while and I was getting bored of it's mediocre ranges and erratic shell ejection, so I decided to open it up and see what I could do. Sorry for the post mod pics in advance.


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The finished blaster.

What you'll need:

-Miscellaneous Cutting Tool (Pliers, Wire Cutters, Hacksaw, etc.)
-Some sort of saw
-Dremel (recommended)
-1/2" CPVC
-1/2" CPVC Coupler
-Solvent Weld, Goop (glue)
-Hot glue/Gun (Epoxy Putty)

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First, open up your gun and take out everything except what you see in the picture.

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Close up of trigger area and lack of stuff.

Then, take out your plunger tube and break off all the tubes and junk, leaving this(minus coupler):
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Alternate angle (I know it's crooked).

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Cut your CPVC coupler in half and solvent weld it on like so. Let it dry than slap it back in the gun.

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Now look at the front of your gun. You'll notice that the plunger tube is offset. Dremel the crap out of the shell to achieve an open space for your barrel and coupler. You'll also need to Dremel away some of the wall holding the PT in place.

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Another angle.

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To stop your PT from spinning around, hot glue or E-putty it in place. I chose hot glue for its quick setting time and ease of removal if I want to do something else with the gun.

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Back of the PT.


Now put your gun back together and go test it out. Mine produced ranges around 60-70 feet. Tons of improvement compared to the 20-foot maximum range as a stock gun. Also, there's tons of room in the now empty shell for integrations and the like. If you wanted to you could minimize it even further or close all the openings with polycarb or something, but i like being able to see all the internals in case of malfunction. Questions and comments are all welcome.

Edited by ChaosRaisin, 05 March 2011 - 12:57 PM.

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#2 SlightlySane813

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

Wow that is such a jump of range!

I'm surprised someone didn't think of this sooner.

All that space is making me think of possible integrations.

Props.
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#3 utahnerf

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:32 PM

This makes the RFR less cool. Now it has no rapid fire. Good job on the mod though.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:55 PM

The only thing the RFR had going for it was the clips. You've basically made a lever action NF with significantly weaker internals, the catch in there and the plunger rod will still break just as easily as a RFR with a clip.
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#5 ChaosRaisin

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

SlightylySane: Yeah, I was surprised too. But when I took it apart and saw all the restricting mechanisms in place, I was surprised it could even fire a dart in the first place.

utahnerf: Yes, I know I took the "RF" Out of the RFR, but it was definitely annoying picking up all the shells, and the fact that you can't buy additional clips wasn't cool.

Blue: Yes, I realize that I've ruined the RFR, but I wasn't trying to completely replace it. This isn't intended to be the end all be all of RFR mods, just a cool one I decided to try in spare time. And I've never heard of those parts breaking.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:06 AM

I actually did this a good 9 months ago here:
http://www.oznerf.co...ech-replacement

Must say, good job on the writeup though. I much prefer the gun this way.
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#7 lionhawk

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

I believe someone did a brass breech on the rfr a while back, but good job anyways.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

I believe someone did a brass breech on the rfr a while back, but good job anyways.


A brass breach has nothing to do with what he did in the mod...

I'm sure that this mod has been done many times before and that no matter what you do to the RFR (Aside from replacing the internals) it will not be war worthy. However, it is a FUN mod to do to an otherwise useless gun and although all the pictures used were post modding, they are of excellent quality making this is a very good write up.
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#9 ChaosRaisin

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

I believe someone did a brass breech on the rfr a while back, but good job anyways.


A brass breach has nothing to do with what he did in the mod...

I'm sure that this mod has been done many times before and that no matter what you do to the RFR (Aside from replacing the internals) it will not be war worthy. However, it is a FUN mod to do to an otherwise useless gun and although all the pictures used were post modding, they are of excellent quality making this is a very good write up.



Thank you and I apologize for the post mod pictures. I just did it as I went and I wanted to make sure the mod actually worked before I took all the pictures and what not.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:42 AM

So I'm sorry if I missed this anywhere but do you slap ina pvc breech or something.Oh and btw an rscb would be useful and look clean because of that open area above.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:21 AM

So I'm sorry if I missed this anywhere but do you slap ina pvc breech or something.Oh and btw an rscb would be useful and look clean because of that open area above.


I highly doubt that there is enough air output for an RSCB to work in this gun. As was mentioned earlier, this gun is basically an NF and you don't see a whole lot of RSCBs on NFs

Also, he didn't breach it, he just slapped on a coupler.

Personally I think that this mod is really clean and cool looking. I do have an issue with the fact that the barrel doesn't seem centered in the gun. From the pics it is clear that it is sitting slightly the right. That would drive me crazy if I were trying to use it in a war setting.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:28 AM

As was mentioned earlier, this gun is basically an NF and you don't see a whole lot of RSCBs on NFs

Two in one thread, OMG!!!1!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:46 AM

As was mentioned earlier, this gun is basically an NF and you don't see a whole lot of RSCBs on NFs

Two in one thread, OMG!!!1!


I said you don't see a whole lot of them, not you don't see any. :D

Anyway, Banshee totally overhauled those NFs by putting in stronger springs, extending the draw, and replacing the plunger tubes. He also saw a decrease of 30-40 ft in range when using the RSCBs.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:50 AM

Anyway, Banshee totally overhauled those NFs by putting in stronger springs, extending the draw, and replacing the plunger tubes. He also saw a decrease of 30-40 ft in range when using the RSCBs.

You mean he....modified them? Unheard of. I can't believe that topic even came up in this context.

RSCB's decrease the range of every gun they're attached to. If someone is planning to add an RSCB, that much is implied.
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:06 PM

I believe someone did a brass breech on the rfr a while back, but good job anyways.


A brass breach has nothing to do with what he did in the mod...

I'm sure that this mod has been done many times before and that no matter what you do to the RFR (Aside from replacing the internals) it will not be war worthy. However, it is a FUN mod to do to an otherwise useless gun and although all the pictures used were post modding, they are of excellent quality making this is a very good write up.


Obviously you didn't get my point, my point was that the brass breech got the same range if not more than this mod, so it isn't so "seriously improved".
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#16 nugget

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:58 PM

Would this blaster be effective with an rscb? ;)
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:50 PM

Would this blaster be effective with an rscb? ;)


I don't think it holds enough air to operate an RSCB.
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If two powerful is a problem then just go with one powerful. I guess this style of hopper will work even beyond three powerful..


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

No necessarily, many people put them on nf's and they seem to have a comparable sized plunger tube. I personally would find something to integrate into the top of that shell such as a big salvo tank and but a hopper, rscb on that.
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#19 nugget

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

True. I might try this mod, try an rscb, and reply to this post on the effectiveness because thats the only way this blaster could be efficient.
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