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#1 The lord of fish

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

I make instruments for a living now, and don't have time for nerf. Most of my guns are gone, but I still have a bunch of shells. In no way should you bring one of these to a war, this is mostly just for fun.

Materials needed:
cheapie dual action balloon pump (see makeitgo's balloon finder)
2" ID PETG (I used a broken fish tank python)
3/8" square rod (I used white oak)
some small set screws
2" of 1/2" PVC
2.5 [k26] springs
ace #2 spring
hot glue and gun

Grab a NF shell, I had a clear one. It needs to have a catch, a trigger and well the shell..
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Cut to the spring rest and right above the second ridge on the trigger (yes you are cutting down the trigger)
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Mark on your PETG where the shell touches the tube, and cut about 2" into the PETG
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test fit it, it should slide over the nerf signs, giving you plenty of room to attach it with set screws
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Moving over to the soon to be plunger head. I had used a balloon pump head as a plunger head on my longshot Xbow. simply pull/ or snip it off
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take the O ring out and you will notice this gap, that will not be good for our seal, so fill it up with hot glue and foam.
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snip the tabs on the pump head
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Now rough up the PVC and the plunger head, and apply some CA glue, clamp it and let it set.
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Dump about a 1/2 a stick of hot glue into the PVC, and jam the 3/8" square rod, trying to keep it centered.
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now drill, and screw in 4 set screws, be careful if you are using wood, you dont want it to split.
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Now make your catch slots, I set mine about 6-7" back from the PVC. they should be no more than 1/8" deep.
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Slide your springs on, and re assemble.
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Shoots way too far, can't be shouldered, but its worth it. I don't have a barrel long enough for it at the moment, so I used a really long RSCB to compensate for the massive amount of air this puts out and a 14" barrel. Shoots further than my BBUMB.
Is this necessary? No shit its not. but definitely scores big on the "Whatthefuckisthatandwhyisitsobig" scale.

Edited by The lord of fish, 17 June 2011 - 06:18 PM.

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#2 evilbunnyo

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

Its a fucking sniperr in a nitefinder shell. I love it. About how far does it shoot? 100? More??

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#3 Dusty The Bear

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

If it shoots further than a BBUMB. Then it must be hitting 140's. Awesome work dude!
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#4 The lord of fish

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:41 PM

How the fuck have you lasted this long evilbunnyo? You got banned on NHQ for being a dumbass.

I have no intent on range testing this thing. By removing the springs and flipping the plunger rod, I can turn this into a hamp relatively quickly.
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#5 evilbunnyo

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:00 PM

Well if you had to guess a range?


And NHQ was a different story. The admins there hated me.
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#6 The lord of fish

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:50 PM

Using big ass paces as a measurement (which I then measured said paces to be a little more than 3 feet), I got 48 paces. My BBUMB does 47 paces.
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#7 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:38 PM

Using big ass paces as a measurement (which I then measured said paces to be a little more than 3 feet), I got 48 paces. My BBUMB does 47 paces.


Props for sillyness and measurement units :P
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:31 PM

Can it over power a plugged titan?
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#9 The lord of fish

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:29 AM

If one pace= ~3 feet, and there are 48 paces, does it then shoot further than a plugged titan? No wait, that math might be difficult for someone who is probably not even 13 years old yet. This shoots 144' if each pace is actually 36", which is doubtful since most were probably 38"-40".
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#10 makeitgo

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:57 AM

Not quite 3 feet but we had the same idea, http://nerfhaven.com...howtopic=21203.
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#11 Shadow the HellJumper

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

Very overkill, but just one problem... How long would the catch plate last with that kind of spring power? If it was possible, I would suggest replacing it with a machined aluminum piece, or something similar to that.

Other than that, I would totally sh*t my pants if I came face-to-face with this monster, nice work!

Edited by Shadow the HellJumper, 18 June 2011 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:11 PM

This is one freaky Frankenstein's monster of an NF, bravo! Barrel tap, anyone?
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

This makes me look under my bed at night it's so scary. Now make it pump action.
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#14 The lord of fish

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

I've got more things planned for Nitefinders, with less dick cannon, but more wood.

This should totes be allowed in gunslinger rounds.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

Fully extended, I think you could tap someone easier than you'd hit them with an unmodded Eliminator.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

I find myself thinking of ways to try to make the plunger move SLOWER, because it seems like with that much spring power, it might just take the shell with it. Does it have a 100% seal?
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

Overkill is an understatement! But cool mod anyway! How exactly do you prime it? It seems like a 2.5 foot draw would be tough.
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#18 makeitgo

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:07 AM

Overkill is an understatement! But cool mod anyway! How exactly do you prime it? It seems like a 2.5 foot draw would be tough.


There is no such thing as over kill! :ph34r: If you can carry it and prime it. You're good to go.
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