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#1 1313

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:55 PM

Im kinda a noob but i've used up all my brass and pvc so i was wondering how to make crayola barrels, thanks. (already searched, no results)
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#2 NinjZ

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 03:18 PM

you go buy a box of those fat crayola markers and cutt the ends off.
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 04:13 PM

Why would you put this in Nerf Wars!?
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 05:32 PM

Why would you put this in Nerf Wars!?


Though a good point, it doesn't really answer the question at hand.

I go to the back of a crayola marker and pop off the cap useing a flat head screw driver. Next take out the ink thing on the inside. After that go to the front of the marker and cut off the part that you use to draw with and your done.
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 05:47 PM

hmm, i posted on this earlier but its not showing up now...wtf?

Edited by NinjZ, 08 May 2004 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 07:21 PM

The crayola barrel isn't really the barrel. It should allow 1/2" PVC to fit over it nicely. Most guns need actual barrel, not just a place to stick the dart. Go buy more PVC or whatever you want. Also, next time, look under what topic you post.
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 12:14 PM

The crayola barrel isn't really the barrel. It should allow 1/2" PVC to fit over it nicely. Most guns need actual barrel, not just a place to stick the dart. Go buy more PVC or whatever you want. Also, next time, look under what topic you post.

So, you don't use the crayola barrel as the actual barrel? More like a telescoped barrel using crayola, then pvc? I haven't tried using a crayola barrel before, I like brass and pvc.

I do have some markers lying around somewhere, so if they do well I might try one.


I am going to add this here to save space:
I just got a nitefinder (yes, I found my Target still has some). I want to replace the barrel, and I have 3 options. CPVC, Brass, and now Crayola. I am thinking telescoped brass would be more stylish, but would Crayola or CPVC perform better?

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#8 NinjZ

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:44 PM

from what I have read, brass is the best material for micros.
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#9 THIRST

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:45 PM

Just use cpvc. I have telescoped brass, and cpvc, and I prefer the cpvc ones.

Ninz, there is no "best material" just what fits your darts best.

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EDIT: My bad bout spelling, oops.

Edited by THIRST, 09 May 2004 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:48 PM

...just what fitsp-Alr darts...

What the fuck did you just say?
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 05:16 PM

Just use cpvc. I have telescoped brass, and cpvc, and I prefer the cpvc ones.

Ninz, there is no "best material" just what fitsp-Alr darts best.

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I really don't get it when you advise people to use CPVC cause it works better for you than brass does, then in the next breath you tell them to use what fits.

For most people, CPVC does not fit. At all.

Fortunately for all those people who can't use CPVC, brass tends to work pretty well with all FBR. Since it's available in 1/32" increments, the maximum deviation from the size you want is 1/64".

Crayola barrels are what people used before they knew about brass. It's the correct ID for 1/2" FBR but it's only about 4 inches long so you need to suplement it with PVC for pretty much any gun.
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 06:18 PM

cxwq and his brass.....

To quote him in the past....

Mmmmm... brass.

A couple of times......

Don't take my numbers as gospel because you probably don't have the same FBR [that fits my beautiful brass perfectly, like] I do.


The unholy glow of brass... wow.


Edited by Hunter, 09 May 2004 - 06:19 PM.

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#13 THIRST

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:11 PM

I really don't get it when you advise people to use CPVC cause it works better for you than brass does, then in the next breath you tell them to use what fits.


Well, he said he has three options. When he lists cpvc, Im going to assume it fits his darts.

I prefer cpvc, but I also advice him to use what fits his darts best, since I have no way of knowing which material works best for him.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:06 PM

I found a way to open up CPVC a bit, telescope it even. It requires a Dremel and a wierd sort of sanding bit that spins around the inside of the barrel. Just put it in there and let 'er rip. You can make it wider at the end than at the beginning, and just shove the dart down as far as you can. I did it on my NF, and it works pretty well.
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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:07 PM

Well, since I had the brass, and since I like the look of it, I made a brass barrel.

I telescoped about 2 inches (tight) in 4 inches (looser). I haven't gone outside with it yet, but I like the results I am seeing inside. I pulled out the rod in the middle of the barrel, and took out the spring air restrictor. I also drilled a 1/4" hole through the cap that the plunger hits.

The nice thing about it, is that I can push the dart as far as I want down the barrel to experiment with different telescoping effects.

No, I don't have cpvc, I just listed it with the other materials I can readily get. I don't know if my darts will fit it or not.

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