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#1 Groove

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Posted 27 December 2002 - 06:03 PM

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Well, I finally got my pics back from the mini-VANO we had a week or two ago. I heard some people admiring my gun in a somewhat bad picture, so here it is from a bird's eye view. For those of you that I haven't told yet, this gun is basically a Nerf conversion of the real life gun, the Colt M4-A1 "Masterkey."

The whole gun itself is just a fully-modded Splitfire and a Crossbow, but I've made the two guns fit nice and snugly (is that a word?) with one another. The result was a combination that went together like peanut butter goes with jelly - they fit fine.

I had to pretty much maul away the plastic under the mail barrel and plunger tube, being careful not to damage the tube and still provide some support and stability for the main barrel while being able to nestle the Splitfire under it. I basically epoxyed a thin layer of double-layer coardboard to the section under the barrel where I had torn away, and then epoxyed the Splitfire to that, and then smothered the seams with hotglue, then wrapped it all in Duct Tape (can you tell I wanted it to be secure?) After that, I got some electrical ties, fastened them around the gun, and epoxyed them in place. This gun is stable.

I banded it, put a barrel brace in place under the main barrel and something to support the lower "shotgun" barrels, and hot glued it in place infront of the bands, encasing the bands between the gun and the brace. The bands were wrapped in Duct Tape in some problem areas to help strengthen them and hopefully get some wear out of them.

Initial measurements say that the main barrel gets roughly 81' average, flat shot, with micros. For some odd reason, it likes the regular micros. The two shots from the Splitfire say that it gets roughly 70' on a flat shot. I didn't bother doing angled shots because the wind is killer where I live. Anyways...it's up for public scrutiny...what do you think?

EDIT: Thanks for the hosting, C!
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#2 Zero Talent

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Posted 27 December 2002 - 06:17 PM

Did you spraypaint that when it was taped up or something? :)

Either way, looks pretty cool, and I assume it works out well in a battle situation. Range seems about right. Nice job!
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Posted 27 December 2002 - 09:14 PM

Ah. Yeah, I did spray it at one point. Looks kinda weird now, I know. And for those of you who can't see it now, looks like my daily bandwidth for the day has been reached. Heh...I guess the pic will show tomorrow.

EDIT: There ya' go. Everyone should be able to see it now...
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Posted 04 January 2003 - 08:35 PM

And what a lesson it has to teach. If you remember Lord Of the Springs from NO days... He got, shall we say, Enlightned by the Guru. A good gun to have on your team... and that is not becasue I cover groove's back.
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Posted 07 January 2003 - 07:39 PM

It looks cool but what did you do besids duck tape and the zip ties.
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#6 Groove

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 08:57 PM

It looks cool but what did you do besids duck tape and the zip ties.

Well...

had to pretty much maul away the plastic under the mail barrel and plunger tube, being careful not to damage the tube and still provide some support and stability for the main barrel while being able to nestle the Splitfire under it. I basically epoxyed a thin layer of double-layer coardboard to the section under the barrel where I had torn away, and then epoxyed the Splitfire to that, and then smothered the seams with hotglue, then wrapped it all in Duct Tape (can you tell I wanted it to be secure?) After that, I got some electrical ties, fastened them around the gun, and epoxyed them in place. This gun is stable.

I banded it, put a barrel brace in place under the main barrel and something to support the lower "shotgun" barrels, and hot glued it in place infront of the bands, encasing the bands between the gun and the brace. The bands were wrapped in Duct Tape in some problem areas to help strengthen them and hopefully get some wear out of them.


Does that answer your question?
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 12:57 AM

Wow, that is a sweet gun. How much approximetly (sp) does it weigh? How long did it take you to construct it? I mean, modding those 2 guns, not tying them together, and taping them.
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 05:14 PM

Not sure how much it weighs total, but it is pretty front heavy. The only scale I have here is for human body weight, so it's not tuned for small things like this. Took me about...2 hours to throw it all together.
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 07:54 PM

Groove, you can weigh yourself with the gun in your hands and then weigh yourself without the gun in your hands and then subtract.
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 09:44 PM

Vassili, the scale is from the 70's, therefore it's not accurate at all. I just tried it, and there was no change in weight whe I held it. The needle gets stuck after 100, and I obviously weigh more than 100. Maybe if I had one of those electric ones...
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Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:32 PM

Vassili, the scale is from the 70's, therefore it's not accurate at all. I just tried it, and there was no change in weight whe I held it. The needle gets stuck after 100, and I obviously weigh more than 100. Maybe if I had one of those electric ones...

Yeah, the only other way of weighing yourself accurately, that doesn't involve money that I can think of, would involve a cord, a basketball hoop, some dumbells, and the evil innaccuracy of friction, so I think I'll just recommend the purchase of a new scale. ;)

Why do we need an exact measure, anyways? Have an SF? Have a crossbow? Hold both in your hands, and you have the feel of the guru. Besides, considering plastic barrels on it, I'd assume it doesn't weigh much at all. Certainly no more than 3 pounds altogether.
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:05 PM

Thats a nice gun, I would have used a SM 750 instead, but thats just me. Hopefully, I will get another SM 1500 and I can redo my 1500 integration on my Crossbow. After I finish it, my crossbow will give any gun a run for it's money.
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:35 PM

Its an interesting gun. It has its good and bad points just by the look at construction that I can see, but my 750 Wildfire intergration can beat both of yours. ( soon to be a 1500 instead of 750) I'll see if I can get a pic of it for the LCM site.

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 12:09 AM

Its an interesting gun. It has its good and bad points just by the look at construction that I can see, but my 750 Wildfire intergration can beat both of yours. ( soon to be a 1500 instead of 750) I'll see if I can get a pic of it for the LCM site.

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Posted 17 January 2003 - 12:05 AM

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Holy shit!
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