NOTE: This method can work on a 6-dart clip, but you need to determine where the center coil is located and put the post on the other side of the clip. This may mean that you must reverse the clip (cut off the top tab and add a clip lock slot on the opposite side of the clip) in order to use the clip in your blasters.
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- 7/32" brass tube or compatible rod/tube (longer than a stampede clip ~ 11")
- ~1/2" length of a pen (this will act as a sleeve to the above tube)
- paper clip
- stampede clip
- #6 or #8 washer or something compatible
- drill or drill press
- round file
- 7/32" bit or one that will fit the size you have
- pin vice or bit that is small enough for a paper clip
ANOTHER NOTE: long ago when placing an order for brass tube, I accidentally ordered 7/32" tubes instead of 17/32". Years later, I'm glad that I kept them around.
Step 1: Prepare the clip
You will want something to slide and hold the dart pusher all the way down at the bottom of the clip. I had a piece of plastic tubing, but anything will do. With that securely in place, drill a tiny hole through the shell and dart pusher. For this I use a pin vice or a hobby hand-drill with a small bit. Either way, the hole should only be wide enough to allow a straightened paper clip through. This will lock the dart pusher in place.
Alternatively, if you have a method to secure the dart pusher in place without having to drill the hole, you can do that too.
Step 2: Drill it!
Mark the location for the post. The location would be the same spot where you would normally glue the side rails allowing for your darts to rest comfortably. Make sure to use the same diameter bit as your rod/tube. You will want the shell hole to have a snug fit where the dart pusher hole will need to be widened to accept the sleeve. Either way, drill through the shell and dart pusher.
Step 3: Add a sleeve
(This sleeve is fairly clear and a little hard to make out)
Release the dart pusher and insert the rod through the bottom of the shell and prop up the dart pusher so that it cannot slip down. With this secured, widen the hole in the dart pusher to accept the sleeve. Make sure that the sleeve that you choose will allow the rod/tube to easily slide. This should not be a snug fit at all. Once the sleeve is in place, secure it will glue and file/sand the top of the dart pusher.
Step 4: Cutting of the tube
Set the dart pusher to the lowest point with the side of the clip. This is where you will want to set the top of the tube/rod. Since this is the point where the dart tooth/barrel will be resting (hence why you need the sleeve). Once that location is set, mark the tube where the excess is sticking out of the bottom of the clip. Cut this excess off and glue a washer on.
Step 5: All Done!
Insert the rod and now you have a stefan/stock stampede clip all without having to chop the clip open. Enjoy!
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Edited by popatachi, 17 April 2012 - 02:37 PM.