I decided first off that I would modify this in stages. I can then record the performance increases at each stage. In this guide, I will remove the air restrictors and make simple seal improvements. Later I will add a new spring and make further improvements to the seal.
But enough of that. I know you just want to see it naked.
The shell comes apart really easy but beware of the slide. The 'back' half (from the perspective of the picture) is attached to the shell by the extension spring that returns the slide to it's starting position. The spring is held on with a small screw but you can leave it be as it doesn't really get in the way.
As you can see, the internals are a world away from the Maverick. Everything is brand new and works in a new way. I won't go into explaining the firing sequence in this guide.
After removing the trigger (there is a screw holding it in), this whole assembly will simply lift out. The plunger tube will simply wiggle free but beware of the little spring at the bottom. Remove the plunger rod and we can then get at that pesky AR.
This little pointy jobby on the front is the AR. It works just like a normal AR but looks a little different.
The view from inside the PT shows the full story. The AR is held in with 4 'legs'. I used a screwdriver and knocked them out. Then the whole AR assembly simply fell out.
This is what it looked like after removing some of the excess plastic left behind.
There is a small whole on the top of the PT. This will need to be plugged in the normal manner.
Next are the air restrictors on the turret section. These are simply removed with a pair of snips.
Once you're done, you can put it all back together.
Be careful of this little blighter though. This is the catch and it has a tiny little spring hidden behind it. This fell out when I was putting the blaster back together. It took me ages to find out where it went so be warned. It's a sneaky little sucker.
Well, really impressive actually. The ranges are an average taken from 12 stock Elite Darts fired indoors, PTG.
Stock blaster with Elite Darts - 36' (11m)
Modified with Elite Darts - 50' (15m)
Not bad for a simple AR removal.
Edited by kevne, 03 January 2013 - 08:58 PM.