Ballzooka 94 mod
Posted 21 December 2019 - 12:18 AM
I recently got an original ballzooka for 8 bucks and was thinking of modding it. Why you ask? Nostalgia.
I work at a children's home where the kids love to play Nerf (ages 5 to 17) in the house. A ballzooka was my first ever Nerf gun and I doubt these kids have ever seen one, let alone have heard the ridiculous clanging noise as ball ammo larger than they've ever seen is grenaded at them.
The gun works about a good as any ballastic gun does....ha... However, my curiosity is getting the best of me and I wanted to run some ideas up the flag pole before I ruined this gun, especially since I've never modded a gun before.
1) Is this considered a spring action gun or air pump? You don't pump it but I guess you push the air...so a plunger gun? I wanted to see if I could tighten up the gun inside to seal up any places air leaks out...basically more air power and either harder hits or farther distance.
2) Just humor me a little more... I also was thinking how awesome it would be if I could make the barrels longer....maybe buy another ballzooka, chop the barrels, chop the tops of the original gun barrels, connect both sets of barrels, replace springs with longer ones and hold twice as many balls (not too concerned with accuracy ... I'm aware the barrels wouldn't be perfect).... Would the gun have enough power? It sure as hell would be front heavy.... But intimidating.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 21 December 2019 - 11:00 PM
The only mod writeup I've ever seen for that blaster is the one I did. I'm not sure it's a great mod, but it exists.
To answer your questions, it's a manual plunger blaster, sometimes called "push-pull" blaster, for obvious reasons. Lately I've seen this style of blaster called HAMPs, after Kane's blaster of that name. I'm not sure about extending the inline clips. I've never seen it done.
Posted 03 January 2020 - 11:37 AM
I recently just surprised the kids with the ballzooka and they were intimidated by the size and noise alone even though their blasters are far more powerful...hilarious.
It may be awhile before I mod. I'm going to try a few other blasters first.
Thanks for the response and input!
Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:42 PM
Just saw your post. Awesome! For some reason the images don't load for me but I think I can make sense of it.
Click "Image Archive" at the top right. They were a victim of the imageshack apocalypse a few years ago, but survive in that archive.
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