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Beyond the basic restrictor removal

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#1 Ames

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 07:09 PM

Hey all, I'm new to the forum, but have been working on modifying a Maverick with one of my friends.

We've already done the basic restrictor removal - as one member noted, all you have to do is pull the turret apart (I know it's counterintuitive, and seems like you'd break it, but you won't), and the restrictor pins fall out like the Rapid Fire 20. To avoid using foam, we snipper the pins and put the basic restrictor disks back in. Works like a charm, and loads micro Stefans beautifully.

I want to do more, though. Here are two things I have thought of:
1. The gun resists rubber-banding, since the cocking mechanism covers the actual hammer. Has anyone tried removing the cocking handle, and banding the hammer through its little guide slots? Does it work well? I've tried to band this gun internally; it fails miserably!
2. Has anyone ever considered replacing the spring with something more...well...deadly!? Its basic spring is pretty wimpy (although the gun rocks in every other way). Would another gun's equally-sized spring replace it for more power? I tried to use the Nite Finder's HUGE spring. Massive failure, it was worse than Bush experimenting with pretzels.

Any advice?

Edit: Yes I know some of you have said you've tried to replace the whole cocking mechanism, and other things, but I haven't heard much specifics. Help!

Edited by Ames, 30 January 2005 - 07:13 PM.

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#2 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:05 PM

Dude, if theres anything your thinking of trying, just do it.

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#3 ompa

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:23 PM

The catch mech is too weak to support a much stronger spring. I'm doing a writeup of BMZ's mod soon, which involves replacing the entire Maverick plunger assembly with a NF plunger tube for a shitload more power. You could try that.

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#4 Ames

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:36 PM

Dude. Great idea. What's an "NF"? Nite-Finder? That sounds FUN! Could you e-mail me a preview? ames@rice.edu
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#5 LiKnSmAkScOmIn

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:51 PM

Ames, here's the topic on Nerf HQ:
http://www.nerfhq.co...opic.php?t=9184
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#6 Ames

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for the link - it's BRILLIANT.

One question on it, though: is there a reccomended replacement for a dremel tool / power sander? I'm working in a dorm room, and while I could get a power sander from, say, the University theater department, I don't really want to. Have any of you found a good replacement for it?
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#7 Fuse

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:51 AM

Before I got my dremel I used my very sharp multi-tool. It has a knife that can cut nerf plastic like butter, and a file for finishing touches. It takes a long time, but if you are careful you can get the job done.
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#8 Ames

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:52 AM

Awesome. Let's hear it for sharp razors! Wait, what?
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#9 LiKnSmAkScOmIn

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:16 PM

Use a pocketknife or nail file if you cant get a dremel.
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#10 Ames

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 06:01 PM

Alright, so I've been looking into this mod, and attempting to fix it up with the NF plunger per BMZ's posts. Has anyone DONE this mod, and could post pictures of hte plunger? I'm not seeing how the plunger inegrates the oval Maverick firing hole for maximum efficiency. Let me know!
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#11 LiKnSmAkScOmIn

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:31 PM

Try cutting the front of the maverick's plunger tube and glue it onto that piece thats on top of the NF plunger tube.
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#12 JSkater

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:40 PM

..pretzels..

Wow, that sure is a strange way of spelling presidency!
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#13 Airsoft999

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:49 PM

..pretzels..

Wow, that sure is a strange way of spelling presidency!

:) Damn, that's the high point of my day.
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#14 Ames

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:31 PM

Ah, I like you guys. Thank you for helping my anti-Bush joke reach its full potential.
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#15 JSkater

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 01:45 PM

Not a problem.
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:38 PM

The best replacement for a dremel is an X-Acto knife and some sandpaper. Once you get the hang of it, it does beautifully.
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