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#1 Grumschnitz

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:44 PM

Why mod a turret gun to a single barrel you may ask? Because my 2-gun arsenal sucks and I wanted to that's why.

Okay let's get started, sorry about the lack of pictures, if I find my damn digital camera I'll add them in later.

First open the gun up, making sure you get the screw under the cocking handle. What you should see is the internals of a basic spring gun: A plunger with a spring on it going into a tube that almost touches the back of the turret. There's also a large piece of plastic that rotates the turret when you cock, if you want to you can take this out however I think it plays a small role in keeping the pluner tube where it's meant to be. Either way leaving it in can't do any harm. The gun is cocked when you pull back the grey thing on top because a bit of metal on it goes through the plunger shaft.

Now undo the screw holding the plunger tube in place, get a dremel/knife/flamethrower and get rid of both the screw hole on the nozzle and the tab that steadies the tube.
You'll notice the nozzle has a white rubber insert, this is to direct airflow better into the tiny barrels of the turret. I read a mod writeup where someone drilled this out, that's stupid. Just poke a kebab skewer up the back of the tube and you can pop it out and save for later in case you want to change the gun back.

Now you're ready for a new barrel. Epoxy/hot glue/tape a barrel of your choice to the plunger tube. Doesn't really matter how you do it so long as the nozzle ends up inside the barrel.

THIS BIT IS IMPORTANT!
You now have to dremel away enough of the shell to allow your new barrel to poke out the front of the gun, try to take away no more than you have to. I didn't have a dremel so I resorted to a fretsaw and some wire cutters, took forever and made a damn big mess.

If you feel inclined to do a spring stretch then unscrew the plunger and do so. Then put everything back together (minus the turret which you should've removed by now.) Hot glue as needed and you should have a fairly reliable gun that shoots stefans. The ranges aren't great 35-40' but since I play mainly indoors this isn't too big a problem. The things are dirt cheap so if you screw it up you can always start over with a new one.
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:57 PM

I modified my tek ten with 10 crayolas and improved the seal between the turret and plunger. Its really good, it gets 50-55 ft flat. The problem is when you increase the seal between the plunger and turret you lose the autorotation, but the rof is still fast. What is your other gun in your arsenal?
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#3 Grumschnitz

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 07:00 PM

a switch-shot, which leaks and has a bent pump handle. I got it for a dollar at a swap-meet.
You actually managed to fit 10 barrels on the turret? What diameter FBR do you use for stefans? Also how did you go about improving the seal?
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 07:11 PM

a switch-shot, which leaks and has a bent pump handle. I got it for a dollar at a swap-meet.

Swap meet? Huh? *ears perk up*
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Posted 05 March 2005 - 07:27 PM

I use stock darts and crayola marker barrels. What you do is take the screw out of the turret and take it apart.(it should come in two pieces) Take the inner piece that has barrel posts on it and cut the barrel posts down to 1/2 inch. Then take the outer shell and cut a 1/2 inch from the bottom. You don't need the top of the outer shell anymore. Then get duct tape and cut 1/2 inch pieces and wrap it around the cut down barrel posts until crayola barrels fit tightly. Then get super glue(hot glue is to bulky) and glue the crayolas on. Use lots but don't let it go over the edge. Then let the superglue dry. Once the superglue is dry put the cut down outer shell on it. Take your hot glue gun and put glue in between the barrels for support. Then put every thing back in the gun. This is the improving the seal part and is the hardest step to explain so I will do as best as I can. Get a popsicle stick and cut a 1/4 inch piece off. Now look at the assembled gun. There is a wall that holds the plunger tube against the turret. Take the popsicle stick and put it between the wall and plunger tube. It forces the plunger tube forward against the turret. The problem is that it is pushing so much that the barrels can't autorotate. So you have to turn it by hand. Take a black marker and make a line on each barrel that lines up with the crease of the gun.(thats so when your trying to get shots off fast you just have to line up the mark and the crease of the gun since it doesn't autorotate)
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 07:51 PM

Hell, I used micros and 2" CPVC barrels, 10 of 'em, and I'm getting better ranges than your single barreling job. You feel the need to single? Single barrel a nite finder, not a weapon that relies on its RoF.
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Posted 09 March 2005 - 08:06 PM

The tek 10, tek 6 get better range and rof than the maverick. I like the tek 6 better because its smaller and has the same internals as the tek 10.
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