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#1 userjjb

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:30 PM

When I first picked up the Tek 6 I thought it had good potential, even though the plunger tube is a little narrower than a NF tube, it seemed like it had good air output.

The main reason why it gets crap ranges is two-fold. First it's a rotating barrel, so there are seal problems. Second, there's a big bottleneck for the air right after the plunger tube, the hole is barely a centimeter in diameter. In this mod I eliminate both problems.

The first thing to do is take the gun apart. There are screws in the main body of the gun, as well as the slide. However, there's another one hidden under the slide, so be sure to take off the slide, and remove that screw, before you pry apart the gun and break it.

Here's the gun internals (post-mod, no before pictures sorry):
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When you open it up, remove the turret, as well as the long stepped sliding piece thats right below the turret, you won't need these.

Next, take out the plunger tube. Your goal here is to get a piece of brass to fit on the end with a hole in the end of the tube as wide as the brass. Here are some pictures of what to cut and what not to cut off:

At the far end of the tube carve out a hole where the piece that connected to the turret used to be as wide as your brass:
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Be sure to leave two sections of the end, the screw hole where it attaches to the case, and a crosspiece that slides into a slot in the case, this will keep the barrel secure.
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Take your new barrel (I used a 4 inch piece of 17/32 brass), and goop a whole bunch of epoxy around the new plunger hole as well as on the two remaining chunks. Let this dry for a couple minutes.

Now you need to cut the case to fit the new barrel. Carve out a circular chunk on each side of the case, it's more trial and error than anything to get the right fit
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Now you should have a larger hole that looks like this:
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Now put the new barrel/plunger assembly back in the case. You may have trim some of the epoxy off so that the notch fits into the slot on the case. Put all the parts back on, and screw it up, and voila:
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Range testing with 20 shots flat gave an average range of 62ft.

With a spring replacement it could rival the NF, but what I really like about it is the feel. It's smaller than a NF, and the circular end of the gun makes a very comfortable grip for two handed firing. Also, the plunger is excellent and has such a superb seal, to reload all I need to do is put the dart in the barrel a lttle, and when I cock it, it draws the dart right into the barrel, speeding up reloading.

Edited by userjjb, 09 June 2005 - 07:15 PM.

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#2 Nerf Warrior

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

That thing is nice. Good job!
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 05:06 AM

I popped a new spring in it and just range tested it. My Tek 6 now gets an average of 73ft. This is now my new sidearm.

Edited by userjjb, 10 June 2005 - 05:06 AM.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:36 AM

Wow, I am suprised a tek-six could achieve such a distance. If you want to reduce the trigger pull quite a bit, all you have to do is turn the trigger upside-down, but be careful as if you choose to do this, it is a hair trigger pull. Again, im suprised at the range, and try to cock it then load a dart and see ifthere is anyincrease in range.
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#5 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:25 PM

Holy shizzam dude.

If you have a Nitefinder, could you put a picture up of them side by side? Or any other commom sidearm/small gun.

Good job,
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:40 PM

That's really nice. I might have to try that with my tek ten.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

Cha and I've been trying to turret mod mine.. I'm so gonna single it now. Ya you should try an integration, it looks like theres plenty of room left in there for an at2k or sspb.
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#8 kickass jb

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 03:14 PM

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Heres the two guns. They are relatively the same as you can see. I have two tek 6's and I think I am going to turret mod one for close combat rushes and single one now because of those ranges!!! Pretty unbelievable indeed. I will prolly use PETG instead though since I don't have any brass.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 05:36 PM

Ya you should try an integration, it looks like theres plenty of room left in there for an at2k or sspb.

Yeah, this thing is ripe for a sspb integration, that whole lower half is empty

A word or warning, trying to do a multi-barrel replacement may be rather frustrating on two accounts. First, like I said in the mod, there is a miniscule diameter bridging between plunger tube and turret, as in: 1/8 of an inch. Anyone doing a turret mod instead of a single mod, you'll have to address that issue.

Secondly, the turret design on this thing looks like it was designed by a monkey. Even after you remove the air restrictors its not going to be close to airtight. It's gonna require some creative epoxy/hot glue usage to plug up the piss poor design. Here's a pic of the inside of the turret:
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I chopped off the outer half of each barrel and then carved as much of the + shaped supports for the removed air restrictors as I could, but I still couldn't get a good seal. Also, you'll notice a slot on the nottom of each barrel. This connect all the barrels to each other. The only thing I could think of doing is either pouring mass quantities of hot glue on it and try to secure each barrel. Another possible solution would be to attempt to remove the bottom circular piece (you can see the lip beteween the main piece and the back piece), but that is heavily glued on. Either way, it'll probably be a pain in the ass, good luck!

Edited by userjjb, 10 June 2005 - 05:41 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:52 PM

Nice job! I CPVC'ed my new Twin Tek pack and was amazed when I took them outside to test. They both got in the mid 50's flat. I stretched the spring of one and got it to shoot about 60 feet flat. I think a stock airsoft AEG spring is about the same diameter as the stock springs in the Twin Teks, so I'm gonna try and cut down the airsoft spring and see how it shoots in one of the Tek's.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:16 PM

That's amazing! My NFs only get about 53 feet flat average. That would be a really fun gun to use too, especiallly on account of the slide cocking mech; it would be like a big Scout! That's a great mod dude. I'm definitely going to have to try it on my Tek 10 now. Does anyone know if it has a larger plunger tube/plunger/spring than the 6? I assume it does, and if so, I'd have a very good blaster. That is a really nice mod.

Very nice, jjb.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:36 PM

WHat spring did you replace the old one with? Was it out of another gun?
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:37 PM

Sad to say, the tek ten and six plunger tubes are identical. It's really a shame too. The tek ten jsut has a larger cocking handle and such, so it seems it would have a larger one. But it doesn't.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:55 PM

Ha, oh well. Thanks Hammer. Again, great mod, jjb. I'm seriously going to do it. I say this about all mods I like, but I have no practical way to use my Tek Ten as it is, so I might as well single it.

Nice sig, by the way, Hammer. ;)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 04:18 PM

I'm pretty new at this (there arent too many nerf type guns in europe), but I got a tek 6, but its a different version, and if you search it, it says something like tek 6 with sticky darts and is green. Well I was wondering if the mod would work with it, because thats a way better range.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 04:28 PM

Even though this is an old topic.... The internals are identical. It will work and you should get the same results provided you do the mod right. I'd try to shy away from posting in year old topics though. Hope I could help.

Edited by Uncle Hammer, 15 March 2006 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:38 PM

Yeah, Hammer, it's old, but I'm going to throw this in too.

My wife just picked up some blasters for my son; one of them was a Maverick (yeah, I swore we'd never get one, but now it's in the arse), and the other was a green Tek 6, just like Zeph described. Not quite my choice of blasters (I would have stashed the money for the Fall lineup), but heck, the wife got 'em, so I can't argue there.

My son loves the Mav :P so I'll let him be with it, and I'm going to get into the Tek 6 and see if it can be tweaked some. I'll make a new post if necessary, but for now I'm reading up on this one and seeing how it goes.

Zeph, Buzz Bee blasters aren't well known for being overtly powerful, so don't get your hopes up too high. But you surely can get some better performance out of them with some modifications. I'm going to start by using the mods posted here.

Good luck with your mod efforts.


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