The other day, I was digging in my closet and found an old water gun. It is special because it is the only spring powered water gun I have ever seen. I can't remember the name and the sticker on the side has since worn off, but I'm sure someone on here knows the name of the gun. I do know for a fact that it was released in 1995. Anyway, I cocked it and pulled the trigger. I was very surprised to hear the massive bark produced by the gun. I immediately thought this had potential. I took it downstairs and dissassembled the weapon.
This is the gun as I found it in my closet.
Here are the inernals minus the water tank on top. Notice the similarites between it and conventional Nerf spring pistols.
Now here is why this weapon is an oddity. Notice the double springs. I have never seen this in a stock weapon before. I took off the springs and replaced them with springs from a couple of my broken Sharpshooter 2s (new springs not pictured).
Here is the plunger tube. I cut off the nozzle on the tube and Dremeled out a hole big enough for 1/2" CPVC to fit through and hot glued it back to the plunger tube. I then put electrical tape over the hot glued portion to strengthen the hold.
On top of the plunger tube is where the water tank connected. I simply plugged it up with hot glue to prevent air from leaking out.
I added a sight to the top of the gun once I had reassembled it. The sight is a piece off of a garage door opener. I have to clue as to what the piece is, but it looks like a sight and functions well as one.
And here, friends, is the finished product, the "Kilroy Mangum" loser pistol.
I had originally started to put rubber bands on it, but I took off the surgical rubber on my DT3BP and put it on the Magnum. I headed out to my backyard with two friends to test the range and accuracy. Here is the official data as taken by myself and two others:
Weapon: Original name unknown; Kilroy Mangum (released 1995)
Method fire: Spring (double)
Number of shots: 1
Modification: Yes; new back spring, surgical rubber, CPVC barrel
Ammunition: Stock red Airjet Micro Darts
Angle fired from: Flat
Height of gun when fire: 5'5.5"
Terrain fired upon: Flat; grass
Range in feet, rounded to nearest foot
12. 101 feet, 3.5 inches (Measurment not rounded due to being over 100 feet)
Total Sum= 1433
Average range: 95.53 feet average per shot
Target size: 1.5'x1.5'
15 out of 15 hit
It is the first pistol I know of that has hit over 100 feet flat. I didn't think it was possible until now. I'm sure many of you will find it hard to believe. If you have any questions, please feel free me to ask or PM me. I hope you have enjoyed another Starbuck modification.
Edited by Starbuck, 08 July 2005 - 04:27 PM.