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#1 FIDO

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:12 AM

I just got my firefly yesterday, and I was proud to see that it looked and felt good, but when trying to get the gun apart, I encountered some glue on the top portion of the stock. This was countered easily with a pocket knife, but the revolver style cylender has been sealed shut by gluing the cylender onto the barrel by the restrictors inside the barrel. I canít get a knife in, and I don't think I can pull them apart. Does anybody have any suggestions?
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#2 LastManAlive

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:55 AM

Well while modding mine yesterday I also ran into that problem. What I did was I got a big screw driver and put it down the barrel until it hits the air restriction , then while holding onto the turret you smash the screwdriver onto a hard surface(make sure the screws in the turret are off...). After doing this a couple times, switch to another barrel and eventuallt while hitting it down, the back of the turret will fly off and air restriction will shoot out, so watch out. Then just punch the pegs out the back, screw the turret back together and there you go.
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#4 LastManAlive

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:49 AM

Oh. I didn't know what he was trying to say. Something about glue and whatnot.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 12:31 PM

Where you able to get the screw in the middle of the turret out? There was a hole down to a screw inside the turret, and I cannot get a screw driver to reach it. Do you need to unscrew this to take apart the assembly? Im stuck trying to get it apart also.
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#6 flamebo388

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 02:14 PM

No, you don't, just get the three screws on the back and the three on the front then slip a flat head screw driver through the crack between the front and back halfs and pry up and go all around the turret. You'll need to get the screw holding the rotating mech on to get to the three rear screws. It isn't glued on, the barrels just fit real tight into the back of the turret. Another method is to just pull real hard after removing the screws.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:32 PM

You could also use a heat gun/ blow drier to try and melt the glue temporarily. Be cautious though.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:39 PM

There is no glue, mine came apart with ease and I could see no glue residue any where on the turret, it just fits tight together to get a good seal between front and back halves.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:44 PM

Oh man thank you for making this topic. I just assumed I wouldn't be able to open the turret up and after reading this I ran off and did it. After much messing with it I finally replaced every barrel on it with CPVC and it shoots great. The clip has been completely changed now, I will post some pics when my family gets home from Boston.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:14 PM

Arg, I swear I noted this before in other topics. There's no glue, just a very tight seal, which is actually a good thing. Try slowly prying the bottom apart by going around it with a flathead screwdriver. Patience is key with this.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:48 AM

What are the ranges on a modded firefly?
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 10:11 AM

What are the ranges on a modded firefly?

I didn't test it outside but last night we had a war in my house and it was able to shoot across all the rooms easily. I will check the ranges later and also take some pictures.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 01:54 PM

I was also waondering if anyone has been able to open the plunger tube up. It doesn't get the greatest ranges outdoors, so I was going to double the springs up.

EDIT: Got it. Before you try and move the little pegs holding it in, take a knife and go around the edge of it in the back making sure to loosen it u psome. Then it turns and comes out easily.

Edited by LastManAlive, 06 August 2005 - 02:04 PM.

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#14 doomforu

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:43 PM

Ok today I just opened up my FF put in a RF20 spring. Now I am trying toget the turret out of the case but the roatating white thingy (that the Mavrick has to) is stuck to the turret. I dont want to take out the roatating thingy.

Sorry i cant get any pics because i can find my camera.




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Posted 07 August 2005 - 09:36 AM

I just modded mine yesterday. Go ahead and take out the white rotating part but you have to remove the plunger tube also to get to the a screw underneath it. It is all pretty easy to put back in, just screw everything back down.

Edited by quasar, 07 August 2005 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:46 PM

I finally found my camera so here it is. It took me about an hour and I was very inclined to do this since me and my friends were having a war that night in my house. It gets about NF ranges which I find very acceptable. I just took the turret out and cut the orgininal turret barrles off and replaced them with CPVC and it ended up working out quite well.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:01 PM

So yuor gettin what like 55-70? Thats awesome.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:08 PM

So yuor gettin what like 55-70? Thats awesome.

Not 70 but in the 60s some where, I really like using the gun its fun. I'm sure some people don't feel its worth $20 for a gun like that but I think it wasn't a bad investment for me.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:11 PM

No I so say it's worth it, just integrate a 2k into that and you've get yourself a gun.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:37 PM

It gets about NF ranges which I find very acceptable.

Well, this is obvious, considering that it does have NF insides. But aside from that, nice mod. Once I get home and count my cash, which, with the help of SneakUP, be almost depleted, I might go and get one. Maybe.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:24 PM

weird, I didn't have much trouble at all opening my turret, after I noticed the three screws at the back, it came right apart.
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#22 doomforu

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 07:31 PM

Leftnut when you glued the turret back on did you use hot glue or epoxy? And does anyone know if a RF20 spring is stronger? In my opinion it is.




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#23 Nerfnewbie

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 06:34 AM

trust me doomforu, the firefly spring is better than the R20.
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:26 AM

Haven't done it yet, but from my expeiriences with this gun modded, it fishtails like hell. I had longer barrels on mine but the part of the shell right infront of them caused it to point upward. Drimiling this off would allow the use of however long barrels. I also replaced the spring with a NF spring that I had lying around. Just take a knife around the edges of the cap on the plunger tube and then twist.
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#25 doomforu

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 06:25 PM

I cant seem to get my FF to shoot. I replaced the barrels with CPVC streched the main spaing and the spring on the end of the plunger. But when I shoot it the stefans it only goes about 43 feet. Now I have rereplaced the barrels on it but the stefans dont even come out of the barrels. I have checked the seals on the barrel but no air seems to be leaking. I am thinking about buying some brass the will fit in the back of each of the barrels to increase the volocity(SP?). If anybody thinks they know why my gun is fucked up please tell me.




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