Maverick mod: No Limits.
The Maverick is one of the most original guns that Nerf has produced of late. The six barrel revolver is actually not that bad out of the box as a stock blaster. But if you want to shoot homemade darts, or just would like to have a little more power, then this mod is for you, but don't be suprised if you're mav isn't OMGExplosion awesome... I won't be. There aren't too many major things to be done to the outer structure or to anything but the six barrels. This gun may seem really complex and hard to mod, but more than anything the maverick just has a lot of moving parts that shouldn't be messed with.
Fairly small Philips screwdriver
Drill that can use a 3/8 in. drill bit (you can use a smaller bit and then cut with an X-acto knife if necessary)
Hot Glue Gun
Alright! so step uno is to get the shell open, it has two parts. Start off by removing the three screws that are in the yellow and silver slider on the rear, keep the screws for separate because they're different from the rest, (but if you're stupid enough that you can't tell the difference in the length of screws then maybe you shouldn't be modding) Anyway, then remove the slider.
Now remove all the rest of the screws in the outer shell, there's one that was hidden by the slider, don't miss that one.
Open the shell, there's a lot of things in there. You only want to remove the barrel assembly, the rest of the gun will remain un-modded so just put it aside but don't lose any pieces, I lost a spring and it took me 2 hours of searching my floor for one in order to make my gun work properly.
Now with your barrel assembly alone from the rest of the blaster, carefully wedge the flathead screwdriver underneath the grey plastic thing on the front of the barrel and use it to pull the orange plastic around the metal rood off on one end. You need to do that in order to remove anything from the barrel.
Be careful that no parts get lost. there is a spring near the rear end that you must not lose. After that, unscrew the screws on the rear end of the barrel.
Now pull off the rear end of the barrel, watch as all the limiters fall out.
Keep Theese Parts off to the side, but together:
Note:Some mavericks have the main limiters, (the ones that also have the pole that go through the center of store bought micros) glued in, if you do, consider yourself lucky because you won't need to do any gluing and you should skip to the drilling part section.
If the main limiters are loose then you will never need them again. Now quickly hot glue around the edges of the inner barrels and stick the rear end back on and let it dry, this should give a better seal anyway. You won't need to do any drilling.
If the limiters are glued in, drill out the centers of the limiters, this isn't that easy but once you do you can smooth around the inside with an x-acto knife or some sandpaper. (I don't have a picture of this, but I think you Can Handle it.)
Moving on! Screw the three screws back into the back end of the barrel assembly. Re-insert the metal rood and all the necessary parts, don't forget that spring! Then place the barrel assembly back inside the shell and reassemble the outer shell. After that you can replace the slider. An important point in replacing the slider is that you make sure the metal pole goes through the end of the spring that brings it back into resting place. Since the maverick doesn't shoot unless the slider is completely back in place, not having that spring connected could be a bit of a problem.
Well there you go, one maverick that lacks limiters, it really only improves the distance at best about ten feet, but now you can shoot homemade darts. And if you're using a maverick, you're probably not too woried about deadly accuracy from super long distances anyway.
Edited by baghead, 04 June 2007 - 12:50 PM.