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#1 ambushbug

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:09 PM

in response to a request by another member, here are some pics of a turret I modded from the Ertl Rapid Fire FS 1100 (blow gun). Sorry, the pics were taken when most of it was already asembled.

this is what the original looked like:

ertl fs1100

it has a 5 shot manual turret for megas.


I chopped down the petg chambers to accommodate some buzz bee shells.
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I removed the pegs and drilled larger holes in the back of each of the orange shells.
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Some electrical tape and hotglue connected the existing PETG, shells and circular turret disc.
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I had cut down the front portion of the turret frame a bit because the new chambers (for micros) are shorter than the original (for megas). The central axle (around which the turret rotates) was cut down a bit too - the tip is the screw-in point for the back half.
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Here's the back half of the turret frame. Notice I added a custom cut piece of foam sheet (the black stuff) in an attempt to make a tighter seal. I also added some lubricant directly on the foam sheet.
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Assembled, it looks like this.
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I mounted it as a removable rig (using cpvc coupler) on my max shot.
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I have to admit its range isn't as good as single barreled (with buzz bee shell barrel) - only about 35 feet (stock micros). Furthermore, even though the turret has built in notches to align the chamber with the barrel/plunger, proper alignment (on the modded version) isn't as obvious (doesn't click) as in let's say an AT2k so the RoF doesn't really increase substantially from muzzle-loading the single barrel. So why didn't I just use the turret At2k or my Lanard Speed Loader? I don't really know but I'd like to think this was a semi-successful venture. In any case, the turret was originally built for megas and I think their large gauge means it would be pretty easy to nest your own chamber materials inside (e.g. brass/pvc etc.) to allow it to shoot micros without even doing any cutting to the turret - just use e-tape.

Edited by ambushbug, 29 September 2005 - 10:31 PM.

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#2 ShortShit

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 01:22 PM

awesome idea, and good mod, its a shame that it doesnt function better, but well done none the less. *it also looks great*
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#3 PissBacon

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:41 PM

awesome idea

It's also a pretty universal idea - something you could adapt to many guns.
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