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#1 No-iD

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:21 PM

Hey guys, sorry if someone has already posted this mod but I could not find anything about it through searching.

Anyway, I was trying to do a barrel mod to my NF for the first time, so I went over to Lowes and searched for some 1/2" CPVC, but the Lowes over here does not carry any. Dissapointed I went over to the 1/2" PVC and bought a 10' section for around $1.59 to see what I could do with it. I got home and tried to fit a dart in there and it slid right through, after thinking for a while I found out a way to make a micro fit and shoot out of a 1/2" PVC barrel, so heres the write-up.

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Nitefinder
Dremel
4" Long PVC pipe with a 1/2" Diameter
Crayola Barrel
Some kind of strong bonding glue

I started by taking apart the gun and looking at the internals only picking out what parts I needed, which are in the picture below

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I took the Air restrictors and took a dremel to them.

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I continued by taking the PVC and gluing it to the plunger assembly (try to use some kind of strong glue like epoxy, because if you dont the barrel could move and throw off the firing of the gun, causing your dart to go nowhere...To make it fit better on the assembly you can take a sanding bit for the dremel and dremel the inside a little bit until it is wide enough to fit over the assembly. Then just take some electric tape and tape around the spots you glued to give it some extra hold.

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Next I took the case of the gun and sanded the case down so I could fit the barrel in there with ease, try to make the fit as tight as possible though to prevent the barrel from moving.

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After all of this take the gun and put it back togther. After putting the gun together take the crayola barrel and glue it in the PVC (small side first), This makes it so the barrel has something to catch the dart with so it doesn't just fall straight through. Again try to use a strong glue to glue in the crayola so it doesnt move or fall down in the PVC.

Here are some pics of the gun finished

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This mod has worked wonderfully for me, especially since I can't get my hands on any CPVC right now. Also, its a good alternative to the Crayola barrel because from my expirence the crayola barrels bend or break easily. I haven't tested out the range yet, but most likely tommorow I will get some results and put them in the post for you guys. Once again sorry if someone has already posted this or if it is stupid...Thanks for your comments.

Edited by No-iD, 22 February 2006 - 10:28 PM.

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#2 WEASEL

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

You seem to have your terms mixed up. FYI there are two main types of pipe. You are probably talking about PVC and CPVC. Just lettin you know.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:31 PM

Actually, this is an excellent first post. A good solid write-up with clear images, and detail. We definitely need to see more like this from new members.

I've modded my NF the exact same way, only with camo d-tape instead of e-tape. My friend has one that's nearly identical to this. The only difference there is he swapped the plastic light for a maglite, with a neat switch on the bottom of the gun.

Nice mod. Welcome to the Haven.

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#4 ompa

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:58 PM

If your post makes sense, is not flaming, and pretains to the topic, it isn't stupid. Excellent writeup; it may not be the newest idea, but the way you presented it was clean and easy to read. So nice job with that.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Enjoy your stay at NH.

Oh, and random off-topic question: What kind of ranges are you guys getting off the EX-3 version of the NF?

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#5 Pineapple

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:48 AM

Hey guys, sorry if someone has already posted this mod but I could not find anything about it through searching.

Anyway, I was trying to do a barrel mod to my NF for the first time...

Once again sorry if someone has already posted this or if it is stupid...Thanks for your comments.

Your first mod?

**two thumbs up** Great job and write up. You did everything right.

There's actually a mod for the Nite Finder that's similar to yours, just that Ragornocks (the author) used PETG for barrel material. Quite the same essentials.

But it's refreshing to see a new member with a fairly clean and detailed mod that anyone can understand. ^_^ Like ompa said, please share your performance results.



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#6 No-iD

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:14 AM

Hey guys, thanks for your input. I have school today but after that I will be doing some range tests in the backyard, I will probibly also do some inside tests because there may be some wind today, but after I get some ranges I will post them.
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#7 Denaeron 12

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:21 PM

Hmm... <runs to get NF>
I'm going to try this soon.
Does anyone know if this works better than a PETG-barreled one?
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#8 No-iD

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:03 PM

Hey guys, I just did some range testing and I got upwards to around 60' with the wind hitting the dart at around a 90* angle. I only play indoors with my friends but I'm assuming its gonna be around 75-80' maybe more. Also, the gun had two thin rubber bands around it and also a thick one. If anyone could post some more accurate results it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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#9 Hamsterdam

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 04:55 PM

Wow. I'm using my nf with a crayola barrel and no air restrictors (banded too) and have trouble getting 50'. Im using stock micros.
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