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#1 Funkwich

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:10 PM

Well it seems like everyone and their step sister has had problems with their Maverick. Now, instead of cluttering up the board with incessant posts about how yours managed to break, just post the details here! Hopefully once this gets rolling it can serve as a troubleshooting guide. Well, post away!
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#2 Funkwich

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:15 PM

Well both myself and my freind have had trouble modding our mavericks.

I followed the guide and took the barrel apart, removed all the loose orange pieces and springs etc. and hot glued around the edges of the barrel. I closed it up, let it dry for a while and tested out the gun. It cocked just fine, the barrel rotated fine and it even made the usual *pop* when I shot with it... the only problem was that the dart didnt come out.

My freind modded his in a similar fashion, though he left the orange rings on. His barrel wouldnt rotate like it should. Oh well back to Toys r' Us it went.

I recently painted my new maverick and reassembled it (modded, but with the orange rings still intact, just cut). It shoots, which is better than my last mod. The only thing is that it's about as wimpy as it gets. I assume this is a problem with the seal being too loose in a few places.
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#3 Team Slaya

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:24 PM

On the flipside, I love my maverick. I did flamebo's ( I think it was his ) clip mod on NHQ. I need to get another maverick for a second clip, however. All I did to the gun was cut out the pegs - I left the rings in. I learned from Prior knowledge that this kept the seal together, and I wasn't going to attempt trial and error to get a good seal. I love the performance out of the gun, and with six shots, and more to come with another turret, It's going to be a sidearm choice for single shot guns. I made a kick ass holster too. :D

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#4 hokiefan0705

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:24 PM

Hey, for further refference don't double post. Anyway, I had trouble with my maverick I took out the air restrictors and it went "kaput".
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 09:32 PM

Three things:

1. Use the EDIT button instead of double-posting

2. You have to leave the orange rings in the gun for it to fire - You figured that out.

3. You said you put hot-glue on the outside of the barrels. Could you be more specific? if you did this to your new Mav, it might explain why it's so weak.

It's a nice thought, but I don't think this thread was needed, I haven't heard alot of Mav complaints lately and the few people who have had trouble got help very fast. Many of the issues with the Mav have already been adressed.

The maverick is a great gun once successfully modded, and is pretty good stock, too. I love mine and use it in most wars. Hope you fix yours, it shouldn't be too hard to find out what went wrong.

Edited by AssassinNF, 14 March 2006 - 09:37 PM.

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#6 Funkwich

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:12 PM

well the new one I have now works, its just really weak. I left on the orange rings but did not glue them on or anything like that. It fired just fine before and I assume that my problem was caused when I took it apart. Im thinking that some of the seals arent as strong as they could be. I just set the orange rings back onto the barrels, snapped on the barrel and screwed it in. Where'd I go wrong?

The write up by Baghead never mentions putting back on the orange rings. That write up should be edited asap, who knows how many other people followed it only to have their maverick destroyed. The purpose of saying this isnt to discredit or insult baghead in any way, without his guide I'd have had no idea how to modify the maverick at all. It's just that some people will likely make the mistake I did, with bad results.

Sorry bout the double post, I thought that it would be more appropriate if I had the header then went into my own personal problems. It won't happen again. :D
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#7 NirvanaScorpion

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:24 AM

As its been said, the damn air restrictors suck. You take one out, it is 7/10 this is gonna break right in your hand.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:44 AM

My GOD. Mod your damn gun right. And stop complaining on an internet forum that you broke your $8.00 toy because you are mentally retarded. I can't take it anymore.
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#9 cxwq

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:02 PM

My GOD. Mod your damn gun right. And stop complaining on an internet forum that you broke your $8.00 toy because you are mentally retarded. I can't take it anymore.

Your 'bitch at other members' privilege has been revoked, effective now.
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#10 ElvenNerfer

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:56 PM

I love my mav and have no problems with it. I don't understand why this thread is necessary. If we really MUST have this thread, why not start one for every gun ever made? Then we'd spam up the boards in no time!

Stop hiding your sad attempts to increase your post count.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:29 PM

Personally the maverick didnt give me any problems that I couldnt have blamed on my own stupidity. I use the past tense when discussing my mav because it is now smashed to bits in a dump somewhere. My mom got angry and threw it on the ground several times. :)
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:50 PM

I actually have a question about ammo for the maverick. What kind of darts can be used by the maverick? I want to get some of the tagger micro darts, but I'm not sure if they work in the maverick.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:26 PM

You guys post too fucking fast for me to read all the threads given my time constraints.

Time constraints mainly caused by AP English. Just finished my paper though, so I should have more time to weed through posts.

It's my job, and the admins job to bitch at members.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:32 PM

Stop hiding your sad attempts to increase your post count.

Because we all know nobody can best the post whore's post count but Cx himself, anyway...

I agre with the general tone of the thread though.

Except one small detail.

I hate mavericks.

They're a pain in the butt,a nd they're causing all sorts of people to "get back into" nerf (as they think they know it) without really knowing, as though they'd enver stopped.

Really, it makes no difference to me, but seeing people call it their favorite, and hearing others say that it's potentially the most balanced Nerf Gun ever...

Do they even KNOW what a Nite Finder can do in comparison? If we're going to compete for the most balanced nerf gun ever, I hate to do it, but I have to put down my love for an Old edition 1500 and vote for the 3k.

There, Cx. I said it. The Airtech 3k is more well-balanced for Nerfing in this day and age than the old-edition Supermaxx 1500 is.
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#15 Starlancer

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:12 PM

Wait....

You broke your maverick CLEARLY ignoring hte manufacturer's instructions and voiding the warranty, then reterned it to Toys R Us as defective?
you realize that's one of the 4 or 5 ways that the Company loses money, right? We don't get reimbursed for your stupidity!
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:13 PM

Stop hiding your sad attempts to increase your post count.

Because we all know nobody can best the post whore's post count but Cx himself, anyway...

I think ElvenNerfer was talking to the starter of the thread rather than CXWQ, as Funckwich double posted right off the bat. Besides CX runs this bitch, he can post as much as he likes.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

i saw the maverick in the store,picked it up,mounted a picatinny rail on it with epoxy,painted it,and did a BBC AND i still managed to improve performance.


O yea...i'm good. i can mod a revolver...woot. LOL.

Christ. if you want to mod something,use common sense. label,check,and map out every corner of the gun as you take it apart. every-single-part-that-can-be-removed-without-effort. If it takes effort to remove,don't remove it.


that simple,chief.
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#18 hotvietboi123

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:46 PM

The maverick is a great gun. The only thing that I don't like is that I have to buy another maverick every 4-5 months because the little plastic loading mechanism always breaks off. Besides that, the gun is awesome.
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#19 Funkwich

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:26 AM

Does every maverick problem post get flamed this much or am I just special like that? I didnt double post to up my post count, I couldn't care less how many posts I have on this forum. I saw a lot of posts about breaking mavericks so I figured I'd try to reduce the amount of topics on it by making one to encompass all of them.

I never expected to be flamed this much just for being new to nerf gun modding and for trying to help reduce the amount of topics on a common problem.

I really loved the advice Crappy Nerfer gave me about modding my gun, do it the right way not the wrong way. Also apperantly posting problems is now complaining about breaking my toy because I'm mentally handicapped.


Christ. if you want to mod something,use common sense. label,check,and map out every corner of the gun as you take it apart. every-single-part-that-can-be-removed-without-effort. If it takes effort to remove,don't remove it.


I never took anything apart that didnt come apart fairly easily. It's not like I took a hammer to the damn gun I just disassembled it according to the guide I was using and reassembled it just as I was supposed to. To my knowlege I followed the guide flawlessly but something went wrong. I just came here to see if anyone could steer me in the right direction but instead all I got was flaming. Thanks a lot.

Edited by Funkwich, 19 March 2006 - 01:26 AM.

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#20 Dragonteuthis

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:09 AM

Actually, I think the main reason you got flamed was because you didn't eactly follow the Code of Conduct. Besides that, starting a thread for complaints isn't a very good idea...complaining is a negative act, and is a synonym for "whining." Take a good look at the Stickies here. You'll notice that all of them are positive, "how-to" articles, attempting to help people. Not complaining. See the difference? If you have a problem with your Maverick (or other Nerf blaster, for that matter), you should probably just start a simple thread asking for advice. Only if old threads don't have a solution, of course.

Please review the Code of Conduct here. I, personally, can forgive your mistake, and am trying to give you advice on how to avoid making a similar mistake again. Unfortunately, you did deserve a fair amount of flaming. See, you completely ignored the Code of Conduct when you double-posted, which displays a lack of respect for the board admins, as well as the legitimate users who have something constructive to say. Lucky for you, the admins seem to have let your insult slide, so if you can learn from past experience, you'll be on your way to becoming a valued NerfHaven member.

Good luck, and happy nerfing.

Edited by Dragonteuthis, 19 March 2006 - 10:19 AM.

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#21 Flaming Hilt

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:34 PM

I don't mean to be -reviving the thread- here (even though it's only been down for one day), but I have a solution for the air restrictor problem and the rotator problem.

I lost my first Maverick taking out the air restrictors. I did everything just like the guide said, finishing with hotgluing the spaces shut. The darts never made it out of the barrel just as it was, sealed tight around the rear barrel piece.

My solution to this -- a mere $8 later -- was to take out the rear part of the restrictor, then cut the barrel peg off the front part and then replace the front part back into the barrel. The gun works better: restrictors partially removed, and no air leak (and, of course, I can now use stefans).

I will post pictures if anybody needs them (I know "front part" probably doesn't do much), but I'm at my dad's for the weekend so you have to wait a couple hours.

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As for the rotation problem, the same thing happened to me with my first Maverick (double hit, I know, but at least I only lost one). The problem with mine is that when I was excrutiatingly prying the three barrel pieces apart, I lost a spring (it wasn't until I bought my second one that I knew about this). The spring is the one located in the back of the barrel, inbetween the barrel and the orange piece that holds the barrel onto the axel (the spring goes around the axel).

Without this spring, the barrel is not pushed back into the rotator and thus, cannot be rotated.

I tried many solutions, but nothing worked. Since I was getting rid of the barrel anyways (air restrictor problem), I found the best solution was just to buy a new gun (but I single barreled the parts and am working on a clip mod, so my $8 doesn't go completely down the drain...).

Pictures when I get the chance, same issue as above.

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Hope that helps.
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#22 ElvenNerfer

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:16 PM

Stop hiding your sad attempts to increase your post count.

Because we all know nobody can best the post whore's post count but Cx himself, anyway...

I think ElvenNerfer was talking to the starter of the thread rather than CXWQ

Sho' 'nuff. I ain't gonna go dissin' CX about what he does on his own forum. That's his business.
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#23 Funkwich

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:40 PM

thanks a lot for the help. Sorry about not following the code of conduct, it won't happen again.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 12:57 AM

Stop hiding your sad attempts to increase your post count.

Because we all know nobody can best the post whore's post count but Cx himself, anyway...

I think ElvenNerfer was talking to the starter of the thread rather than CXWQ

Sho' 'nuff. I ain't gonna go dissin' CX about what he does on his own forum. That's his business.

That was kind-of a joke you guys. Believe, me, I'd be an idiot to go talking crap about Cx. First of all, there's nothing bad to say, really. Except that he's a bit too addicted to his 3k's...but that's just an opinion.

Secondly, he lives 10 minutes from me.

Me Talk Crap about Cx = Me SCREWED come April YANO, etc.

Or earlier...
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