Okay, here's my first modification write-up. There are plenty of other modifications discussed for this all too popular models but none that I've seen that would allow for longer barrels to be used. So I decided to dissect mine and see if I could find a way to permanently fix the cylinder to the main body of the gun. Here's basically what I managed to do that not only gives this gun a drop-and-swap clip but will also allows for longer barrels to be added (something I may work on next). I didn't want to jump right to stefans with this gun because I wanted to see whether or not this modification negatively affected the ranges on the gun so I won't be covering post removal either.
+ Band Saw (scrollsaw, hack saw, jigsaw, or dremel will do. You just need something for cutting the frame)
+ Power drill
+ X-acto Knife
+ Smallish Screwdriver
+ Sanding Sponge
+ Container for all the parts
Obviously you need to completely disassemble the gun. Remove EVERYTHING except for the springs attached to the body. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the forward bracket off of the cyclinder. Set aside all of the parts is a container of some kind. I used the lid to a stack of CD-Rs.
Mine did not but MAKE SURE that the pieces with the posts on them are not glued to the base of the cyclinder. These will get in the way of some of the following steps so the entire cyclinder has to be disassembled and the parts set aside as well.
Cut just ahead of the bulkheads on both frame halves as shown in the image above so that you can sand the surface smooth and not have a huge gap left to fill after the gun is reassembled. Cutting further forward (as I discovered) will make later steps rather awkward.
Use a fine point permanent marker through one of the base holes in the rear end cylinder part to make several screw holes (2 or 3 will do).
Temporarily tape the cylinder piece to the left-side frame piece and then drill the marked holes through both pieces with a very small drill bit (around 3/32").
Redrill the holes in the cylinder end using a 7/64" bit.
Edited by CaptainSlug, 28 May 2007 - 12:05 AM.