Single barreleing it seemed the way to go. But with the slow rate of fire expected from any singled gun, something was still left to be desired. So a second back-end loaded breech barrel was made, and was attached alongside the first, but facing the opposite direction and offset so both barrels could be loaded from the back and put into the gun but still remain one piece. Both barrels were sleeved in PETG for dent prevention.
Next, two pieces of brass were selected for ammo holders, were flared at both ends for easy loading and unloading, and were crimped at the middle. This made an obstacle in the middle, so a dart could be inserted into each end of the ammo holder, so regardless of which barrel was in the gun at any given time, two darts would be facing the user, and two would be facing away.
The gun shoots as far and is as accurate as can be expected from a single-barreled maxshot. Ranges average from 85-95', and it's rate-of-fire and 0% misfire rate put it miles above the gun's previous setup.
He just doesn't know it yet.
At CAFF, the gun was starting to really piss both of us off. It's been inconsistent for quite some time. On a revolver maxshot, if the dart's too tight it won't leave the barrel. If it's too loose, it'll fall out while the user is running. I've seen half a revolverfull (or more) fall right out in the middle of a flag rush. NOT fun.
So when I told him on saturday that I'd take it home and see what I could do, he expected a seal improvement.
Sure hope he likes it...it's a little late now, lol.
But with a 5-10'~ish range increase and a big accuracy leap without really reducing the rate of fire much at all, I doubt if he'll mind :wink:
Oh, and it hasn't misfired yet. Which should never happen anyway. So problem solved.
Here's a main view of the gun:
Here's the barrel setup:
Edited by Falcon, 26 June 2006 - 03:20 AM.