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#1 NerfMonkey

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 07:37 PM

I just got a Magstrike yesterday and immediately became pissed off at that annoying little wheel mech that keeps you from depressing the trigger unless a clip is loaded. I opened the gun up to band the bladder, plug up the little hole on the rubber seal sitting on the piston head and see what I could do about removing the wheel mech. I also had another idea while poking around the innards and noticing that the trigger is about 1/4" away from the pin. This was a little irritating to me so I decided to see what could be done about it. This is what I did:

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Phillipshead screwdriver
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Balsa

Procedure

First, I had to decide on what materials could be used for the hair trigger mod. I decided on balsa because it's thin, easy to work with and adheres well to just about anything with hot glue. I proceeded to cut two pieces, each about 3/4" long and 1/4" wide, with an exacto:

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I glued them together, sandwiching the hot glue in between, and then putting a bit around the outside to keep them together tightly.

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Now, unscrew the trigger to make it easier to work with, and glue that slab of balsa on the part of the trigger that pushes the pin down. Get it nice and tight, but be sure not to get any glue on any of the internals.

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Stick the trigger back in place and it should look like this:

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Now that that's done, here's the little wheel mech we're removing:

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And here's the part of it that is connected to the wheel that interferes with the movement of the trigger (notice the square structure behind the piece of plastic jutting out the side of the trigger, which blocks it):

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This video shows how it actually works.

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Unscrew that whole housing that covers up the guts of the wheel mech and you're left with this:

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And the freed up trigger:

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And here's how easy it is to depress the trigger with and without a cilp after these mods are done.

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So far I haven't run into any problems with the gun from doing these two things, so I highly recommend them. Post away with any questions, comments or criticisms you have.

I hope you've enjoyed another (rare) mod by me.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:50 PM

NerfMonkey,

That mod is funky.


It's irritating to have to drop a clip everytime you want to fire the thing, and also, I usually use my finger to depress the wheel at the end of play, to eliminate all pressure in the bladder before storing the blaster.

Your mod addresses both issues. Please update if there's any detrimental effects, long term.


I'll probably use plastic stock to do the mod, but good show, chap. Thanks for the video clairification, too.



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#3 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:07 PM

I dealt with both these issues in my thread.
Here is a link to the whole hair trigger and then some idea.
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Even though it was done I was glad to see that it was a good write up.

Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 26 December 2006 - 10:09 PM.

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#4 NerfMonkey

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:12 PM

My mistake. I never saw that page and thought the only mod writeup you posted for the MS was the bladder expansion. I tend not to check the rest of the thread after the first part of a writeup has been posted unless I know there's another part coming.

I also like the brass mod.

Edited by NerfMonkey, 26 December 2006 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:39 PM

Nice mod and write up, but instead of using balsa I used the spare plastic from the plate part of the wheel mech.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:17 PM

I decided on balsa because it's thin, easy to work with and adheres well to just about anything with hot glue.

It's irritating to have to drop a clip everytime you want to fire the thing, and also, I usually use my finger to depress the wheel at the end of play, to eliminate all pressure in the bladder before storing the blaster.

-Piney-

Nice mod and write up, but instead of using balsa I used the spare plastic from the plate part of the wheel mech.


Many methods, all effective. Nice work, NerfMonkey. The same for you, Forsaken_angel24.

Edited by SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA, 26 December 2006 - 11:18 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:25 AM

Did You see an improvement on ranges when the valve mod was done? Once I fix my leak I'll probably do that, if the ranges go up.
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#8 NerfMonkey

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:36 AM

If you mean the "hair trigger" part I'm not sure. I did all these at once because I didn't feel like opening the gun a second time. All I can tell you is that I'm very pleased with it and it's now getting about 50-55' flat, but if you don't mind the long trigger pull don't bother doing the hair trigger because I doubt it would have made a difference in the range.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 02:24 AM

I tend not to check the rest of the thread after the first part of a writeup has been posted unless I know there's another part coming.


I always add more write up to my mods if it affects range or function. The magstrike had three phases.
My ABBB had two phases and the second phase was a huge improvement and only one person commented at the time so I can only assume that alot of members only check the first post on a write up for the actual write up. So Its not like your the only one.
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