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#1 pizlo

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

At home depot one day i was browsing through the springs (i was going to attempt a homede:( I saw the handy man springs. i got a two pack and brought them home. i found that they fit in the nitefinder. by totally dremeling out the ars it fired suction taggers and streamlined darts. with the streamline the ranges must be at least 70 feet. it goes more than 3 times farther than a unmodded longshot. taggers and suctions are accurate and sting
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:56 PM

At home depot one day i was browsing through the springs (i was going to attempt a homede:( I saw the handy man springs. i got a two pack and brought them home. i found that they fit in the nitefinder. by totally dremeling out the ars it fired suction taggers and streamlined darts. with the streamline the ranges must be at least 70 feet. it goes more than 3 times farther than a unmodded longshot. taggers and suctions are accurate and sting

Cool, I used those springs in my modded nf and it gets great distance.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:31 PM

yea i love how i can fire any tipe of ammo, helps alot
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:23 PM

Do you know the part number (looks like a serial number at the top of the package) of the springs?



P.S.: Please fix your spelling and grammar.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:25 PM

So, basically, you just added a new spring.

Nothing new, but I guess it is a nice find there. Like SHA, what are the part numbers?

Good work.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:27 PM

SHA, I'm sure they mean the same Handiman Springs that everyone uses.

You know, the ones that are just a little longer and are of thicker gauge.

I think they're the ones labed SP 9713.

Edited by Commonly Hunted, 06 May 2007 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:30 PM

SHA, I'm sure they mean the same Handiman Springs that everyone uses.

You know, the ones that are just a little longer and are of thicker gauge.

I've never seen a Handyman spring before. They can't all be the same, can they now?

Edit: Never mind, CH updated his post.

Edited by SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA, 06 May 2007 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:31 PM

I edited my post while you were posting. Read it again. Sorry.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:42 PM

I stopped by Ace Hardware by the UC Berkeley campus the other day...

I found a pretty nice collection of springs. I simply eye-balled what looked right to me since I didn't have a spring or gun on-hand.

I picked out some .062 and .080 wire gauge springs... I believe the .080 is a bit thick for nerf use, but the .062 doesn't seem much thicker than the original nerf springs either. We'll see how it goes.

The length for the .062 spring is 3.5" and has a 13/16" outer diameter. Should theoretically fit most guns/plungers.

Edited by frost vectron, 06 May 2007 - 06:43 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:44 PM

The Ace hardware #49 spring is the one that can fit in a Nite Finder. #50, or the one you said is a bit big, might fit in another gun but not the Nite Finder.
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#11 pizlo

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:16 PM

I think commonly hunted is right on the spring number. I did this a little while ago and I don't have the package anymore.

was my grammar that bad?



I know this has been done before, but $7 gun and a 75 cent spring that cane way outshoot a longshot is pretty cool.
oh, and I do have a longshot mod to post...

Edited by pizlo, 06 May 2007 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:20 PM

I stopped by Ace Hardware by the UC Berkeley campus the other day...

I found a pretty nice collection of springs. I simply eye-balled what looked right to me since I didn't have a spring or gun on-hand.

I picked out some .062 and .080 wire gauge springs... I believe the .080 is a bit thick for nerf use, but the .062 doesn't seem much thicker than the original nerf springs either. We'll see how it goes.

The length for the .062 spring is 3.5" and has a 13/16" outer diameter. Should theoretically fit most guns/plungers.


the .08 (#52) are good for nitefires. They are a tad to powerful for longshots, and have to be clipped for dartags.

the 49s are pretty weak though.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

SHA, I'm sure they mean the same Handiman Springs that everyone uses.

You know, the ones that are just a little longer and are of thicker gauge.

I think they're the ones labed SP 9713.



This is, primarily, the only informative post in this thread, and in the other "65ft. Nite Finder Mod without Barrel Replacement" thread. Frosts, AJAQs, and Infections posts also were useful.

WHY? Specifics, that's why.


At NerfHaven, we're very nitpicky. If we're going to attempt to duplicate your modification (which I will presume is the main reason we post and read about modifications here) we need part numbers, dimensions, or at least some pictures to guide us along.

The way technology is nowadays, I'm utterly shocked that no one can afford (even on allowances) a digital camera, even a crappy one. At least you can get a picture on the Internet to assist your fellow Nerfers. How the heck are most of you on a computer to begin with? Frick the new video game or iPod. Get a digi-cam!


You have a modded NiteFinder. Excellent. You can brag about it (without pictures) at NerfHQ, and mostly everyone there will give you the props you seek. Here...well, show us something we can use or it'll just roll off most of our backs. Or worse.


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#14 frost vectron

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:04 PM

the .08 (#52) are good for nitefires. They are a tad to powerful for longshots, and have to be clipped for dartags.

the 49s are pretty weak though.


That's strange.... my #52 spring is a .062 wire gauge, 3.5" length, 13/16" O.D.

The #47 is a .080 wire gauge, 3 1/8" length, and 11/16" O.D.

The .080 wire gauge seems rather thick--it's pretty difficult to compress using my hands. I'm not sure if a nitefinder can withstand that kind of pressure.

EDIT: Also, my #52 spring does seem a tad powerful as an additive spring to the Longshot. My roomate "borrowed" one and his longshot's trigger plate has been slipping like crazy. Seems like a trimming is in order.

Edited by frost vectron, 06 May 2007 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:03 PM

Just a note to anyone who replaced their spring: You NEED to reinforce the plunger rod and replace the screw on the plunger head with a longer on if you don't want your plunger head to snap off. The gun's plunger might be fine for a while but soon it will start bending and eventually snap.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:07 PM

I like the #49 ACE spring. It works wonders in a Nite Finder.
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Yeah, it also helps if your nuts are made of steel. Or atleast as hard as steel, to ensure that you can shoot far enough.



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