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#1 Tim

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

Howdy everybody,
I am new here, and i guess you can say I brought a problem with me. I must say that this site has been inspiration to me! With out it I would never had gotten into where I am today.
So about one week ago I went out with my birthday money, and bought a brand new, kinda shiny Longshot. I fell in love with it until I shot it, and the dart went about half as far as I had hoped. Not to be brought down, I read up on Longshots and did a basic Mod, thanks to Cartoon. I removed the AR and put a NF spring that I had stretched to be the same length as the Stock spring. I put the NF underneath the stock spring and added an extra O-ring.
I also removed the Bi-pod, and the little thing that tell you if it is cocked, because I found them to just be a hassle. Now I get to the problem.
I load a clip with stock darts, and put it in. I cock it and shoot it, and the first time, It shoots perfectly fine. But if I cock it again there is about a 50/50 chance that the shot will shoot a measly 15 feet or so at most. Now If I take the time to put each dart in by hand into it, The gun will shoot fine. I am assuming that the problem is the dart not loading right when I cock it.
I am kinda stumped, so if I could get some input, that would be nice. I will try to get some photos up soon, I am just away from my home at the moment.
Thanks!
Tim
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#2 DeceitfulSteve

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:14 PM

The most obvious possibility is a malfunction in the dart-tooth. That piece pushes the dart into the tight part of the breech. If the tooth is sticking and does not raise up when you pull the charge handle back, the dart will simply sit in the loose barrel. It's as if you dropped the dart down through the front of the barrel.

There is another thread dealing with similar problems here. There is also a labeled picture of the internals there as well.

p.s. Welcome to the boards.
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#3 Tim

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:56 PM

Hey thanks for that, I feel kinda dumb because right after posting my problem i was reading that and I kinda was like "how stupid of me" All that I had to do was tighten the dart tooth spring and it is working fine now!
BTW I plan to show it off here soon becuase I must admit, I have some fun Mods I put on it.
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#4 CROW

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:00 PM

Actually, you described one of the problems I have on occasion. Its not big deal because I rarely use my Longshot, but I'd thought mention it. Btw, what kind of "fun" mods were you thinking of doing? I'm always kinda curious 'bout Longshot mods.
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#5 nerfinator86

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:51 PM

Howdy everybody,
I am new here, and i guess you can say I brought a problem with me. I must say that this site has been inspiration to me! With out it I would never had gotten into where I am today.
So about one week ago I went out with my birthday money, and bought a brand new, kinda shiny Longshot. I fell in love with it until I shot it, and the dart went about half as far as I had hoped. Not to be brought down, I read up on Longshots and did a basic Mod, thanks to Cartoon. I removed the AR and put a NF spring that I had stretched to be the same length as the Stock spring. I put the NF underneath the stock spring and added an extra O-ring.
I also removed the Bi-pod, and the little thing that tell you if it is cocked, because I found them to just be a hassle. Now I get to the problem.
I load a clip with stock darts, and put it in. I cock it and shoot it, and the first time, It shoots perfectly fine. But if I cock it again there is about a 50/50 chance that the shot will shoot a measly 15 feet or so at most. Now If I take the time to put each dart in by hand into it, The gun will shoot fine. I am assuming that the problem is the dart not loading right when I cock it.
I am kinda stumped, so if I could get some input, that would be nice. I will try to get some photos up soon, I am just away from my home at the moment.
Thanks!
Tim



well the bolt sled plated most likely got romoved. the same thing happened to my ls! and a mod to fix that is singleing it. its a great way to fix your longshot if it has that problem and it also creates more power. i suggest searching the wirteup for it cause its and incredible fix
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#6 TheNerfLoki

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:55 PM

edit: crap a noob necroed, and it was on the front page, so I assumed it was new.

Edited by TheNerfLoki, 01 January 2009 - 08:13 PM.

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#7 Vistagecko

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:04 PM

2007.

Check dates before you post.

Edited by Vistagecko, 21 December 2008 - 05:05 PM.

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QUOTE(The Kart Racing Nerf Man @ May 6 2009, 07:31 PM) View Post

I lubed it again and again, I don't see what an extra 2 centimeters does. I don't think I will cut it off.
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