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Pump plug, and PVC barrles to Supermaxx3000(blue)

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#1 Axelion burnout

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:44 PM

I recently received a Supermaxx 3000 (Blue) along with my Supermaxx 1500 and Supermaxx 3000 (Yellow), the tank was leaking and it really sucked even though it was meant to shoot micros... so this is my fix and write up for anyone that has a Supermaxx 3000 (Blue), I haven't seen any mods for this on Nerf Haven.

Materials that you need...

1. Supermaxx 3000 (Blue)
2. Phillips screw driver
3. Hot glue gun/epoxy
4. x8, 4-5 inch PVC barrels
5. Pliers or flathead screwdriver with hammer
6. Belt (optional)
7. Allan wrench (optional)

Alright, first things first, lets open it up. First remove all of the screws from the pump handle, then remove them from the rest of the body. As you take the gun apart there is a metal bar joining the two side that is a little above the trigger, so be careful not to break that off.
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Set the top side and grip to the side for now...

Our next goal is to plug the overpressure release valve. This is quite simple, all you need to do is remove the plunger from the pump and look at the orange side. There is a hole there, fill it up with hot glue.
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That was easy... put it back in.

Now we have to remove the stock orange barrels from the gun. This is harder than it sounds, and there is that nasty orange cap blocking the way from us getting to the barrels. The easiest way to get rid of it is to literally break it off... Shove a flathead under it and just snap it off. We won't be needing that anymore...

Now you can get to the orange barrels, some of them may be easy to pry off and you can just remove them with your hands, but you might want to bust out your pliers. If you can't remove the barrels with the pliers, than you need to resort to the flathead screwdriver and hammer. For this you need to remove the rotating turret by taking out 1 screw. Then place the flathead in the back of the barrel and hit out the barrels with a hammer. I had to do this for a few of them. Once your all done removing the barrels the finished product should look like this.
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I even made a nifty ammo belt out of the barrels from all my my Supermaxx guns...
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Now you need to cut your PVC pipe to the appropriate length. I suggest 5 inch segments, mine were 4 inches and the dart isn't reaching its maximum velocity before exiting the barrel. Remember to cut 8 barrels.
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When you glue them on I suggest putting a dot on the blue part and a ring around the barrel, then just push it down onto the orange ring. If you put too much glue around the PVC then the dart wont make it all the way down. Here is what the finished product looks like...
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Horray! Now we get to re-assemble the gun! I broke part of the trigger mechanism so I just wrapped part of a straw with tape to replace the piece that was on the metal bar. And my leaky tank was fixed with a huge glob of epoxy placed over the tube connection, then wrapped in electrical tape.
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The final thing I did to my gun was improve the stability of the pump handle. The plastic started to get those white stress/cracking marks so i decided to put an Allan wrench through it to add more support. I drilled a hole through the existing screw hole that was the same diameter as the wrench and put it through. Hot glue over the ends keeps my hands from getting poked.
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The finished product!!
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As for the ranges. Measured with chalk drawn on sidewalk every 5 feet.

Pumped 4 times, slight tailwind, stock micro suction darts.

1. 75
2. 79
3. 81
4. 82
5. 77

Average: 78.8 feet, That isn't too bad considering I used 4 inch PVC segments, and the tank still has the tiniest of leaks.

I take no credit for this mod, I'm sure it has been done before, and I didn't make it up.

Thanks for reading!
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#2 soccerdog813

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:54 PM

That looks and sounds really nice. I'm sure that was fun to do. good job. I wish i had one of those. The supermax always turn out pretty good don't they? Is there any other way to get them than ebay?
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:54 PM

Nice mod. Looks like the valve is similar to the Air Tech guns, just a plain old dump valve (so I assume). Looks good, I like how clean you mod is.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:51 PM

Very nice look with the PVC, unique belt, clean mod too..did you use micros? If so how was the fit?
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#5 Axelion burnout

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:41 PM

Very nice look with the PVC, unique belt, clean mod too..did you use micros? If so how was the fit?


Yes I did use micros, and the fit was pretty tight, they kinda slipped down the tube easily so they weren't as tight as they could be. Stefans would have been better. But you still can get at least 78feet with stock micros.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:45 PM

I have always thought that stock micros were to tight for air guns, interesting...................
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#7 Axelion burnout

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:48 PM

I have always thought that stock micros were to tight for air guns, interesting...................


Well, they aren't loose, but they slide down the PVC if you hold it vertically, im just saying that there is still some space between it, but a very, very little space...
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 12:22 PM

I cleaned up this post of the unnecessary backseat moderation.

See how much better a read it is?

Anyone who added to this post unnecessarily, whose posts I've removed, is on my shit-list. We won't be tolerant of that anymore.

Enjoy the cleaned-up thread. This is how NerfHaven will be run.



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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:00 PM

I just wanted to say that this mod write-up was great.

It helped me out a ton when I just got my Sm3k blue in the mail a few days ago. I used CPVC instead of PVC, but the mod is basically the same. Great job!

The only thing that confused me was how many screws I needed to take that turret out. It turns out all you have to do is undo that one screw with the wide head (all the others have small heads) and the thing will come out.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:13 PM

Wonderful mod, Axel. This gun was a childhood friend to me. The only thing holding me back from modding mine is a fear of breaking it, and losing that memento. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being EASIEST), how easy is this mod?
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:36 PM

For me, and my experience level back then (2001), I'd say a 3 or 4.

That turret rotation contraption requires that all parts be put back properly, and the weird trigger (similar to an SM5000) with that "transfer bar", you don't want to lose any parts.

The turret can be disassembled, but not having a 3000 anymore, all I can say is that it involves several screws that need to be accessed by two holes in the "back" of the turret. It just takes time and patience.

That purple pump handle. Axelion used an allen wrench; I used an expanding sleeve and oversized screw; this was the FIRST thing that I told modders of SM3000s to do before doing any modding. Weak part!

Oh, in case you didn't see it from previous pictures, here's my old "PVC3000";


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Posted 09 June 2007 - 04:20 PM

Hmm, yeah I would have to agree with Piney. Its probably about a 3-5 especially for a beginner. But you shouldn't have too much trouble with it as long as you have the necessary parts. I would have to say that removing the original barrels and taking off the turret and orange cap was the hardest part, but nothing to worry about, just gimme a PM, IM, or e-mail if you get stuck!

With regards to Frost Vectron... i thought i said that in the write up but i guess i wasn't specific enough, I'm sorry if that caused you any trouble... T_T

Thanks for the comments guys!!
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