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#1 Z-man12

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:26 PM

Well the other day while walking around a thrift store I found an old Maverick. So I began to dig hopeing to find more, while I was digging I found a Tek Six. At 45 cents a piece I just couldnít resist getting them both. I already knew how to mod Mavericks. But I had never done any thing with the Tek Six. So upon returning home I sat down and cracked the Tek six open. An odd contraption set before me likes of which I had never seen. So I started by removing the dart pegs upon re-assembly I found that no darts that I owned fit into the gun well. I was rather surprised at this because I would have expected, just looking at it, that something I had would fit. So I took it back apart and CPVCed the whole thing. Here is a write up of those exploits.

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First open up the gun and look at the weird layout that they used.

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(This is a picture from the front so you can see the pegs.)

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Next take out the gunís turret itís a little tricky to do but you can get it out with out detaching the internals of the gun. (That way you donít have to keep track of more screws.

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Then unscrew the screw in the front of the turret, then GENTLY pry off the turret from the turrets base. Its is glued so take your time and be careful not to brake it. I got it off easily but they probably did a bad job gluing my gun. You will not need the old part that held the darts do what ever you want to with it.

This is what it looks like separated.

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Remove the pegs using your favorite manner.

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Next replace the orange cap piece found at the font of the turret. (The piece with the screw in it.) You need this to help keep your CPVC barrels straight. Then start gluing your barrels onto the original turret base.


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Glue them all on and you get this.

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Place the turret back in the gun close the case. If you did it right it should now be able to fire any micro dart you wish.

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Range about 39-42 feet. Its not that great but it is better then the 10 feet I was getting after I just removed the pegs. And hey for 45 cents I think I can live with 40ish feet.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:42 PM

That is a nifty little gun you have there.

The reason why the stock barrels are so terrible is because the air delivery system utilizes the pegs and not the barrels themselves. A lot of very old nerf guns did this (secret shot in particular). The dart fit snug on top of the peg which delivered the air, rather than fitting snug in a barrel that shoots air. The main problem with this delivery is the short "barrel" length, stretching of stock darts make it lose range, and that it is not stefan compatible.

The CPVC Tek Six looks pretty neat to me. I have never seen one in person--is it much larger than a maverick?
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:46 PM

Nice writeup. 40 feet? Man, with six shots, that sounds like the kind of sidearm/secondary that the Maverick should have been.
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#4 Z-man12

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:08 AM

Its about an inch shorter then a maverick, I would say about an inch now that added the CPVC. But its almost twice as fat.


Its not the greatest gun I have ever used. It may shoot about the range of a Mav or a little farther but the Mav is much more comfortable in my opinion. The cocking mec on the Tek is hard to shoot fast.

Edited by Z-man12, 09 July 2007 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:15 AM

I actually found the cocking mechanism fit rather comfortably in my hand, and I could shoot just as fast as with the maverick. Just takes some time getting used to. Also, with that hole in the maverick, you can always tie some rope to it, then loop the rope around your shoulder. That way you can dual-wield them and cock by extending your arm, and when you're all out, you can just let go of one and let it hang at your side.

ANYWAYS, to the point, the tek six isn't as sturdy as the maverick, especially with the complicated and slightly fragile cocking set-up they have. I still think it's worth it to use this gun, however, as long as you aren't too aggressive with it, and if you are, to put some extra work into reinforcing.... everything. I think I'll go buy one again and try this mod. I was always a little bit confused as to how to go about CPVCing it, so thanks!
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:01 PM

I did that to mine except for I left the middle piece in for a guide. The Cpvc fits great If you cut the outer part off.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:49 PM

I like how the barrel on the Tek Six turns when you reload, not when you fire. Many times I have pulled the Maverick trigger one too many times and lost a dart.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:51 PM

DO NOT post in old topics.

The last post was 8-July-07.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

Hmm. It seems like AFTER VACC's post on the home page, MORE newbs break the rules.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:37 PM

How and where do you pry the old barrels off.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

Look at the 4th pic.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

How and where do you pry the old barrels off?

Your terrible grasp on the english language annoys me. At least I try to use proper punctuation and grammar.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 09:27 PM

I love how people make statements instead of asking questions.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:44 PM

But seriously, where do you pry off the barrels. There is no place to get leverage.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

You unscrew the turret, and take the sheath off, then cut the barrels off.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:29 PM

But there's a black rotator bit inside the turret still. Won't I cut through that?
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

Has anyone tried this mod on a new Tek-6? I just bought one yesterday, but the orange barrel top part doesn't seem to have anyplace where it is connected to the lower, it just is one piece of plastic on the bottom and the sides.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:04 PM

Has anyone tried this mod on a new Tek-6? I just bought one yesterday, but the orange barrel top part doesn't seem to have anyplace where it is connected to the lower, it just is one piece of plastic on the bottom and the sides.

Searching would have been a good idea.
http://nerfhaven.com...?showtopic=5034

There are no other write-ups on the Tek-6 with images still intact.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 01 May 2009 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:47 PM

Has anyone tried this mod on a new Tek-6? I just bought one yesterday, but the orange barrel top part doesn't seem to have anyplace where it is connected to the lower, it just is one piece of plastic on the bottom and the sides.

Searching would have been a good idea.
http://nerfhaven.com...?showtopic=5034

There are no other write-ups on the Tek-6 with images still intact.


That write-up's for the first-gen Tek-6. This one dEffeminatets the second-gen edition. The THIRD-gen version that's currently (as of 2008) floating around Wal-Marts and Targets (as well as the cosmetically-different but internally identical Air-Zone Tek-6) has the same casing but uses a modified turret design.

The new design consists of a single plastic cast for all six barrels, with the posts individually glued in. (this is in addition to pressure-reducing slits in the barrels)

I found this out the HARD way when I tried this mod, and ended up OBLITERATING the turret. (FYI, I already salvaged the gun by singling it.)

If you want to SUCCESSFULLY mod this turret:

-stuff brass or PETG down the barrels to block the slits, or
-cut off the outer halves of the stock turrets (preserving the turret mechanism) and glue CPVC to the inner halves.

Sorry to necro, but nobody seems to have mentioned Buzzbee's current turret design. It's also shown up in the Tek-10, Twin Tek-10, Thunderbolt, and the Twin Tek-4. Better a necroed post than a plague of wrecked guns.
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#20 Drew is nerfing

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:21 PM

I just got one of these guns from a neighbor that was looking to get rid of it and I'm getting over 50 feet. I replaced the barrels but I didn't know the turret was glued on so I had to saw the whole thing off, which was a pain in the ass cuz you have to cut around the scenter of the turret. I also added a crossfire spring. At 50 feet and a great rate of fire, this thing kicks the crap out of the maverick. Although it does look kinda lame :/
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#21 Jimu RetroGuru

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:32 PM

Although it does look kinda lame :/


True, but that's what repainting is for! I gave mine a kick-ass Steampunk look using Krylon Fusion Hammered Finish Metallics; in Copper, Silver and Black. It looked so good I re-created it on my replacement Tek-6 and prompted me to single the damaged one to save the casing.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:12 PM

What are the lenghts of the cpvc barrels? I'm currently doing this mod and I would like to know.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:49 PM

The barrels look to be about 4-5 inches long. You could have just PM'd the thread started instead of necroing a month old thread.
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