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#1 nerfturtle

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:05 PM

The longshot is one of my least favorite guns, mainly becuase it is just so annoying to modify! I had one with a brass barrel that worked most of the time, but this was kind of annoying for use in a war when it would just crap out on you. One gun that I did really like to use in wars was a breech loading 3B, but complications came around to that gun also. So, I was looking at my Longshot this morning and decided to make it work just like my favorite 3B did. Not so long after, this is what I had.
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I put some 3\4" ID PVC beneath the bolt, now it looks like this with the breech open.
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Breech closed.
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Breech open with a shot in breech.
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It works amazingly, and is very, very simple. If you hate the guts of your Longshot, I would suggest doing this.
Expect a huge drum mag coming out of the top soon.
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#2 b00m13

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:21 PM

If you use this top breech mod, you can do an easy DTB integration with it, since the middle section of the LS is now hollow (No mag in place), you can run the trigger wire straight through that now hollow space.
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#3 nerfturtle

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:45 PM

That or any other gun, seeing that there is a huge empty space in the gun. Looks like I nned to go get some spidey dart taggers
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#4 monkey with a nf

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:47 PM

You probably could have just left the clip in to do this- it would have the same effect, but you could still use the clip.
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#5 nerfturtle

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:51 PM

The mag has two prongs that come out of the top, so I would have to push the dart into it, unless I cut the tops of them off. But I like it this way better, the mags are one reason for my hate of this gun.
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:53 PM

The mag has two prongs that come out of the top, so I would have to push the dart into it, unless I cut the tops of them off. But I like it this way better, the mags are one reason for my hate of this gun.

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The mags are without a doubt the BEST part of the gun. The unrivaled ROF coupled with fool proof reloding is what makes the longshot good. With out the mags, its a subpar crossbow.
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:32 PM

I. Officially. Hate. You. And i mean that in the best way possible. :P

This was going to be my next project... but with brass... And it is going to have a bolt-action-type handle thingy on it.

But yes I hate the mags as well, as mine wont function worth a shit, way to go Turtle!

OMG! This would be an awesome application for my cassette magazine, because its so goddamn easy to lock in. Expect a write up as soon as the hobby shop has brass in the wright size. (<--Haha see? It was a pun!... Fine I'll stop <_< )

Edited by Maeric, 09 August 2007 - 05:38 PM.

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#8 nerfturtle

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

Alright, this gun worked great with just one shot loading, but I wanted it to have a clip, so it could be a real longshot once more. I thought it would be easy, turns out I was wrong. The first thing I did was to make a cover for the top of bolt sled, since it sticks out and darts that drop in from behind it would get jammed.
Here is the cover:
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It looks really cool when it goes into the gun shell:
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Then I put a clip on top, but even then I could see one huge problem:
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Here it is with the cheat:
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Here is the problem:
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Since there is such a huge gap in between the clip and the breech, several darts will fall in, ometimes even flipping in the long fall.
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This is rather problematic when you push the bolt forward.
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So, I've been racking my brains all morning trying to come up with something that will solve this problem. None of my ideas went anywhere, so I'm asking all you intelligent people to see if you have any. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:02 PM

Remove the jam door.
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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:19 PM

Take the cassete clip, tilt it maybe... 40*? Then add two popsicle sticks one that slides in and out of the cassete (cut grooves) then make another bolt typer thingy by adding the other stick to the left or right.
If above made no sense at all, then look at the pic below and imagine.

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:52 PM

So, you removed the stock magazine system in order to improve reliability. But then you tried to put it back as a gravity clip without thinking it through completely?
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