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#1 bobafan

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:02 PM

Yeah, I know. Another nitefinder mod.
But I havenít seen any detailed minimization mods around.
Soooo.
I decided to have my first writup on that.

Step 1
First, you get your NF and draw a line from the base of the yellow part to the light grey angle between the ammo holder and the trigger guard. Be sure to mark both sides.
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Then you take your hacksaw and cut along the line you just made.
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Then remove the screws, to disassemble the blaster.
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Discard the smaller parts of the shell.
Step 2
Take out the plunger tube.
There will be about 4 pieces that make up the barrel assembly.
Take out these 2
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Then take the piece with the dart peg
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and use your dremel or knife to remove the center, ending up like this.
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Then take the air restrictor piece and make it like this.
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Now, rough up the places where the two pieces meet.
Then glue them together with your favorite glue.
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After that, wipe up the lubricant from the inside of the plunger tube where the barrel pieces fit on. Then rough up where the barrel piece meets the plunger tube and glue them together like this.
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After that, take out your PVC coupler.
Then, you cut off the nub here.
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If your coupler doesnít fit over the lip of the barrel piece like this,
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use a knife to shave down a bit of plastic from the inside of the coupler.
Once it fits, rough up the base of the coupler and where it will touch the barrel piece.
Then glue it up.
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Step 3
The newer NFs seem to have two-piece plungers like this.
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The screw supplied is rather short, so we will use a longer one.
First, mop up the lubricant from inside the plunger.
Then, put some hot glue inside the plunger. Carefully, place the plunger halves together, being sure to line up the nub with the notch.
Put the catch, then your spring(s) of choice on the plunger rod.
With the longer screw, attach the plunger to the rod.
If you have a long enough screw, it will protrude. Put some glue over the protruding end to give it more grip.
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Then take some foam craft sheet and trace the plunger.
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Cut out the circle.
Glue the craft sheet circle onto the end of the plunger. This will cushion the plunger from its impact with the barrel piece.
Now, you will need to widen the barrel hole.
Step 4
Now you are almost done.
First, trace around the coupler and cut out the hole.
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Replace the catch spring if you think it necessary.
Then put the plunger in the plunger tube, and put them in place.
Squirt hot glue between the plunger tube and the shell near the coupler. Once it dries, it significantly aids the screws in holding the plunger tube in place.
Now take the top piece of the shell and apply lubricant where I have shaded.
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Then screw together the two halves of the shell.
After this fill the gap between the shell pieces with hot glue.
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This strengthens the frame for longer life.
Now, you have a couplered, minimized nitefinder.
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Questions? Comments? Flames?
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#2 keef

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

Sweet- nice job!

I did the exact same thing, except minimized differently, and used PETG with e-tape.

Can you make your pics smaller though?
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#3 bobafan

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:25 PM

How did you minimize yours?

Yeah, I can try to shrink the pics.
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#4 keef

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

Just the normal PPK, except I kept an extra screw hole because it really helps holding it together and keeping the barrel stable.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:17 AM

That looks like a lot of hotglue. Does it make the gun feel very front heavy? I've been thinking of doing this to my NF, but I havne't because of that big open space. Anyway, nice writeup.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:02 AM

Nice job, there was a PPK writeup a while back but this one has better pics and is easier to read. You would probably get berr ranges if you cut off the back half of the coupler.
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#7 dart

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:35 PM

time to get out the old nitefinder and do this mod. Very nice ill be sure to do it.
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#8 bobafan

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:13 PM

Does it make the gun feel very front heavy?


No, It weighs much less than the part you chopped off.
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<ktp753>ouch.
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#9 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:53 PM

I'll review this and add it to the directory when the pics are smaller.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

Does it help the range at all to put the bands in that pattern? Or was that just for looks?
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#11 Lynx

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:51 PM

It was stated that the bands help keep the case together.
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#12 bobafan

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 11:24 PM

Where did I say that? The shell is held together quite well with the screws and hot glue.
The bands just add a bit more range than the springs alone.
The pattern is just the best way I could find so that they won't fall off.

edit: The pics are smaller now. I love photobucket.

Edited by bobafan, 11 October 2007 - 11:36 PM.

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thaygor: all i remimber is pumping it hard and shooting than trying to pump again

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<ktp753>ouch.
<death09>yeah.i sent them to her dad

#13 Lynx

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:20 PM

This strengthens the frame for longer life.

This was after the picture of the rubber bands... I assumed that it was about the bands and was taken out of context, sorry...
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#14 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:21 PM

Good work. Excellent use of photos.
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