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Frankie27

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Nerf Powerclip Writeup

06 February 2009 - 01:12 AM

Nerf Powerclip Writeup

The Nerf Powerclip is a vintage gun, being in its tenth anniversary this year. It is essentially the first full-auto nerf gun available and is certainly worth getting one. I recently paid a hefty price to obtain two, one in perfect working order, the other busted. I fixed it but then broke it again, so I might fix it some day but I have other projects all lined up. Anyway, having a broken one is good as it allows for removable clips and if the pump happens to break (Iíve heard it is prone to) I can replace it. Okay, on to the mod.

The main focus on this mod (for me anyway) is on the clips. I will also show you how you can increase the range but I wonít have done this mod (my previous powerclip owned did though) and I want to prolong the life of my gun.
Oh, before I start, I just want to thank whoever some of the pictures in this writeup came from (majority of them are mine, maybe one or two arenít)

Materials:
Powerclip
Bike Tire Tube or Rubber Bands

Tools:
Dremel or File/Hacksaw
Sandpaper
Screwdriver

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Firstly, grab your screwdriver and unscrew the gun. Go slowly as I have heard the screwheads can break off. Internals: (courtesy of cheesypiza001, ignore the circle)

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Remove the clip and bust out the ARs on the back (the + shapes) You can now fire stefans and have a very slight range increase.

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Now grab your dremel/file and sand down the ridge shown on both sides of the clip. Then clean up with sandpaper. The clips are now removable. The one of the right is sanded.

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This is where I closed up my gun and was happy (I play indoors) Do the next step if you wish to gain a range increase by about 15ft.
Grab your bike tyre tube and cut about 2-3 inches of it. Now unscrew the air bladder and simply slip the tire tube over the bladder.

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You can also use 20-30 elastic bands instead of a tire tube. Put the gun back together and your done.

Ranges:
Clip Mod Only Ė 30-35ft
Full Mod Ė 40-50ft

Enjoy!

Quick Question

30 January 2009 - 05:44 AM

Just a quick question, I was wondering if 17/32nd brass fits within PETG, if not what size does.
Thanks

Couple Of Longshot Questions

24 September 2008 - 07:11 AM

First of all, I'm from Australia and just imported a longshot here for a small fortune. I love the gun and have already removed the ARs, added a NF spring, plugged up the hole in the barrel, removed all locks except the trigger lock, trimmed the clips to make them fit the bolt better and cut down the bolt in an attempt to make the gun shoot taggers. I haven't range tested yet but it seems pretty good. I have a couple of questions about the gun. I have searched and read quite a bit of info but I haven't really gotten answers. I would have asked these over at Nerf HQ but there server is down. Ok, here we go:

1) How do I remove the dart post but leave the "stick" across the barrel to prevent darts dropping into the plunger?
2) The right side handle of the gun doesn't pull back. Only the left side does. Why is this and how can I fix it?
3) Cutting all the way up to the bolt sled (but leaving a tiny lip) will hopefully make the gun shoot taggers. I would also have to dremel out the barrel a bit. What does cutting off all this stuff in front of the barrel do? Can I break my gun here?

Thank you very much for your time. I really will appreciate it.

Would This Work?

04 August 2008 - 06:23 AM

I think I have a good understanding of how to make the longshot shoot any type of dart as seen here: http://nerfhaven.com...topic=11709&hl=

I believe this would work on the Recon and was wondering if anybody had tried this. To my understanding, I cut the bolt back leaving just enough to not force the dart up to high. Would I cut here:

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Really, I just want to know if anyone has tried this and if it worked for them.

Thanks.

Recon Barrel Extension Mod

04 July 2008 - 03:38 AM

I bought the first Recon ever sold within Australia yesterday.Its cool but I felt like modding it. I opened it up and took out the AR, but wasn't very pleased with the accuracy. So thats where this mod comes in. I'm sure many of you have done it before, but I just felt like contributing something new. Please note I did this write up after doing the mod, so not everything (but most things) are in here. But it is extremely straight forward anyway. Also, I'm using Australia measurement, but I have converted them

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Materials Needed:
- 16mmx1.0mmx1m Aluminum Tubing (or brass)
- Duct Tape
- Hacksaw
- Hammer

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Cut 24cm (9.4 inches) of aluminum and then wrap the duct tape around both ends to create a nice solid seal.

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Hammer your newly created tube down the stock barrel extension barrel (sorry for the poor image)

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Now to created the protruding 'seal' between the extension and the gun. Attach the barrel extension to your Recon and the lightly hammer the aluminum tubing. This will push the tubing back as far as it will go. If it protrudes too far back, the barrel won't want to connect. If it doesn't protrude enough, it is possible for the dart to catch on the newly installed barrel.

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Above is an image of the perfect protrusion. This is as far as you should hammer back the aluminum (or brass)

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Thats all there is to it. Simple mod that will give you a nice increase in accuracy plus adds about 5-10 feet. Finished product looks very nice. It even looks a bit like an Angel Breeched Longshot (the barrel sticking just out the front.