boomco continues to make some of my favorite things in this dart/ball/rocket/whatever shooting hobby. the plastic is fantastic, the engineering is solid, and the blasters are fun and interesting as well as fit adult sized hands (most of them at least). buy them, have fun with them. the darts themselves are hella weird and you should see them for yourself. Im sure this info is somewhere else but I wanted it to be on NH and easily searchable/added to the directory.
an aside: not all these photos are perfect, I have shaky hands and it makes using a phone camera an absolute nightmare
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at a glance, nothing extremely special but also nothing disappointing. the screw heads on mine were pretty "loose" so I opted for a larger screwdriver wherever it would fit, also I'm not sure if the blue part that holds the pump in is supposed to be glued in or not, but mine wasnt and that was a good surprise.
the tank and overpressure valve
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the tank is interesting, its not a backpressure tank but a standard pin style valve. its screwed and sadly glued shut, but because the valve is at the bottom you might be able to just drill a hole in the top and add an expansion if you were so inclined. if you try it please post about it, Im super curious. that litle blue part with the two screws above it is the overpressure valve, not located in the pump like most others are; and its a curious one
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this is the overpressure valve laid out in sequence. I just realized that the blue part is flipped around, you can figure it out though since it only fits one way. I believe in you. because of this design if you found a higher rate spring and replaced it you would be able to tune your tank pressures while keeping the safety net of the overpressure valve. this is neat, I love this. if I find more springs that fit Im going to mess with this a bit.
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I love this turret, its hardy and has a lot of resistance to being turned and has a nice lock on both the rotation mechanism and the shell itself to keep it in place. as you can see the screw that holds the rotation mech to the turret is real long and doesnt really want to be removed, have fun with that.
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the rotation mech fits into the turret itself in a certain orientation, I did not realize this. learn from these mistakes and notice that one of the corners of the square is missing and match it up with the turret.
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removing the three center screws from the front of the turret will let you pull the backs off along with letting you detach the third lobe(?) of the turret that you popped in when you pulled it out of the box.
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the turret then breaks down into these three pieces, the middle part is a rubber grommet that seals it all together and I think seals against the darts as well? its neat.
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the base of the turret is again held together with screws and then glued together, which means you're in for some dremel fun if you want to rebarrel this and keep the turret functionality. you can see how the air comes in the back of the turret and is pushed through to the base of the dart pegs.
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the turret locks into the shell at this point as well as the rotation mechanism itself. if you want to keep the turret function while rebarreling it, you will need to keep this part of the turrets at least if not the entire outer "cage" portion with just the ends cut out. remember that the individual turrets are held together with the screw down the front, not the ones in the back, so if you get rid of that portion you will have to glue the halves together.
in the future I would like to experiment modding this and if I do it'll be added onto this topic. any questions will be happily answered.