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Big Blast Turned Bad Ass...

10 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

I'll start by appologizing for the lack of internal pics. The gun was finished some time ago, but I just got a camera. They're pretty simple though, so you should be able to figure them out.
I was sick of seeing Big blast mods where the front of the gun was cut off flush with the front of the air tank. Made it look like a large, bulky, pump-powered pistol, though very powerful. So, I set out to make it equally or more powerful, better looking, and more comfortable. Here it is.
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To start off, the barrel. I left about 2" of the original barrel, and sawed off the rest.Then, I used a piece of 1/2" PVC to join about a 12" piece of 1/2" copper to the end of the origanal barrel stub. The dart fits tightly in the original barrel, and fires loosely through the copper. Gets over 100' ranges, and fires through both sides of a thick, corrugated cardboard pizza box with 6 pumps. To stabilize the barrel, I cut a hole in the top of a hairspray lid, added some e-tape for a good fit, and glued it in the hole where you used to load the stock rockets from.
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Then , I added another piece of 1/2" PVC to the end of the Pump arm to essentially make a stock. What you see in the picture is the pump fully compressed. It opens about another 6".
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I cut the mounting rail off a NF and glued it to the top of the Big Blast so I could mount the LS scope. It's even somewhat accurate.
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Finally, I just gave some new paint in some areas (which could use some touch up, I see....)

Overall, It's the most powerful gun in my arsenal, and one of the most intimidating. Haven't done precise ranges, but it over 100', and since it fires throught both sides of a corrugated pizza box, I imagine ranges are somewheres between 100' and 150' Anyways, I could really use a good name for this thing, so if anyone has any ideas, let me know. Heres a couple more angles.
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