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J cobbers

Member Since 09 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2016 09:08 PM

Topics I've Started

Terra nova props = NERF

23 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

So I have been watching Fox's new scifi show, Terranova and noticed that the 'sonic' hand guns they were using are awfully familiar. Yep they are using the good old nightfinder as the core of the on screen prop. Did a little google search and found someone who has already done a build on it, so I though I would share the link to someone else's hard work in case there are fan of the show who want to do their own: http://www.therpf.co...utorial-130094/

Chalk Darts

28 March 2009 - 12:55 PM

I was in Wal-Mart the other day and saw this new generic dart gun that looks like it is made by the same people who make the splat ball blasters. Any way it fires darts that leave chalk markings where they hit. I found this article about it. Any one try them out yet?

Carbon Fiber Barrels Anyone?

28 December 2007 - 05:07 PM

http://www.carbonfib...all tubing.html

Sure you can get it in a variety of sizes, it's stronger than most anything else, but it is expensive and must be custom ordered. However I would bet that it makes a stylish and excellent low drag barrel material.

Long Shots In Mi

12 August 2006 - 11:32 AM

I was cruzing through Meijer's in in the Farmington/Novi area yesterday and low and behold in the toy section what did I see? A longshot. So all you MI nerfer's if you haven't found one yet take a trip to Meijers and see if you can find one.

Bbb Clip Mod, Cobber's Style.

27 February 2006 - 01:23 PM

First off I aplogise that I don't have pictures of this. I do not own a digital camera, and my girlfriend who does isn't exactly enthusiastic about the time I spend on nerf.
I'll probably pick up a disposable camera and get a picture CD made when I develop the film so I can get pictures up.

I picked up a BBB at TRU last week, and soon decided I wanted to clip mod it much like PissBacon's
I bought some 17/32" and 9/16" K&S brass, and some balsta wood from a local hobby shop. The idea is to have a non-removable, reloadable magazine that is spring fed (like Ompa's) that capitalizes on the the cocking mechanism of the BBB. It will fire 1 1/2" micro stephan's when finished.

This is an ongoing mod, as in I'm not finished with it yet. What have done so far is to make a working breach out of coat hanger wire and the brass.

1) The 17/32" section of brass acts as my barrel and breech. I cut a slot into the 17/32'nd brass that the darts are placed, manually right now and, when the magazine is finished it will feed them in here.
This section of brass has about 1" of PETG that has been forced into the stock barrel of the BBB to keep it in place, as it fits snuggly over the bass and in the stock barrel.

2) I cut a 9mm long section of 9/16" to act as the cover for my breach. It fits over the 17/32" barrel and creates an excellent seal over the breach. I used a straightened coat hanger, some hot glue and e-tape to attach the cover to the back of the BBB. I keeped the coat hanger on the outside of the gun unlike PissBacon because I want this mod to be reversable if nessecary. To keep the wire from bowing out when I push the gun together after firing I took some clear duct tape and doubled the sticky side over itself so that the tape had two non-sticky sides. Cut this in half the long way and used the two strips to hold the wire up against the outside of the gun.

3) The breech action is working fine now. You set a dart in the breach, cock the gun, which closes the breach, and fire. It's getting an easy 50 feet and good power right now. I don't have a long enough hall space to test ranges, and it freaking cold out right now in MI.
After firing you push the handles back together and the breech opens for reloading.

The clip itself is not finished because well I have law school and a life. It has three sides but I still need to get wire to make a spring for it, and put a back side. The main obstical I had was how to mount the magazine. Unlike PissBacon I have an external breach cover. Where he has a fixed breech on the outside and moves the barrel to close the action, I have a fix barrel and move the cover to close the action.

This means I can't attach the magazine to any length of the breach or barrel which the cover will move over (because it is on the outside). My solution is to make the base of the magazine longer than than the rest of the clip so I can glue/tape it onto the section of barrel behind the breach. The main draw back to this design is that it means that the breach is not as close to the plunger as I would like, and I'm likely not going to capture the full power of my BBB. Oh well.

I'm sure this is confusing to a lot of people but if I can get some pictures up it'll make a lot more sense.