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Cheap Brass

14 March 2005 - 06:33 PM

The store sold out of/moved their metal stock by the time I got back to pick some up. Sorry kids...

Okay, a locally-owned hardware store near me is going out of business, and everything in the store is 50% off. This means 3 feet of 9/16" brass for $4-ish, and I thought for those kids who can't get their hands on brass, or want to save a few clams, I'd pass the savings on. It's not exactly flying off the shelves, so there's probably 30-ish feet of it that I can get my hands on.

Nerf Roller Skates?

09 March 2005 - 10:34 PM


What's Nerf-y about them?

Perry Bible Fellowship

03 March 2005 - 04:31 PM


think nataliedee meets adult swim.

Need Pix Of Nerf Ammo

02 March 2005 - 01:56 PM

I'd like to compile an authoritative, central reference on all types of Nerf ammo produced, to help the new kids identify their ammo types and just for general knowledge. There are several sites out there that have ammo references, but they all are either missing a few things or have very low-quality pictures or graphics.

EDIT Thu 03 Mar
Pictures I still need:
Sonic Stinger 11" arrow
original blue/yellow 11" arrow
black/pink 11" arrow
sonic tip 9" arrow
any micros or megas you think I've missed
Balls: yellow

Thanks in advance for any help on this you guys can give me, and I welcome corrections/additions to this list and pictures of things I didn't mention.

Maverick Issues

19 January 2005 - 09:08 PM

I have a beef with Hasbro on the Maverick. It's the cocking pin in the slide. I don't know if other people have used theirs long enough for this to happen, or are maybe more gentle and fire more slowly than I do, but the metal pin that engages the tab on the piston has bent, quite severely, in both my and my friend's Mavs.

It's a design flaw: the plastic that the pin seats into on both halves of the slide is not reinforced well enough to take the strain of cocking the gun over and over. It cracks, bends, and allows the pin to be pulled out of its mounting and bent in the direction of the force applied by the mainspring. Eventually, this will cause the gun to become uncockable, and after that the pin mountings will probably just shear off.
Now, I realize that the Hasbro engineers were in a tight spot here, because they had to make pin mountings that would fit in the narrow track the cocking pin runs in, which is narrow, presumably, to reduce wiggling and let less gunk into the gun. I'm not sure, I didn't design it, but it is a fairly critical flaw.

On my Mav, I've drilled a hole that's the diameter of the pin through the wall of the slide, so that the pin pushes into its original mounting and then through the outer plastic of the slide, resulting in more and inflexible/unlikely-to-crack support. The pin (which I replaced with a longer piece of similar stainless steel rod) now sticks out about an eighth of an inch on either side of the slide, but it doesn't bend anymore.