Introduction: Ebony & Ivory: a Nerf Strikefire Mod

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 I like to take apart my Nerf guns and tinker with them to maximize performance, and when messing with my two Strikefires, I discovered a pretty cool modification you can make. If you read, watch or play Devil May Cry, then you know that the hero, Dante, uses two guns: Ivory and Ebony. Ivory is customized to shoot fast, and Ebony was created to shoot long distances with accuracy. Well, you have two identical Strikefires, why not apply the same concepts? Just one word of advice: if you actually play dart tag and share your guns a lot, this may not be the greatest idea, as it makes the two weapons handle very differently. Also, for my own convenience, I only took apart the blue one. You should still get the idea.

Step 1: Disassembly

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So, when taking these guns apart, it's nice to have a small screwdriver set like the one I'm using. Just make sure you have a screwdriver small enough that it won't strip the screws. Carefully unscrew the screws on the slide (what you pull back), applying pressure downward so the head doesn't slip off the screw and cause damage. I'm assuming you will want to take them apart again someday. When they're all off, take the slide off. If possible, only take the part off that ISN'T connected to metal pin. Remove all the other screws and carefully remove the top half of your gun. You will the see the guts, as pictured. Repeat with other Strikefire.

Step 2: Ebony

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 Let's make Ebony first. Decide which color you want to be the long-range gun. I'm using my blue Strikefire. Take four dimes, and insert them between the spring and where it rests on the back casing. Put it back together WITHOUT SCREWS and test. You will have to pull back hard and fast to cock it. If you can't, take a dime out. If it feels like you could use another, put in another. When you find the right amount, check to make sure the little spring is attached to the pin, then reassemble. You will see a noticeable difference in range, and it will be a bit more balanced with the dimes in the rear.

Step 3: Ivory

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 This is slightly simpler to make. Just take the spring attached to the trigger out. The easiest way to do this is with a tiny flathead screwdriver. Check the spring connected to the pin again, and reassemble. It should now have a hair trigger.

Step 4: Note

 Congratulations, you have made your very own Devil May Cry Nerf guns. You should save the spring you took out and keep it somewhere you won't lose track of. Both of these mods are easy enough to reverse, so if you aren't satisfied with the results, you can just change them back to normal.


Pwag (author)2011-12-28

4 dimes made it so the sear wouldn't engage

jevans3 (author)2011-09-18

sweet mod! you guys should check out my range test on this gun:)

jliang1 (author)2011-07-16

As a word of advice, this can also work with 2-4 pennies, for the more monetarily-conserved among us.

NatNoBrains (author)2010-12-15

Great mod. I used 2 pennies and it works really well. What does the mod to the trigger do?

King Julien (author)2010-04-23

Great job but I don't think the trigger is that hard to pull normally and misfires are bad.  The dime idea is cool, though.

ben360 (author)King Julien2010-04-28

Once again, my ideas are just suggestions. You could do the coin mod to both, but I like having one that loads faster.

Doctor Freeman (author)ben3602010-11-27

could i do both mods to one?


Apple_4_life (author)2010-04-18

 wow! awesome! I have one question though, did you glue the dime into the gun? because I think there may be a possibility where when you either cock or fire the gun that the dimes might get jarred out from behind the spring and cause damage to the rest of the gun.

ben360 (author)Apple_4_life2010-04-28

First off, thanks for the praise. Second, I came up with the hair trigger idea so you could pop off shots and reload quicker, but don't feel like you have to use it. Like I said, it's a pretty easy mod to reverse f you keep all the parts. Third, no, I didn't glue the dimes in, and based on my knowledge of the Maverick, I don't think there's any chance of damaging the gun. The pressure from the spring pushes the coins against a wall, so they aren't going anywhere.

Doctor Freeman (author)ben3602010-11-27

do i remove the back spring for the hair trigger? could you be more detailed?

Apple_4_life (author)ben3602010-04-28

 ok, thanks for the help man.

MAVREV13 (author)2010-03-20

nice mod dude i have a ? doesnt this gun have almost exact internals to the nerf longshot frontgun??????

King Julien (author)MAVREV132010-04-23

I took apart my front gun and it exploded (parts flew every where) and I can't fit it back tougher without things poping out so I used the part that fits onto the Longshot to make a bayonet by adding a dollar store foam sword.

sonofstone (author)King Julien2010-10-20

post a picture, i would like to see that,

MAVREV13 (author)King Julien2010-04-24

cool pics please i want to know what the bayonett looks like

King Julien (author)MAVREV132010-05-02

Ok.  I will try to make a slideshow soon.

MAVREV13 (author)King Julien2010-05-03

thank you

King Julien (author)MAVREV132010-05-18

I bought my friends crossfire/strike fire and modded it.  I am working on a slide show.

MAVREV13 (author)King Julien2010-05-18


ben360 (author)MAVREV132010-03-25

 Sorry, I don't have a longshot, so I don't know. One thing I can tell you, though, is that these are the most powerful nerf guns I own. If you don't have a set of Strikefires, I highly recommend them.

MAVREV13 (author)ben3602010-03-25

there good but my maverick is better check my page if you want to see a few cool mods.

MAVREV13 (author)MAVREV132010-03-25

also do you need help on takeing the ars out???????????????

ben360 (author)MAVREV132010-03-25

 Yeah, that would be awesome, and I'll check out your page, too.

froggydude (author)2010-02-27
Cool, I put the firefly string in mine. And took out the AR.
ben360 (author)froggydude2010-03-25

 If you could explain how to take out the AR, I'd appreciate it. I haven't found anywhere on the internet that tells you how to take one out of a Strikefire.

King Julien (author)ben3602010-04-23

Its pretty easy.  I have modded a couple eliminators and a scout so That wouldn't be too hard.

ben360 (author)King Julien2010-04-28

I've never heard of either of those... could you post a link to the Nerf webpage that they are on or something? Thanks.

King Julien (author)ben3602010-05-02

This is an Eliminator:

And this is a scout:
(look at the left side of the final picture)

Scouts only come with the titan unity pack which is 50 bucks and so they are hard to come by but I think that they are the best pistol Nerf has. 

billybenj (author)2010-05-01

in addition to the dime mod, removing the air restrictors (like the other people said), replacing/adding on to the spring, and replacing the barrel with cpvc, petg, or brass would help alot too =) 2/5

ben360 (author)2010-04-28

I took apart my Recon's sucktastic flashlight and turned it into a laser sight a while ago. I'm not going to post an instructable for this, because I'm lucky my laser pointer was shaped in such a way that it fit perfectly; most are bigger. But if you do happen to take that light apart, there is this piece in there that is a beige tube thing with a tab on the side. If you take out the middle screw on the bottom of the dart chamber of Ivory, you can fit the tab in, and bam! It now holds seven darts. It would probably help if you glued it in, but personally, I don't like making permanent undoable changes.

Just a suggestion.

Apple_4_life (author)2010-04-18

 also, whats the point of having a hair trigger? its kinda pointless cuz theres a larger chance of have a mis-fire...

zack attack (author)2010-03-27

awsome mod!!!!!

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