The purpose of this modification is to add approximately 10ft shot range to the Jolt EX-1 blaster.
For this modification you will need the following:
Jolt EX-1 Nerf Blaster
Needle nose pliers
Flat head screw driver
Phillips screw driver
small container to keep screws in
Spring - ours was obtained from a LongShot front gun
this spring needs to be approximately 2.5 - 3 inches long and a diameter of about a nickle. The gauge of the spring wire is approximately 14 gauge or .0747 inches.
The cost of this modification is very low. All tools should be readily available, and no specialized tools are needed. The costs are shown below;
Jolt EX-1 Blaster - $6.50
Spring - $1.00
Total - $7.50
The blaster we obtained from ToysRS and the price listed includes tax. The spring that we used was just laying around and thereby free. However a similar spring could easily be obtained from ACE hardware or any other hardware store.
Step 1: Removal of the bottom piece of the blaster
The first step is to remove the four screws from the bottom of the blaster, as pictured above. Place these screws in a small container as they will be used to reassemble the blaster.
Step 2: Removal of priming rod
Next pull the priming rod and spring mechanism out, which has just been freed by removing the screws in the previous step.
Step 3: Removal of cap screw on priming rod
Remove the screw from the top of the priming rod and place in the small container. Remove the cap from the priming rod.
Step 4: Recap
At this point you should have five screws removed from the blaster. Four screws from the blaster bottom, and the fifth from the priming rod cap.
Step 5: Removal of spring from priming rod
Remove the spring from the priming rod.
Step 6: Thread second spring on
Carefully thread a second spring into the spring that was removed from the blaster.
Step 7: Identifying priming rod pieces
Pictured here are the pieces of the priming rod that will be used in the following steps.