In this Instructable I will show you how to modify a toy crossbow into a powerful Nerf shooting weapon. It is low cost but very effective in the midst of a Nerf battle. Its single shot action and reload time are the only cons, but it makes up for it with its accuracy, power, distance, and mobility. It is a great overall gun, effective at both short and long range.
Step 1: Materials Needed
-Crosman Bristol Jr. Toy Crossbow (around $15)
-Nerf Magstrike AS-10 clip
-Two rubber bands
-Nerf darts (whistle tip or suction cup)
-Nerf Recon CS-6 sight (optional)
Step 2: Taping the Crossbow
In the middle of the gun at the back of the shooting chamber there will be a black plastic piece. Right below that is a latch to "catch" the string so it doesn't shoot off. You want to tape right before the latch. This will hold the dart in place snugly. Do not make the tape tight. Make it loose so the dart fits snug betwen the tape and black plastic piece.
Step 3: More Taping
Step 4: Attaching the Ammo Holder
We took the clip from our broken Magstrike and used it as an ammo holder. First fill the clip with darts. Next, take the two rubber bands and double loop them so they are tighter. Attach the clip to the butt of the gun. If your trigger finger is your right hand, you should place the clip on the left side so it doesn't get in the way of your hand. For lefties, vice versa.
Step 5: Shoot Away
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P.S. Sorry about the pictures and video, I had to use my iTouch, which doesn't have good picture quality.