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I bought a Nerf gun. Ya, that's right. It happens to be the CS-6 Longshot. Seeing as how it's a sniper rifle, I figured it could stand to shoot like one, too. So far all it does is shoot a little foam dart about 30-40 feet max, and I really want it to go more like, 100 feet. It sure would be nice if I could leave welts on my friends, too. So, check it out, all you need is a little time, patience, spring, o-ring, and sealer-stuff.
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Step 1: Disassembly

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Basically, the gun's held together with A THOUSAND screws. They're sort of small, phillips head screws. Some are longer than others, mainly the front 2, so try to keep track of where they go. If you need help, try what I did by laying them out in the shape of the gun. The only hard part about taking it apart is that dang bolt. It's the big orange thing you use to cock it. You can remove it by carefully prying it with a wide, flat-bladed screwdriver. As is true with what seems like all Nerf guns, they're just screwed together.
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johnstat0008 months ago

Super Cool!

elliot544511 months ago

I did a mod to a Vulcan. I spent probably an hour getting it open, and ended up taking out one spring and a limiter. I works slightly better.

abarnes13 years ago
thats pretty sick, im modifying one for a competition for an ipad, the thing that sucks about it... i cant keep the gun i make lol
Yeah, so am I....
So... wonder which of the other 19 you are....

Also, you know we are NOT allowed to modify the internals right?
How did it go?
I lost.. no biggie
Im entering too!
im a girl and im using my vulcan with dual mavericks
Here's something you could do that will be more powerful. make your own. If you get a bike pump, buy a nice spring, some lubricant, and some PVC you can assemble a powerful bike pump Nerf/Airsoft gun. I'm in the progress of making it and need some good lubricant for it, but the first test made a large crack in some soft foam. The Airsoft pellet i shot went all the way through the foam.
NerfNerd233 years ago
There's always two screws that WILL NOT come out. They're turning and everything. They just won't come out far enough to pull out.
peekeez3 years ago
Can anyone tell me if this would work in the "longshot"?
tweever3 years ago
how did u take the drag bolt off i am having a really hard time takinf it apart
pinstripebob (author)  tweever3 years ago
Grab a wide, flat bladed screwdriver. Carefully pry on the underside of one of the orange bolt handles. If it doesn't pop off, try the other side. Just keep trying until it pops off. It's a little unnerving, but it just pops off.
Another way of doing this is getting a hammer, putting the claw under the orange piece, and gently prying it. I saw this on a Vulcan mod, but never tried it on a Longshot.
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pinstripebob (author)  shadow wave rider3 years ago
Yep, just try to be very careful. Use something like a toothpick to apply the epoxy. It might seem kind of silly, but it's a small hole and doesn't need much to plug.
thats what she said.
jumpingcat3 years ago
If this is nerf modding 101 then y is it just about the longshot?
chompy9093 years ago
Nice touch on laying out the screws in the formation they would be if they were in the gun.
clafer3 years ago
If you're going to end up buying gun parts for your nerf guns, why not just build your own nerf gun from scratch?
pinstripebob (author)  clafer3 years ago
Anyone can make a dart shooter, the idea is to make people think you have a regular Nerf gun, when in fact you have a monstrous dart shooter that looks like a Nerf gun. Besides, the only gun part is just a spring.
did you use the washers or an o-ring. if you used an o-ring can you tell me how big it is.
shifty6895 years ago
I simply wrapped a couple of rubber bands where the o-ring was and it worked fine
thats a good idea. i have tried to hunt down any o-rings i have but they are all too fat, to big or too small.
how many rubber bands
could you use super glue or duct tape instead of using epoxy.
rangafan3 years ago
Just wondering if you could do these steps in any order or do some without others.

pinstripebob (author)  rangafan3 years ago
You can do or skip whatever mods you want. You can also do them in any order. If you want, you can do one mod then try it out. If it's not enough, then dive back in and do another mod.
lil larry4 years ago
Their not called sniper rifles because the sniper is the person and the rifle is the firearm. So their called rifles.
legodanny4 years ago
hey guys! what diameter o ring did you guys replace the one in the longshot for? exact measurements would be nice, as i managed to break my original o ring! >.>
Tedster4 years ago
Also, you need to remove the air restricter. You see it if you look down the part where the dart goes, around the base of the peg. it actually pushes on the dart to launch it. It must be removed. when you look through the big orange cylinder, see the thing with 3 prongs on it. break those prongs, and pull out the thing it was attaching. if you can't get to it, push the part where the dart goes into the cylinder. it will push the piece with 3 prongs closer to the end of the cylinder. when you break the prongs, pull out the round piece in the middle, and a spring and the Air restricter should fall out. now, you should be able to see all the way through it. This will improve the ranges by 10-20 ft, but you can now damage things if you dry fire it (fire the gun without any dart in it).
when adding an extra spring, put a foam stick on pad on the end of the plunger that has the O-ring, it softens the blow so your gun doesnt crack
And you can remove the orange bit behind the cylinder, its non-essential.
use scotch magic tape over the hole, its very thin and seals it nicely
Hitman2274 years ago
Hey, I heard that yellow long shots are rare is this true?
shifty6895 years ago
the only problem i have with mine is that the darts spiral out of control. Has anyone ever tried to get a barrel that fits the dart better to work?
make Stefans (yes, Stefans) instead, they are a "home made" dart variety. cheao, and WAY better than stock darts. look at your streamline dart (that's what the darts that come with the longshot are called), on the head, there's a hole. THAT is what's making them spiral out of control.
JamesTB134 years ago
WAIT A MINUTE, an ACTUAL AR-15 Assault Rifle?!?! Sorry, but, WHERE THE HELL WILL I GET THAT?!?! You can't buy Ar-15's,......where am I supposed to get the spring from one?
pinstripebob (author)  JamesTB134 years ago
Well, a quick Internet search yielded some valuable info. These springs are actually pretty easy to get, and can be had from various online sources. If you're old enough, you could walk into a gun store and they'd probably have or could get what you're after. Here's a link to an online store that sells these springs. I'm not affiliated with this store, nor have I purchased from them, but here's a good example of the spring. This is also an average price, about $10-$15.
Ok, cool, thanks. But, I don't think the government would like me too much if I was ordering a part for an Assault Rifle.
pinstripebob (author)  JamesTB134 years ago
These things have been in service since 1958, and have been sold to the general public (civilians) for decades as well. These things are all over the place, and the only ban on them was late '90s early 2000s, which was simply a ban on parts like front handles and other "sinister" modifications. If you really feel uncomfortable buying a spring, you can order a similar one from McMaster-Carr. Just measure your old one, find a similar one, and make sure it's a little stiffer than what the Nerf gun came with.
I know the Ar-15, you don't have to give me a history. But, Canada's gun laws REALLY suck. When I'm an adult I'm moving to the States just so I can own guns.
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