Introduction: Nerf Maverick Power Mod

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I've looked around on the internet, and i have noticed that the only mod's avalible for the maverick are the barrel mod & stuff that deals with "air restrictors." I decided to change that.
By doing this mod, you will increase the power & distance of each shot. The only down-side is that you have pull the slide back hard & sharp.

Step 1: Un-Screw

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Just go ahead & un-screw the gun (nothing internal, though). Don't forget the screw under the slide, i always do

Step 2: What You're Doing

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Pretty much, you're just adding about 1/2" of stuff between the yellow plastic & the spring. In order to do this, you'll have to cut most of the "plus" off of the female part of the air tube. Leave a little bit (about 2mm) so the spring as something to catch on to

Step 3: How Much to Add

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I added about 1/2" of stuff. I used a magnet, and the end of 2 shells from the Air Blasters Double Shot. You could use pretty much anything, but i would advise against coins because they tend to be too big.
*EDIT* A lot of people are saying that they used pennies, and the they worked fine. So just whatever floats your boat, i guess.

Step 4: Experiment

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Not all thing's are going to work with your gun, so experiment. In order to check if you have too much stuff in your gun, put it back together (without screws). When you pull back the slide & you don't here a "click," then you need to take something out.

Step 5: Finishing Up

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After you've found the right amount of stuff to put in your gun, screw it back together. Also, don't forget this piece.
Troubleshooting: If you can't pull back the slide, then you might not have the trigger spring in place


concept2formllc (author)2016-08-30

So rather than adding a stack of change to the back of the spring, I very carefully extended the spring by twisting it out. (If you do this incorrectly, or unevenly, you can ruin the spring and it'll then shoot duds) Its still easy to engage and the shot goes about 2x to 2.5x the distance it did before the mod. Just saying, maybe you can alleviate the need to wrestle with engaging the shot.

BenB113 (author)2016-02-20

It took me bout' 3 hours but i got it shooting farther and harder that ever

damianb4 (author)2015-09-12

uhh idid it with a 10 eurocent coin but when i pulled and pulled the tirgger the sound was superloud. is this suppose to happen

DustySeven7 (author)2013-02-04

you need to add padding to the inside of the plunger to cushion it when firing. if not the life of the gun will be shortened greatly

I added a bit of cardboard into it, it's working so far

NikhilC (author)2015-03-12

I just put pennies I didn't cut th spring and It shoots much farther

daredevil499 (author)2012-12-11

All I did was stretched the spring so it was 2 times as long and I stuck 5 pennies in there to.

Neander (author)daredevil4992013-08-26

You should never really stretch the spring. it will greatly shorten the life of it.

daredevil499 (author)Neander2013-09-03

its not shooting as far and as powerful as it was before i did this. thanks for letting me know

Neander (author)daredevil4992013-09-09

Try going to Orange Mod works. Or even cheaper, if you can find the spring gauge and get a stronger one at the hardware store, you should be golden. Nothing stronger than a 5KG spring. AND add some felt. like a layer or two to cushion the stronger force.

daredevil499 (author)Neander2013-09-03

its not shooting as far and as powerful as it was before i did this. thanks for letting me know

Neander (author)2013-08-26

There was a buddy of mine who modded his Maverick like this and bragged so much about how far and fast it would shoot. So naturally, CHALLENGE EXCEPTED! I told him that if he could shoot me with it then i would give him 20 bucks. (What he did not know is that I spent a week dodging darts at a campground I worked at. I not only dodged all the shots I even caught the last one! But this is a good mod for beginners looking to wet their modding appetite!

jrobinett (author)2013-07-07

Be careful you can break it from the power happened to me

shazooo2u (author)2012-07-01

amazing. effing amazing. my brother wore out the air part to the point where 90% of the time the dart didnt have enough power behind it to leave the gun using brand new darts. to test i went to the doorway of my 32ft hallway and landed all six shots in the back of my brothers head at the other end. I take $0.04 over a new 10 dollar gun anyday. i have some new ideas for my crossover knex guns..

peyton14 (author)2012-05-14

Ps put a dime in too!

peyton14 (author)2012-05-14

Thank GOD! My Mavrick was SOOOOO sucky! then i opend i up and the freakin' spirng was twisted!so i thought "What the heck" i tried it and voila power and silencer! thanks

PVCbeast (author)2012-04-01

This worked, took maybe 2 minutes, and costs $0.05 in pennies. Great job!

lord voldamort (author)2009-11-15

dont do effed up my maverick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it fine...

he probably cut too much off, safer way to do this is to get a new spring.

dchil15 (author)lord voldamort2011-12-10

you effed up your maverick by doing it wrong

modded (author)2011-11-27

I'm not dissing, but the simple mods often found on the web are effective if you use 1 or 2 of them. For example I used the penny and air restrictor mod, that powers it up, and shaved off those pegs on the magazine. These all add up to a powerful, nice to use maverick. I am now spraying it chaos black (From Games Workshop) And will paint those indented lines red. I'm also getting a £15 red dot sight from the states.

GaryCifers (author)2011-10-28

So this is basically a penny mod then...?

travis_bickle (author)2010-01-02

 this is a seriously underrated mod... couldn't quite find a more powerful spring that was the correct size for my nite finder, so i used the same approach. easy, cheap, and not invasive to your nerf blaster (it can be returned to stock at any time). great mod!

Slim49 (author)travis_bickle2011-10-11

I forget the Mod I got this from:
but The #49 compression spring is a Hillman Fastener product. most often found at ACE hardware.
It is "PERFECT" in my daughters Nightfinder. She is doing Vampires -vs-Humans at Ohio state this week.

PatentPending (author)Slim492011-10-14

This is SPECTACULAR! We're doing Humans Vs. Zombies here at USF and I'll be donning the Maverick and Raider CS-35 Clear Series!

Slim49 (author)PatentPending2011-10-15

Outstanding! Dude!!
my daughter will be using her new modded
Nightfinder for Honor duels.
should be quite an edge, with such a lil' pistol.
Mr Steve

wbeckett (author)2011-03-27

the penny mod is gr8

jezalinko11 (author)2010-12-26

firstly I would like to know how much more powerful this
Mod Makes the Nerf gun because this other mod that I found on YouTube makes it about 30% more powerful I will post the link if anyone wants me to.

jezalinko11 (author)jezalinko112011-02-19

the link:
I saw it on instructables as well this is a vedio

zombierocker (author)jezalinko112011-02-19

Buddy, it's not even the same kind of mod. His is about air restricters, mine ain't.

jezalinko11 (author)zombierocker2011-03-07

I know

yes please

origamiductape (author)2010-04-03

me & MAH friend just tried it. we used pennies and it worked pretty much fine. we used way too many, and the thing broke...

Four pennies work fine.

KitsuneTetsuoHaru (author)2011-02-11

Pennies will work... but not many other coins will,

I agree. I did this mod with pennies and it worked fine.

knuckel (author)2010-01-16

if you loose the trigger spring a mechanical pencel spring works fine

or a pen, equally well

Furloy (author)2011-02-02

this is the "penny" mod. i glued 3 pennies together and put them back there.

also, why dont you take the air resrictors out? it helps alot

begeto (author)2010-12-25

wickedo my neto

Marble of Doom (author)2009-07-18

This also works with airsoft.

GameNox (author)Marble of Doom2010-12-09


GameNox (author)2010-12-09

I modified this with an old booklight cover. It SUCKS at normal fire but RULES at airstrike!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wllegoman (author)2010-11-28

Looks wicked. i cant wait to try it out in a few hours.

jhchawk (author)2010-10-04

This is awesome, but be careful. If you try to test the slide with only one half on, the metal pin can break off.

cranberys (author)2010-05-09

 ummmm... whats the female part and what do you mean by 1/2

zombierocker (author)cranberys2010-05-09

 the female part is the bigger part of the air plunger; the part that the other part goes into (sorry if that's confusing). also (1/2") means half an inch.

tommi_hxh (author)2010-05-08

I just knocker this together with 20 euro cents (2 x 10c), works fine. I also removed the air restrictors and barrel stops so now it fires like a mo'fo and you get the satisfaction of being able to 'flick' the chambers back in western style.

wittzo (author)2009-10-12

You can go to a hardware store (there are stores that sell nothing but springs) and buy a more powerful spring that's identical in size to the original spring. By putting "stuff" at the end of the spring, you're increasing the tension. You can have the tension of the spring weighed or you can compress various springs and guess. Gunsmith's do this with real firearms.

A more proper term for "stuff" would be "spacer".

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