Nerf Maverick Video Modification Guide

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Introduction: Nerf Maverick Video Modification Guide

A series of videos showing how to modify your Nerf Maverick blaster in various ways including assembly, disassembly, laser sight, penny mod, russian roulette mod, slip clutch / reliability mod and air restrictor removal. The Maverick happens to be a cheap and easily modifiable Nerf gun that's perfect for inexperienced modders. Hopefully these videos can assist you in your Maverick modification adventures.

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Step 1: Disassembly

Runs you through the processing of pulling the Maverick apart in preparation for some modding. Just make sure you keep an eye on all the parts as some are easy to lose.

Step 2: Assembly

If you're going to pull the Maverick apart, you better know how to put it back together. There's a couple of things to look out for but it's an easy process. This is where having all the parts comes in handy.


Step 3: Laser Sight Mod

This tutorial shows how to install a laser sight using a laser pointer, AAA batteries with holder, wire and a switch. This is the most difficult of the mods however the result is pretty entertaining. If you're comfortable with soldering and a drill you can add a little more ease to your aiming.

Step 4: Penny Mod

The penny mod involves adding a few coins behind the spring to increase your firepower. Although it's called the penny mod, a variety of coins will work. I've used Australian 5c pieces in this one.

Step 5: Russian Roulette Mod

This mod allows the cylinder of the Maverick to release further from the gun so you can load it easier and spin the cylinder 'russian roulette' style. Basically involves cutting and sanding a few tabs preventing the release of the cylinder.

Step 6: Air Restrictor Removal

Air restrictors are installed in the Maverick to limit the range. This guide shows how to disassemble the cylinder and remove these restrictors.

Step 7: Slip Clutch / Reliability Mod

There's a clutch in the rotation assembly that will slip when too much resistance is met. This protects the internal parts and makes the Maverick more durable however it also causes the occasional misfire. Gluing this clutch will prevent misfires from occuring but you can't manually rotate the cylinder while it's not released or you risk breaking the join. If this occurs the blaster will return to normal operation and may misfire again. You would need to repeat the tutorial.



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    Does the AR removal mod actual help? I am modding my brothers maverick and if I break it i have to buy him a new one.

    It will help, but if you use it, don't dry fire the gun or it will hurt the piston.

    It lets more air come through, which in turn the dart goes a lot farther.

    What does removing the air restrictor do?

    Think of the word "restrictor". It sounds a lot like "restriction", doesn't it?
    So the purpose of one's "Air restrictor" is to control the amount of air that pushes the bullet out of the chamber. By removing such a device, it unblocks the small amount of air that is usable to fire the bullet forward. This makes the bullet travel, consequently, a lot further than normal.

    I did the AR mod and penny mod, didn't chop the orange sticks off but my maverick isn't shooting any further.PLZ HELP somebody! VRY VRY thanx in advance. also my darts dont fly strait after travelling 5-6 feet they tend to go down and dont hit the target! I just wanna know if this same prob is happenin 2 everybody??????

    My Maverick is now broken, any suggestions on why it might be broken? When pulling back the slide it automatically fires, with no bullets being shot? I don't even need to pull the trigger. Please suggest some helpful tips how to fix it. And the spring underneath the plunger, connecting to the little sticking out piece may be the problem. I only tried the penny mod and the AR removal.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dear dragondane,
    I know ur prob. I suppose you either lost the spring tagged in da photo or its not in place.

    If you're pulling the slide and the gun fires without pressing the trigger, the plunger is not being secured when you pull the slide back. I've attached an image that highlights the plunger catch/release mechanism. When you pull back the slide, the orange plastic ring should catch on the plunger and secure it in place. When you press the trigger, the ring moves and the plunger is released, firing the maverick.

    Open your maverick and check that these parts are assembled as shown in the image. The assembly video also shows the correct way to install the plunger release. Also ensure the plunger is slotted firmly against the cylinder as shown at 2:05 of the assembly video. Hopefully this helps you out. Happy modding.


    Thanks a heap!! All good. Proves 12 year olds, (with some help), can mod a nerf gun. Turns out the spring underneath the orangey thing was connected to the ridge, not just pushing against it, (Hard to understand, sorry)
    But thank you!!!