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...
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.
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.