Introduction: Nerf Maverick Mod to Airsoft Gun

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With duct tape, a starbucks straw (the ones in the green wrappers), and a Nerf Maverick, you can make your nerf gun a kinda wimpy airsoft gun. It has about a 99 percent fire rate though! But at least its an airsoft gun. Yay!

***UPDATE 4-8-2008***
The paint will rub off on your hands if you don't varnish it. See the silver can in the background of the lubricant pic? I used that and now paint does not rub off like it used to.

Step 1: Make the Barrel Mod

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Cut the straw, tape it, and put it in. It has to be a bit shorter then the cylinder because it won't fit all the way. tape the top if you want extra support to prevent the tip from cracking. Also, don't tape it so close to the bottom of the straw.

It has to fit in snugly. test it a few times, and put it it and pull it out of the cylinder with needle nose pliers.

Step 2: Test Fire

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test fire your gun to make sure it works. It's kinda wimpy, but it's better than the original! You might want to pinch the straw tips to make sure the bb stays in the straw. Also, use a nail or small screwdriver as a "ram rod" to put the bb all the way down the barrel.

Step 3: Paint (optional)

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Paint your gun if you want. I used plastic paint and it adheres well. It also is kind of rough and offers a nice grip.

Step 4: Lubricate! (only If You Painted)

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Lube it after 12 hours of letting the paint dry. Lube the trigger, the cylinder, the slide, inside the slide, and every moving part you can find!!! I used silicone spray lubricant.

Step 5: Done!!

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Go shoot your friends with the new airsoft gun!


noahsyn (author)2016-04-25

I have found that this can actually shoot q tips pretty well. especially if you break off one of the cotton ends and load it with the cotton end that is left facing into the gun

kid007la (author)2009-05-22

what is the FPS on this??

adamthiede (author)kid007la2009-05-23

very low. Maybe 90, 80. it SUCKS but it works better if you strech out the spring. I don't have a chronograph so I've never measured it.

~Aeronous~ (author)adamthiede2009-09-21

90 fps???? is this the best i can get in australia

mlking21 (author)~Aeronous~2010-02-18

 Ever head of a country called Belarus? Their guns hit 600 fps (not kidding dozens of ppl get killed or seriously injured by them).

meztak (author)mlking212011-04-07

wher i live you can get a sniper bb gun, and it shoots at 1200 fps W/ airsoft BB's, and 2000 fps W/ metal BB's

adamthiede (author)meztak2011-05-16

Getting 1200 FPS out of a plastic pellet is nigh impossible. Check your facts.

tgoldbeck (author)adamthiede2011-07-27

I have a m14 sniper airsoft that shoots 1400 so u get your facts straight.

adamthiede (author)tgoldbeck2011-07-27

Trust me. There's no way that an airsoft gun can shoot 1400 feet per second. A BB gun that shoots steel BBs is definitely reasonable, but ~500 FPS is the fastest an Airsoft gun can project a pellet.

Kablamo99 (author)adamthiede2015-01-26

My friend has a 600 fps airsoft gun and i know personaly that its that high cuz i had a whelp behind my ear for a week

wabawaba (author)adamthiede2011-09-05

500 is what some airsoft snipers hit like in the arena close to me the maximum fps for a sniper is 480 so Im pretty sure 500 fps is easily achieved, Im pretty sure pellet guns an shoot over 700-800 fps

Runeblader97 (author)wabawaba2012-07-12

where do you find all of these airsoft. I have a 260+ FPS bullpup airsoft and thats about it other than my homemade ones

Oblivitus (author)adamthiede2011-08-27

Not with gunpowder.

wabawaba (author)adamthiede2011-09-05

SN1P3RL0RD (author)mlking212013-08-28

There's guns that shoot over 1000 fps.

~Aeronous~ (author)mlking212010-02-18

doing a drive by with that would be tortureous.... and fun.

mlking21 (author)~Aeronous~2010-02-19

 trust me its not too fun... they have cops u know?

~Aeronous~ (author)mlking212010-02-20

so. just chuck a few wine bottles at the cop car behind you, and then they'll crash into a wall. I doubt you have any experience like me.

mlking21 (author)~Aeronous~2010-02-24

 yeah lol but you will find yourself in a sea of people screaming in different languages so think a little before you waste all of that wine.

~Aeronous~ (author)mlking212010-02-24

lolz hmm. I made a list.
rubber ducks.
Cheese rolls.
brittany spears.
they all might work.

mlking21 (author)~Aeronous~2010-03-02

 lmao that might =P

ilpug (author)mlking212011-04-18

this is all dangerous and just plain dumb. adamthiede made something cool, and thats no excuse to go and advocate breaking the law in a potentially deadly manner.

drandall2 (author)adamthiede2011-05-16

You know whats funny, i have and airsoft Colt M1911, cheaper than a Maverick, and it's 250FPS. Still, cool idea

Bajamini (author)2009-04-14

Did anyone ever think of making a fully auto airsoft gun with the. Vulcan

lowe (author)Bajamini2010-12-07

yes. i did it before. I Modded a nerf gun to shoot bbs at a velosity of 263 fps with hop up. It is amazing

kenexinator (author)Bajamini2010-08-20

go search up my double shot mod you can place the airsoft mods into the vulcan (you'll get what i mean when you see the mod)

cantbesaved (author)2010-08-05

how many fps does it have

maxxxem (author)2008-06-09

I havent seen an instructable for a removeable barrle mod on the maverick. Should i make one??

cool not lame (author)maxxxem2010-07-11

yes and dont make another video about it cuz then ppl wil think u copied them

adamthiede (author)maxxxem2008-07-04

if you use my method and just use an airsoft gun metal barrel, you could easily take it out with pliers.

maxxxem (author)adamthiede2008-07-06

i meen you can take out the entire drum and put it back in when you press the button

adamthiede (author)maxxxem2008-07-06

oh... there are mods on youtube. just type in maverick mod and it should come up with something.

maxxxem (author)adamthiede2008-07-09

yea i know, but i havent seen a how to

nerfer (author)maxxxem2009-05-18

i'm posting a "how to"

adamthiede (author)maxxxem2008-07-09

alright. feel free to make one! I can't stop you!

adamthiede (author)adamthiede2008-07-09

but maybe...

nerfer (author)maxxxem2009-05-18

yes, that's what i'm making an instructable on.

thomaswatton (author)maxxxem2008-12-30

i think theres some vids which show u how to on u tube

nerfer (author)thomaswatton2009-05-18

i can show you how. i'll probably make an instructible on it. i've already done this to both my brother's mavericks. i have also done this to a firefly.

lowe (author)maxxxem2009-04-04


socoso (author)maxxxem2009-03-08


cantbesaved (author)2010-04-23

 if i shoot my neighboor, will it sting or hurt? or even draw blood?

adamthiede (author)cantbesaved2010-04-24


nerfkid427 (author)2009-09-29

just use a dart and put thepen in that then dust tape it to the barrel

I_Play_Real_Airsoft (author)2008-10-29

Why don't you guys just buy a real airsift gun? you do realize how cheap a decent one can be, right? or buy a cheap brass eagle pump paintball gun and turn it into a co2 powered airsoft shotgun, that can actually do damage and be used in a game.

oh and if you are in australia they are illegal...

because some people have little brothers that could get a hold of them or stores wont sell them to you or parents and plus Nerf guns just look so damn cool especially when painted to look steam punk

Steam Punk? Wow.

Because, Its entertaining. Who cares about purchasing a POS from anywhere when you can have as much fun modding your own design, creation vs being plain. And 'sides, why would you be on a instructables sight to do with things like this if your just going to say "why build? goto the store" o.O

adamthiede (author)cronama2008-12-26

cool. I did something like that with my maverick. But i painted it too thick and everything gummed up. I threw it out after my dog got hold of it. Anyway, ill probably buy another!

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