UPDATE! I have re-done the whole Instructable, it has been a while, so comment with any mistakes! I think I messed up with the location of the AR's. Comment if I did! Also, leave a picture of your modded NiteFinder! Thanks!
Hello, and welcome to my Nerf Nitefinder ARR mod.
Basically what you're going to be doing is eliminating the problem of the gun being really weak by taking out the AR's that Nerf puts in the restrict the amount of air flow, thus making it weaker. By removing them, obviously, you will get more range, and get fire and dart of off the barrel. The spindle restricted that as well.
Also, you might want to considered painting your gun. It makes it 'your own' and looks really really really cool. :). But if you're not sure, don't paint it. I learned that the hard way :(. (Broke my recon, a ton more complex than this gun.) I'll try to get pics of my painted gun soon.
Also, gluing the light 'straightener' or whatever you want to call it stops that annoying sound of moving it and keeps it dead center. Really helpful.
Without further ado, let's begin! ;)
OPENING A GLUED BARREL:
Some people have had glued barrels, a lot actually, so Professor Do-It provided me with a link. Here is the 'ible.
Step 1: Materialz
Here is the tool list for modifying your gun. Pretty much all of the things you would think that you need.
Screwdriver (w/ magnetic tip if possible, makes it easier to catch screws.)
Pair of pliers (long and thin, preferably.)
Now that you've gotten your materials, begin!
Step 2: Unscrewin' Time
First thing you need to do, of course, is to take out all the screws. Start with the handle and work your way up to the barrel. Put them in piles when your are done according to size. There should be 4 long ones and the rest are medium sized, I think.
Oh yeah, and don't forget to take out the screws on the bottom of the handle. get those batteries to, and don't forget to put them back in when you're done.
Now take out all of the springs on the gun, that can be removable, like the one of the trigger, the two top ones, and the others, if any. Separate those to.
TIP: If you can, try not to strip them. It is VERY hard to remove screws when they are stripped. Here is a list of things you can do if it does become stripped. Also, I don't think the list mentioned this, but try a rubber band, by placing it on the screw and twisting the screw out. The rubber band causes friction, making it somewhat easier to do.
Step 3: Mods and Dat
Take out the barrel on the gun and lay the rest aside. TIP: Put the barrel on a piece of paper or something, it will be greasy. :(. Then separate the top part from the rest of the gun. Remove the spring and pronged thing, you don't need those!
Get that top part and look down it, there should be a piece of some sort blocking your view. These are the air restrictions. Grrrr....everyone hates 'em. Now just bash it with a screwdriver to your heart's content! (or until it is fully removed. :). ) Now stick that bugger pack onto the barrel and BAM! You're done modding the barrel.
Step 4: Reconstructin' and DONE!
Yay! Almost done with your awesome modified Nerf Nitefinder!
Not really a needed step, just add all the screws back like you find them. Make sure to be careful to not strip the screws.
Once finished adding those screws, (and don't forget those batteries!) you're DONE! Awesome. I hope you had fun and see ya later!
Please comment with any mistakes that I may have made or criticism : ).
; ) - Supitsgreg