Intro: Modification of the Jolt EX-1 Nerf Blaster
The purpose of this modification is to add approximately 10ft shot range to the Jolt EX-1 blaster.
For this modification you will need the following:
Jolt EX-1 Nerf Blaster
Needle nose pliers
Flat head screw driver
Phillips screw driver
small container to keep screws in
Spring - ours was obtained from a LongShot front gun
this spring needs to be approximately 2.5 - 3 inches long and a diameter of about a nickle. The gauge of the spring wire is approximately 14 gauge or .0747 inches.
The cost of this modification is very low. All tools should be readily available, and no specialized tools are needed. The costs are shown below;
Jolt EX-1 Blaster - $6.50
Spring - $1.00
Total - $7.50
The blaster we obtained from ToysRS and the price listed includes tax. The spring that we used was just laying around and thereby free. However a similar spring could easily be obtained from ACE hardware or any other hardware store.
Step 1: Removal of the Bottom Piece of the Blaster
The first step is to remove the four screws from the bottom of the blaster, as pictured above. Place these screws in a small container as they will be used to reassemble the blaster.
Step 2: Removal of Priming Rod
Next pull the priming rod and spring mechanism out, which has just been freed by removing the screws in the previous step.
Step 3: Removal of Cap Screw on Priming Rod
Remove the screw from the top of the priming rod and place in the small container. Remove the cap from the priming rod.
Step 4: Recap
At this point you should have five screws removed from the blaster. Four screws from the blaster bottom, and the fifth from the priming rod cap.
Step 5: Removal of Spring From Priming Rod
Remove the spring from the priming rod.
Step 6: Thread Second Spring On
Carefully thread a second spring into the spring that was removed from the blaster.
Step 7: Identifying Priming Rod Pieces
Pictured here are the pieces of the priming rod that will be used in the following steps.
Step 8: Rebuilding Priming Rod
Replace the blaster cap onto the priming rod making sure that it is correctly orientated as pictured below. Notice that the priming rod itself is now parallel with the blaster cap. Then put the double spring onto the priming rod and finally the priming rod cap.
Step 9: Completing Priming Rod
Reinsert the priming rod cap screw and tighten til snug.
Step 10: Starting Removal of Air Restrictor
Using a pair of needle nose pliers remove the air re-stricter spring from the inside of the bottom of the gun.
Step 11: Removing Air Restrictor Posts
Using a flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers break the three posts pictured above from the blaster. This is easily done by first applying pressure on the post with the screwdriver then removing the pieces with the pliers.
Step 12: Removing the Dart Post
Using a flathead screwdriver break the posts connecting the dart post to the barrel of the blaster. Then using a pair of needle nose pliers remove the post.
Step 13: Removing the Remainder of the Air Restrictor
The last construction step is to remove the last of the air re-strictor. This is done by using the previous method of applying pressure with the flathead screwdriver, and then removing the pieces with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Step 14: Reconstructing the Blaster
The last step in this modification is to insert the priming rod into the bottom of the blaster as shown in the first picture below. Pay special attention to the priming rod itself (the Grey plastic piece) to make sure it is orientated appropriately to the blaster bottom cap (the black plastic piece). Then reinserting the four screws into the bottom of the blaster and tightening til snug.
Step 15: The Final Product
Here is your finished blaster!