Introduction: "Spectre"-oscopy: Removing the Air Restrictors From a Spectre Rev-5 (with a Few Tips for Performance on the Side)
While flipping through the nerf section here, I realized that there is a general lack of info on the Spectre here and on the web.
So I decided I would post my own Instructable with credit going to Killer 7 from nerfhaven who posted the original instructions.
These are things that I have done so far; I will be adding more as time goes on. I will be modding it further, not sure how significantly. Then I'll give some new paint when it comes in.
Also, I will not be held responsible if you mess up your gun using my instructions.
With that said, you will need:
1 A phillips screwdriver (flathead would work but would be a pain in the butt) that fits the screws
All the screws use the same driver
2 A hammer or other prying advice
4 A working mind (this is the most important- ruling out most of the general population, but if you can understand the directions then you're probably good).
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Step 1: Take Out the Screws
This is self-explanatory. Take out the screws.
Type A are short
Type B are medium
Type C are long
Others I didn't measure, probably medium (I put these inside the grey piece)
Put them in a pile somewhere and don't lose them.
Step 2: Take Off the Top and Pull Out the Cylinder
The cover comes off easily (assuming you slid the brown/grey piece off the back)
Take out the cylinder, from here on out we'll work on that (for the Air Restrictors)
Picture two is the cylinder taken out of the gun.
Step 3: Take Apart the Cylinder
Insert the hammer between the cylinder and the front grey piece that holds it in place.
Pry until the orange piece and spring both come out from the other side. Do NOT lose either of those.
Unscrew the screws from the back- keep these separate.
Once they're all out (just 5) pull the pieces apart.
No pictures for this but I can get them if they're needed.
Pull off the 5 orange posts sticking up. Turn the piece upside-down and the ARs and 5 small springs will fall out. You don't need either so do whatever with them.Put back in the posts. Reassemble the cylinder contraption (picture 2). Pound the orange piece on the end all the way in. Put the cylinder back into the gun.
Step 4: Plunger
Back in step two is the picture of the gun with the cover off. This is what your gun should look like now.
Take out the piece marked plunger. This is actually two pieces. Take them apart and you get what's in picture 2.
Take vaseline and smear the inside of the hollow piece.
Put this all back together.
Step 5: Put It Back Together
Also self explanatory. Put all the screws back in when all the pieces are in place. Note: Important spring has a loop which needs to have the metal rod from the cocking bar threaded through it.
When your screws are all back in, then you're ready to go.
Good hunting :)
Step 6: Tips
These are things that I did that I can't prove actually work. Neither of them need the gun taken apart to do.
1. With the cylinder out, smear vaseline on the orange mouth. This lets less air escape inbetween.
2. Load all your darts with the hole facing away from the middle, this gives a little bit of uplift to them (theoretically)
I didn't measure the difference when doing these things but it seems to help.