Hey guys. This is going to be a guide on how to mod your Nerf Longstrike, my way. This guide is going to be covering basic mods for the Longstrike such as air restrictor removal, spring compression, reinforcement, air flow modifications and more.
I want to apologize in advance because I forgot to take pics of the locks that you can take out, like the trigger and clip lock.
So lets get started! Here are the stuff you are going to need:
- Electrical tape
- Silicone sealer
- Plummer's Silicone Grease
- Drill with appropriate bit (Optional)
- Rotary Pipecutters (Optional)
And of course, the Longstrike itself.
Opening the Blaster
|Bolt Handle off|
|Why must it be glued?!|
|Not cool Hasbo, not cool...|
Here is a shot of the internals for the Longstrike. Some of you may notice that there are a few pieces missing. Those missing pieces are the locks, which I forgot to take a picture of (my apologies). However, you don't need them, so you can just take them out, and throw them away.
|Most of the Internals|
|Tac rail locks and iron sight.|
This is the assembly we will be focusing on.
|Just slide it off!|
|All dem tools!|
Take a long screwdriver and your hammer. Put the screwdriver down the end of the bolt, and use the hammer and pound out that AR! Use caution, and check if you are hammering straight, you might accidentally pound a hole in your bolt!
This is one of the easiest methods out there. Grab a long drill bit, and drill out that AR. I suggest doing this from the back end of the bolt because you might mess up the seal if you go from the front.
To preform the pipe cutter method, you are going to want to remove the bolt sled from the bolt. To do this, you have to punch out that little metal rod that is inside this hole:
|That little dot is the hole|
|Not that hard. :)|
|All dem parts!|
Ice^3 has corrected me in this. You are actually supposed to cut about a centimeter to the right of this seam. Again, cut slowly.
When you are done, the air restrictors should fall straight out. Once they are out, re-glue the bolt back together. Sorry again for lack of pics again.
|Cut it slowly|
If you want to get a good seal, without using the awesomeness of OMW, then this is what you are going to want to do. Take off the O-ring from the back of the bolt. Get some electrical tape, and cut it so that it is skinny enough to wrap around the place where the O-ring was. You are going to have to experiment with the amount of E-tape to use here, but generally, it is going to be around one wrap.
|E-tape and O-ring|
If you want your Longstrike to last a long time, you are going to have to reinforce your plunger tube. This is not a necessary mod, but it will exponentially increase the lifetime of your modded blasters, especially reverse plunger blasters. There are many way to do this, but here is what I like to do. Take your silicone sealer and your bolt to a ventilated area, as the silicone sealer smells like vinegar.
|This stuff smells!|
|It acts as padding!|
This mod is again, not needed, but it does increase the power of your Longstrike and other reverse plunger system blasters. For this mod, you can use 1" PETG, tape, or a Nitefinder plunger tube. I opted for the Nitefinder plunger tube as I had one laying around. Your going to want to cut off around this much of it (sorry for lack of measurements).
|Just slide it over.|
If you want to use E-tape instead of a Nf plunger tube or 1" Petg, just cut it so that it is that thickness, and wrap it around till the spring rests on it. Careful, don't wrap it too much! ;)
We are now done with modifying the internals! :)
Now that we are done with the modification phase, it is time to re-assemble. First take your Plunger assembly, and replace it back into the blaster. Make sure the pointed part of the plungertube is facing up.
|Make sure its on correctly!|
|It makes the gun work!|
|It holds the spring in place!|
|It holds in place the thing that holds the spring in place!|
Add your tac rail catches:
|Beware: they like to fly|
|I lost mine. It drives me nuts!|
Now fit the two shells together and put the screws in. Remember to put your bolt handles back on, and your done!
|Just pop it back together|
If you don't like the stock being permanent, all you have to do is cut the notches with a dremel or knife, so that they look like a "V"
|Hard work pays off|