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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nerf Spectre - Internals Guide!

This guide will serve as a reference for the internals of the Nerf Spectre REV-5.

For a detailed review of the Nerf Spectre, click Here.

Nerf Spectre REV-5 - Disassembled




Nerf Spectre REV-5 - Internals Comparison with Nerf Maverick
(Top: Maverick / Bottom: Spectre)





Nerf Spectre REV-5 - Plunger & Spring Comparison with Nerf Maverick
(Top: Maverick / Bottom: Spectre)




52 comments:

  1. would u be able to mod it so u can put in a maverick barrel instead of the spectres or is the mavericks just too big?

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  2. bob,

    Nope, the Maverick's barrel is too large and cannot fit into the Spectre.

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  3. But you could modify it to fit. Thats what modding is. But why go to so much work for just one more dart?

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  4. Will you do a mod guide on this?

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  5. John,

    Not likely, i don't really use additional sidearms in games. I prefer to carry just one good blaster. :)

    Anyways the modding procedures for a Spectre are similiar to a Maverick, so its quite straightforward for modders to do.

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  6. Is the long piece at the back of the plunger hollow? Or is it just for cosmetics?

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  7. Chriz,

    The back part of the Spectre's plunger is a solid piece of plastic, its designed as a guide for the spring, as well as an indicater when its primed, which can be seen through the grey-coloured casing end cap.

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  8. That spring looks stronger than the maverick's Is it?

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  9. MindWArrior,

    Its around the same spring load, just different colour.

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  10. SG Nerf,
    Can I say that if i take out the plunger from Spectre and replace that into my Maverick? looks possible and that will give my maverick a greater range boost.
    but of course that will defeat the purpose of getting a spectre in the first place.

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  11. Nicol,

    Well, there isn't much difference in size between the 2 plungers so i don't think there will be much significant difference in performance.

    Anyways, the link and guide points on both plungers are in different positions so you'll have to mod them to fit each other's casings.

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  12. Looking at this, I don't think you'd be able to put say, a recon spring into the spectre. This would be the case, right?

    If so, I guess I'll just settle for the stock spring or the hardened Maverick spring I bought from black tactical (are those springs actually better than the stock ones?).

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  13. malee_necromancer,

    The Recon spring has different dimensions to the Spectre spring.

    You will need to use aftermarket springs that can fit the Maverick as they both use similiar spring dimensions.

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  14. johnathan,

    I've no idea on its stock availability in the States, i guess you could just check at the major dept stores around your area to see when they will be stocking it.

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  15. It comes out in US in October. I read it off NerfHaven. Also I believe the Alpha Trooper will come out in singapore some time in October too. Just a hunch.

    Anyway, I have an aftermarket spring for my spectre, which would fit the maverick, but I'm worried the added force might break the little knob on top of the plunger tube (the thing that the catch holds on to when you prime it). Is it possible to reinforce it? Or are there other things I should be worried about?

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  16. malee_necromancer,

    Well, i have no idea of the spring load on your aftermarket spring, so i guess you'll just have to test it out and see if the plunger priming handle strut can take the extra load stress, usually that part is quite sturdy.

    The other thing you should do is to put some padding at the base of the plunger, to cushion the heavier impacts.

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  17. I might not remove the air restrictor for a while, but when I do I'll have a look at your other tutorials on padding the plunger. Thanks.

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  18. Looking at the internals, it appears to have slamfire. Can you confirm this, or is it just a trigger safety?

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  19. Darwin,

    There is no "slamfire" function in the Nerf Spectre, that component you spotted is most likely part of the trigger mechanism.

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  20. Its like the child of a recon and maverick

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  21. does the spetre rev5 have rapid fire like the maverick?

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  22. Jordan,

    I'm not sure what you mean by "rapid fire"... but what i can comment is the Spectre has a similar rate-of-fire as a Maverick.

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  23. Hi SG Nerf. I was wondering, can you give me the link to the Nerf Maverick standard mod? I wanna start modding, but I'm a beginner so I should start with the cheapest gun in case I break it accidentally.

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  24. Nerf Meagafan,

    You can check out this basic Maverick mod guide at NerfHaven posted up many years ago:

    http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4952

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  25. Tyler,

    For the USA market, Nerf Spectres are a Walmart Exclusive model, so you could check at those stores.

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  26. The Nerf Spectre was slated to release as a Wal-Mart Exclusive in the US in October. However, I have found that most Wal-Mart stores have been slow to receive these, even in the tail end of the month. For instance, here in the Midwest, there is shelf space for the Spectre, but the blasters themselves are still sitting in the distribution centers waiting to be shipped out to the stores for release. It's likely that due to the recent release of the Stampede and the fact that there are so many Nerf blasters on the market right now that there simply isn't much space/demand for Wal-Marts to release these just yet.

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  27. I was able to purchase mine in a local Wal-Mart in NorthDakota(US) a couple of days ago. Had a sticker that declared 'Only Available at Wal-Mart'

    What I find interesting is that the cylinder rotates when it is primed, and lines up the dart in the barrel. Not by pulling the trigger like the Maverick. Continuously pulling the priming handle will not rotate the cylinder, either.

    And there is a 'safety' mechanism. You cannot pull the trigger while the cylinder is out, since it presses on another button.

    Overall a pretty good gun. And I like the accessories. The barrel is cool looking, and has a 'friction-like' feature that enable it to stay in place better. The feel the folding stock is somewhat fragile. I fear friends handling it incorrectly, and damaging it. It doesn't have a simple 'break-away' feature to protect it from someone attempting to strongarm it into position, not realizing it is locked.

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  28. i was wondering if the barrel for the spectre has any springs on it coz after i took out the ARs the long pin inside it doesnt feel as springy as before.And now the barrel is stucked after i tried to assembled it back together.

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  29. Have you modded yours? I got mine and it worked, no problems. But when I tried to modit, I can't get the rod out. It's WAY too strong. I even used a crowbar, and all that did was cause some scratching. Help would be appreciated.

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  30. Jeremy the Mozzie King,

    Something might have been mis-aligned when you installed the parts back, check them again

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  31. Shadesbane43,

    I simply use a large flathead screwdriver to pry the metal rod out of the rotating barrel.

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  32. Air Restrictor removal works just like you would do for the Maverick. The up side? You don't have to seal the area left over by the missing ARs! It's really a nice simple mod and it'll get you some nice range and power on your Spectre.

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  33. Would you be able to make a "nitespec" or something similar to the nitemav as easily as you can with the maverick?

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  34. Mr. Awesome,

    It's possible, similar modding principles can be used to transplant the Nite Finder plunger assembly into a Spectre, it just requires some custom work and adjustments.

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  35. how do we mod a spectre??? is it the same as a maverick? can u put up a mod guide??

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  36. rex23021994,

    The modding steps are similar to the Nerf Maverick, just follow the usual methods.

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  37. why does the barrel tip on it look bent down? you would think it would bend up.

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  38. dasnerfer,

    It due to the "fisheye" wide distortion effect that sometimes occurs in certain photos. The original barrel is straight.

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  39. I love the Spectre, and I'm not big on modding, but I have a question about the internals. I have used my blaster for quite a while, at least as long as I can since it's release, and the trigger seems to stick when it's not primed, but when I cock it it instantly returns to normal, but it's only when not firing that it sticks. I'm to afraid to open my blaster, so I was wondering if you knew the problem.

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  40. Milfinator,

    It might be due to the trigger mechanism being mis-aligned or the trigger return spring might have popped out of place. The only way to troubleshoot it is to open up the casing and check the reason.

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  41. question: would l and external power stock be possible?

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  42. skullface1818,

    With its plunger design, its possible to do a "power stock" mod on the Nerf Spectre.

    Though with such small plunger volume, the potential performance gains wouldn't be as significant.

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  43. so i want to get a new nerf gun. but after reding some reviews, i have 3 i want to get. in your opinion, which is better: the Spectre, or the Alpha Trooper?

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  44. BWakema1,

    For Nerf games, the Alpha Trooper would be generally more effective, its got slam-fire mode and comes with an 18-dart drum magazine.

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  45. Hey SG! I'm in the process of finding a stronger spring for my maverick. Could you tell me what kind of load I should look for in that spring?

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  46. Itsover9000,

    So far, i've tested up to 10kg load springs on modded Mavericks... though the performance improvements are rather limited 'cos the plunger air volumes in these blasters are small.

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  47. Hi SG! First of all, I'd like to thank you for being one of my major inspirations for getting into modding! I have a question about the funny looking reverse plunger--do you think it's possible to drill into the "spring guide" part of the plunger to effectively increase the amount of air the plunger tube pushes?

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    1. T da B,

      I forgot if that part is already hollow or not (already traded away my Spectres), but i guess if it isn't its possible to drill into it to create more space... though its more of additional deadspace than actual effective air volume, because the plunger still has the same draw and doesn't compress that section of air so it'll actually reduce the effective pressure in the plunger.

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  48. im gettin it in errrrrr 2 and a half hours!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. So I tore mine down today, and wouldn't you know, 2 little plastic pieces came out with the cocking grip- do you have the pics for that? I'm guessing they came from there, and that would be what the black spring up top connects to. Thanks!

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