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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Internals Guide!

This guide will serve as a reference for the internals of the Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16.

For a detailed review of the Nerf Quick 16, click Here.

Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Exterior Shell Removal (Layer 1)




Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Exterior Shell Removal (Layer 2)




Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Exterior Shell Removal (Layer 3)




Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Internal Components




Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16 - Reverse Plunger System

38 comments:

  1. What's the difference between reverse plungers and direct plungers? Can you please give me a detailed explanation on how they work? Thanks!

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  2. John Doe,

    A direct plunger works like a syringe or hand pump, it has a plunger rod with a rubber seal which pushes down the plunger tube to compress the air.

    Here is an example of a direct plunger blaster (Nerf Longshot) and its plunger internals:

    http://modworks.blogspot.com/2009/09/nerf-longshot-mod-guide.html

    A reverse plunger has a different layout, the plunger tube itself pushes down around a sealed smaller tube instead (there is no plunger rod).

    Here is an example of a reverse plunger blaster (Nerf Recon) and its plunger internals:

    http://modworks.blogspot.com/2009/10/nerf-recon-mod-guide.html

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  3. how did you get the left screw on the front handol off?
    p.s. I don't have persishon tools

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  4. was gone,

    Get a longer precision screw driver.

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  5. i just wanna know how to pad the plunger of the quick 16 because i'm scared that since i removed the air restrictor, the plunger over time will get damaged and break later on due to the hard plastic on plastic sound when i fire normally with a dart or dry fire. so any help would be greatly appreciated. and if possible, please post links to show pics or vids of how to do this

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  6. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    Just attach a 20mm diameter soft foam padding to the base of the plunger tube, you can see an example of how its done at my Raider Mod Guide:

    http://modworks.blogspot.com/2009/09/nerf-raider-mod-guide.html

    They all use the same reverse plunger system.

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  7. im sorry if this may sound like a stupid question but is the plunger tube the one with the spring around because in the picture of the raider plunger i cant really tell. and im new to modding and stuff. and the soft foam padding, is there like sticky stuff on it or do i need to put glue on it before putting it in the plunger. im a noob, i know

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  8. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    Yes, in these reverse plunger systems, the plunger tube is the hollow plastic tube that slots into the main spring.

    The foam padding i use has an adhesive backing, if the ones you use don't have an adhesive backing, then just apply a thin layer of glue (make sure the glue is safe for use on plastic and foam) or some double-sided tape, then attach it to the base of the plunger tube.

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  9. so the 20mm pad is the exact spec of the plunger tube and i dont have to resize it? sorry for all the questions. :(

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  10. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    Yes, 20mm diameter soft foam padding is a suitable fit for the base of the plunger tube.

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  11. i noticed that after i put the padding in, i've completely dried out the oil that was around the tube. so i was wondering if cooking/vegetable oil would be suitable since i dont have access to any other. and i've realized that it didnt shoot far anymore.

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  12. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    I don't recommend using cooking oil to lube the o-ring, go to the hardware store and ask specifically for grease that is safe for plastic and rubber parts.

    If your blaster has reduced range, it usually means there is some air leakage in the plunger system, so check that foam dart chambers in the bolt properly, the o-ring is not damaged or the bolt/plunger plastic is not cracked.

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  13. well, could the lack of grease have an effect on the range. and when the dart goes into the bolt, it feels different from before. i cant really explain how different, but its abnormal. and its not the o-ring that doesn't have enough grease, its the plunger tube. but just out of curiosity, would cooking oil work?

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  14. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    The lack of lube in the o-ring and plunger might cause additional friction and resistance, you'll just have to check and see.

    From my experience, cooking oil tends to damage rubber o-rings over time, so its not recommended to use that.

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  15. but im not putting the cooking oil on the o-ring, its going on the exterior of the plunger tube where the spring goes around. would it damage the plastic? and would cow grease work cuz i found a bottle of it.

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  16. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    Cow grease? I have absolutely no idea what that is... guess you'll just have to test it out to see if it's okay for plastic. :)

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  17. btw, do u know how to decrease the noise of the blaster when we fire while avoiding affecting the range

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  18. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    You could try just adding sound absorption foam to the empty spaces inside the blaster casing to help dampen the plunger impact sound.

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  19. can u explain more please. like where exactly should i put it. just around the areas where the plunger or anything else is not touching?

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  20. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    Put the foam at any empty hollow spaces and test it out... just don't put the foam at places which will block or interfere with the movement of the parts.

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  21. and can u tell me, is dry-firing without ar more harmful than normal fire with dart, or vice-versa, or is it the same

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  22. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    If the blaster is still in stock condition and unmodified (the air restrictors are still intact), then dry firing it without foam darts is okay. The air restrictors automatically close the bolt exit and create a pocket of air to cushion the plunger impacts.

    If the air restrictors are removed, then its not good to dry fire as the plunger will undergo full impact forces and result in damaged parts.

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  23. Do you know how to add the air restrictor back on because I havent read all the consequences about nodding my gun before I did it

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  24. fc5ad2f0-ccd6-11e0-ae87-000bcdcb471e,

    It depends on how you removed the ARs.

    If you used the "pipe cutter" method, then just simply cut open the bolt again and replace the AR parts, then glue everything back together.

    If you used the "power drill" method, then the ARs parts are all destroyed, so its not reversible.

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  25. My nephew put rocks in this...when I took it apart and am putting it back together, I have an extra spring. Can u please send or post me some pics of where the springs go?

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  26. leesa,

    Sorry, i have already traded away my Quick 16 units (i don't use them anyways) so i can't do anymore internals photos.

    Perhaps you can check around online to see if any other modders have more close up photos of the blaster internals.

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  27. Do you know where i can buy a new quick 16 plunger system and the bolt sled???

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  28. is it possible to remove the Quick 16 mag and adapt it to become a clip system mag?

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    1. DL,

      I guess its possible, though it'll be much easier just to get a clip system blaster in the first place.

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  29. I meant as in adapt the banana clip to work with other guns.

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    1. DL,

      Oic... its possible too, but it'll require quite a fair bit of modding to get it to fit other clip-fed blasters.

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  30. Hey SG Nerf, great internals guide on this blaster. Quick question about modding it though: how do you keep whistler and streamline darts from continuously jamming even after modifications? My Quick 16 accepts streamlines now after modding, but I still get the more-than-occasional jam with both types of darts.

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    1. Daniel,

      I've not encountered much jams in my modded Quick 16 blasters so far... i guess you just have to make sure to use good quality foam darts and maybe re-check your blaster to see if any parts happen to be mis-aligned or require additional tweaking.

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  31. Please help, a small orange piece fell out of place in my gun and I cannot figure out where it goes, it has a small weak spring with it also.

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    1. its probably this little piece thats usually on top of the rail mounts of all the guns. The rail is where you slide on all the accessories like scopes lights etc. Its not a piece that the gun needs to function

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  32. What mods can I do to this gun. Can I get a link to a guid I'm new. Have the skills to mod.

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    1. Anonymous,

      You can refer to any mod guides for Recons, Raiders or Longstrikes, they also use reverse plunger systems so the modding options are similar (ie. AR removal, seal improvement, spring upgrade etc)... but note that the Quick 16's spring is slightly different (it tapers wider on one side).

      I never did any mod guide for the Quick 16 as i don't use it for games, but you can just do a google search for guides made by other modders.

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