Introduction

This guide shows the steps necessary to replace the O-Ring on the Nerf N-Strike Maverick. First, you should consult steps 1 through 4 of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick Teardown guide. Make sure you have a replacement O-Ring on hand.

The Redeemer. Looks badass with its rotating barrel, but it's going to get a whole lot more badasserer quite soon...
  • The Redeemer. Looks badass with its rotating barrel, but it's going to get a whole lot more badasserer quite soon...

  • Reminds me of a gun from the Fifth Element.

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First thing's first: let's remove some screws. All screws are conveniently Phillips, and all can be removed with a #0 or #00 size screwdriver.
  • First thing's first: let's remove some screws. All screws are conveniently Phillips, and all can be removed with a #0 or #00 size screwdriver.

  • Remove all ten Phillips screws.

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Another Phillips screw hides beneath the cocking mechanism thing. Remove that one as well. The cocking mechanism's quite simple.  A metal lever pulls back on the air plunger and compresses the large spring. Another small spring returns the slider back into its original position once it's done doing the dirty business.. The cocking mechanism's quite simple.  A metal lever pulls back on the air plunger and compresses the large spring. Another small spring returns the slider back into its original position once it's done doing the dirty business..
  • Another Phillips screw hides beneath the cocking mechanism thing. Remove that one as well.

  • The cocking mechanism's quite simple. A metal lever pulls back on the air plunger and compresses the large spring. Another small spring returns the slider back into its original position once it's done doing the dirty business..

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And just like that, the gun comes apart. Visible in the top left corner is the large spring and air plunger.
  • And just like that, the gun comes apart.

  • Visible in the top left corner is the large spring and air plunger.

  • I later opened the gun again and put a folded piece of paper in this area. It gave the gun a bit more "punch" when sending darts on their merry way.

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Gun tip. I foresee it being black in the future.
  • Gun tip. I foresee it being black in the future.

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First comes out the air plunger. It lifts right up. The barrel comes out next.
  • First comes out the air plunger. It lifts right up.

  • The barrel comes out next.

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The trigger is held in place by a sole Phillips screw. It also has a small spring for that authentic handgun "springy" feeling... The trigger is held in place by a sole Phillips screw. It also has a small spring for that authentic handgun "springy" feeling...
  • The trigger is held in place by a sole Phillips screw. It also has a small spring for that authentic handgun "springy" feeling...

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The trigger's spring also attaches via a Phillips screw. A couple of twists with the screwdriver and it comes right out. The fancy rotator for the barrel is next. I assume that were the gun to break, this would be the part that fails. It's the most complex part of the gun. The fancy rotator for the barrel is next. I assume that were the gun to break, this would be the part that fails. It's the most complex part of the gun.
  • The trigger's spring also attaches via a Phillips screw. A couple of twists with the screwdriver and it comes right out.

  • The fancy rotator for the barrel is next. I assume that were the gun to break, this would be the part that fails. It's the most complex part of the gun.

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Looking down the gun's business end.
  • Looking down the gun's business end.

  • I didn't bother to take the barrel apart. I didn't feel that adventurous.

The barrel assembly is not as difficult as it looks. There are a few simple modifications that can be done very inexpensively inside to create a noticeable increase in "bang for your buck".

KurtW - Reply

Here it is -- the whole gun taken apart.
  • Here it is -- the whole gun taken apart.

  • It's so easy to assemble, a child could do it. Maybe Nerf's motto is "From our kids to your kids"?

  • I sincerely hope Nerf products are manufactured in countries that have strict child labor laws. I in no way, shape, or form condone child labor.

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The finished product. I took the gun to work and shot these pictures under a better lighting/camera setup... A much better lighting/camera setup.
  • The finished product.

  • I took the gun to work and shot these pictures under a better lighting/camera setup... A much better lighting/camera setup.

  • For those who like details: pic1 and pic2.

I am very afraid.

David Patierno - Reply

Quote from David Patierno:

I am very afraid.

taking apart the barrel is where the fun starts. pry off the orange cylinder on either end, remove 3 screws from the black side of the barrel and it's open. take out the 6 springs and the short plastic pieces. set aside. take the long plastic pieces and trim the stems flush with the convex surface. take the springs, short plastic pieces, and the stems and throw them at somebody. put it all back together making sure the former stemmed pieces are tight and you now have the most awesome nerf gun ever!

check youtube, couple of videos there...

cheers!

davethetoyotaguy - Reply

Follow steps 1 through 4 of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick Teardown guide.
  • Follow steps 1 through 4 of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick Teardown guide.

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Locate the air plunger in the upper left hand corner of the opened nerf gun. Push back on the spring and carefully pull the plunger toward you to remove it.
  • Locate the air plunger in the upper left hand corner of the opened nerf gun. Push back on the spring and carefully pull the plunger toward you to remove it.

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Once you have the air plunger removed, locate the O-Ring by pulling the two pieces of the air plunger apart.
  • Once you have the air plunger removed, locate the O-Ring by pulling the two pieces of the air plunger apart.

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Use a pair of tweezers to remove the O-Ring from the top of the air plunger.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the O-Ring from the top of the air plunger.

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Follow steps 1 through 4 of the "Nerf N-Strike Maverick Teardown" guide in reverse order to reassemble the gun.
  • Follow steps 1 through 4 of the "Nerf N-Strike Maverick Teardown" guide in reverse order to reassemble the gun.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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What size o ring did you use?

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