Sunday, 28 February 2016
Mod: Elite-ified Longstrike
Since my Longstrike breech got broken some time back, I got a new one from a fellow Nerfer at the MLF game.
If you've done even basic internal modding, an Elite-ified Longstrike is actually not very complicated. Adding in the support pieces and fabricating the spring rest/plunger guide are extremely easy provided you have the parts on hand (and said parts are easy to obtain/replace anyway). The only potential spot of bother is fabrication of the breech because of how tight the margins are, however with a joining piece of brass as I've done, it's easy to mock-up and test the breech length without any adhesive, then glue it together once everything is in a good place.
Performance is solid, though not quite Retal level. The length of the Longstrike bolt introduces extra dead space which cuts down power a little, but it's still more than usable. Overall the mod was quite a success - the Longstrike is now working, easily usable and also better than before.