Ahh the good old Nerf Maverick. Often touted as the introductory blaster into the world of foam darts, I’m the first to admit that I’m not it’s biggest fan. I try to encourage everyone I can to start off with something more practical like a Raider or even a NiteFinder. It’s “rotate and fire” on trigger pull is close on the worst thing ever. Miss-fires are more common than they should be, a lot of which can admittedly be removed by user error, it’s still just an objectively bad design. However, none of this stops us from trying to improve it. To that end we’ll be working through a simple AR removal this week.
Phillips head screwdriver
Ooo look, a Maverick.
The screws are on the right hand side of the shell for a change.
Start by removing the priming handle.
Then remove the rest of the screws.
There’s one hiding under where the priming bar sat.
Then we can open the shell.
As always, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the internals.
Cool, lets get back to it. Now we’ll need to remove the barrels.
To do that, we need to pull the rotational mechanism back a little.
Ok, on to the barrel. We need to pry it apart to get to the AR. Insert your claw hammer under the front of the rotational arm then pry.
We should end up with the following components. When they go back together it will need to be in this order.
Looking from the back you should find three screws. Remove those and pull the barrel assembly apart.
We should find these.
Remove the lot.
Oooo, no restrictions.
Screw the barrel back together.
Then insert the bar again. The pieces go in this order.
Which should give us a complete barrel assembly again.
Pop it back into the shell. You’ll have to push the little rotational mechanism back a little to get it to seat correctly, just as we did when removing it.
Close the shell up.
Replace the priming handle, making sure to thread the bar through the spring.
And we’re done. One AR’d Nerf Maverick.