I recently received a Power Train kit from the good people at Remedy Metal and this kit really impressed me, so I decided that I would review it and post more details on it for all to see.
After my initial unboxing of the kit, I decided to contact Joshua from Remedy Metals for more details about the kit and sought his permission to share that information on this blog. Big thanks to Joshua!
So here goes the review:
|The kit comes with everything pictured:
- RM SS Longshot Boltsled
- RM SS Longshot Plunger Tube + Breech & Barrel Assembly
- RM SS Longshot Plunger Rod Assembly
- RM SS Longshot Plunger Tube Cap
- RM SS Longshot Catch Plate Assembly
- A set of 4 Snap-Rings
- A Snap-Ring pliers tool
- Some Nylon spacers (hard to see in this pic)
- A pair of spare O-rings
- A delrin support strip for the Longshot trigger
- A tube of industrial-grade lubricant
- A pair of Nerf Elite Streamlines
- A pair of RM metallic stickers
|Here's a close-up of the Snap-Rings, O-rings, Boltsled Pin, Nylon spacers and delrin support strip for the Longshot trigger.|
|Take a look at the Plunger head.|
|It's hand-welded on to the Plunger Rod.|
|My Plunger Rod Assembly kit came pre-assembled, but I decided to take it apart for this picture.
It comes with a cut down K26 spring and is hand-closed at the ends of the spring, and the assembly is fastened by a screw and custom nut on the back end. The K26 clocks in at about a 11-12kg spring load.
The head and tail pieces are turned out on a CNC lathe while the rod is 1/2 16ga stainless tube with a nut welded into the end for the tail screw.
|Now let's take a look at the Barrel end of the breech assembly.
The delrin coupler is turned out of a CNC lathe and then given some hand detailing.
The barrel itself had to be water cut out to fit the receiver end perfectly.
Speaking about the barrel, Joshua did a ton of research and alot of trial and error to get the perfect 5/8 stainless steel tube for darts.
Cool note: This tube was actually made for the nuclear industry!
|Good and clean water cut job, nested perfectly in the delrin coupler.|
|Just to show you the dart fit. It's great for Elite streamlines. More snug than PETG, but not as tight as 1/2" CPVC. I think it's a very good fit.|
|This is the Receiver half of the breech assembly, and since it's made of the same tube as the Barrel end,the dart fit is the same.
It features an internally welded dart-stop (Sorry, no picture of that!).
The top boltsled connector nub is hand-welded precisely.
|Now it's time to assemble the receiver into the plunger tube. This was my first time seeing Snap-Rings and the Snap-Ring pliers, but honestly, installation wasn't too tough.
The Snap-Rings will go onto the grooves at the end of the receiver tube.
Remember to first slot the receiver into the plunger tube before installing the first Snap-Ring!
|Here you can see the Snap-Ring in front of the stainless steel plate.
The reddish substance on the walls of the plunger tube is the lubricant.
|Once everything is done, insert the Plunger rod assembly and close it up!
You don't need any Nylon washers here, and just for the record, the end-cap was water cut.
|This is the completed Plunger Tube assembly.|
|Moving on to the boltsled!
All sled pins are hand made via a 3mm AO tool drill rod that Remedy Metal cuts, oil hardens, and then tempers (The blue hue on the pin is due to the tempering, it will fade in time).
Take note of where the Nylon spacers are supposed to be sitting!
|Behold, the Stainless Steel Boltsled + Breech + Plunger Assembly in all it's glory.|
|This is the delrin trigger support that was included in the kit.
It is meant to help support and prevent the Longshot trigger arm from bowing and warping under stronger catch springs.
It features cut out slots that will sit perfectly in the walls of the Longshot. It even comes with an adhesive end so you can just stick it in place.
|This is what it looks like with the trigger installed. It makes more sense now, doesn't it? :)|
|And here's the installation of the SS Catch Plate assembly.
The assembly comes with this cut out delrin support piece. As you can see, the SS catch plate is more narrow than the stock catch plate, so this support piece helps to prevent it from wobbling.
You have to install the SS piece first.
|The delrin support piece comes after, and it sits in the grooves like that.|
The nub on the SS catch plate is deliberately curved, make sure you do not flatten it.
|View of the SS Catch Plate assembly from the back (partly blocked by the stock priming indicator).
Oh, did I mention that the catch spring included on the SS catch plate is very strong?
It's the strongest catch spring I've come across.
|All In! Finally, everything is installed in place. I sleeved the stock orange barrel over the SS barrel.|
That ends my review of the Remedy Metal Stainless Steel Power Train Kit for the Nerf Longshot CS-6.
I personally like the fact that this kit has alot of personality put into it, with each piece having to be hand-welded or hand-made by Remedy Metal.
Also, this kit achieves a 100% seal in the breech system while still being able to accept both Stefans and standard darts (and their respective clips), and unlike other breeches, it works off air pressure that's built up behind the dart instead of solely relying on spring power.
It requires absolutely no shell work, and the parts are all very beautifully finished and Remedy Metal puts in their best effort to make sure that there are no sharp edges that will scrape the shell of your blaster. It's really smooth!
The kit ships pre-assembled for shipments anywhere within the USA, and ships dis-assembled for all other countries. A neat trick that they did was to include the two Elite Streamline darts as supporting proof that this is a "replacement kit for toy"!
This full kit will set you back USD$184.99 (if you buy each kit separately, the total would be USD$209.96) without shipping, but after using this kit, this is easily my favourite LS replacement internal kit, and you get great quality and great worksmanship at a great price.
I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope it gave all of you more insight into the kit. Once again, I'd like to give a big shoutout to Joshua and the Remedy Metal team for a wonderful stainless steel kit.