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Lock Plus Load (Captain Slug) Write Up.

This guide is for those people who just canít use their initiative to read the +bow write up.
Props to Captain Slug for designing and creating this blaster and thanks to him for writing the +bow write up, where Iíve copied and pasted most of this. Credits to Captain Slug, Draconis and Split for the photos.

Step One.
Download the cuttings template sheet.
Print them on full sheet label paper.
Cut them out.
Arrange the cutting templates on the thicknesses of polycarbonate sheet indicated on each template. It's quite easy to fit all of the needed parts onto an A4 sheet of polycarbonate.
Keep enough of a gap between the templates to allow the blade of the scroll saw to cut inbetween the parts. Once you have them arranged, remove their backing paper and apply them to the protective film on the sheets.

Step Two.


Using a drillpress or power drill follow the color legend you printed or wrote on the labels to drill out all of the holes to the required sizes.
Also make sure to drill 5/32" diameter pilot holes in the center of the areas you will have cut out. Such as the pass-through holes in the frame pieces and catch plate.

Step Three.


Use a scroll saw or jig saw to make the internal cut outs in the trigger catch and grip pieces BEFORE CUTTING THEM OUT of the rest of the sheet. Start by feeding the blade through the pilot hole you drilled in Step Two then retensioning the blade.

Step Four.


Use a scroll saw or band saw to make all of the external cuts needed to free and shape all of the parts out of the sheet.


Step Five.


Using the side plates that they will eventually screw into as a guide, mark the edges of both sides of the frame pieces as shown.

Step Six.

Using a 7/64" bit in a drillpress or power drill drill to a depth of around 1/2 of an inch. Then tap the holes with a UNC #6-32 tapping bit.

Step Seven.
Remove the cutting templates and protective film from the plastic sheet parts.

Deburr the edges of all of the sheets using a hobby knife To quickly remove the burrs simply orient the blade perpendicular against the edges of the sheet and run it along them. Any trouble spots and be cleaned with the hobby knife by manually cutting away the burrs.
Further smoothing can be done with sandpaper if desired. I would recommend doing so on the grip.


Step Eight.

All of the holes that were drilled to 7/64" need to be threaded using a UNC #6-32 tapping bit.


Step Nine.

This part is slightly harder.
As seen in the photo above, the rubber band hooks onto a screw in the catch piece.
They assembled catch is shown below.

It is then followed like a normal plusbow catch with the washers/screws etc seen here

Donít forget to put a screw into the catch
Step Ten.
Grip Time.



Assemble the handle as shown, if the plastic parts arenít there, then donít put parts on, the L+L handle is modifed compared to the +Bowís. Also the spacer circled in red wont be needed. Place the rubber band/extension spring over one of the bottom spacers.

Step Eleven.

Attach the handle, sideplates and catch together using this photo as reference.
Attach the rubber band the catch now.

Step Twelve.
Make a plunger rod and plunger head using the template and plunger head using one of Splits dealies seen here. Then attach them.



Step Thirteen.
Put the plunger rod in with the plunger head attached, put the plunger rod through the assembled catch mechanism, and then attach the handle.

Step Fourteen.

Attach your plunger tube & Bushing using the photo above as reference again.
Remember this as well when installing




Done.
Your finished item should look something like this


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Thanks such slot buddy I know how a plus bow works I just didn't know how the L+L worked and where the spring in it went

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Its fine, I also forgot to add to throw in the spring.

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Can we have some photos again please. I never got to see this.
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