Not to be confused with cylinder.
A barrel is one of the internal components of a Nerf blaster.
A barrel is the outermost internal part of a blaster, simply because the dart or disc exits from it. Barrels vary from blaster to blaster on length and thickness. Sometimes a blaster's barrel can change in size over years of production, such as the Vulcan EBF-25.
The barrel of the majority of Nerf blasters, and every single one in the N-Strike, Dart Tag, and Vortex series are orange in color. The inside of the barrel is lined with tiny ridges to prevent the dart from bouncing around when fired.
Main article: Barrel extension
Beginning with the Sawtooth and revived with the Longshot CS-6, several different barrel extensions have been produced. These barrel extensions, some of which also doubling as scopes or blasters themselves, come with the blaster and can increase accuracy significantly.
Modders often do not modify the barrel itself, due to the fact that altering the barrel requires alteration of other parts. One of barrels most common barrel modification is an extension to the barrel itself, such as using a PVC or brass pipe, that are sized and cut to fit the blaster, it is usually attached by glue. Using a cutting tool, the barrel can also be shortened.
|External features||Barrel • Cylinder • Jam door • Muzzle • Priming mechanism • Tactical rail (RIVAL • Buzz Bee • BOOMco. • X-Shot) • Trigger (Acceleration trigger • Firing trigger) • Turret • Unjamming button|
|Firing mechanisms||Air bladder • Air tank • Flywheel • Plunger (Direct • HAMP • Motorized direct • Reverse) • String|
|Dart delivery||Bolt sled • Breech • Conveyor system • Dart tooth • Pusher mechanism • Rotation mechanism|
|Plunger parts||Catch • O-ring • Plunger head • Plunger tube • Plunger rod • Spring (Torsion)|
|Other internals||Air restrictor (Intelligent) • Dart post • Flywheel cage • Lock|
|Blaster modification||3D printing • Homemade blaster (+Bow • Rainbow blaster • SNAP) • Painting • Voltage modification|
|Dart modification||Dart head • Grenade • Speedloader • Stefan|