Steampunk weaponry

Just to discuss all things related to steampunk weaponry (actually I am after some design insight) I'm building a steampunk longgun(micro-sniper) and It will shoot stuff, unlike all the other steampunk guns I can find here. It will be a functional piece, except not utilizing gunpowder ammunition. Anything relating to homebrew loading mechanisms, coils, design, etc would be awesome.

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V-Man7378 years ago
I'm thinking of making something like a drive-stun taser at the end of mine... This site is full of Instructables about shockers and tasers. Isn't this fun?!
The Ideanator (author)  V-Man7378 years ago
You could make that double as an incendiary launching device too(the electric arcs ignite incindairy powder on projectile as it exits the weapon). Good idea!
Bwah! Rube Goldberg meets Van Helsing? It is like when Harry Potter and Edward the Sparkly Vampire somehow made a baby!!
The Ideanator (author)  V-Man7378 years ago
HP and Ed? I think thats a stretch.
Hewlett-Packard and Erectile Dysfunction, however, is not a stretch by any definition.
The Ideanator (author)  V-Man7378 years ago
Hahaha! I wont question your firsthand experience with that. However, igniting flammable projectiles with sparks in a semi-safe manner in a single step is very un-Rube Goldbergy, that concept is pretty Van Helsingy by nature.
PKM8 years ago
There are plenty of coilguns of various sizes around the site- look on the web for the one that was grafted onto a Robosapien, I believe that had a clever multi-shot loading mechanism.
The Ideanator (author)  PKM8 years ago
My reloading system will be pretty interesting when done(its pretty much designed). I probably will get it cut out on a cnc machine.
gmjhowe8 years ago
I can help with embellishment, but I do not agree with working weapons myself.
The Ideanator (author)  gmjhowe8 years ago
Where might one be able to find embelishments in the style of stampunk?
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