Introduction: Clothespin Gun

a super awesome gun that shoots pretty much anything!

Step 1: The Parts

one clothespin and a rubber band

Step 2: Cutting the Clothespin

cut along the line in the picture to make one side of the clothespin shorter.

Step 3: Putting the Spring On

to put the spring back on is a necessary step.
put it on using the image below.
make sure that when you look at it, the spring goes around the top not the bottom as shown in the diagram below.

Step 4: Putting the Rest of It Together.

put the smaller part on top of the longer one.
rubber band them together where shown in the image below.
DO NOT RUBBER BAND TOO TIGHT!!
IT WILL MAKE IT SHOOT NOT AS FAR!!

Step 5: Cocking It

to cock this gun uses two steps.
Step one:
slide the top shorter piece towards the front of the weapon untill the spring pops into the little notch in the wooden part.

Step 6: Almost There!

Step two:
slide the top part back again to the back of the weapon untill it drops into the little slot again.
this one may be a little bit awkward but it will work fine.

Step 7: Ammo!!

put ammo between the two pieces of wooden clothspin.
i used an airsoft BB
most anything will work tho.
toothpicks also work very well.
you will see that the spring looks sort of like a trigger. this is to be used as a trigger.
pull it just like you would pull a trigger and it will shoot.
have fun!!

Comments

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presto76 made it!(author)2013-06-12

I made one and its awesome!

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blueangelcat made it!(author)2013-04-14

Great job! dont stop making instructables!

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2qwe2 made it!(author)2011-04-13

you need too update it, i mean, that instruction u need to type it not draw it. too thourough on it

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Purple+Guy made it!(author)2010-05-02

Great! some of the instructions were a bit unclear but it works very well! :D
Thanks!
*Purple Guy*

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Apple_4_life made it!(author)2010-03-13

 good job, but you need to be neater in the instructions part of the instuctable, and work on your english and hand writing

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panzerkiller made it!(author)2010-01-22

that is pretty bad arse      i wonder how good the ink tube of a pen would shoot

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hunter13 made it!(author)2009-08-29

WOW good job. works for me

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superhornt made it!(author)2009-08-23

if u make a handle from the part u cut off the top part, it would be easier to aim- i can't wait to try this once i get my hands on a few clothespins

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mister97 made it!(author)2009-07-11

This is really cool!!! the only problem is you weren't too thourough on instructions.

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tetris made it!(author)2009-07-01

wow, this is really awesome. And it its so simple to make and operate. Epic, well done

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mo5 made it!(author)2009-06-06

FINNALY i have been looking forever for this

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Spedy made it!(author)2009-05-21

Pretty good presentation. I'm curious where you got the dark-colored clothespins, never seen ones like that before.

Very similar to https://www.instructables.com/id/Clothespin-Match-Gun/
(this one has slightly clearer instructions if anyone has trouble reading these, but I doubt you will)

5/5 =]

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Blue_Faces made it!(author)2009-06-04

i colored it with sharpie it was just a normal one but black ones would be cool i think im going to make a really big one and spray paint it...!

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The+Red+Button made it!(author)2009-05-28

Swheet garret

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mr.gruntly made it!(author)2009-05-11

lol cool man cool i no how to make toothpicks not hurt put some styrophome onthe end you shoot with and fire it will bouce off because of the syrophome

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Blue_Faces made it!(author)2009-04-21

hahaha. my friend showed me how to make it. haha. airsoft bbs work super well but the toothpicks will leave scars if you get hit in the wrong place. hahaha thanks

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