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Converting paintball marker to airsoft SMG

What follows hopes to be a simple, cheap and effective way of converting any Paintball marker to fire BB's at high velocity. Beware that this is in no way safe to use on the field unless well tested and adjusted on a chronograph to avoid injury.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for your actions and any injuries that result from the making or usage of this device.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

Basically you need to start by gathering the following tools and resources

Step 2: Start making

Drill a 7mm hole into the side of the barrel about 3 to 4 cm/1 to 1.5 inches from the thread (Make sure that the hole will be on the top or slightly to the side of top when the barrel is screwed in), this is where the BB feed will eventually enter your barrel. U should know that this device uses a BB barrel inside a PB barrel.(Please read the entire Instructable thoroughly before drilling)

Step 4: Putting it all together

Slide the BB barrel into the corresponding hole in the control unit and epoxy it in place.

Slide the Control Unit into the PB barrel until the two feed-holes Line up and epoxy into place (the epoxy is to prevent the "Unit" from becoming a bullet while shooting.

Stuff the space between the Barrels with tissue or newspaper (or preferably Epoxy or Bondo, but I didn't have that much to waste), Get the BB barrel centered as good as possible, as this is going to define the accuracy U get from the device.

Slide a short (5cm/2Inches max) portion of the barrel onto the feed holes, not to deep (there should still be enough space for the BBs to move from The feed portion into the main barrel)

Step 5: Finishing up

Drill a 7mm hole in the bottom of the Pill bottle where it will fit over the feed portion and feed BBs into the system.
vulcan133 years ago
you could pull the bb barrel all the way to the place were the pb ammo feeds in so you don't have to plug it up or drill a hole into the pb barrel
ilpug3 years ago
me and my friend are trying to mod his old tippman 98 into a airsoft sniper rifle. this will help loads.
Billy mahony (author)  ilpug3 years ago
let me know if you would like to see some of the improvements i've made to this initial design, mine is now magazine fed and much more reliable.
can you post a picture of your current design? the mag-fed system sounds cool.
junits154 years ago
oo this looks like it would really hurt!......I have to try it!
Billy mahony (author) 4 years ago
I have just realized a major flaw in the design, the feed-barrel is still a barrel, it fire bullets up into my hopper. Luckily I have plans for a more intricate magazine fed design. Leave a comment if you would like an updated instructable.
CaseyCase4 years ago
Looks like a commercially made product called a "barrage barrel."
Billy mahony (author)  CaseyCase4 years ago
yeah, i just checked that out, More user friendly (because you can adjust the pressure), But mine has to be a very good alternative
ac1D4 years ago
Hey, my girlfriend' dad did this with an cheap stryker paintball gun. He was shooting 4.4mm stenlesssteal BB, and the accuracy was really good. Could pop a balloon at 100feet.