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Picture of Crossbow Pistol Styled like a Colt M1911

It's just a crossbow shaped like a Colt M1911. That's it. You know that you want one.

WARNING THIS IS NOT A TOY BE CAREFUL DON'T SHOOT AT ANYONE (EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE, THATS OKAY I GUESS). IF YOU ARE AN IDIOT, JERK, DRUNK, STONER, OR CRACKHEAD, GO HOME AND RETHINK YOUR LIFE.

By the way please vote for me in the contests that I entered this in. Its easy, it'll just take two seconds. Just click the vote tab at the top and check all the boxes.

I would love to see any other designs you guys could make, from little derringers to sub-machine guns. if someone could make a steampunk crossbow, then please show it.

 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Materials needed are quite simple:

A piece of thin craft plywood, about 3-ply (I got mine from a old kitchen cabinet)

A reciprocating saw blade

26 gauge steel wire (doesn't need to be too precise, just about 1/16" dia.)

String

Wood Glue

Tools needed are:

Shop Assistant (for taking pictures, retrieving tools, and the like)

Scroll Saw (or any other fine, precise saw)

Powerdrill

Rotary Tool

Needlenose Pliers

Squarenose Pliers

Vise Pliers

Clamps

Small Hammer

Sandpaper

Bench Grinder

Knife (always handy)

Step 2: The Design

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I made my crossbow look like an M1911, but you could really make it look like any gun that you wanted to.

Step 3: Cut it Out

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Draw out your gun on the wood, and cut out the first panel. I started with a hacksaw, but then I got lazy after one cut and decided to use the scroll saw. If you do use the scroll saw, set it at a rather low speed to minimize "chipping".

Step 4: Make the Second Side Panel

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This is simple, just trace and cut. If your wood had a "nice" and a "bad" side, then be sure to trace the second panel so that the nice side faces out on both panels.

Step 5: Spacers

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These will hold the two panels apart to make room for the trigger. just fill in the spaces where the trigger isn't.

What knife?
snowfalcon1 (author)  instructable person 910 months ago
Its a Gerber Basic. I found it at REI on sale for $30.00.
johnstat00010 months ago

How far does it fire? and how accurate?

snowfalcon1 (author)  johnstat00010 months ago

At a 45 degree angle, it will fire a kebab skewer about 60 yards, and I can hit a 3'x3' archery target from about a third of that.

Awesome! I would trade my airsoft gun anyday for that!

Cool!

Perfect for vampire hunting!

yes, actually. it fires a wooden spike (its really a sharpened chopstick, but whatever)