Introduction: DIY Peg Mini-Gun

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Make a very simple mini-gun from a regular clothes-peg. You can do it in few minutes. The gun is quite powerful and can shoot up to 5 meters. Be careful and don't shoot into living creatures.

Step 1: What You Need

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- clothes-peg
- knife
- file (not necessary)
- thread
- toothpick (as a bullet)

Step 2: Disassambling the Peg

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Disassemble a peg and cut with a knife red parts as shown on the pictures.

Step 3: Cutting a Gunpoint

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With a file make two furrows in the peg parts. They will create a gunpoint.

Step 4: Assembling the Gun

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Join two parts of a peg with a thread (or any rope or tape) and insert spring as shown on a picture.

Step 5: Ready to Shoot

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Cock a gun as shown, insert a toothpick and you are ready to shoot.


Jetmaster360 (author)2015-11-08

The "gunpoint" would actually be a barrel, just sayin'

MandalorianMaker (author)2013-12-26

awesome man

djduckman (author)2013-09-08

Wow how did you come up wiv that

bcavaciuti (author)2013-07-21

ive made these before and made needle darts by stripping the ends of an earbud (one with a hollow stick) and wrapping the pin in masking tape before inserting into the earbud stick with a lot of glue...these were quite effective...possibly could be used to administer poison.

lholder (author)2013-06-04


12203madman (author)2012-12-20

how does it work

Gigodorias (author)2012-02-09

Yes. It is possible to make one of these that shoots out of the pointed end instead of the blunt end. Just reverse the firing mechanism. I don't really know if it is more efficient. Personally I would be fine with either one. I would probably want a plastic/rubber grip around the whole thing, except for the mechanism. Make it look like a REAL ballistic knife by painting the thing a dark grayish tone, adding a more concealed/realistic look.

jacobstark11 (author)2011-12-12

I found that if you extend the peg by cutting it a little longer you a slight bit more of power and range. due to the fact that your trigger (spring) has a little bit more time to speed up propelling your projectiles (tooth pick or matchs). you can always try this and experiment with it

ualcala (author)2011-07-12

where do you get the files

squirrelnuts (author)2011-06-03

i cant get mine to work

mezon (author)2011-04-10

Link to the video how to make it:

jrod135790 (author)2011-03-13

i'm soooo making this later!!!

yoshi1 (author)2011-01-16

Dam! I stuffed up, instead of putting the gunpoint where it is in the pictures i put it the opposite.
Will it still work and how do you put the spring on?

Apple_4_life (author)2010-08-14

and i almost never see comments from you

Apple_4_life (author)2010-03-13

 great instructable!!! wish i had some clothes pins to make it though... :'(

venom52 (author)2008-04-25

This is awesome I just made one mine shoots nails.

imakeknives (author)venom522010-02-17

that sounds sweet dude!

Hel_Guardian (author)venom522008-04-27

How far?

venom52 (author)Hel_Guardian2008-04-28

It shoots nails 15 feet and straitened paper clips 20 feet .

xava100 (author)venom522009-01-30

I agree with Hel_Guardian if its a different design put it up

Hel_Guardian (author)venom522008-04-28

Is it designed any differently? If so put it up!

acdc1226 (author)2010-01-03

Always cut AWAY from yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colonel88 (author)2009-12-02

"gun point" is chamber
"bullet" is projectile.

ol987986 (author)2009-10-30

could u use a plastic peg?

xZCodmaNZx (author)ol9879862009-11-12

 dont thin so

Spycrab (author)2009-09-01

wow1 i'm going to see if i have any clothes pegs lying around...:-D

poptart432 (author)2009-05-30

im going to make this i just mad a pen gun thats made from a pen and i think i could make this

mo5 (author)poptart4322009-08-14

hence the name pen gun

mo5 (author)2009-08-14

my dadand his brother made these when he was little

barricade643 (author)2009-06-28


Shredder543 (author)2009-05-27

Can you make it so that the more pointed end is the barrel?

Scotish (author)2009-05-21

This is pure genius, Mezon, we salute you!

g chord (author)2009-03-25

(\ /)
(")_(") Rabbit or rabid?...

Goz (author)2009-03-07

Very nice ! There is no piece of fruit out of the danger zone in my house now . Also, an extra notch at the end and you have a sort of safety; not that it's deadly, but it is irresistable!

toolman883 (author)2009-01-17

how do you get the barrel thing right

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-12-09

cool 5/5 stars
thats cool

GUNsicker (author)2008-09-28

(")_(") nice!!!!!!!

dinky (author)2008-09-06


ubr.bzkr (author)2008-08-14

This thing is cool. Im surprised by how powerful the little thing is. its alot of fun.

Xonah (author)2008-08-03

Very cool, only cant reload, the iron thing is stuck!

killerwithknex123 (author)2008-06-12

can't find a clothespin :[. ill get some from my big sis. 23years old she is. it looks like a cool gun though tell me if it is a good gun. I think I already have a mod for it lol!

paulm (author)2008-05-23

damn hard to make =/

unless the wire from the spring pushes the projectile, it wont shoot; just jam.

indestructables (author)2008-04-17

i congradulate you, this is 1 fine instructable. im going to make a flaming match peg gun, by putting the striker from a match box near the exit point for the toothpick and use a match instead of a toothpick =)

baatrhnearbtyon (author)2008-03-31

works well, quick and easy to make

legoman (author)2008-03-19

(")_(") nice!!!!!!!!

jimtran93 (author)2008-02-06

nice MiniGun XD i like the warning :D

lambey108 (author)2008-01-20

mate this looks awsome cant wait to try it

beltran (author)2008-01-17

very nice, thank you for this instructable, this gives me a few ideas on how im going to make the action on my .22 cal pengun right on bro, i look forward to you other future intrusctalbe

back-cast (author)2008-01-03

Great Stuff Mate

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