While going through the garage, I found an old fire extinguisher that had been in there since 1987. It needed to be recharged, but I decided to use it for another purpose. Since I have been working on putting together a military themed motorized bicycle, I decided that I could use this fire extinguisher as a prop. It was the perfect shape for a giant bullet prop that I can carry on the luggage rack. 

If you don't have an old fire extinguisher laying around, you can always use one of those aluminum water bottles. I found a couple of the aluminum water bottles at the 99 cents store that would be perfect for a round nose bullet instead of the rifle bullet that this instructable features. 

Step 1: Tools/Materials

  • 5 minute Epoxy
  • 2 inch Dowel (Wood of Choice)
  • 6"X6"X 3/4" wood (Wood of Choice)
  • Pencil
  • Steel Wool and Sandpaper (120, 220 grit)
  • Spray Primer
  • Brass and Copper colored Spray Paint
  • Masking Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Fire Extinguisher Body or Aluminum Water Bottle
  • Lathe With a Variety of Gouges
  • Pencil
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lol Wonder how much a round of this would cost.<br>Nice 'ible.
I wonder the size of the gun and the damage it would do if it was real. =D
See below:<br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_mm_Bofors
its called a cannon
now all you need is a big sniper
Did you put a primer on it also?
I used the parting tool and made a line like you see around a primer on a real bullet. I didn't paint it though.
Awesome prop!<br /><br />You're going to have a lot of 'splaining to do if you get pulled over with this on your motorbike rack.
Yea.... I will. =D<br>

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