Hidden Crossbow

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Introduction: Hidden Crossbow

About: I just like to make things. I dabble in a lot of mediums and usually don't like to spend money on parts, so most of my work is made with leftover materials. I love different forms of storytelling, and have a...

     Looks like a crossbow, but technically it's a slingshot. I saw instructions for a BIC pen "Bow and Arrow" on the site and decided to step it up a notch.
     This contraption is made to be worn under a loose sleeve, hidden from sight. It shoots the ink cartridge of a ball-point pen. The trigger (a clothespin) is rigged to fire when I flick my wrist back.

**Update**
The instructable is now up! You can find it here.

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    tell us how to make it DUDE

    nice job we can't make this because there aren't any instructions

    This thing is absolutely amazing although it took me around two hours to make but easy to do when your watching a boring movie.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Crossbow-version-20/

    mine doesn't work (despite my picture, i am not a troll)

    Just a suggestion: you could use a duct tape sleeve instead of a Popsicle stick one so its comfortable.

    cool very cool if you did a dedlear crossbow would even better but it´s still very cool

    Hey, cool crossbow, is there anyway to create  a hidden blade mechanism?

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    yea i created a hidden blade but it takes 10 min if ur a pro and 30 if amuture

    PLEASE MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!!PLEASE I WANT TO MAKE THIS REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY BBAAAADDDD!!!!

    A lot of people are using drawer slides. I myself am looking for a good small one.

    Here's a good example:
    http://www.indymogul.com/backyardfx/episode/BFX_20090119/quick-draw-sleeve-gun-build

    the best username ive seen is 'unkown'

     eh its ok but its only a cross bow ive made an airsoft hidden pistole thats about 250 fps, im making an instructable for and it will be up in about a week

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    Ooh, looking forward to seeing that!
    Personally, though, I have a certain admiration for the more archaic weapons.

    that thing is pretty cool though i think i might make one, as for the airsoft ive made three differnt models and the first one is only the prototype

    Plz post an instructable i wanna make this so badly