Introduction: Homemade 400 Psi Airgun

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15.5 mm Bore, 1:30 helical cut rifling, aluminum, brass and stainless construction.. Calculated at mach 1.2 with hydrogen at 400 psi. Main ammunition are marbles..

Barrel: 15.5mm x 1.2m, 1:30 rifling (ammo; wadded marbles)
Chamber: 15.5mm x 80cm
Operating pressure: 120-400 psi
Blowgun porting, male QD for filling, with a built in internal check valve
Semi-bullpup configuration

I made a hand pump for it, which will easily reach 400+ psi, but takes far too long to bring the gun to pressure. So I'm going to buy a 260 psi track pump and use that..

Any questions? By the way I'm going to make a nice handle for it..


bobsquared (author)2015-04-11

holy crap

MetalworkingMaster123 (author)2014-11-09

Nice! I am building one with a QEV valve too. My tank is a bit bigger because it is 1 1/2 inch steel pipe.

DanTDM (author)2014-03-14

Using such high pressure with a QEV will break it.

ebaneser (author)2013-04-15


jdbean (author)2013-01-18

how did you get 400 psi with a hand pump?

Bhakto (author)2011-03-06

can i use galvanised steel?

masterchief1257 (author)2011-02-08

um don't you think that is a little dangerous!

masterchief1257 (author)2011-02-08

um don't you think that is a little dangerous!

iceman1 (author)2010-06-02

 hand pump????? more info PLEASE and how did you  rifle your pipe

knex luver123 (author)2010-02-27

oh, and dogzinhood, the trigger is a blowgun, you can find it at your local lowes of harbor freight (local hardware store)

knex luver123 (author)2010-02-27

what is the valve, ive made everything but the valve, and i need to find out what the valve thinfd is, and i even have a rifled barrel, please help!!!

audio8448 (author)2010-02-15

what kind of valve is the main valve?

ilpug (author)2010-01-21

 this is amazingly awesome. make an ible. does the rifling actualy improve accuracy?? i want to make a metal air gun, but its hard to get an affordable instant relese valve that can handle the pressure and has a opening size of ore than a 1/2 inch. any ideas?

dogzinhood (author)2009-11-08

where did u get the trigger and what is the name of it?

pfdanielson (author)2009-11-01

 that is one of the cleanest cannons ever! Got videos/instructions?

DIYtheKid (author)2009-09-17

I'd like to try putting this together, any schematics for this available yet?? where can i get the exact materials?

Whitedude0728 (author)2009-08-11

you should make in instructable or guide on how you make it, thats really cool

how do u make it

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