How to Build an Airsoft / Paintball Gun





Introduction: How to Build an Airsoft / Paintball Gun

This is a homemade airsoft Sniper rifle. I havent tested the accuracy yet. Its body is from a cheap steyr aug aeg but with the exception of the barrel and breach every other part of the system is of my own design. To fire it one must run the attached air compressor, pull back on the bolt, and pull the trigger. This takes aprox 4 sec. and will be optimized in the future. Check out my other inventions and products at WillCorp

Step 1: Gutting the Aeg

remove all parts from aeg and gearbox except for the gearbox enclosure, the breach, the bolt, and the barrel. Ill add pics later

Step 2: Build Airsystem

I used a small 200 psi aircompressor mounted to the bottom of the hand guard. that is connected via 1/4 high pressure tubing to a vacumme solenoid valve. The length of tube acts as an air tank. the solenoid valve is flipped backwards and the wires are run to a push button switch ive mounted on the trigger. the pushbutton switch is connected to a modified kodak disposable camera. This provides the 200 volts required to open the valve because im using 10 times the pressure its designed for.

Step 3: Attach Solenoid to Right Angle Connector

the right angle connector is attatched to rigid tube, i used a craft straw. The bolt is slipped over this and glued to the bolt carrying package in the gun. Ill add pics later

Step 4: Attach Charging Rod to Bolt Carrier

I used a piece of brass sheet metal which i mounted on the bolt carrier with screws. the charging handle comes up through the left bullet ejection port on the aug.

Step 5: Final Prep

Now u simply attach a powersupply with a switch to the aircompressor, load bbs into the clip. And start shooting. For a powersupply i always use the "Militia Man Power Pack" from WillCorp. (check it out in the products atWillCorp
Its the only powerpack that can give you enough juice to run the aircompressor. and fire a cheap aeg at over 20 rounds per sec.



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    im lookin to make a battla rifle airsoft model an im lookin for something to make it out of any ideas?

    They have air-soft laws in Australia? sucks to suck don't it.

    bloody i hate australian airsoft laws

    whats with the 200 volts aqnd how did u get it

    how hard does it hit

    cool thought, but i wouldnt want to run around with all those wires all over the gun and myself! speacialy not in rain or snow. ZAP! thanks. good ideah though, hax on that half!

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    I know, if you get electrocuted in a fox hole and your really short( all the way in the foxhole) they'll never find you!

    Holy crap do you think you have enough wires hanging from that gun?

    And my mama said i wouldnt get and airsoft gun till i was 14

    Love it man.

    What is an aeg and where would i get one (Ontario Canada)?

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    toronto airsoft has really good guns :)

    An AEG is an automatic electric gun intended for airsoft. Try is a good resource for information. But the guns are sometimes....blech.

    I'm not American, so I don't shop on there.

    if you live near London there is a great store that sells lots of airsoft aegs for $100-600. best quality guns that i have ever seen. the store is called Forest City Surplus. they also sell some nice paint ball guns. i think you can buy stuff off their web site too

    A bullpup rifle is a rifle with its magazine in the back of the gun, to save space. Some examples are the FAMAS, and the Steyr AUG. so yeah YOU JUST GOT OWNED.

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    I f you are talking to me, I did not get owned I said that the Steyer AUG is a bullpup rifle, not that the steyer AUG is the bullpup rifle. My last statement means that it is not refereed to as a bullpup and by that I meant that people don't call it a bullpup, they call it a steyer AUG. If they just called it a bullpup that would make some confusion. Actually, you got owned. Have a nice day.

    Oops, I didn't mean to delete my last comment. In case you are wondering it said:
    "A Steyr AUG is a bullpup rifle. It is not referred to as a bullpup."