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You might need some help from an adult because you're going to have to use a table saw or jigsaw.
You can either make it out of wood or cardboard i like cardboard because it can be more detailed,though making a gun out of cardboard is mostly improvisation so there isnt really any specific way to make one becase you might make it hollow or you can glue a bunch of cutouts together.
 
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Step 1: Things you need

You will need:
wood
a table saw or jig saw
a marker
a copper tube-should be about an inch longer that you want the barrel to be
help from an adult
a picture of the gun you are trying to make
a glue gun with glue stick cartridge things
paint-spraypaint and maybe some acrylic paint
thin cardboard-i used the cardboard from a cereal box
these are the basic things you need but ill mention some other things you can add and how i added them.

Step 2: First of all...

First you are going to draw the basic shape of the gun on the piece of wood or cardboard with the marker.
Make sure the lines are straight and that its scaled correctly.
If you want the clip to be detachable, don't draw it connected to the rest of the gun.

Here is my design drawn on the wood.

This isnt the same gun as in the other pictures.i was going to make this one but there was a knot in the wood and it would've cracked.

Step 3: Cut the wood

Ok now heres were you might need help.
you're going to need to cut the wood on a tablesaw.


well this step is the shortest but actually cutting it takes a while.

If you are using the "layering" technique, just cut out a bunch of outlines of the basic shape of the gun and glue them all together.

Step 4: Add Details

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For details of the gun that stick out slightly, simply cut them out of thinner cardboard and glue them on. You can do this whether you are making a gun out of cardboard or wood.

how do you make a mphk????
battle2 years ago
THANK YOU!!! ive been trying to find how to make a gun prop but they are videos and the videos dont work on my computer.
Xase P3 years ago
How do I scale a picture? I want to make a M4 Morita from starship troopers.
leon0073 years ago
nice aweosome
awwwwwwwww, u need a marker? shoot
drouniot4 years ago
dude your guns look pretty nice, but most of them aren't full size
J Moneyman4 years ago
pics too dark
Kaiven5 years ago
Hey! I saw the new MP5. It looks nice! is it also made with wood?
cardboarddude (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
nope, thats ones cardboard i think the cardboard ones are better
diegolay5 years ago
I was trying to do that but I butted my finger :( but I make it
CVJX5 years ago
Aww, I wanna try some of the wooden ones, but I don't have a table saw... :(
Brother_D5 years ago
I wanna know how to make one of the cardboard ones!
CVJX Brother_D5 years ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_make_a_Cardboard_AK_47/

Here is my 'ible, although it has a different construction technique, using a layering method instead of a (hollow?) construction style.
cardboarddude (author)  Brother_D5 years ago
i added more pics and some info on how to make one. I hope its clear enough for you to make it.=]
Awesomeness! I can't wait to try that. Great instructable. 4 stars.
cardboarddude (author)  Brother_D5 years ago
alright thanks
knexdude1525 years ago
you sould see chang mobile on youtube!
dude i loved his m82 it was awesome!
i know his new stg44 came out aswell
yeah it frecken awesome!
cardboarddude (author)  knexdude1525 years ago
i have!! thats what made me wanna mak cardboard guns I was like wow that looks cool i should make one lol
cardboarddude (author) 5 years ago
ill add more pictures asap
i cant even see the pictures because it is so dark
cardboarddude (author)  MUSTANGS5 years ago
=/ sorry ill try and add some more because im working on anothar gun right now.
I don't think it'll work.
halberdear5 years ago
i made a pistol for my haloween costume,i cut out another peice of wood for the thing that goes outside of the trigger that u put ur finger through,btw nice instructable!!
cardboarddude (author)  halberdear5 years ago
its called the trigger guard i think.Glad you made one.
Jahoovi5 years ago
plz better picttures but overall its good
Kaiven5 years ago
your stock looks strange, and yes maybe some more pictures would be nice. It looks cool, but I am a kind of person that needs lots of pictures :P
cardboarddude (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
yea its a bit small and a chunk of it broke off.
Oh.
great instructable! very helpful and quick. For a stained wood effect, paint wood area black, apply rubber latex, create a grain with a paintbrush, and spray paint brown.
cardboarddude (author)  Future filmaker6 years ago
cool did you make one?
no, but I want to. I'm on vacation till school starts. add some pics like admin said, and you'll be featured!
cardboarddude (author)  Future filmaker5 years ago
awesome