Introduction: How to Make a Very Powerful BB Gun

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This is a picture instructable og how to make a very powerful softgun.
the softgun shoots 200 m/s+

Warning!!! I take no responsabilty for you, or your actions and pease, be safe! Never point it at something that can break or someone. be careful!

Step 1: This Is How It Works.

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the drawing is not so good but hope you understand.
i drawed it in paint :P

Step 2: The Parts

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You can get all the parts at almost any harware store or local supply.
The airpiston is from a bike pump and the spring is from an umbrella.
The parts in trigger mecanism i made from a metal pipe. The metal pipe in the trigger is alos from a umbrella.
I used no big power powertols like ( lathe or mill), but i had a grinder but you dont realy need it.

Step 3: This Is How It Fits to Together.

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Step 4: The Trigger Mechanism

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the trigger mecanism is as simple as it can get, and it worked verywell.
i was supose to use a spring in the trigger mechansim but did not find one so i used a rubber band:)

Step 5: End

sorry if i provided to little info i did not think of making a instructable when i started building ( infact i did not know about instructable)

here is a video of it shooting


ArttuS1 (author)2017-05-05

Using bike pump as the piston is a very good idea, I have no idea why I haven't thought about it, I've been thinking how can I make a well sealed piston out of nothing lol, cheers for the idea! And I'd very much appreciate some further details and maybe info about the new version. Keep it up! (author)2012-07-01

i am working on one based of this design except it has a bb resevoir shotgun style pump action and a diffrent frame

adrienriaca (author)2011-12-29

please give more detail about these pictures

Will Wilding-Taylor (author)2011-08-25

hey can you help me was the bike pump like a foot pump or one of those tube like ones. also where is the spring in the umbrella !
please help !!!

it's the small tubelike pump:) and the spring is in most automatic umbrellas, the spring is easy to locate if you have the right umbrella

vvdemonninjavv (author)2011-06-02

Can you please upload more photos? its a little hard to understand..

Rdav- (author)2011-04-19

Great idea, I have designed a similar paintball shooting one like this "I have in fact made a Google sketchup model of it so if you have Google sketchup have a look at "homemade spring paintball gun" on the 3d warehouse, its pretty cool) but the idea never got off the ground as I never had a powerful enough spring.

sabladask (author)Rdav-2011-04-20

cool, wil take a look at your gun!
you can actually find very strong springs in some type of umbrellas. that's where I had got mine from.

thyyt1 (author)2011-03-24

how do you load the bb, through the barrel?

sabladask (author)thyyt12011-03-24

I used a stick to push the bb down
,but i have made a new softgun whit a magazine that charges itself.

thyyt1 (author)sabladask2011-03-28

you should chuck a picture up, i have an idea to make a mag that reloads when you cock the spring, i haven't made it but i think i will when i get a chance

zazenergy (author)2011-03-13

Really nice! If you ever build another one it would be great to get more details on this. Regardless, thanks for sharing!

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