This is my very first instructable, so if I make a mistake, please give me advice! It took about a week to put all these MLCAD steps together. Please email me if you would like to know what programs I used to make these instructions.
NOTE: it took me probably a half an hour to upload all these steps because the instructables browser to upload images only lets you upload 1 pic at a time!!!
Technically it's more of a sniper gun than a pistol...I guess you could call it a sniper-pistol. The sights are pretty accurate, but not 100% of the time. I've also added a few additions to it like a laser pointer, and a tri-pod. It's a very, very simple trigger mechanism that I figured out one night when I was moderately bored. I have only gotten it to hold about at max 2-3 rubberbands on it. (I know, It jams if I put any more on.)
I have pics and a video of my gun on.
Step 1: Building the Magnum
There's a toooooon of steps, 113 steps to be exact. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry. Please be patient while building this!
Step 2: Building the Magnum (cont.)
Step 3: Building the Magnum (cont.2)
Step 4: Building the Magnum (cont. 3)!
Step 5: The Final Product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (almost)
Step 6: Adding the Rubberbands on the Trigger and Loading, Aiming, and Shooting
2nd pic: put the rubberbands to the axle on the elbow of the bent beam
3rd pic: put the other bent beam back on, and stretch the rubberbands onto the black ball-tipped pegs
4th pic (to load): put a rubberband onto one of the gear teeth on the gear
5th pic: stretch the rubberband over the top piece of that one brick that has 2 teeth-like things sticking out of them
6th pic: line up the sights under your target and......SHOOT!
Step 7: Making the Laser Pointer Holder
2nd step: place the laser pointer on top of the plates or plate that were added to the barrel
3rd step: secure the laser pointer down with tape
4th step: put 2 1x4 bricks on each side of the laser pointer (and you may want to put clay around it to secure it even more like I do)
final step: connect the 2 1x4 bricks by placing a 1x4 plate across them