The Shadow Sniper




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Introduction: The Shadow Sniper

The Shadow Sniper is designed to produce maximum range with minimal rubber bands.With just 1 rb this gun can fire around 45ft and with 2 60+.My new gun also has a brand new bullet locking mechinism designed with little fiction to increase the power further!.

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Step 1: The Peices You Will Need

These are the peice that you will need to build the gun :)


grey (sharpened) 1
grey (normal) 5
Red 9
Blue 1
white 4
Green 5


Grey 23
Light gray 1
Orange 4
Red 3
Green 2
Yellow 7
Tan clip 13
Hinge 1
Half gray 4
Ball socket 1
Ball joint 1
Black clip 3


Blue spacers 63


Step 2: Back of the Gun

To start off u should build the back of the gun, follow the pictures to find out how

Step 3: Back of the Gun Part 2

Next,Constuct the peice shown in the picture and attach it to the end of the 3 grey rods that were in the prevous step

Step 4: Middle of Gun

This part of the gun holds both parts together and is very important, as i said before follow the pics

Step 5: Bullet Locker

This is the bullet locking mechinism i was on about so follow the pictures carefully, (BTW the greyrod is supposed to bend a little)

Step 6: End of Gun

This is the end of the gun where the rb will be, Follow pics

Step 7: Ammo Holder

The ammo hold can store 5 of either yellow rods or blue rods depending on you own choice, add 2 blue spacers then 2 orange connectors where shown and connect the ammo holder to the orange connectors, FTP

Step 8: Trigger

this is the part of the gun that makes it fire so follow pics carefully!
u need to add a hinge connector to the trigger in the previous pic and the other end to a new part in the middle of the gun :)

Step 9: Handle

This is the easiest part of the gun to make so just follow the pics

Step 10: Fireing Pin

The firing pin remember must be sharpened so just follow the pic

Step 11: Adding Rubberbands

There fistly is the main rubber band which goes on the front of the gun and end of the firing pin as shown below.
and the second one strecths from the trigger to the front of the gun as well.

Step 12: Where to Put the Ammo and Bullet

Firstly you put the bullet into the gun as shown until it firmly in place.
then put the ammo where shown in the picture and to get a bullet simply tilt until one falls out.

Step 13: Optional Extras

This is a redeisned fireing pin that can stand more force than the other pin also it is easier to pull back but this one weakens the gun slightly because it is heavyier so that is why i have not included it in my final design, anyway the other one is just as capable to stand up to the force that is nesseresary. Its your choice :)
note: I use 100mm X 30mm rubberbands


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    do i seriously need all of those spacers? can i build it without them?

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    Well, they're spacers.... They're there for a reason, and often guns look poor without them, but often they CAN be built without them.

    do u need the half greys or not

    why is the bullet lock fictional, you could have made it in real life.

    im having trouble biulding with the images please try to make them not so foggy. and take 2 or 3 pictures of the same step each time. Please and thank you

    nice gun, but u should learn to use proper language, like listead of bullet holder you could say magazine.

    about step one... you said you have pictures. all i see is ONE picture. please explain. or else.

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    when did i say that 'you have the pictures'????? anyway theres 2 not 1.

    ooohhhh.... it's just that the second one is so tiny... also: you know there are problems with your gun if almost half the piece count is spacers.


    abit small :(

    i also added a green connector and a yellow rod on each side of the front of the ammo holder for supports.

    I really think by looking at the pics that you could replace most of them with silvers.

    sry bout that had a crap camra when i took these

    LOL, im with buildfiend, i dont know how to add +1, sum1 plz tell me

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    pics are a bit blurry but I got the idea, cool!!!!!!

    i = new
    how do u rate?
    i probably wont come back to page so pm me if u would with answer plz