Ok, well, as many of you know, bumpus loves a shotgun, for a while he has been demanding encouraging me to build one.

Thanks to Kiteman for kindly point out many just a few mistakes in my write up.

Recently I came across the perfect tubes at work, hence, this project began - firstly, a little video.

The shotgun it self is a fairly normal shotgun, the shells are the special part, each shell is made up from three chambers or 'vials' Each shell contains three substances,

  • A liquid Silver Nitrate Composite
  • A white Metamorphic Acid Substrate
  • And a viscous C4 explosive gel

One shot from this baby, and even the most elder Vampire will fall

Now, on with the how to.

Step 1: The Barrel and Handle

Ok firstly, you have to make the base.

I held the two tubes together using some big pegs, I then ran PVA glue down the seem, once dry, this holds them together nicely - repeat for either side.

Using the template for the handle on my sniper, I modified it for a sawn off shotgun, I needed to make this one quite wide, so it had two layers of corrugated card, and two layers of dense gmjboard (thick velum mount board stuffs)

I then build up the top of the gun using more of the gmjboard.

Glue the layers together, let the whole lot dry.
OMG ppl. u crack me up. He's just making it sound cool. It doesn't matter on the realism. No... silver doesn't kill vampires which aren't real in the first place. This is an amazing instructable. Thank you so much man. This officially inspired me. YOU ROCK.
VAMPIRES ARE REAL! <br>that is blasphemy
<p>and the fact that silver isn't for vampires, vampires get killed by removing their heads</p>
<p>I thought you killed them by stabbing them with a peice of wood</p>
<p>Nope, contrary to popular belief, staking vampires only paralyzes them. You gotta behead them, stuff the mouth with garlic, and burn the body. It works best if you use a silver dagger.</p><p>Incidentally, silver being used on werewolves is another popular misconception. But that discussion is for another time and place...</p>
c4 is pressure sensitive<br>
<p>C-4 or Composition C-4 is a common variety of the plastic explosive family known as Composition C. The British version of the explosive is known as PE-4 (Plastic Explosive). C-4 is composed of explosives, plastic binder, plasticizer to make it malleable, and usually a marker or odorizing taggant chemical.</p><p>C-4 has a texture similar to modeling clay and can be molded into any desired shape. C-4 is stable and an explosion can only be initiated by the combination of extreme heat and shock wave from a detonator. -Wikipedia</p>
no it's not.<br><br>Hugh pressure ANd high impact ANd high temperature
it depends on what its made of and what form its in
<p>I am curious to know where you get the gmj board</p>
nice work man, that is sooooo awesome <br>ps. how long was the barrel
This is legendary...
MACHINAE SUPREMACY!!! :D <br>Origin v2 then Winterstorm! <br>I love Winterstorm....
do you work with wood sometimes? i'm building a sawn-off double barrel hunting rifle, stock is already been built, barrels welded together, all i need is a hinge, could you help me out on this part? <br>
@gmjhowe <br>Came across this again recently, and your &quot;shell&quot; design is giving me some ideas... <br>Though one question... the song in your video you say it's by Machinae Supremacy... but what is the song title?
Thanks! Do share if you create anything. The title is 'Winterstorm'
Thanks for the track info! <br>I have so many Projects In Progress (or PIPs as I call them) <br><br>Hopefully will have finished my Star Wars prop (a prototype version of a lightsaber, in the style of steampunk.) finished before the 25th! There is a local celebration of the 35th anniversary of the first movie, that I want to show off the prop at..<br><br>It originally was supposed to be done for May 4th (Int. Star Wars Day), but I goofed up on the month, I though it was next month!<br>
That sounds awesome. I look forward to seeing it.
That's one hell of a shotgun! Gonna try it myself if i have the materials.<br>One tiny bit of criticism though.<br>The vial shells are a great idea and really suit it, but i might be a good idea to<br>finish the ends of the shells so they look more round and solid, like it's really sealing it off for safety, or to have some sort of acryllic/glass tube/vial over the entire shell itself, making it solid.
awesome, simply awesome
those shells look very familiar i saw them in a final fantasy movie or episode of somekind
Very well done; thanks
why c4, why not nitroglycerine?
Two things. First C4 is what is known as a plastic explosive. It is extremely stable due to the explosive substance being mixed with the plastic. Fire, heat, and electricity will not cause C4 to explode. It takes a special charge of small explosive inserted into it. This causes a reaction in the C4 that make it explode. That is why you see soldiers insert the little metal tube into it. And Second Silver will not kill a vampire, it will only harm them. The only way to kill a vampire with silver would be to have a silver stake go through the heart.
Not to be too technical or anything, but C4 needs electricity to blow up. Just saying. Nice Instructable, by the way.
No, it does not require electricity.
Yes, it does. It says in some army field manuals that you can burn c4 and get a strong plastic.
I'll second that.
Sadly, you are both wrong. There are no stabilized, man-portable, explosives that require electricity to detonate. I could go into detail, but this is not the venue for that.
So how else would you detonate it? Fire? If so, all it would do is just burn like fuel and turn into plastic.
Like you say C4 will not explode if on fire(in the second world war some burnt it a safe cooking material).<br> <br> However putting electricity through C4 will not make it explode. Explosives like C4 are known as &quot;secondary explosives&quot; meaning they need a kick start to explode, for instance some farmers use ANFO(another secondary explosive) to remove stumps(etc.) if they don't have access to blasting caps they use a shot from a high powered rifle to the explosive this achieves the same thing as a blasting cap.<br> <br> It introduces shock/energy into the explosive somewhat like a starter motor on a truck.&nbsp;<br> <br> By the way some blasting caps are triggered by electricity.<br> <br> Cheers, Mattrox
Could use just a coin cell battery in one end with two metal prongs on the other, when they hit the body, the blood of your target is the conductor setting on the explosive charge :)
True... Salty fluid is a very good conductor.
bit of resistance though
I know it is just supposed to give a story to it but shouldn't one of the vials have holy water?
I would think holy water, liquified garlic, and silver. (Just to cover all the bases.)
Go Hellboy on them. Holy Water, garlic, silver nitrate, etc.
i prefer blade's method. 3 inch silver stakes 12 ga rouphly = 50 cal, so supa bullet. we're talkin like 4-6 inch shells here.
haha this is true
isnt the only thing that kills them are wooden stakes?
not at all. watch the blade series. silver, uv light, stakes, beheading or dismemberment
sorry yer i wasnt thinking straight ummm.... uv light works so does stakes and beheading but i've never heard of silver before<br>
actually that's just a misconception by holly wood<br>the wooden stake through the torso is to hold them down while you decapitate them and burn the corpse.<br>i still prefer the old ways of burying them upside down so they dig their way to hell tho :]
Im catholic so holy water, silver (in case of surprise werewolves), and the c4 was a good idea
Started making my own version of your shotgun, im making it out of Mdf and copper piping, gives it a bit for weight to it, Great design though
where do you find tubes like that? I would think christmas wrapping paper but those look too thin...
They come off industrial laminating rolls. Im not sure where you would get them from.
would pvc tubes work

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