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i have made a really good new firing mech. its a hammer but dont let that put you off its more realistic then a ram rod and more powerful. this is brand new no one has ever done this before that i have seen. no one copy when i post pics
ps my camera is not working right now so i will post pics soon
thats it for now.................

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DJ Radio (author)2010-04-22

That's not new at all.  Go look at bballkidx's gun.

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Kiteman (author)DJ Radio2010-04-22

How do you know it's not new if you haven't seen it?

How do you know that finmonster's explanation will not be far clearer and easier to follow than anybody else's?

Wait and see the mechanism, rather than dismissing it out of hand.

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2010-04-22

www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Pistol-with-a-NEW-firing-mechanism-a-Hamme/

The mechanism he has named is what this is.  If it is not similar to this, then he has the wrong terminology.  If he's improved it, good for him.

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finmonster (author)DJ Radio2010-04-23

this is not the same as mine. mine is alot more differnt.

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DJ Radio (author)finmonster2010-04-23

Prove it and post a picture.

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finmonster (author)DJ Radio2010-04-23

i cant im fixing my camera

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Kiteman (author)FrozenStar2010-04-22

How do you know it's not new if you haven't seen it?

How do you know that finmonster's explanation will not be far clearer and easier to follow than anybody else's?

Wait and see the mechanism, rather than dismissing it out of hand.

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FrozenStar (author)Kiteman2010-04-22

You bring a good point, but the way he has described it as "brand new" means that it is the first ever hammer, which it is not.

But i do agree it could be different / better and i kind of jumped the gun.

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Kiteman (author)FrozenStar2010-04-22

"Brand new" does not mean "first ever".

(Consider the phrase "I just bought a brand new car")

The debate will be over, though, as soon as he posts pics.  Why he expects people not to copy it is beyond me, though.  This is Instructables - copying it is the point.

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2010-04-22

I think technically it could if used in the right context.  Someone can interpret your example phrase as "I just bought a fresh car off the block".  This doesn't mean "First ever" but what the poster of the topic is implying is that he has a fresh new mechanism, which he says is "brand new".  

Also, it's not really new if it's been used before.

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Kiteman (author)DJ Radio2010-04-22

But if it is brand new, then it hasn't been used before.

As I said, we need images from finmonster, otherwise we're going to argue in circles, which is fairly bootless.

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finmonster (author)Kiteman2010-04-23

thanks for supporting me and u are right they are wrong mine has NEVER been done before thanks again

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Kiteman (author)finmonster2010-04-23

Not a problem - looking forward to the pictures, though.

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FrozenStar (author)Kiteman2010-04-22

touche.

I think he just doesn't want people to take his design and post it saying it was theirs but otherwise i see your point.

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2010-04-22

He has said it uses "a hammer".  Now go look up "Knex gun with a NEW firing mechanism, a hammer."  If it does use a hammer it will work something like the gun like that.  If it doesn't he probably has the wrong terminology.

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