Miniature Firearm With Easily Loaded Cartridges - the Snub

Introduction: Miniature Firearm With Easily Loaded Cartridges - the Snub

About: Travelling since 2013. I'm currently in Australia for some reason. --- I’m Calvin Drews, and I love to learn, experiment, invent, create, repair, and generally just do things myself. A sort of modern jack of …
This is my second miniature gun. See the first slide show for more information.

This gun is made entirely out of brass and solder except the handle, which is made of wood. It fires very small bullets that have quite a bit of power (see the video...) and is easy to reload.

This gun is about half as long as my first gun (the Hunter) and takes the same size cartridge. Accuracy is pretty good for something like this (you can actually aim at things!). In the video I shot the tube pretty close up, but you can shoot things at a distance with a little practice.


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    I see slot of comments below that will get all of you put in jail. Spring powered firearm is highly illegal. Probally talking 5 to 10 years in federal jail. If you use explosive propellent i fear you will get a even longer jail time. Dont post stuff on the internet that will get you in jail!!!

    I see slot of comments below that will get all of you put in jail. Spring powered firearm is highly illegal. Probally talking 5 to 10 years in federal jail. If you use explosive propellent i fear you will get a even longer jail time. Dont post stuff on the internet that will get you in jail!!!

    This sounds really illegal... I know i wouldnt wanna end up on jail over a firearm that small

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    explocivo12
    explocivo12

    5 years ago on Introduction

    how do u make it? i am not a pro so i cant download it can someone send it to me? my email is killerlooks10123@gmail.com

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    shawntherobot
    shawntherobot

    11 years ago on Introduction

    finally i made it!!!!!!! i used an antenna fdrom an rc car for the gun and cartidges. now all i have to do is wait for my fuses to come in(i orderd them online).hurray great instructable

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    shawntherobot
    shawntherobot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ummmmm how do were do you put the pellets in the cartridge or do you put them outside the cartridge

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    They go inside, and are kept inside with a small piece of wadding.

    cini.bmp
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    Phoghat
    Phoghat

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    instead of a fuze you might use a #11 primer for a black powder gun

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    shawntherobot
    shawntherobot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    thanks (now i will be able to destroy all of my enemys)muhahahahahahaha!!!!!!!...............................................lol.........jk

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Nothing more entertaining than shooting your enemies with minute metal fragments.

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    Ragnar_Svardfri
    Ragnar_Svardfri

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    What did you use to cut your antenna?
    I don't know what to use to cut it. I would borrow my dads dremel,  but he is out of cutting wheels.

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    shawntherobot
    shawntherobot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    to cut my antenna i just bent it back and forth ill it snapped. Then i used my pliers to open it back up into a circular form. You could probably just use a hacksaw if it was thicker if it is too thick my only other idea would be the dremel and buy some new cutting wheels. The inside barrel that doesnt move was already the right lenght when i pulled it apart from the rest of the antenna. But i have to buldanother one because it exploded when itried to fire it becuase i put in too much gun powder. will have to wait longer before able to post picture my camera broke while i was trying to make a video of it firing. Goodluck. ps dont put in too much gun powder.

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    Phoghat
    Phoghat

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Small copper tubing cutter (available at hardware or plumbing supply) will work

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah. Be very careful and start with a tiny amount and work your way up until you find the perfect amount.

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    Ragnar_Svardfri
    Ragnar_Svardfri

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I don't want to bend it back and forth and try to reshape it. I'll figure out something.
    I'll remember that.

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    Ragnar_Svardfri
    Ragnar_Svardfri

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I got it.
    I drilled small holes through it almost all the way around, snapped it off, and filed it down.
    i just realized that all the springs i have pushs out and I need a spring that pulls in. Well i do have some springs that pull in but they are from a trampoline so i don't think I can use that.

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    nepheron
    nepheron

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet! I cant wait to see it. Thanks for the support!