Potato Cannon Upgrade

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Introduction: Potato Cannon Upgrade

In this instructable I will show u how to make a bolt action potato cannon barrel.

Step 1: Materials

hack saw

sharp knife

11cm screw

steel file (or other)

29 cm of 1.5" pipe

67 cm of 1.5" pipe

Step 2: The Mobile Part

Cut the pipe to adapt perfectly to the big pipe

Step 3: Cutting

Now cut the big pipe like this

Note: The first cut must be 2-3 cm shorter than second

Step 4: Drilling

Make a hole like screw diameter in the corner of the "L" cut.

Step 5: Projectile

Projectile will be ready soon ;) Any idea is welcomed......

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    22 Comments

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    bombmaker2
    bombmaker2

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    no that is a picture of an airsoft 40mm grenade

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    Colonel88
    Colonel88

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Those airsoft grenades are frickin fun; Grenade launchers always are.


    They're also frickin expensive to get about 40$ plus a 150$ launcher  and un-reusable.

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    dj_nme
    dj_nme

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 3

    They way I would do this is by drilling a series of holes and then using a wood chisel to take out the rest of the waste. Don't forget that PVC pipe is relatively soft and woodworking tools can be used on it.

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    bombmaker2
    bombmaker2

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i just used a jigsaw for all my pvc cutting needs

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    r3musik
    r3musik

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 3

    First, I draw with a marker where the bolt and the chamber will be. Then I drilled each corner and then a series of holes. Good Luck ;)

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    jerickson
    jerickson

    12 years ago on Introduction

    try typing in 25mm pheumatic sniper rifle for a clearer pictures and easier steps

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    nibbler125
    nibbler125

    12 years ago on Introduction

    the pictures are a little blurry but its still cool

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    r3musik
    r3musik

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I know, I will upload clear pictures soon

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    thebluemartyr
    thebluemartyr

    12 years ago on Introduction

    i made one configured alot like this a long time ago, except that it has a longer breech, a better handle, and instead of using cut pipes i used very close fitting ones, which means that it feels great, and is almost airtight, but unfortunately, i made it only as a prototype, and never actually integrated it into a spud gun, maybe i still will someday... il post an instructable if i do 8 )

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    yugremmurd
    yugremmurd

    12 years ago on Step 2

    i dont understand step 2, how do you adapt the pipes?!?! its partially because i cant really see what the picture is telling me to do

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    r3musik
    r3musik

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 2

    push that cut pipe into the big one. it must be perfectly in the big one.

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    tron1o7
    tron1o7

    12 years ago on Introduction

    hmm its just me but im still not ready to try this mod yet since i dont want to mess up when making it cause the pics arent to great. besides that i would like to try it. i like the idea of making a spud gun bolt action

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    FriedRiceFreak

    does this actually work without blowing up in your face? cuz it looks really sweet!

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    r3musik
    r3musik

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yup. it works :) 100% safe ;) the potato have no chance to go back in the combustion chamber because the screw is blocking the way ;) have a nice hunt :))

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    lewis121
    lewis121

    12 years ago on Introduction

    hey do u have any videos or better resolution pics of this thing in action? pretty awesome idea but im not sure how it works? if u want something to put in it, just get a separate piece of pvc pipe the same size as ur barrel and cut spuds with that, will fit perfectly then u can put screws, nails, pingpong balls with alfoil, batteries or watever in the spud plugs.