Start gun?

I seek plans / ideas on how to build a devise that will make the sound of a shot gun.The purpose is for starting yacht races so a means of producing "smoke" would be handy have looked at air cannons ? I want noise not launch capabilities. why not use a shot gun? it is practically impossible to own a gun in Australia.

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DIY air guns

Hi guys, lately i have been designing some types of air rifle and shotgun. If anyone thinks they have an idea, design or just to advertise one of your airgun ibles please feel free to comment and ask questions.

Topic by DIYWEAPONS 


basic air gun

Does anyone know of a good tutorial on a basic air gun? I don't care what it shoots, i just want to understand how to make one.

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PVC gun?

I'm lookin to make an air powered pvc cannon/gun/bomb. I want an explosion!!! I just need uh... "guidance" (if thats a word) on how to make one. I don't need a 50lb, 10 ft long nuclear warhead. I'm lookin for small, simple, cheap, and all at the same time HIGH POWERED AND well... uh... slightly illegal, or something...

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Air cannon

After wanting to make an air rifle for awhile I have finally decided to do it.  I plan to use 80-100 psi from a bike pump to power it.  I plan to use a 1/2 or 3/4 inch QEV (something like this https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Pneumatic-QE-04-Inlet-Exhaust/dp/B01MYRC509/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid;=1495573897&sr;=8-12&keywords;=3%2F4in+quick+exhaust+valve).  Do you guys know if a 2L soda bottle would be a good air tank or should I spend the money to make a pvc or galvanized steel one?  Would an air gun connected to the QEV work well?  Thank you for your time and help                        -James

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Net Gun

Hey instructables, I haven't been on in a while but I am back and looking for someone to give me some advice. In my class, we are playing a castle crashers type game where we have to design a device that will remove all of the foam blocks from the area provided. I came up with an idea that utilizes air pressure to propel the net forward with a decent amount of force. However, I am running into an issue in finding a feasible way to store the pressure provided from me pumping a bike pump, and releasing it to propel the net. I was interested in using a rubber bladder to contain the air pumped into it, and releasing the air on command (start button). I can't use an actual compressor unit as it must be human or battery powered, and it must fit in a 2'x2' space and can't reach more than 5' tall. Any ideas as to where or how I might create a bladder would be greatly appreciated!

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Arc gun?? Answered

Ok, I have made a Jacobs ladder from microwave parts and I THINK that in the middle is plasma soooo since plasma can be influenced by magnetic sis it possible to make it keep going past the trck and fly through the air using electromagnetics? Or make arcs fly through the air using any other microwave parts?

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Shell ejecting air gun?

Im making an marble air gun just like the one the teach you how to do at sentex.net and i was wondering if anyone could give drawings on how to make the marble gun eject shells? Is it possible on a home air gun? Please tell me beucause it would be really nice if i could eject shells on my homemade marble gun. And not only that but another question as well: Can i make bullets myself from melted tin?

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air gun for deer hunting?

Bow hunting only need quiet gun

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home made airsoft gun?

I am thinking about making a airsoft sniper tried looking on youtube and here but can't find anything does anybody have any ideas?

Topic by whitehawknoah 


Knex gun

Um i have the knex big air ball tower and the thriller or something like that rollercoaster. Also some parts left over from the starburst spinner set. im gonna make a gun cause i already have one pistol but i wanna know what gun can i make using those parts and how powerful. id like it to be a sniper but most of the snipers i dont think i have pieces for. dont worry about difficulty i can build anything (not to brag)

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Air Soft Opinion

 I was going to buy an Air Soft Gun. But I'm really confused which one should I buy. My play style is less-hiding and do more tactic moves. I prefer to shoot in a long range, but using burst-fire weapons. I was going to buy UMP-45 or MP7, but those submachine guns are less-accurate. My friend suggest me to buy AKA 47. Any other suggestions? 

Topic by w1l50n1404   |  last reply


how to make a fire extinguisher air gun?

The materials u need 

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potato mini gun

hi again all i posted a question with a other potato problem, nobody answered but i fixed it..Now i got other problem.. what i do is (i tried with deo hairspray 3 diffrend igniters and air duste) and they're all flameable, i found out tha air duster is easist to ignite what i do is first i blow much air duster in, then i blow it test it blow more test blow test, but it simply wont ignite:-( hope you can help oh and 1 more thing, when i open the pill bottle thing it does ignite like it flames out of the wrong end-_-

Topic by Kong markus 


improvised air/airsoft/bb guns/spud guns

Theres a cool site neospud.com

Topic by gotja   |  last reply


pumatic airsoft gun help ? Answered

Ok so heres my situation. About 6 months ago I made my own pneumatic airlift sniper but even though I could get about 80 lbs of pressure stored up before I pulled my trigger my sniper only shot as far as my 300 fps gun. My question is why cuz I had a lot more force in my pneumatic sniper then my other gun and it doesn't seem to matter. My sniper was made of a metal nipple about 9 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. I then put a cap on one end and a reducing coupler on the other. I drilled a hole in the cap and inserted a valve that allowed me to attach the chamber to a bike pump. On the end with the reducer I then added a ball valve that worked as my trigger. After the ball valve was another reducing coupler that brought the size down from an inch to 1/2 an inch. Into this coupler I screwed a break line about 50 cm long(sorry about the unit change I don't remeber its length in inches) and it fit the bb very nicely. I also added a little contraption I made from paper clips that allowed the gun to be tired downward without the bb falling out. However I don't believe this was the problem as I fired the gun when their was just a wire across the back of my breakline ,to keep the bb from falling into the gun ,and the distance seemed the same. I made sure every connection before the ball valve was sealed well except that the gun did leak at a rate of 20 lbs for minute because of a bad connection with the valve that connected with the bike pump. If you need more info just say so in the comments but I don't have the gun with me right now so all i have to go off of is my memory. Thanks for your help I really appreciate it. : )

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Which gun is better?

What one is better to buy with my Christmas money?? I want a pistol that is over 400fps and gas powered. I ALSO WANT IT TO NOT BREAK EASILY. It should last a while. http://www.amazon.com/Crosman-C31-air-pistol/dp/B001C0E6JS/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t http://www.amazon.com/Beretta-Elite-CO2-Airgun-Pistol/dp/B001DCB54O/ref=pd_sbs_sg_2

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What air rifle is this?

Okay. Went to Big 5 Sporting Goods today and picked up an air rifle for 90 bucks. The box says "RS1 Air Rifle Combo", combo meaning scoped, however there is no indication on the box of a second barrel, which should be included to be able to shoot .22 pellets as well as .177. However, once I unboxed, I looked at the receiver and engraved in is "Sportsman RS2 Series", which should be a different rifle, which should also have a second barrel. The second barrel was not there. The manufacturer is Beeman. Can anyone tell me whats up with this?

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Savage Air Rifle?

I have a Savage model 600 .177 cal.air rifle. Can you tell me who actually made this gun and approx.when it was made. Thank you for your help.

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Amazing DIY Air Gun. Powerful

I made this air rifle with plumbing parts .... https://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-DIY-Air-Gun-Powerful/

Topic by bubal 



Air cannon/spud gun trigger Answered

I've opted to go for the modded sprinkler valve trigger. My questions are thus: Where can I find the required 'blow gun'? What is the 'blow gun' for when not killing potatoes? Will the valve reseal if the trigger is released before all the pressure in the tank is gone? So, can you fire more than once before pumping up again?

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Air soft or BB gun help

Can someone please help me to make a easy, good ranged and reliable airsoft gun or bb gun with detailed trigger layout the bb and airsoft guns on instructables are great but i would like a gun with a higher range THANKS EVERYONE and please help

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air raidsiren help?

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agejuU2rYDs please help me make one of theese and find where to buy the motor! i made a video too

Question by knex gun and grenade maker   |  last reply


What can I do with an old air soft gun? Answered

 I love air soft. So much, that I broke one of my guns. what could I do with it ?

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crutches to airsoft guns? Answered

I recently tore my MCL and I am going to try to make my crutches into airsoft gun(s).  and I was thinking about using this design somehow.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-500-fps-CO2-Airsoft-Gun/  any suggestions? it would look cool to have a war where one second you're limping around and the next you're a living turret!! 

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N.J. air rifle Team

Does anybody know where I can join an air gun/bb gun team? I'm 14

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch   |  last reply



Airsoft firing real bullets

Can an all-metal airsoft gun truly be modded to fire a .223cal round, as they are approximately the same diameter

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air tank question? Answered

I have a medical regulation oxygen cylinder it is a dark green i am wondering if i can turn it into a compression cylinder by drilling into it would this compromise the tanks integrity please respond. sorry if i left anything out, fidgety2

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A real air rifle

A buddy from work found this and I found it so interesting I thought I'd share with all you air gun lovers, and lovers of history! Lewis & Clark secret weapon - - a late 18th Century .46 cal. 20 shot repeating air rifle by Girandoni

Topic by RedneckEngineer   |  last reply


What air gun(s) do you have?

What air gun(s) do you have? Please list them here. NO AIRSOFT!!

Topic by masterofsniping92 


Test gun measurments on computer before building

I trying to find a program that was posted on an instructable that lets u input the measurements of the gun your trying to build and it tells u how effective it would be. I used to have it on my computer but lost it when I formated my computer. If you know what I'm talking about please post a link to the program.

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Is there a way to convert a CO2 air gun to work with a compressed air tube?

I have a CO2 air pellet gun and would like to convert to a compressed air tube....Is this possable? I hope this does not break any rules for the site. If so I am sorry, please dissregard and let me know. Thank you. Grant

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sprinkler valve and blow gun valve? Answered

Hello i am planing on making an air gun, but Im a little confused. my first question is that what is the best type of sprinkler valve to use (brand and size)? my barrel is 1/2" and air chamber is 1'. My second question is do they make a battery operated sprinkler valve, so i can just hook a electronic switch to it? if so what brand? my third is why is the blow gun valve necessary? thank you those who post answers.

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Got any ideas???

I was wondering if anybody has some drawings on how to make an gas/gun our a.k.a air gun.Gas chargers.These gas chargers show at the link above are all i can get at Iceland, They do not sell air guns in iceland.And it would not hurt if this gun could shoot multiple shots from the same gas/cream charger.So i ask: Got drawings???

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Nerf Gun Valve? (Air, Need a valve)

Yea. Basically, I'm trying to make a nerf rifle with a better trigger. I've used ball valves in the past, but those let out the air way too slow, and you jerk when you pull that.  So I need some kind of valve that can be pulled, and is airtight. Also, I'm not so good at this whole construction thing, so the easier, and the cheaper the better. Home Depot is probably where I'll be picking up the materials from... so yeah.

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homeade paintball gun

Hey everybody please give me tips or designs to help me make the homeade paintball gun using PVC or other inexpensive peices!!PPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!'how do you like my muzzleloader paint ball berret max range 400 yd easly. the whit one is a 5 shot paintball shotgun or rilfe ( you fill it up with air then close extra valves (5 shot muzzleloader) ) .

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I have a leak between a PVC pipe and a fitting, whats a good glue to seal it with. Answered

I tried plumbers goop but it only get a few shots before the seal breaks. The leak is between a modified bushing in which I grinded the lip off and a 11/2 in pipe. Its for a piston valve air gun.

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Airgunners, help me out picking a caliber.

So, for V-Day, my lovely wife is getting me a QB78. Well, I'm torn between getting the .177 or the .22 caliber.  So I was hoping for an (informed) opinion on which caliber to get.

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what is good gun, but esay? Answered

I like a long tybe like a shotgun or air rife.

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potato gun contest

I am proposing a potato gun contest but not any kind of potato gun contest. i am proposing a concealed weapons potato gun contest. air or combustion and it has to screw apart to fit in a briefcase or on your person it can also already be small enough so that you wont have to take it apart use your imagination i am eager to see what people come up with also disguised potato guns are also welcome. thanks for humoring me PhD

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Prop-Gun idea

I don't have that much confidence in getting this to work, but as an idea I thought I'd share it: I have a concept of a rotating-barrel automatic-chain-gun, that I can do no problem. BUT, to simulate muzzle-flash, I'm thinking of feeding butane/air down the barrels (blow-lamp type device) and igniting it. Initially, I think of slip-rings or similar and a camera-flash unit for ignition, motor drive on the barrels. Any advice? L

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Selling modified nerf guns on ebay

Hello people latley i have just put up modified nerf gun listing on ebay i can't seem to sell them but my friend can sell them way easier i asked him what he does diffrent but he said he does the same so if someone would help me sell them i would greatly appreciate it and another problem im having is i can't find the option to leave your listing up till cancelled or 30 day only 10. Im offering a reward to who's tip helps me sell my first 2 guns. The reward is a spray painted and modded nitefinder that has a coupler and can shoot up to 90ft

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what psi does the How to- Assorted Air guns by minerug need?

What psi does the How to- Assorted Air guns by minerug need?

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hot glue gun to hot air soldering iron ? Answered

Hello everybody, I have a burning question that has been bothering me for quite some time the question is: I have a hot (really hot) glue gun and I was wondering if I could put a copper ect. pipe through the glue stick opening and hook it up to my air compressor in an effort to make a hot air soldering iron is this possible?

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