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New firing methods Answered

post your ideas on how to make more rapid-firing guns and new ways to fire

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hippojoe
hippojoe

13 years ago

I have been thinking this too. Maybe you could have 2 rubber bands one on each side so that one will power it and the other would pull it back like a spring but that would kill a lot of power an each shot would get progressively weaker each time that it fires. you would need a clip though. I haven't tried it yet.

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 13 years ago

i havnt had time. but that method would probably cancel the other rubber band out.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 13 years ago

true, maybe you could use a spring.I'll probable try it this weekend. I'll tell you the results.

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

Sounds coool. Sorry it took so long, I've been having some really big login problems. As for the spring, I'm not sure I have any. Oh! I just got a really cool idea that I think I may need to make! How about a compact firing pin system, like that that's used in an airsoft gun? That would allow a magazine, unlike that normal design! But I tried making a magazine once, and I couldn't do it...

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

Im not really sure qhat you mean by that?

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

What I mean is, to, quite literally, combine the airsoft method, of a slide, catch, and pneumatic firing pin, with that of a crossbow. The rod(projectile) would be loaded into the breach when you pulled back the slide/firing rod, which is guided down a barrel behind it, while at the same time locking on the trigger. Then you pull the trigger and the rest is history.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

You mean like a pnuematic knex gun?

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

Kind of. There's two barrels in this design. One guides the "Rammer" and the second one holds the projectile. the space between each of them is the breach. I was just using pneumatic as an example, but Maybe I'm just confusing. I should really just post this...

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

Is the "rammer" a freely moving projectile or is it fixed like a "firing pin" is on other guns.

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

It's like a firing pin, but since there is no actual cartridge, it's called a rammer. I believe it's called a piston, or a cylinder in a pneumatic pistol. It "rams" the projectile forward.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

Well thats what I meant but what would be the difference between it and any other simple knex gun.

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

Now that I think about it, I don't know. Maybe you could some how make a cartridge with a fircrackerand k'nex rod by putting them in a metal tube. Like an old flintlock, or bolt action.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

Reply 12 years ago

hmm... Well if I was going to make a gun like that then I wouldn't use K'nex, but I have a prototype of a K'nex gun and self propelled bullet. It's still very faulty, but it will shoot about 4 feet. I think that that is pretty good for something that large, and rubber band powered.

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11010010110
11010010110

12 years ago

silicone or acrylic sealant thats used with a gun and comes in cartridges when the cartridge is ended you disconnect it from the tip push the plastic thing out of the cartridge with long stick (you may remove the plate from the gun and insert the cartridge in the gun backwards to push) let the empty cartridge and the plastic thing in the air (so the sealant hardens) and remove it insert the plastic thing back into the cartridge let the tip harden with the silicone in it push out the silicone 'bullet' when it hardened trim the bullet and the tip with knife if needed put the bullet in the tip connect everything back and push the stick of the gun quickly in. if its hard then do it the normal way with the gun but fast air pressure builds inside the cartridge silicone bullet is in the tip shot !

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 12 years ago

you can use this tool (silicone sealant gun) as air pressure based gun and fire silicone bullets with it

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Professor Tor Coolguy
Professor Tor Coolguy

Reply 12 years ago

Ah!!! really cool! Thanks! While it's not quite the "K'nex" type thing I was looking for, it's noteworthy and clever. I would have never thought to do that.

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hippojoe
hippojoe

13 years ago

sorry it took so long to post. but it didn't work.