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Steampunk weaponry Answered

Just to discuss all things related to steampunk weaponry (actually I am after some design insight) I'm building a steampunk longgun(micro-sniper) and It will shoot stuff, unlike all the other steampunk guns I can find here. It will be a functional piece, except not utilizing gunpowder ammunition. Anything relating to homebrew loading mechanisms, coils, design, etc would be awesome.

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V-Man737
V-Man737

11 years ago

I'm thinking of making something like a drive-stun taser at the end of mine... This site is full of Instructables about shockers and tasers. Isn't this fun?!

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

You could make that double as an incendiary launching device too(the electric arcs ignite incindairy powder on projectile as it exits the weapon). Good idea!

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 11 years ago

Bwah! Rube Goldberg meets Van Helsing? It is like when Harry Potter and Edward the Sparkly Vampire somehow made a baby!!

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

HP and Ed? I think thats a stretch.

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 11 years ago

Hewlett-Packard and Erectile Dysfunction, however, is not a stretch by any definition.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

Hahaha! I wont question your firsthand experience with that. However, igniting flammable projectiles with sparks in a semi-safe manner in a single step is very un-Rube Goldbergy, that concept is pretty Van Helsingy by nature.

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PKM
PKM

11 years ago

There are plenty of coilguns of various sizes around the site- look on the web for the one that was grafted onto a Robosapien, I believe that had a clever multi-shot loading mechanism.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

My reloading system will be pretty interesting when done(its pretty much designed). I probably will get it cut out on a cnc machine.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

I can help with embellishment, but I do not agree with working weapons myself.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

Where might one be able to find embelishments in the style of stampunk?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Have a look at the projects here - just about anything others see as "junk" can become art. If you're going to use a coil gun at the heart of your project, use brass parts from old clocks and watches (they're not magnetic). In fact, start with one of the coil-gun projects here, and then dress it up with a "shell" of card, epoxy and clock-parts.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

any idea where to get brass sheetmetal?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

In the UK, hobby and model shops stock things like that, as well as larger branches of a DIY store called B&Q.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

You know how often I dislike living in the US? Very. I would much rather be a canadian you know, their country is all woods, and I like woods. Also its not jam packed with consumerist whores(I'm not one, btw). I wouldn't mind living on your island either, loads of nice people with cool accents.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

There's "working" and there's "working" - Nerf, K'NEX, rubber-band guns etc.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

I'm not playing with toys, I'm using dangerous forces of nature!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I get this mental image of you standing heroically, hands on hips as a raging storm soaks through your lab coat.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

Not a lab coat, a trench coat-ish garment that looks like it would be a good addition to the van helsing movie. If I can find a huge fan and some sprinklers, that will be my new profile pic (i'll also put those up on deviantart)

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 11 years ago

Its not for maiming small animals, I abhor that. It's for flinging bits of metal across the room just for show.