Introduction: Clothespin Gun
a super awesome gun that shoots pretty much anything!
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Step 1: The Parts
one clothespin and a rubber band
Step 2: Cutting the Clothespin
cut along the line in the picture to make one side of the clothespin shorter.
Step 3: Putting the Spring On
to put the spring back on is a necessary step.
put it on using the image below.
make sure that when you look at it, the spring goes around the top not the bottom as shown in the diagram below.
Step 4: Putting the Rest of It Together.
put the smaller part on top of the longer one.
rubber band them together where shown in the image below.
DO NOT RUBBER BAND TOO TIGHT!!
IT WILL MAKE IT SHOOT NOT AS FAR!!
Step 5: Cocking It
to cock this gun uses two steps.
slide the top shorter piece towards the front of the weapon untill the spring pops into the little notch in the wooden part.
Step 6: Almost There!
slide the top part back again to the back of the weapon untill it drops into the little slot again.
this one may be a little bit awkward but it will work fine.
Step 7: Ammo!!
put ammo between the two pieces of wooden clothspin.
i used an airsoft BB
most anything will work tho.
toothpicks also work very well.
you will see that the spring looks sort of like a trigger. this is to be used as a trigger.
pull it just like you would pull a trigger and it will shoot.