Functional Steampunk Airsoft Pistol




About: I am a recent graduate of the Sustainable Manufacturing program at California State University Chico. I currently consult with local businesses and provide freelance design work. I've been making things for ...

When I saw the Steampunk Challenge it gave me the motivation to actually do this project which had been kicking around in my head for a while. I have a bunch of less-than powerful Airsoft guns lying around, a bunch of random junk, adhesives, and metallic paint. Combine all of this, and I get a Steampunk Airsoft gun!

I also wanted the gun to work. Maybe not be easy to cock, or load, or aim, but at least fire. This one fits that description perfectly.

This gun is not up to my personal artistic standards, but I couldn't figure out something to edge the leather with to my satisfaction, or something to cover the exposed glued woods on the ends of the scope.

Without further ado, here is my Steampunk Airsoft gun.

The gun I chose had some accuracy issues so i decided to to take it apart and maybe fix that. I found the problem- a cracked barrel mount- and patched it up with Krazy Glue (CA glue). That fixed it wonderfully

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    3 years ago

    nice man


    5 years ago

    Is this co2 powered or spring/plunger powered?


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sadly, no. The gun itself was pretty wimpy, an has since broken so badly that I threw it out ages ago. Even in just-made condition, the gun was very weak, hard to cock, and couldn't hit anything. At some point I may make a better one. Dunno though.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I suppose you could run 6mm paintballs through it, but that really isn't the point. It's more of an art piece.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I stuck a bracket from the bottom of a lantern onto the base of the magazine. onto this bracket, i stuck a little piece of textured metal tubing about an inch long. I stuck the cable insulation in one side, the CO2 cartridge on the other, and glued it all together with hot glue.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I made this project in record time for a contest, so i did not have time to document it. Therefore, no pics of the making process. Sorry.