How to Make a Paper Model Gun!




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Intro: How to Make a Paper Model Gun!

In this instructable, I am going to show you guys how to make a paper model gun!
I will be making the Berreta 92fs, but most guns are rather similar in building. So that would not be a very big problem.

Step 1: What Will You Need?

Ok, here is the standard what do you need step. it is not very much, or hard to get. And most people allready have it.
1. A printer, it does not have to be able to print super quility, since you only need to make some basic colors. Still, be sure to have enough ink!

2. Printer paper without it you would not be able to print!

3. Glue. any glue that glues paper will work, i suggest strong glue.

4. Scissors/hobby knive, whatever you prefer, i prefer scissors, because i dont have a hobby knive, and i dont have money to buy one..

5. Tweezers, this may sound a bit odd, but they are usefull for handling small parts, and holding things like the barrel together.

6. The template of your gun. i uploaded the guns from the pack that i use for you guys, just click [ here]
note: i did NOT make these, and thus i take no credit for them, i only uploaded them for you

Step 2: Starting: the Barrel

Ok, now you have everything ready, you can start the actual cutting and making of the gun!

I prefer starting with the barrel, then the slide, handle and as last the trigger and trigger guard. Of course you can do it different, but i will explain it in this way in this Instructable

1,2,3. Print your template, I also prefer printing the instruction paper, since that will let me make it without my pc on too.

4,5,6,7. start cutting out part one,

8. Oh no! My glue bottle is all filled with dried glue! What should i do?

9. Just grab your tweezers, and start pulling it off, should not be that hard!

10. There, all clean again!

11. Apply glue on the nessecary flaps.

12. Now use your tweezers to hold them firmly together, untill the glue is hard enough to hold itself. I suggest using tweezers, so you wont get glue on your fingers/hands too much. And also this barrel part was too small for me to hold together, so i had to use tweezers here.

13. Glued together. but we still have diffrent bits to glue together!

14. now we go glue these two together!

15. and there we go, glued and dry!

Step 3: The Rest of the Barrel and Slide

1, 2. This is a technique i use to bend over small flaps, i just get teh tweezers, and hold them along the edge of the flap you wnaat to fold. Then just bend over the rest, and you will have a nice anc straight fold, on small flaps.

3. this is the front part of the slide, because this model has no slideable slide, i wont have to make any holes to slide the barrel trough.

4. this is the barrel itself, first of all, cut it all out, and fold the flaps.

5. then apply glue on the big flap to connect the long sides.

6. Press the flap to the part you want it to get glued to.

7. All the parts of the barrel allign!

8. And this is with the parts of the barrel connected.

9, 10. how the barrel, and slide, should look like when finished.

11. A view trough the rear and front sight, shouldnt be that hard.

Step 4: Connecting the Main Parts of the Gun.

Ok, i know that i didnt make steps for each part of the gun. Since its different with every gun, and with common sense, you should be able to figure that out for yourself.

1. This is the rest of the gun, without the details.

2. All parts together.

3. Put some glue on one of the parts, and stick them together.

4. Finished! Now this was a simple one, just two sheets. Took me a total of about 2 hours to make. But i also made a P90, which took about 6-7 hours to make.

5. a final look trough the sights!

Good luck, and happy gunmaking!

Oh, and please post your results!!

Step 5: Colt Single Action Army

The instructions for the Colt Single Action army, also known as the Colt Peacemaker.

more information can be found here.

I did not make this gun, and thus I take no credit for them. All I did was upload them here.

Step 6: Smith & Wesson Model 19

The instructions for the Smith & Wesson Model 19.

more information can be found here.

I did not make this gun, and thus I take no credit for them. All I did was upload them here.

Step 7: Walther PPK

The instructions for the Walther PPK.

More infromation can be found here.

I did not make this gun, and thus I take no credit for them. All I did was upload them here.

Step 8: Sig Sauer P226

The instructions for the Sig Sauer P226.

more information can be found here].

I did not make this gun, and thus I take no credit for them. All I did was upload them here.

Step 9: Avtomat Kalashnikova Model 1947 (AK-47)

The instructions for the Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947 (AK-47)
more information can be found here].

I did not make this gun, and thus I take no credit for them. All I did was upload them here.

Step 10: Templates in PDF



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    335 Discussions

    King Cuddles

    23 days ago

    Printer paper or cardstocks/construction-paper?

    Printer paper is to flimsy.


    2 years ago

    great 71.7mb took 7 hours just to downoad this


    4 years ago on Step 9

    To Downloaded the Models :


    5 years ago on Introduction

    GUYS everybody trying to find the links because megaupload is blocked go to this link:


    6 years ago on Step 1

    Nice btw can you email me the template because i dont have a pro account and im not pating


    6 years ago on Introduction

    hey,sorry about the complaint,but Windstream says "this website does not exist"
    could you please help me.Also,i loce to make paper guns off the top of my head.


    6 years ago on Step 5

    will you send me a email how to put it together my email is


    6 years ago on Step 8

    were can i get instructions to assemble it

    the poodleo

    6 years ago on Introduction

    To everyone reading this.
    I have a few things to say.

    first, there are hundreds of links to other websites where you can print of different guns, and other types of papermodels (cars, airplanes, ships, etc. I have an instructable with a ton of links.
    all you have to do is google "papercraft guns"

    and second...
    Don't print on regular printer paper. its way to light. go to a staples or something, and buy a few pieces of cardstock, print everything of on those. they are about 5 cents a sheet, and totally worth it if you actually want to have your gun holdable, and it will be much less frustrating.

    its still a good instructable, but there could be a few more specifics.