Introduction: PVC Pipe Revolutionary War-Era Rifle
I recently purchased Assassin's Creed III (BTW BEST ASSASSIN'S CREED EVER) and, being the kind of guy who enjoys creating replicas of video game props (this is my first one, so be lenient in the comments), felt obliged to create at least one prop from the game. I tried to make a paper tomahawk that resembles the one on the cover with which Connor Kenway is about to assassinate a Redcoat, but I failed epically, so I decided on something much simpler. I was considering all of my options and decided to make a rifle like the ones the Redcoats carry (bayonet included). NOTE: THIS GUN DOES NOT SHOOT ANYTHING. It is merely a decoration/prop. If you were looking for a working rifle, then you should just keep looking.
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Step 1: Materials
Here is a list of materials/tools you will need:
-PVC pipe (lots, preferably 1 inch diameter)
-Hot glue gun
Get these materials and get ready to build!
Step 2: Cutting
Before anything, you need to cut your PVC pipe. Using the coping saw, cut about a foot off of one end of the pipe (sorry, no image available). You might need the saw again later, so don't put it away just yet.
Step 3: Positioning the Handle and Barrel
Next, you have to take the foot-long pipe and the rest of the pipe and position it as shown.
Step 4: Gluing the Handle and Barrel
Glue the barrel and handle together in the position you just arranged them in.
Step 5: Cutting to Length
This step isn't mandatory, but if you notice that one pipe is disproportionate to the other, use the coping saw to cut it down to size.
Step 6: Gluing the Bayonet
This rifle is designed for safety, so there's no need for sharpening the dowel rod before attaching it. All you have to do is glue the bayonet to the bottom of the barrel, a couple of inches between one end and the end of the barrel. Refer to the picture if you get confused.
Step 7: Done!
Obviously, you can paint the gun any way you like, but other than that, you're done! Now you have a model rifle w/ bayonet from Assassin's Creed III!