DIY a real-like shotgun from scraps.
Q: Why don´t you buy one at local market and put it on the wall?
A: In Brazil it is illegal to sell, possess or use any toy or imitation firearm which substantially duplicates or can reasonable be perceived to be an actual firearm.
Make sure you see all pictures and pass mouse over the yellow box for details.
Step 1: Materials List
E.V.A.sheet (1/10" thickness)
About 32" of P.V.C. water pipe (1/2")
Air-conditioning pipe insulation (1/2" inner diameter)
DVD case (thin one)
5 furnace 60A fuses
Fluorescent lamp clip
Black spray paint
Red spray paint
Scraps (for detailing)
Duct tape (of course)
Frame box (see instructables or buy one at Fastframe) with glass
"In case of..." adhesive vinyl letters
Step 2: Disassembling
Disassembly toy gun (from old XBox) and cutting off screw supports, sight and hammer. Be careful don´t scratch handle, trigger or trigger guard.
Step 3: Making Barrel and Rod
Cut or saw water pipe to use as barrel and pump-action rod. I didn´t use any scale or blueprint.
Step 4: Spraying
Spray paint pipes and trigger in black. Just two coats are enough.
Step 5: Main Body
Cut and folding a DVD case to cover hand-gun barrel and to look like a real shotgun body.
Mark and fold case as shown. Cut off parts as indicated.
Fix case to gun with screws.
Step 6: Ammunition
Very simple step.
Remove copper terminals from furnace fuse (twist to break internal metal tape)
Spray paint cardtridge in red (lots of thin coats needed)
Put back one terminal and fill "cartridge" with red modelling clay.
Spray top one coat to color match.
Hotglue five (or more) cartridge in a smal piece of light green E.V.A. sheet (try to keep them aligned).
Step 7: Fixing Barrel and Rod
Fix a fluorescent-lamp-clip to the barrel (use small screw).
Clamp it to pump rod and fix it using a DIY-steel-wire-lock.
I used a rack-nut (see picture) as iron sight.
Paint them in black (two thin coats).
Step 8: Finishing
Assuming that you already have the frame box with glass.
Mark shotgun shape and cut a E.V.A. sheet (as shown).
Glue (hotglue or contact adhesive) to another sheet of E.V.A. to creat a emboss background.
Glue (hotglue AND contact adhesive) the E.V.A. sheets to back (hard cardboard) of the frame box
Hotglue cartridges on E.V.A. sheet.
Drill holes in the hard cardboard back and fix shotgun prop with nylon straps (one in the barrel clip and other in the trigger guard).
Fix back hard cardboard with some nails and... finish!
PS: I bought decal "IN CASE OF..." at local Mall (print shop express) and sorry about bad english...