Make a Simple Match Gun




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I have been very interested lately in homemade warfare. I have made lots of cool and powerful crossbows, but i felt like making something much smaller. It is small, powerful, and shoots pretty far. Not only does it look cool, but you can just slip it right into your pocket!

Step 1: Gather Materials

This is a very simple pocket gun. All you need is two clothespins, super glue(instant drying spray is optional), a file, some sandpaper, and a lot of free time!

The picture shows another view of my match gun. I took the springy thing off for this one.

Step 2: Get Started

First you will need to disassemble your clothespins. You can discard one of the metal things, but you have to keep one. (you will also need of knife of something sharp) Get all of your other materials ready.

Step 3: Making the Body

i will show you a video of another peg gun i have seen. It shows you how to make a good body. Then i will tell you how to make the banana clip and the handle(they are for looks). it turns out i don't know how to put on video, so just go to youtube and find the video called "how to make a peg gun" and use that one for the body.

Step 4: Making the Handle and Clip

now you have only one clothespin left. cut one half of the clothespin into two parts. then file and sand it down until it curves a little. Then glue it in the center on the bottom(like the picture shows). then take the other full part of the clothespin and cut it in half like the other one. glue the two parts together and attach to the gun



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    5 years ago

    You could cover the barrel in the match striking cardboard you find on the box of safety matches so it catches on fire as it launches but the wind might blow it out


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Excuse my nerdiness, but there isn't such thing as an Ak-74U it's actually called and AKS-74U :3.


    8 years ago on Step 4

    You know that match? Light it on fire then shoot. It's pretty damn awesome :D. Also, take a needle, stat it THROUGH a match, so it sticks out in the back and front. Then light the match on fire and shoot-results? A very hot needle with a burning match around it melting through Styrofoam.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    Why not just bend it a little bit so it's easier to cock?


    11 years ago on Step 4

    To bad it takes to much time or I would have made one. If you could make sum and sell them. That would be nice.

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    9 years ago on Step 1

    it would realy look like an ak47 if u made a stalk and had a longer barrel;D


    9 years ago on Step 4

    if you flip the body, you could put the trigger near the handle.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    be more specific and show pics on what you did to help people know what to do over all 3.5-5 (due to vagueness)