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Ranges of 60-80 feet!

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#1 texmustache

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 08:49 PM

Materials Needed:
1" CPVC
1/2" CPVC
2x 1/2" CPVC couplers
1x 1" CPVC coupler
1x 1" CPVC Tee
1x 1" Male Adapter
1x 1" Female Adapter
1x 1-3/4" CPVC Reducer
1x 1-1/2" CPVC Reducer
5/8 OD Rubber Gasket
Small Bolt, Washer and Nut
Electrical Tape
4x 7/8" x 4" springs (others could work, just make sure they are nearly the same ID as the OD of 1/2" CPVC)

Cost - If you start from scratch about 20$

Tools:
PVC Glue
Pipe Cutter/Hacksaw
Drill (Optional)

http://www.freewebs....inghomemade.htm for picture (It's a gif now, and about 140 times smaller [really!] )

Okay, first measure out the length of your springs. Then, take a piece of 1/2" CPVC about 2' longer than your springs. Glue a coupler to one end. Now, Glue your 1-1/2" Reducer to one side of your 1" coupler. Leave that for a while. Then, Glue your male adapter to one side of the 1" Tee (NOT the alone side). Then glue your 1-3/4" Reducer to the female adapter. Finally, measure out a piece of 1" CPVC that ends up a little shorter than the springs after the Tee and Coupler are attached (The whole assembly will be slightly shorter than the springs. Then, take your gasket, run your bolt through it, and but the nut in to keep it in place. Take this, wrap electrical tape around the bolt until it fits snugly into the 1/2" coupler. Then epoxy it to the coupler end of your 1/2" CPVC. Take your 1" Coupler and glue it to one end of the 1" CPVC you cut earlier. Glue the Tee (NOT the alone part) to the other end. Then, put the springs over the 1/2" CPVC, and slide it into the 1" CPVC, gasket end towards the coupler. Finally, screw the female adapter into the male adapter. now you should be able to pull the CPVC back and release it! This makes the gun work. Almost done now. Finally, cut a small piece of 1" CPVC and glue it into the alone part of the Tee. Now, take a piece of 1/2" CPVC for your barrel. Congradulations! You have a breach loading, spring-powered homemade.

I have been made aware that Frost Vectron did indeed make spring weapons. i took a look at his site, and while he was probably the first, i think i improved upon the method.

Edited by texmustache, 19 April 2004 - 07:40 PM.

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#2 WEASEL

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 09:01 PM

About how much will this cost to make?
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#3 Langley

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:03 PM

If you ever post a bitmap that huge that takes that long to load (on DSL-5min) and it turns out to be a poorly drawn 4 color MS paint diagram, I'm going to come to your house and kick your ass. You could have compressed that whole image into a gif that would take less than three seconds to load, and it wouldn't have changed the way it looks one bit. And don't give me any bulshit about no having the software. There's free software that will do that for you. Go find it.
Oh yeah, nice work.
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#4 ShortShit

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:20 PM

edit: silly subtitle not loading makes zack feel like a silly boy!

Edited by ShortShit, 20 April 2004 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:40 PM

Dude do you just not read its the friggen subtitle it says "Ranges 60-80ft." in nice bold letters at the top.
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#6 Jangadance

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:41 PM

About how much will this cost to make?

Cost - If you start from scratch about 20$

<edit> Also, I agree that the image is a pain to load.

Edited by Jangadance, 18 April 2004 - 10:41 PM.

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#7 WEASEL

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:44 PM

Sorry about that stupid question. (man, i need more caffine)
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#8 neonerfer

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 05:31 PM

So it's just a pull and release? Frost Vectron (I believe it was him) made and posted instructions for alot of those, including a multishot one. Someone else made a spring homemade with a trigger as well. Nice work, just letting you know that it's been done before.
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:59 AM

Sorry about that stupid question. (man, i need more caffine)

No actually thats the last thing that you need buddy. ^_^
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:16 PM

Sorry about that stupid question. (man, i need more caffine)

No actually thats the last thing that you need buddy. ;)


Maybe...I doubt it though.

Edited by WEASEL, 21 April 2004 - 08:17 PM.

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