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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:06 pm

im thinking of trying this out. i think the picture explains it. any questions/criticism?

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oh and for the bullets i'm gonna make a potato hole punch type thing with a piece of the barrel i'll cut off the tip.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:07 am

I had that idea to it might work so give it a shot. and tell us how it turns out. :)
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:05 am

just got back from home depot. im gonna try it with paintballs and a cylindrical clip, i'll post picks and an update on how it worked tomorrow probably
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:17 am

tntlly wrote:just got back from home depot. im gonna try it with paintballs and a cylindrical clip, i'll post picks and an update on how it worked tomorrow probably


...and here it is
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Unread postAuthor: KVINCEO » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:07 am

so... does it work well?
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:43 pm

yup, i need a better seal though, there's a small leak in the bolt so it doesn't have it's full potential
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Unread postAuthor: Tshylea » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:01 pm

Where did you get the spring? I checked my local hardware store and they don't have any like that.
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:16 am

If you have Home Depot, go there. They have everything, though it was still hard to find there. this kind was the only kind they had and it was in the hardware section. If you can't find any, just ask someone.
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Unread postAuthor: spud-tom » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:59 pm

what are you using for the valve?
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:11 pm

just a sprinkler valve with an in-line chamber
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Unread postAuthor: weirdwun » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:45 am

does it jam at all?
is it easy to 'reload'?
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Unread postAuthor: tntlly » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:02 pm

it did jam occasionally but i sanded the inside where the clip connects to the barrel so that's not an issue and about reloading, all you do is unscrew the spring cap, drop in paintballs and screw it back on, quite easily
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:29 pm

Pretty cool, I wish I wasn't too lazy to make something like that. Wait, no I don't. :D
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