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I shall name her "Crystal Clear"

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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:33 pm

This just a small q-tip shooter i made a while back, breech loaded and made from Acrylic ( Don't drop it! ) I can shoot a q-tip with a metal tip ( bit of bicycle spoke) about 10 metres, although it has to fit "just right" to do so.
The chambers capacity is only 22ml and it only takes like 1/2 a cc of butane to fire. The barrel is around 350mm long.
It looks uber cool at night when you get to see the flame on all it's glory :)
Hope you likey.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:44 pm

Nice gun, you just keep making some really nice minis, keep up the good work!
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:01 pm

Whoa, very nice, but I think you may get better performance with a shorter barrel, it looks a bit too long for that chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:04 pm

I will, with passion!! :D
Hey insomniac, how much do you want me to cut off the barrel?
I'll do it just for you :P
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:09 pm

Im guessing about half. Or make a bigger chamber. :D I love shooting minis with clear barrels at night, it looks like a neon tube :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:38 pm

I think the barrel is probably about right for the chamber size, actually. Maybe cutting off about 1/4 might help, but half might reduce prefomance.
Oh, and it looks goood:):)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:49 am

Awwww... nicely machined there, honestly, your facilities are going to be the envy of this forum :shock: :D
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:16 pm

loverlie i remember making acyrilic stuff in grade 8. i should have machined myself some barrels.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:37 pm

Acrylic barrel or "Tube" as it is called can be purchased online i believe, don't ask me where though as i would not have a clue :)
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:43 pm

Go to usplastic.com!! TADA! I would recommend getting polycarbonate instead of acrylic, because it is much stronger and can easily survive shock. IE getting dropped. And yes, it is just as easy to machine.

EDIT: Just to make things easier for you... polycarbonate tube
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:00 am

Wow. Acrylic is pretty expensive to use as a building material. Use it for hybrid rocket motors, not spudguns.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:46 pm

Haha sweet man. Me likey very much. Keep up the good work :P
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Unread postAuthor: Blue Lagoon » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:51 pm

Nice and clean! 8)
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