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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:56 pm

This is my mini that I made out of some clear plastic tubing, a lighter nose with an airsoft barrel sleved inside, a peizo from the same lighter, and a threaded cap that fits the pipe.
My tweaked lighter fueling system, once again from the same lighter, is pictured in the first photo.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:22 pm

Thats a nice looking mini. usually nini's are filled with duct tape and hot glue and are just ugly..... but thats pretty nice looking!
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:25 pm

i agree with the above statement.

and thats a cool fueling system, too!
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:55 pm

Thanks!
Also, for a different and cheap mini fuel, I found that swabbing the inside with rubbing alcohol will fire it quite well.
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:58 pm

how exactly is the butane transferred into the chamber? do you just push the butto on the lighter?
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:59 am

Yes, the tubing helps to not waste butane.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:39 pm

Say this is a good looking mini, the muzzle break really stands out. It kinda reminds me of one of those old rotory clip machine guns out of a gangster movie. I'de be plinking marshmello's off of straight pins sticking up through cardboard or something. Good one!
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:32 pm

Sadly the clear tubing that I made the chamber out of begins to crack after a few shots, so I will have to find some clear 3/8" pvc to make a stronger one.*sniffles* Anyways, does anybody know other cheap clear materials that could be used for an application like this?
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:34 pm

use a pill bottle to make a larger chamber and more powerful gun.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:38 pm

I already have one made out of a clear film canister, I was thinking tubing or pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:40 pm

umm, use some large diameter pressure hose if you have some laying around.

and is that clear pen circular on the outside with a hexagon on the inside?
if it is, i used the same kind of pen for a bb barrel, but it cracked, too. i just like it cause i could see the flames i my mini, it is fun to show of your flaming guns!
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:46 pm

Um, that is some 3/8 inch tubing of an unknown material (it smells like tar when cut), not a pen tube.
And yes, I might have some clear hose in my shed, but I couldn't find it last time I looked in there. I could get some next time I go to the hardware store.
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:49 pm

well, if you are going to go to get something, dont get hose, but another thick clear material. i love them clear chambers!
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Unread postAuthor: PneuJose » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:58 pm

so....doesnt the lighter gets on fire or something
i dont thing ittlbe safe like that
nice gun , im making one, ima make a handle so it can be easyer to fire
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:01 pm

I just stick the lighter in the back of the gun, fuel it, pull it out, and cap it. No risk of lighter fire.
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