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Velocity (my new pneumatic gun)

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Velocity (my new pneumatic gun)

Unread postAuthor: nsane-spuds » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:46 pm

First of all, I have to say, I hate writing so I wont go into to much details.

The gun is made out of copper and brass, it took me about a 2 days to make
the gun test it and buy all the needed pipes and fittings. The barrel is 1/2"copper and the chamber is made out of 3/4" copper. This gun uses a piston valve actuated by a blowgun, btw I will post pics of the piston soon. For the ammo I usually use pretty much any thing that fits in the barrel, but for real damage I either use homemade lead or aluminum slugs. (I melt scrap aluminum in my furnace and pour it in a clay mold) I usually operate this gun at around 300 psi.

Video and more pics will come soon.

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Damage to a old computer:
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Damage to a old computer:
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm

Uhhh ok I like the pictures, but would it hurt to be a tad more descriptive? In the time it took to upload all those pictures you could have at least said something about what size projectile, what your piston is made of, what pressure you use, etc.

C'mon man
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Unread postAuthor: nsane-spuds » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:59 pm

yeah... I know its kuz supper was ready so i really had to go...
Details will be up in a sec.
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Re: Velocity (my new pneumatic gun)

Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:04 pm

nsane-spuds wrote:First of all, I have to say, I hate writing so I wont go into to much details


Great job, nice copper gun, (that proves your statement since you joined in june '06)!!! Hope you crank out some more and post instead of not posting.

looks similar to ragnarok's designs which is a very good thing.
I think what bigsauce is saying is more internal pics

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Unread postAuthor: nsane-spuds » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:22 pm

Dont worry, I will post some internal pics in a sec i just have to open up the gun...
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Re: Velocity (my new pneumatic gun)

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:32 pm

THUNDERLORD wrote:looks similar to ragnarok's designs which is a very good thing.

You know, I was thinking that... :D
That street elbow arrangement for bringing the barrel and chamber together seems to have become pretty popular.

A nice launcher there.
Now I might be wrong, but compared to what I know of blowguns, that one appears to be on the wrong way round. Of course, I don't often use blowguns, so I'm no expert.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:40 pm

@ Ragnarok, I am glad you saw my reply. SpudFiles is awesome!!!

Thanks again nsane-spuds!!!
BTW we'll be waiting for those pics.
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Unread postAuthor: nsane-spuds » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:40 pm

Lol, you are right, it is on the wrong side, it used to be on the other side but the threaded part literally exploded when I pumped it up to around 500 psi :D
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:41 pm

I used foam insulation on one of my copper spudguns, and I really liked it. It took away the disgusting copper smell from your hands that you got when you held onto copper for more than a minute, as well as it felt comfortable and looked good.

Nice cannon; I like the streamlined look.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:38 pm

@biggsauce:" Rebel by birth, Southern by the grace of God"


Got a liscence plate that says that. :D
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Unread postAuthor: XxtriviumxX » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:43 am

Its very clean, and looks comfortable to hold. :) It looks like you could cut out a bit of the pilot volume.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:59 am

I like the gun and damage, but I like the fact you can melt aluminium even better!

What kind of furnace do you use to do that?

I would mold my own valves and grips and whatnot if I could do that!

Please tell me how :P
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:09 pm

that is one of the nicest damage and guns i have ever seen! :P
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Unread postAuthor: nsane-spuds » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:02 pm

Hey all, first of all I have to say thanks for all the comments... also, i am going to post new pics of the gun tomorrow, I will also post pics of the furnace :D
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:19 pm

too bad you destroyed a perfectly good computer... It would have worked great as a server if you had just put linux on it...
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