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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:38 pm

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this is my first pneumatic gun. its only for shooting carrots and other small things because i live in the city and can't be shootin' spuds all around town. it has a 2" chamber about 15" long and a 1/2" barrel about 20" long. it also uses a ball valve to fire.

i know its not a very good gun, but i will be giving it to a friend and then making one with a sprinkler valve. i will need some help with that but thats another post. dont tell me to paint it cause its not gonna happen.

tell me what you think!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:56 pm

Primative but useable, and if your not going to paint it! I wont ask you to. How many blocks can you shoot a carret? 4,?? 7,???

What does CLADD stand for?
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:06 pm

he probably shoots 'em 4-5 blocks. carrot bits are light
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:41 pm

Its a good basic cannon but you have Drain fittings on it.Those are bad and can explode and hurt your friend.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:44 pm

If by drain u mean DWV, no those are pressure rated. Mabe you thought that because of the bell reducer?
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:20 pm

How can you tell?

If you don't mind me asking, why won't you paint it?
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:23 pm

You can tell by the socket depth.
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:34 pm

thanks for the comments.

jrrdw: CLADD stands for Carrot Launching and Deployment Device, and i don't know exactly how far it shoots because i haven't been able to go somwhere where i can safely test it.

frankrede: the fittings are sch 40 and they ARE pressure tested, so they're okay. my cement is also made for PVC/DWV so it should hold

PVC Arsenal 17: im not painting it because i don't want to spend money on it when im just gonna get rid of it. besides, i dont really care how it looks, just how it works. i have some cool camo pattern ducktape(its spelled right, it can be spelled duct or duck) that i might use on my next gun.

thanks again for all the feedback!
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Unread postAuthor: Gorillajoe » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:44 pm

I woke up this morning and there was a carrot in the back of my truck :D
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:42 pm

Just because they hold pressure doesn't mean they're safe. Those could blow. Schedule 40 is a measure of dimensions, you're looking for NSF PW on the thing, which means it's pressure rated. Just by looking at the socket depth tells me it's DWV.

Good beginner gun i guess, carrots are a fun ammo, relatively cheap too! :mrgreen:

My advice though is to rebuild it more safely and give it to your friend afterwards, but the smart thing is not to do that at all unless your friend is a compitent operator of a spudgun. Too many liability issues.
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