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Cost of a Begginner Pneumatic gun

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Cost of a Begginner Pneumatic gun

Unread postAuthor: JDSpud » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:34 pm

Just wondering how much a pneumatic spud gun would cost to make . I have no idea cuz i m so used to combustion guns but would like to start with pneumatics.

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Unread postAuthor: evileye250 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:02 pm

should be around $20-$30 but it depends if you get a cheap pvc ball valve for $4 or a sprinkler valve for $15 and how big you want it.

mine cost me about $20 with everything. check the pics in my www thing in my post. its the new smaller one, not the big one, i didnt use pressure rated fittings on that so i rebuilt it. the big one cost about $30 and i have 10ft of 3in pipe and 9ft of 1 1/2in left.
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Unread postAuthor: The_Crackerjack_Man » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:29 pm

I dont know what I bought then, i'm in the middle of finishing my first gun and its already cost me $75. Is this to much or is that not too bad?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:27 pm

Thtas fine, my latest dual fire extinguisher paintball rifle cost around $150-$200NZD.
JD spud why make a topic like this when there is no real answer. You havnt given us any info on what you are building.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:55 pm

anywhere from $10.00 to $500.00. depends on the gun size. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:49 pm

No, depends on the parts. I could build a massive pneumatic out of dwv fittings bigger than the swat for 50 bucks if that. Its all in the parts.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:20 am

Well, let's just take a bunch of averages.

Cheapest type of gun in my mind is a small one made of galvanized steel fittings. So, let's go from there.

<B>Valves:</B>
Sprinkler valve, (w/ mod): $20.00
3/4" quick-exhaust valve: $20.00
Homemade piston valve: anywhere from 5 to 30 dollars.

Steel fittings and pipe nipples: $20.00

So, anywhere from 25 to 40 dollars, depending.
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Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:59 am

I spent almost $100 on my gun, but I added a scope. That and the rings\doverail cost about $40. Too many variables to come up with an average.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:32 pm

killagorrila99 wrote:No, depends on the parts. I could build a massive pneumatic out of dwv fittings bigger than the swat for 50 bucks if that. Its all in the parts.


but that would be stupid, and you could, no, should not take it up above 40 psi.

but you wont. :wink:

if you do, I will buy 4 more 6" elbows, pressure rated, and another 10 foot section of 6" pipe, then extend the barrel to 40 feet. :lol:

no, seriously. I will.

EDIT: would you even have a place to store/shoot it?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:16 pm

Its Australia, they have the biggest backyard in the world :wink:

P.S Im not saying they are the biggest landmass, im saying they have one huge outback and not many people to fill it up, most of their population are in the cities.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:12 pm

Depends how complicated you want to go.

My first pneumatic was just domestic copper pipe, a couple of brass compression fittings for it, a bike tyre valve and a washer.

Call it about £15.


My latest one which I didn't have to foot the bill for (thankfully) is a flashy shoulder fired copper QEV one which cost the person who did pay for it aroundabout £130.

Almost double the numbers for $ and then remember that prices vary a lot from continent to continent.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:28 pm

£130? I thought CT was only going to pay £100? Did he stuff the order up or something?
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Unread postAuthor: imablackskater » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:12 pm

mine cost 15 bucks but i kept it simple
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:39 pm

After all rebuilds/repairs and trips to the hardware store, a good guess on mine is about $150.00. Thats counting the gas it cost to do all the running around. Check it out.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:19 pm

MrCrowley wrote:£130? I thought CT was only going to pay £100? Did he stuff the order up or something?


No its the way the rules work, if pipe can only be ordered in 3m lengths but your design needed say 1m you put down the cost + 10% for 1m and he'll pay for the 3m length and send the 1m length.

The same for all the other items that would normally be bought in large quantities like the 8mm copper tube. I said 50cm and it comes in a roll of about 10m.

To be honest he probably didn't buy those since he owns a plumbing company and hes got that kind of thing in stock but if someone else followed the plan it'd be about £130 to them.

Actually if they ordered all the parts through him they'd probably pay about £100 because he can give a reduction and do specific lengths.
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