MrCrowley wrote:Ah, very cool. I've been meaning to try that flashlight suppressor since I saw it in The Walking Dead but it would be too small for most of my guns.
I don't think it would be very practical in my case, I could definitely make it into an effective suppressor, but the people I would sell to are concerned about "cool" as well as noise. No matter how well done, hanging a torch off the end of your barrel invariable looks ghetto.
I hope you do step it up a notch since a flashlight that big needs something more than just a 6mm barrel and 300PSI.
Definitely, 0.38" calibre minimum and probably something that would take 800 psi from a paintball bottle too
Another though was to have a triple 0.22" barrel for a shotgun effect without having to worry about sabots...
It'd be cool to see you try something different like a breech tube going through the chamber to the barrel with some mechanism to seal it off during firing that doesn't get in the way of aesthetics or ergonomics.
I bought used ones deliberately in order to find it easier to hack them up but it seems a shame to damage such a finely engineered item, so I'll be looking to make any changes reversable without modifying any of the components. One of them is quite scuffed, but the quality still shines though. My current idea is to have a coaxial unit that fits inside the battery chamber, shooting through where the lens would be. In order to shoot, you would have to remove the tailcap in order to trigger the pilot.
Got an offer on YouTube to sell one of the flashlight BB guns for $60AUD so I've been thinking about selling them here in NZ since it should be fairly legal.
If airguns are legal without a license, that's half the problem solved, though you still have to be careful about liability, especially if you're selling to teenagers prone to shoot themselves in the face. Also, beware of any laws about concealed weapons.
I can get 10 flashlights for about $75NZD, enough barrel for all of them for $13, schrader valves for ~$20. If I sold them at $50NZD each, I'd almost cover my loses after selling two.
Costs MrC, you'd cover the costs
Times like these I wish I had a mini lathe and the ability to use one
You could always subcontract for a share of the profits, wink wink nudge nudge