Three Guns for Christmas

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Project by Nick_R posted 254 days ago 3098 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I work with some gun enthusiasts and a little while ago they mentioned wooden rubber band guns. Not knowing anything about guns (rubber band or otherwise) I thought it might be neat to surprise them for Christmas. I found these “plans” for a 1911 automatic where the slide actually moves and loads the next rubber band.. I put plans in quotes because they are less than complete and I had to improvise….. a lot…...

The are made from Hickory and Walnut. Each will fire up to 8 rubber bands either all at one time or single shot.

It was a frustrating project that was made more difficult by the plans. There is a video online to show you how but it has left out some HUGE steps..

Well.. what do you want for free? The guy who designed it did a great job..

Merry Christmas.

If you want to see the video.. go to youtube and type in parabellium rubber band gun

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#1 posted 254 days ago

Very cool!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 254 days ago

Oh no, not toy guns! The horror of it all! Call the principal and immediately expel this anti-socialist, politically incorrect (but, no doubt, true) American who angerly clings to his guns and Bible. LOL!!!! GREAT JOB—GO FOR IT!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 254 days ago

Those are great…If only we had some guns like that to play with when I was a kid…about 100 years ago. Now is a good time for you to put together a blog showing just how you make these…..Thanks for showing them…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 254 days ago

Do those have hi-capacity clips? I’m sure this will be deemed bad taste and made illegal on this site by the gun grabbers! Then they’ll go after our nail guns.

-- Jim, Michigan

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#5 posted 254 days ago

Jim….. Do they really take down toy guns on lumberjocks? I hope not, there is too much work in these..

They only shoot rubber bands..

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#6 posted 254 days ago

You did a great job and I’m sure they will have a lot of fun with them,

As a retired Sheriff I would only ask one favor. Paint the tips of the barrels orange like the toy guns sold in stores. I would hate for a kid to get shot by a police officer who can’t determine that they are toys. It has happened and will undoubtedly happen again, and I always feel sorry for the cop and the person who is shot. By the way I am pro-gun and think every sane, law abiding citizen, should have some and be trained to use them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 254 days ago

Thanks Les. I did not make these for kids.. Believe it or not they are for 3 adults I work with at the FD. Don’t think I would make them for kids. They are very realistic.. thanks fur the good advice

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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#8 posted 254 days ago

These are awesome. Great job. Any chance that if you build any more, that you could do a how too blog on it? Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 254 days ago

+1 for a how to blog

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#11 posted 253 days ago

Amen on the blog. I’ve got a passel of great-grandsons (and-daughters) who would dearly love these.

Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#12 posted 253 days ago

As good as real!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 253 days ago

Very nice work. They look almost real.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 253 days ago

Super cool job.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#15 posted 253 days ago

Nice woodworking! Why the politics guys?

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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