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Guy makes guns entirely from paper. Must see!

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posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 10:56 PM
Great find! Sadly i can't see this being very useful for anything more than a bit of fun. After only a few uses i would imagine things would start to fail. Also don't seem to have much stopping power. Prolly break the skin and hurt like heck but i can't see it being fatal. for what its worth painting an airsoft gun to look realistic would be about the same effectiveness with less work. just aim for the eyes haha. I know that one of the old Anarchy cook books had instructions for making a fully functional machine gun from nothing but old washing machine parts, perhaps it was a dryer, not 100% on the details in my old age. But still, this is very creative and skilled work. Gotta admire that.

posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by jganer

Change the title of this thread.
it's misleading

you say "entirely" ... and if you meant "entirely" then change it..

he uses mesh from binders... wooden dowels etc...


posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:14 AM

Originally posted by jganer

Originally posted by Asktheanimals
They're not 100% paper my friend, he had a metal spring and other parts made of wood.
I have an impossible time believing anyone could make a barrel or action out of paper and make it functional and safe to any degree.
I gotta look into this though. Being able to manyfacture gun parts from junk could be a valuable skill.

The whole gun is made of paper with exception of the springs and bullets. I looked at about all of his videos and I've never seen him use wood in the gun. It's just really hardened paper.

In the first video he said he made the rear sight out of wood ( the small cylinder with a spring in it and end caps which he said we was going to put checkering on.
When they work the actions on these they sure sound like theyre made of wood.

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 11:08 AM

Originally posted by davespanners

Not a single one of these "guns" fired a single shot

WOW he made a non functional paper gun

You obviously did not watch the videos. He has fired a number of different guns, the AK47 is still in construction but the cycle is functional.

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 11:10 AM

Originally posted by davespanners
reply to post by jganer

Yes he fired a DUMMY ROUND

You can fire a bullet with a hammer and a nail, that doesn't mean it's a gun
edit on 10-12-2010 by davespanners because: (no reason given)

He has made his own bullets and his own primer. He doesn't use a full charge of primer. Seriously, why do you even comment on this thread if you are completely ignorant (about the subject).

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 11:27 AM
some how i have a bit of a hard time with what i just saw,
firstly they are far from "just paper" , more like "home made" replica,

i have a question thou

where did all the gases go from the ignition , isnt there heat involved ?
heat and paper just dont mix as far as i know,

secondly , how is this even accessable via youtube without being labled 18 ?

seams kinda wierd that home made weapons and their mechanics can be shown
but a video by snoppdiggedydog is just because of a tit flash, .

seams a bit fishy

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 11:38 AM
Paper is made from wood, so I can excuse his use of wood.

However, I expected him to use paper bullets too. But gun and bullets are two different things I suppose.

In the later video of the short gun it looks like beside paper it has tape on it and metal screws? Or maybe he just painted them.

Anyway I think this is awesomely neat and would make a great science fair project for some kid. OOOPS. Not in todsay's PC schools, how could I forget?

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:00 PM
There is no way that these can be functional. I have seen well built, metal firearms fail from chamber pressures and come apart just from use. Paper is not a very strong material. It cannot hand the chamber pressure it would take just to fire one lethal round. These are NOT capable of firing a live round. Doing so could injure or kill the operator or audience of them.

Maximum Pressure ( in PSI Unless Noted )

45 Long Colt - 14,000

That is the lowest pressure cartridge on the SAAMI list. That is an incredible amount of pressure just to make a bullet fly a very short range.

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:47 PM
yeah, but can he make a working laser sight from paper?

what about making the glass for the optics out of paper?

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:59 PM
I guesse if it misfired he would call it a

PAPER JAM ahahahahahaha

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:01 PM

Originally posted by jganer
The whole gun is made of paper with exception of the springs and bullets. I looked at about all of his videos and I've never seen him use wood in the gun. It's just really hardened paper.

Are you sure? Because (and so far I have only watched the AK vid, the first one) but when he drops some of the components onto the table top they all seem to have a metallic 'ting' ringing noise to them... If I was of a critical nature I may suggest this is a hoax and those are paper covered parts from actual weapons.

posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 08:57 PM
If he ever does try to fire these he is going to be hurt. There is no way you can make cellulose fiber and glue into a functioning gun. Perhaps with a composite and ceramic that I can believe but paper? No way it does not blow his face off.

posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 01:48 AM
I knew as soon as I saw the title that it was a .22 -.25 paper gun..This is just amazingly cool.

Given enough time and patience I'm sure someone could figure out how to do this for larger calibers.
edit on 12-12-2010 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 02:25 AM
This is nothing more then a novelty toy. Don't think for one minute you can make a functional gun with these. The pressures from a fully charged round will destroy the gun and its operator. As they say don;t try this at home kiddies. There are plans for making your own functional AK47 receivers without any machining etc.if you want a real gun

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 01:59 AM
how i envy this guy we can say that he is really talented and has excellent imagination
i think there are few people can distinguish it from the real gun
the guy will become rich if it can fire

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:11 PM
He's gonna be in demand if he ever finds himself in prison or in a prison camp! skills like this served british servicemen well in Colditz, but this guy is taking it to another level, his props could actually be lethal?

edit on 15-12-2010 by tilpah because: typo

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by jganer
sorry to dissapoint you fella but thats a plastic soft air rifle sneakily covered in paper & cardboard. i'm an airsofter myself n happen to be ex-services so i can tell the difference just in the sound, have a listen when he puts that ak-47 down on the table... made of paper? awfully heavy clunk sound...

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:42 PM
There are a lot of neat things out there. My 17 yr old is obsessed with instructables.. as in when she isnt networking she is looking for things to get in trouble with... constantly. SHe has been on craigslist looking for a large fresnel lens ( as described in the instructions) for the "death ray".. God help us all. Hopefully they never have a collider instructable..

SOme of the gun instructables are really cool though

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 03:53 PM
reply to post by davespanners

Dave there is a minimum safety distance with blanks as they can cut chunks out of your skin and blind you. I remember standing next to a guy who had a negligent discharge that cut right through his clothes to his skin.

Also, some automatic gas operated weapons need a blank firing attatchment to enable automatic shots.

You are right about the percussion caps though, all it takes is a tap from a firing pin to set of a round.

But do not fool yourself into thinking blanks have no danger.

posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 06:46 PM
reply to post by jganer

I hope he realizes that constructing a silencer (first vid) is illegal? You can legally buy one, if you have the right license, but I'm not sure that enables you to make them. Same with making what is definitely a firearm.

And here he is on YouTube filming it all..

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