Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jack Sparrow's Slingshot Pistol






I recently watched "Pirates Of The Carribean" again, and I got an idea.

I made a slingshot pistol that looks like a pirate's weapon!

Simple, robust lock and trigger were called for, so a nice push-up system with a metal hinge was installed. The stock design is following flintlock pistol shapes from the 17th/18th century, and of course the pistol had to look antique.

So I used coffee brown ink to dye the multiplex and the round "barrel" rod, then sanded it lightly and oiled it with linseed oil.

I installed a neo magnet to hold (steel) balls in place, but it works with leas just as well.

It is very powerful (three layers of TB gold per side) and also really accurate.


Go hit 'em, Jacky boy!


PS: I filmed the making steps and may upload a how-to video in case enough people want to see it. I am not sure as I already have a how-to for a sling-x-bow.

5 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to building one of these. I have already obtained a piece of steel pipe to use for the "barrel" section...rj

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  2. Id love to see how to make that.

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  3. ART BEAUTY-PLUS ACTION -THANX-HOPE 2 SEE U VID

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  4. How is the band fired? the trigger seems to only make the ammo pop upwards.

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    1. Nic Zak (BIG FAN OF JOERG SPRAVE)May 1, 2015 at 6:18 PM

      It doesn't fire a band, but it will fire whatever is in the pouch

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