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Re: New quest - RBG's for fencing melees

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  • bayard_turner
    Thanks for your ideas. I m working on plans now, and if they work, I ll try to post them for use by others. Bayard
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 20, 2009
      Thanks for your ideas. I'm working on plans now, and if they work, I'll try to post them for use by others.

      Bayard

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, conradh@... wrote:
      >
      > On Thu, June 18, 2009 6:24 pm, mit1369 wrote:
      > > I used to make quite a few of them once upon a time.
      > > My mechanism was only two moving parts.
      > >
      > >
      > > A trigger that when under strain holds back a cam with two "spurs" or
      > > notches. One notch for the trigger and the other for the band.
      > > There are more refined pieces out there. But they work.
      > >
      > >
      > Even simpler is the sort my dad made for me on occasion. One moving part.
      >
      > Essentially a stick that moves in a mortice through the body of the gun.
      > He used two pieces of plywood with spacer blocks; you could carve a more
      > realistic looking period gun shape and chisel the mortice if you wanted.
      >
      > The stick's bottom end is carved into a trigger and sticks out the bottom
      > of the mortice, where your finger can reach it easily. The upper end of
      > the stick is carved into a prong that holds the rubber band, which
      > stretches from there to the tip of the muzzle end.
      >
      > The stick is pivoted in the middle on a pin (can be a bolt or nail passing
      > through the gun from side to side). Rig a spring (can be as simple as
      > several rubber bands, or scrounge a small one out of something) so as to
      > hold the trigger forward and thus the top prong back.
      >
      > Pull the trigger and the top prong pivots forward and disappears below the
      > top line of the gun body, which pries the rubber band loose and off it
      > goes.
      >
      > It helps if the stick is cut into a bit of a forward curve (make it out of
      > a wider slat), if the pivot point is closer to the top than to the
      > trigger, and if the prong is barely notched enough to hold the rubber
      > band. Sand the top bit nice and smooth.
      >
      > Ghod--hadn't thought about one of those things for fifty years....
      >
      > Ulfhedinn
      >
    • Baron Otto
      If you could check out the yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Gunnes There, in the files section are several articles about band-gun construction.
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 20, 2009

        If you could check out the yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Gunnes

        There, in the files section are several articles about band-gun construction.

         

        Otto

         

        From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of bayard_turner
        Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:00 PM
        To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [MedievalSawdust] New quest - RBG's for fencing melees

         




        Thanks for you help with my last request - on to the next one. I've been asked to make a number of rubber band guns for fencing melees. I can handle the wood and the metal barrel, but I need help figuring out how the trigger/release mechanism functions. Has anyone seen plans?

        Thanks in advance.

        Bayard

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