by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- Air gun?
- What about pneumatics?
- Can you build a spring-piston gun?
- Keep it honest
This report will be different than usual. Today I’m challenging you to design an airgun that we readers can build!
I’m guessing it will be a BB gun, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m guessing it will be a smoothbore, but again, it doesn’t have to be.
When I say build an airgun, it doesn’t have to work with compressed air. The Daisy 179 pistol is considered an airgun, but in reality it is a catapult gun.
Daisy’s 179 is really a catapult gun.
The Hodges gun of the early 1800s is also a catapult gun, and a powerful one at that. It is said to have been capable of killing medium-sized game such as feral hogs.