TheMansCave.com Shares version 2.0 of his Arrow Gun
Jared Jorgensen of www.themanscave.com runs a popular YouTube channel where she shares a number of DIY, How To and Timelapse videos. I first came upon his site about three years ago while searching YouTube for videos on DIY Airgun targets. At the time I found a DIY video of his on “How to make BB Gun Exploding Targets”
While I never did get around to trying his targets out, I did end up subscribing to his channel and have appreciated his videos since then. About a month ago, Jared posted a video on his first attempt at a DIY Homemade Arrow Gun.
This initial arrow gun was based off of an aftermarket .22lr stock, a few parts from a pressure washer wand, a few different arrows, and a 20oz CO2 tank.A couple of weeks later, he posted a followup to this video, aptly titled “How to make a Homemade Arrow Gun” where, as the title suggests, he guides the viewer step by step through how to make this basic and simple CO2 powered arrow gun.
In mid December, Jared Jorgensen posted a video showing off his new and improved version 2.0 of his arrow gun. The “Daisy BB Gun Hack Arrow Gun 2.0” appears to be based off of a Daisy PowerLine model 880. He uses a 9oz CO2 tank for the powerplant, has a ‘ball valve’ to charge the Daisy’s gas chamber with, then uses the actual rifle components themselves work to fire the arrows one at a time down range.
The valve system on the Daisy pellet rifle he uses completely opens when hit by the rifle’s hammer. This is the trick behind why this specific rifle works for him. In the video he also shares that he has other future pellet rifle projects in mind, and will be building a compressed air (HPA) version in the future.
He’s promised to post a future video detailing the build, however please attempt so at your own risk. HPA and CO2 are inheritenly dangerous and must be treated with care and respect, especially when used as a powerplant for this type of project.
That said, I have to admit it looks like a ton of fun!
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