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$25 Gun Created With Cheap 3D Printer Fires Nine Shots (Video)
forbes.com ^ | 20 May, 2013 | Andy Greenberg

Posted on 05/20/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT by marktwain

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To: ltc8k6

Nice! See also your tax dollars at work in TM 31-210
for expedient firearms.

http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/june2007/imhv3.pdf


41 posted on 05/20/2013 10:09:10 PM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: varyouga

Maybe the printed items can be tracked back to the individual printer?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography


42 posted on 05/20/2013 10:11:18 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: varyouga
if the fascists don't cripple 3D printing.

They can't. You can build your own printer if you are so inclined. This 3-d printing stuff has a large opensource communitity behind it.

Think linux, writ small, like the early days when I was downloading a few disks to build a system.

Linux was international before powers tried to kill it.

I believe FR is running on linux.

This is international. It's global. 3-d printing is here to stay, regardless of the politicos.

The only thing to determine is the cost in blood and treasure.

/johnny

43 posted on 05/20/2013 10:13:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: varyouga

We’re also going to need field expedient ammo - black powder in a cartridge, maybe for use in a multi-barrel setup. Chris Rock anticipated the anti’s next move - bullet control. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrFVtmRXrw


44 posted on 05/20/2013 10:16:34 PM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: RKV

I have a 3D printed 4 barrel, legal, non-detectable projectile, gun design in my head. Less bulky than the current single shot, more accurate, quick reloads...

Trying to decide if I want to make a proof of principle single shot....


45 posted on 05/20/2013 10:28:01 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: jdege

My wife’s great grandfather carried a sawed off 10 gauge double barrel with a pistol grip that looks just about like that as a guard in a packing shed in Orange County, CA.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 10:32:36 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think these 3D plastic models would make a great one time use gun, for emergency purposes. Holds 9 rounds or so, non reloadable, disposable, and cheap to make. Would come in handy if you’re in a real bind. As far as barrel issues go, maybe using a section of barrel sleeve (for repairing old barrels) would work as an insert. Brownell’s has a range of stock for common calibers.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 10:41:18 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: marktwain

Fires 9 shots?

A magazine with 9 cartridges is enough to get you arrested on a felony charge in New York State.

That’s assuming you have somehow managed to get a state permit to own a pistol in the first place.


48 posted on 05/20/2013 11:19:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: ltc8k6

Sure, until the Democrats win on the gun issue. I’d rather have the 3D-printed gun perfected before then, rather than try and figure it out afterwards.


49 posted on 05/20/2013 11:41:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: jdege
Re: Post #10 - Your plumbing pipe shotgun idea

When I was a kid we were obsessed with the military and had BB gun wars between the Marines and the Chi-coms all the time.

We also made several smooth bore guns using plumbers pipe and used them to fire marbles and steelies.
We mounted the barrels on small two wheeled carriages made of wood scraps and baby coach wheels and towed them around pretending they were howitzers.

We made some of our own gunpowder and also got gunpowder by emptying .22 cartridges and shotgun shells. In those days a lot of kids had Gilbert Chemistry sets that came complete with instructions on how to make gunpowder and that's what we did. A kid could walk into a hardware store or drugstore and buy different chemicals and compounds and no one batted an eye. It was a normal thing for kids to do in that era.

We drilled a small hole in the back end of the pipe and used fuses from a prank firecracker that was sold in corner stores, 5 and 10 cent stores, etc. The firecracker was an empty red tube that came with 3 or 4 nice fuses.

The guns worked pretty well too and made a satisfying noise. No adult ever challenged us on what we were doing even when they saw us pulling our howitzers around. As long as we didn't shoot out windows or put a BB in an eye we were left to our own devices.


50 posted on 05/20/2013 11:59:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: marktwain

What gets me is how the liberal fascists ignore sling shots which can F up a person just as much as a gun. Or bow and arrows, which can kill you just as easily as a gun. It tells me this is not about killing to the liberal fascists but more about dismantling the constitution.


51 posted on 05/21/2013 4:33:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Standing Wolf

So many good angles to this story!


52 posted on 05/21/2013 4:42:33 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Spktyr

“There’s a version of this type of printer that makes metal objects from powdered metal.”

Sintered aluminum makes a barrel that is, if anything, less capable of withstanding stress than extruded plastic.


53 posted on 05/21/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Sherman Logan

Two points:

1. I’ll take my chances with a dangerous gun in order to protect myself and loved ones from a dangerous criminal. I won’t take this gun to the range for sport shooting.

2. Printed guns will improve, just like all new technology. The Wright brothers’ first flight lasted 3 seconds. The first car wouldn’t qualify for the Indy 500.


54 posted on 05/21/2013 4:46:37 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: ltc8k6

It’s only silly because I can make one that’s better from old plumbing leftovers, and it will never blow up.

Free zip guns have been around for as long as there have been guns.

But, zip guns are clumsy, prone to accidental discharge, and slow to reload.

That's why I'm thinking that combining a 3D-printed action with some plumbing pipe might make for something that is actually functional.

55 posted on 05/21/2013 4:50:05 AM PDT by jdege
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To: jdege

Aluminum isn’t the only thing they can use for that. There’s a sintered steel and sintered titanium option out there now.


56 posted on 05/21/2013 4:55:31 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain
Everyone should read the article. There are a number things to note:


57 posted on 05/21/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Sherman Logan
It seems to me that existing 3d printed models, would tend to be very dangerous to fire.

Everybody agrees they only last so many rounds, and I assume one would really not want to be holding it when it fails.

You're right, but as a former mechanical engineer, I wouldn't have expected a plastic gun barrel to survive a single test-firing.

So if plastic guns are already surviving 9 test-firings, it's not unreasonable to expect them to be safe and practical soon.

58 posted on 05/21/2013 5:00:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: marktwain

The environmentally friendly barrel plastic can be recycled making it acceptable to a large segment of the leftists that place environmental ideology over anti gun ideology


59 posted on 05/21/2013 5:09:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
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60 posted on 05/21/2013 5:11:02 AM PDT by tomkat
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