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    There is a drywall nail in the end of the barrel, and another as the hammer/trigger. The heads were cut off, the nails filed smooth, and the trigger given a touch with the lip balm occasionally. It's about 10-12 years old now, so the wood feels just so. It's a piece of pine what I felled and milled by my ownsome.
    The legs of the rubber band and the trigger post make up the sights.

    Yes, it is messy, but it is 99% effective. I had to break it out today.
    Also works on garden pests.

    Hey, tomato hornworms. I'm ready for you...

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    Down in Aus you need a tennis racket or a shotgun.................

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    Honestly now, have you really killed a fly with that thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Honestly now, have you really killed a fly with that thing?
    Literally hundreds over the years.

    Honestly. It is all we use the gun for.

    We have more sophisticated shooters for rubber band battles. Ahem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    I came home once when I was 15 with a lump on my head from a rock a kid in the next village had thrown. Dad said, "You need a shanghai ! That will keep those kids away " and made me one. A steel frame and surgical rubber bands. The thing was deadly, probably a 70 yard range.

    It kept the rock throwers away !
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    Honestly now, have you really killed a fly with that thing?
    For a couple of years I had a real crummy apartment in Little Italy in NYC, in a 6-story walkup. Like all old buildings in NYC it sure had its share of roaches. I'd get buzzed certain evenings, sit on the couch with my pellet pistol, shut off the lights, then flick them back on after a minute or two and nail a roach or two scurrying along the baseboard. By the time I left the baseboards were all perforated. Cheap fun. I don't think the rubber band gun would have been as effective. :-)
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    I used to kill an occasional squirrel at a measured 90 feet with a wrist rocket and a .50 cal rifle ball... they got pretty cautious when crossing that fence
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Beginner's luck!

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    Rattling the teacups.

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    Yeaterday found me singing, "I'm a flyswatter, I swat at everything...

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    Gruesome evidence I've been "swatting". Good sport and it encourages me to clean the windows regularly. On the inside, anyway.

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    Robert

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