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Working Revolvers V2 (WIP?)
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After 3 weeks of working on this on and off, here is my V2 of my revolvers. This one was a attempt at making one that fires bullets, instead of rubberbands (See my 1st version here). Revolvers out of Technic are hard. There is no way around it, they are plain and simple hard to build. I have given this my best shot. <- pun intended.



The hardest thing about making a revolver is getting the cylinder to rotate. I went through about 5 different designs to get this one. It is a double ratchet system. Pretty simple design, and the most reliable one that I have come up with.



Even after 3 weeks, and 5 designs, this has some issues. The main one being that the firing "pin" doesn't quite work right. I could add more rubberbands to make it work, but it might have a come apart. Which would lead to beefing it up, which would make it bigger. As is, it is about the size of a small hand cannon.





As seen by the photos above and below, this is a conglomerated mess of technic engineering with a barrel, and a handle attached.





Here is a close up of the double ratchet system.



Another thing about making revolvers that makes them hard to do is getting the cylinder to move out so you can reload shells. It really hurts the stability of it, but I wanted this to be as close to accurate as possible.



Kinda disappointing that it doesn't work as well as I would like. So after spending all this time on this gun, and not having it shoot so well, I have decided to put it here on the pages, and get some feedback. Should I A) finish it, or B) Move on to another handgun with ideas inspired from this mechanism? The choice is up to Y'all. Thanks for lookin', and make sure to vote!



Comments

  June 16, 2014
Send me ldd file? I would like to build off of this Mpmslstott@gmail.com
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  October 24, 2012
Quoting Mark Martellini something that i never saw in lego is a revolver that shoots axles with a semi-automatic mechanism. I think that you should finish it making it look more realistic and powerful. i made a revolver like yours but i couldn't mae the axles stay in the wheel becayse they slip out when i incline the handgun. please finish it, this is my advice. :)
I will attempt to make a revolver that is semiauto and shoots some sort of bricks. It might be a while before I get around to it.
  October 18, 2012
something that i never saw in lego is a revolver that shoots axles with a semi-automatic mechanism. I think that you should finish it making it look more realistic and powerful. i made a revolver like yours but i couldn't mae the axles stay in the wheel becayse they slip out when i incline the handgun. please finish it, this is my advice. :)
George Staples
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Chris Melby
  August 17, 2012
Great to hear from you George. I use a program called Apple Motion 5. It is intended to be used for video editing, another hobby I've indulged over the years, but it works really well for stills too. I have to admit, I have enjoyed doing some creative editing lately, it's a nice change. I am not very good at Photoshop, although I can do it. I've used some other stuff too, painting programs with tons of cool filters, but the names escape me right now, still I favor Motion. Z
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Chris Melby
  August 13, 2012
Here is another cool one, I followed Jon there: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/336517 Chris
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Chris Melby
  August 11, 2012
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/336731#reviews George, here's a good one, check it out! Chris
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  August 11, 2012
Quoting lone wolf From a distance I can see the shape of a revolver, but upon closer inspection I find something much different. To me, having little experience with technic functions, this looks like a mess of strange contraptions with rubberbands and gears and other assortment of parts. I do not think I would understand how it could work even if explained in the simplest manner. But you've come this far, you could try to finnish it, as a puzzle unfinnished would not let me sleep. Or perhaps it is the begining of something better. Maybe if you set it aside for now, you will come back to it with a solution. I say give it a little rest and try something new with this idea in mind.
It really is fairly simple design. The idea of a working lego revolver keeps coming back to me. No one has made a brick shooter version. I'll keep working on my other gun until I get some good ideas for the revolver.
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Chris Melby
  August 10, 2012
George, I love the drum, very cool, the metallic Tow Truck rims, and the design really work nicely here. Chris
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  August 9, 2012
From a distance I can see the shape of a revolver, but upon closer inspection I find something much different. To me, having little experience with technic functions, this looks like a mess of strange contraptions with rubberbands and gears and other assortment of parts. I do not think I would understand how it could work even if explained in the simplest manner. But you've come this far, you could try to finnish it, as a puzzle unfinnished would not let me sleep. Or perhaps it is the begining of something better. Maybe if you set it aside for now, you will come back to it with a solution. I say give it a little rest and try something new with this idea in mind.
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  August 8, 2012
nice bro you get an epic badge for this gun....=k
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  August 8, 2012
Awesome! I bet the next gun will be even more awesome!
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  August 7, 2012
Thanks everyone. So this gun has officially been destroyed. I'm working on the next gun, and some b-team vigs.
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  August 7, 2012
This is brilliant, I want to play with it right now! I agree with Nick - Take what you have learned from this and improve on it with the next gun.
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  August 7, 2012
Clever stuff. Doing A would probably mean more rubber bands/strength/size so B is probably a better bet. Good luck!
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  August 7, 2012
I say do A because you might be able to come up with another idea of how the mechanism works and it might work better. I say keep trying
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  August 7, 2012
A! I think this gun has a lot of potential, and I can't wait to see it complete. Wonderful work even if it's only a work-in-progress.
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  August 7, 2012
Hmmmm....yeah I do think B is the best way to go. Even if you do get the revolver working fully I can imagine the gun being small enough to even resemble a relolver. I really do like the idea though. :)
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  August 7, 2012
I choose B. Make a different model following this system. It looks pretty good
 
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