Bolt-Action Supercharges Spud Gun Design

By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 11th, 2011

The standard spud gun design is that of a simple muzzle loader. This design include a bolt-action assembly that allows for rapid reloading and potato projectile deployment.

Jeremy Cook shares his designs for a bolt-action style spud gun. Rather than jam potatoes down into the muzzle, as you would with a traditional spud gun, his design uses a bolt-action assembly just like you’d find a bolt-action hunting rifle. Open the assembly, stuff the potato in, close and lock the bolt, and you’re in business.

Hit up the link below to read more about his design and see the bolt in action.

The Miniature Bolt-Action Pneumatic Potato Gun [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/11/11
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