DIY: Homemade 410 Rifled 4-Barrel Staple Gun. Huh?


DIY: Homemade 410 Rifled 4-Barrel Staple Gun. Huh?

What do you do when you have a staple gun and some spare time on your hands? Well, if you’re like me, you overhaul the staple gun to diagnose its woes and build a new buffer so it can once again be used to tack up targets at the range, as I did a couple days ago.

If you’re like YouTube user Clint Westwood, you turn it into a functioning, four-barrel firearm.

Yep. Although he happily admits he’s not a gunsmith, he managed to create a repeating firearm that fires using a staple gun mechanism. As Westwood said on his YouTube description, “It’s big and ugly and heavy and cartoonish and makes a loud boom.”

The four barrels are built into a revolving assembly, which rotates manually around a central pivot. Like most staple guns, it doesn’t have a hair trigger. It takes about 28 pounds of force to fire the gun. Happily, it’s a whole-palm push rather than a one-finger pull.

He rifled the barrels himself, using this homemade tool.

Four shells can be loaded at once and could be fired relatively rapidly by a shooter familiar with the gun’s operation.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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