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    Apr 20, 2003, 1:44 PM - Rifle From Scratch? #1

    I'm too cheap to buy one of those suhweet kits, so I'm planning to make my own rifle from scratch!

    I really don't care whether I make the ESB or ROTJ one, so if anyone has any tutorials, pics, spare parts they'd like to show/sell me?

    Thanks!
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    Apr 20, 2003, 2:11 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #2

    For pics, try the reference CD. Or check other people's work in this forum. I would suggest doing the ESB, it's just a Webley flare gun with a Heliand flash in the barrel and a scope. Unfortunately, Webleys are kinda hard to come by.... Check . You never know what might pop up...

    ::edit:: The Webley is a mark 1 number 1. (Mk. 1 No. 1)
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    Apr 20, 2003, 3:36 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #3

    jedi-academy.com has a turotial as does some of the do it yourself sites. Ive seen most recomend a 357 style/size BB gub as a base gun.
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    Apr 20, 2003, 4:47 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #4

    This link mentions the actual pieces as long with ways to replicate those pieces.
    http://www.jedi-academy.com/fett_rifle1.html

    We plan on making our own ESB blaster so make sure to post pics of what you come up with.


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    Apr 21, 2003, 10:04 AM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #5

    Dude!! That's perfect!!!!

    Wickedness.....now I'm off to Home Depot....Rona Warehouse...etc.. mwaaahahahahahahHHAHAH!!

    *ehrm*...anyways,

    I'll keep you posted on my progress, and thanks for that sexy link! Oh yeah, the main problem I'm having is finding a gun that I can use for the grip. They use a pellet gun, but is there a metal toy gun anyone has seen somewhere in Wal-Mart?

    Thanks!
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    Apr 21, 2003, 9:24 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #6


    BountyHunter185 wrote:

    This link mentions the actual pieces as long with ways to replicate those pieces.
    http://www.jedi-academy.com/fett_rifle1.html

    We plan on making our own ESB blaster so make sure to post pics of what you come up with.



    The side blocks are a hard to find electrical connector that is manufactured in Europe - they don't look hardly anything like the blocks with the six holes in on the jedi-academy tutorial. The bolts on the sides aren't supposed to be there either - what they thought were bolts are part of the connectors.

    Here are a couple of photos to show what I mean:




    ...and here is what the connectors look like by themselves (they have some drops of water on them from after I dyed them black):


    Good luck with your Fett rifle - I'm building one myself out of thick aircraft grade aluminum 6061-T6. At the moment, I'm trying to identify and find a supplier for the actual clamps that were used.

    I'll be making templates as I go and will post them online as I progress. (Not ready to start yet though, because I have too many other things that I have to finish first).

    FYI: If you haven't got a scope yet, the Simmons 4x20 is a very good likeness. You can pick them up on eBay for around $10 (less if you're lucky).

    Best wishes

    Steve
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    Apr 21, 2003, 10:04 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #7

    PM sent


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    Apr 21, 2003, 10:09 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #8

    Hrm, I think I want some!
    PM sent, and added you to MSN
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    Apr 22, 2003, 8:15 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #9


    tteF aboB wrote:

    jedi-academy.com has a turotial as does some of the do it yourself sites. Ive seen most recomend a 357 style/size BB gub as a base gun.
    im going to use jedi academys tutorial for my ESB rifle.i just bought a 357 squirt gun for $1.07 to use as the base. 8)
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    Apr 22, 2003, 11:03 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #10

    Where did you buy your squirt gun?

    Also, what is everyone using for their scopes? Is the Tasco 4X15 a good alternative? Or should I look for the Simmons 4X20?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Apr 22, 2003, 11:32 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #11

    i picked my squirt gun at this place called odd-job in new york city.its one of those discount type stores.i dont know if the store is national though.
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    Apr 23, 2003, 12:45 AM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #12


    BountyHunter185 wrote:

    Where did you buy your squirt gun?

    Also, what is everyone using for their scopes? Is the Tasco 4X15 a good alternative? Or should I look for the Simmons 4X20?

    Thanks in advance.


    The Tasco 4x15 doesn't have the flare on both ends of the scope (only the eyepiece end). The Simmons has a flare on both ends and is a very close match to the original (which someone suggested might be an ASI scope - an English one that isn't made anymore).

    Steve

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    Apr 23, 2003, 12:33 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #13

    i make my riffle with scratch http://www.geocities.com/s_collao/ check on my site to view the WIP status and the final pics

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    Apr 27, 2003, 3:52 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #14

    hey there, kinda new here.

    Im building an ESB rifle from scratch. All together it costs about $7.80, so i guess the price cant be beat. You can do it if u have a jigsaw, power sander, and a dremil tool.

    If u want, ill write up the steps to do it and get some pics.

    -mike
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    Apr 28, 2003, 1:04 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #15

    im interested...
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    Apr 29, 2003, 7:00 AM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #16

    I made a Jaster Rifle that came close to looking like a Fett Rifle. I didn't use any ref pics from Fett, but for some odd reason it came out to be looking like a Fett Rifle Of course I added a few things here & there but still - it looks pretty good. Now it's going under heavy Mods & will be back in action ASAP -
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    Apr 29, 2003, 11:49 AM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #17

    Can't wait to see it!
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    Apr 29, 2003, 7:49 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #18

    We'd be interested msquared, if you don't mind doing up steps on how you did yours.
    Thanks

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    Apr 29, 2003, 8:58 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #19

    yea sure. Ill take a pic of the gun too. It isnt anywhere near finished. Its pretty cool tho cuz for under 8 $ i made a really nice base for a fett gun my first try. Is there anyone I can send a pic to for it to get hosted?

    Ill have the steps written up for tomorrow and ill draw up some blue prints as well.

    -mike
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    Apr 29, 2003, 9:23 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #20

    Hey msquared, you could probably send the pics to us. We think we know how to post them.
    Send them to Alex-Wan_Kenobi@excite.com
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    Apr 30, 2003, 11:37 AM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #21

    Scratch Built ESB Rifle


    To start off you will need to get these materials from a hardware store.

    1.5-inch pvc pipe (black)
    1 inch pvc pipe (grey)
    . 5 inch pvc pipe (brown)
    1.5 inch pvc pip connector (blue)
    1.5 inch pvc pipe connector end cap (red)
    .5 inch pvc “t” connectors X 2 (brown outline)
    1 sheet of .25 inch ply wood
    .5 inch connector (green)

    additional materials are paint, rough grit sandpaper, and Elmer’s wood glue

    the tools needed are power sander, jig saw, some form of Vice, power drill

    to get cheap ply wood check your hard ware store to see if there is a discount lumber section. You don’t want to spend 20-30$ and have 16 square feet of un-used ply wood.


    The Stock…

    First trace the shapes given in the blueprints onto the sheet of plywood. To get a good pistol grip you may want to use a toy pistol. To use the toy pistol’s grip cut the pistol in half. Lay the detailed side of the pistol grip away from the ply wood and trace the pistol grip. Once all the shapes have been traced cut them out with the jig saw. Now take the two large pieces and glue them together. These should be the pieces which include the stock, pistol grip, and the rings which connect the pistol to the stock. However, do not cut where the dotted lines appear in the blue prints, those will be cut last.
    Make sure to get plenty of glue between the wood, especially on the edges. Don’t worry about glue leaking out. It can be removed later. Let the glue sit for the required amount of time. While is it is drying you will want to sandwich the two pieces between something. You can lay them on a hard even surface with something like a cinder block on them. Just make sure that they dry in the correct position. If they are not sandwiched together the wood will bend and there will be large gaps in the seal.
    Once the correct amount of time has elapsed for the wood to dry glue on the single stock and single pistol grip. Be sure to glue the same sides at the same time. At this point you should have the two large pieces glued together and one single stock and one single pistol grip glued on one of the sides of the main two large pieces. Repeat the steps for the drying. (Sandwich the wood together)
    Now for the final step, simply repeat the last step. Glue the single pistol grip and single stock onto the opposite side of the main stock. Allow them to dry. What you should have now is two large pieces glued together and a stock and pistol grip on each side. That means four layers of wood for the pistol and stock and tow layers for the rings that connect the pistol and stock.
    Now drill holes into the stock where shown with red dots in the blue prints. Once the holes have been drilled you will need to fit the jigsaw blade inside. Once the jigsaw blade is inside cut along the area which has dotted lines in the blueprints. Be very careful and slow, this is the weakest part of the stock. Once that is cut out you will have a very crude looking stock and pistol grip. Use the jigsaw to clean up the rough edges and add curves to the stock and grip. A picture of the actual Webley will be very helpful. Once that is done sand down everything so it is nice and smooth and all the edges are now curves. Your stock is now finished.


    The Barrel and Scope…


    Painting- To paint these use some chrome and back paint. Lay down about 5 layers of chrome paint on all the parts of the barrel and scope. Then cover everything except the 1 inch barrel in 4 layers of black paint. (car paints are recommended. If using car paints put on two layers of primer)

    This is very simple. The longest piece is going to be the 1 inch pvc tube. Cut the 1.25 inch tube slightly shorter than the 1 inch tube. The 1 inch tube will need to slide into the 1.25. You will want to glue the 1 inch barrel inside the 1.25 barrel. Then put the 1.25 connector onto the 1.25 and place the end cap on the connector. These steps can be seen in the blue prints.

    To make the scope cut the .5 inch barrel into three pieces. Connect them as seen in the blue prints. Now add details to the gun, such as scope blocks of stock detail, pistol grip detail, a trigger and trigger guard.


    once the pictures and blue prints are hosed this will make more sense

    enjoy
    -mike
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    Apr 30, 2003, 4:59 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #22

    Heres msquared's ESB rifle.





    We gotta say, It looks pretty sweet. Keep it up
    BTW, nice tutorial.

    *Edit* fixed pics *Edit*

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    Apr 30, 2003, 6:40 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #23

    Blaster so far looks good!!!......What happened to your foot?
    I hope thats not a costume making injury!
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    Apr 30, 2003, 8:03 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #24

    Hey thanks!! THanks for posting the pics too. I hope that the tutorial helps if anyone wants to make probably the cheapest fett rifle.

    The foot...yea. I broke my leg hard core about a week ago playing lacrosse. We were doing one on ones and i was on offense, i did a small dodge and my right foot dislocated, i got all goofed up and the kid playing Defense on my layed a body check, i steped back on the dislocated foot and broke the secondary bone that runs up my shin in half in two places. In the end my toes were point to the side of my knee and my shin bone was jutting out. Very gross.

    thanks for the words guys.
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    May 1, 2003, 8:50 PM - Re: Rifle From Scratch? #25


    msquared wrote:

    Hey thanks!! THanks for posting the pics too. I hope that the tutorial helps if anyone wants to make probably the cheapest fett rifle.

    The foot...yea. I broke my leg hard core about a week ago playing lacrosse. We were doing one on ones and i was on offense, i did a small dodge and my right foot dislocated, i got all goofed up and the kid playing Defense on my layed a body check, i steped back on the dislocated foot and broke the secondary bone that runs up my shin in half in two places. In the end my toes were point to the side of my knee and my shin bone was jutting out. Very gross.

    thanks for the words guys.
    OUCH! Take it easy and heal soon dude.

    As for the scratchbuild Fett rifle, very nice job, great tutorial too.

    Stay safe.

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