Tacome1942’s homemade gun, which is made out of nothing more than paper and glue, can actually fire blanks.
Earlier this month, we were impressed by these paper gun replicas, which looked virtually identical to their real-life metal counterparts. Well, YouTube user Tacome1942 has raised a bar by showing off his fully functional blank-firing rifle.
How’d he pull this off? He follows a methodical process of stacking layer after layer of paper on top of each other to create solid mass that’s approximately as strong as wood. Paper may be flimsy in individual sheets, but you ever try ripping a stack of 50 sheets of paper? It’s nearly impossible. That built-up strength allows Tacome1942 to build a weapon that can withstand the mild explosion of blanks. Just don’t load this thing with a real bullet – the barrel pressure of firing it would probably turn the gun into confetti.
As if building a paper rifle weren’t cool enough, he also built a complete Magnum. Somehow, this master of paper has managed to build every single part you expect to see in a real Magnum, from the double-action mechanisms to paper screws.
What we love most about these guns is how they look. It’s immediately apparent that these aren’t your standard, run-of-the-mill guns. The text spiraling around the barrel gives them an odd look, but at the same time it gives them a unique, artistic appeal, kind like low-budget works of art. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Tacome1942, if you’re reading this, we humbly request that you make your next gun entirely out of printouts of the Second Amendment.