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Steps

Step #1:

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  • Get a mechanical pencil.
  • Disassemble the pencil.

Step #2:

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  • Set up the inside and outside pieces side-by-side, having the back touch as shown.
  • Mark the end of the outer piece, just leaving some space for the the inner piece to stick out.
  • Cut on the marked line.

Step #3:

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  • Set up the action.
  • Bend the paperclip into a hook.
  • Attach the rubber band to the hook and twist the hook to close it.

Step #4:

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  • Place the hook (action) into the wide-end hole of the smaller piece.
  • Push the action farther into the hole.
  • Hot glue the action.

Step #5:

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  • Get the tip of the pencil.
  • Set it up touching the outside piece, towards the cut end of the shooter.
  • Hot glue it there.

Step #6:

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  • Place the action (the inner piece) into the larger "barrel."
  • Pull the rubber band over the glued-on tip.
  • This is your final product!

Step #7:

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  • To load and fire the gun:
  • Take the back of the action and pull it back. Hold.
  • Load the ammunition directly into the barrel.
  • Tip up the shooter so the ammo falls back into the barrel, touching the action.
  • Now, brace the shooter (you might need 2 hands) and let go!
  • Sucessful fire!