Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shooting dynamite sticks

OK, not quite...

...but some nice firecrackers!

Type II explosives, legal to fire in Germany only from the 31st of December until the 1st of January.

I made myself a slingshot for these nice crackers three years ago, but this year it has to be a launcher.

So I made a typical in-liner, chambered for the largest legal firecrackers you can buy here (23 mm diameter, filled with black powder).

The firecrackers are loaded into the breech, winchester style.

The built-in storm lighter helps keeping things under control, under time pressure.

It works fine.

Will increase the rubber some and also put in a steel piece to protect the wood from the burning fuse. Video on the 31st.