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Morning guys and gals, just a quick, down and dirty little PFS I made from a leftover Purdy paint brush handle, for

.177 BB's up to no bigger than 1/4" steel.

I decided to finally try and use leather tabs at the forks (never done that before, like it though ), chained #64 Alliance Pale Crepe Gold office bands for the rubber, and it was sanded up to 1200 grit, then soaked in Danish Oil for a couple hrs......using a cheap leather or microfiber

pouch bought off Aliexpress that has like an elephant hide texture on one side.

I shot about 50 rounds of .177 BB's this morning through it, at about 25 ft or so, had approx. 35 or 40 hits and several

wild flyers, lol.

I was impressed at how much power those office bands have as they have no trouble whatsoever moving BB's through the air.

I suck at tying on pouches and bands to the forks, as you can tell they look kinda clunky and I can never get them neat, but they

function for their intended purpose well enough I reckon.

I noticed that the chained rubber seemed to get wrapped up in itself a lot after each shot, and I'd have to untangle it.....anyone else

run into that issue with chained office bands, and is their a solution or remedy for it, or is it just the nature of the beast ?
 

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appreciate the compliments and suggestions guys...........GG, I will definitely give your single band #64's a go as it's a PITA having to untangle

the bands at pretty much every shot...........or, I may just cut some 1/4" w TBG long enough to go full butterfly.

PB, will also give your suggestion a try before rebanding.....try some 1/4" steel when I get home tonight.
 

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Very cool idea using the Purdy paintbrush. I gotta try making my own bb shooter eventually.
Those bands are probably tangling because you have way too much power for bbs. One #64 per side is plenty of power for bbs. Cut the loop and you have 7 X 1/4 inch flat band. Less power will cut down on the flyers too.
Looks good! I like the idea of taking something or a part thereof and making a slingshot out of it....or them!!
Looks pretty good man definitely small try some bigger ammunition see how that goes
 

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Those bands are probably tangling because you have way too much power for bbs. One #64 per side is plenty of power for bbs. Cut the loop and you have 7 X 1/4 inch flat band. Less power will cut down on the flyers too.
Excellent little pfs, man.

Grandpa told me a similar thing...Single strands are amazing.

Thanks, GG.
 

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Morning guys and gals, just a quick, down and dirty little PFS I made from a leftover Purdy paint brush handle, for
.177 BB's up to no bigger than 1/4" steel.

I decided to finally try and use leather tabs at the forks (never done that before, like it though ), chained #64 Alliance Pale Crepe Gold office bands for the rubber, and it was sanded up to 1200 grit, then soaked in Danish Oil for a couple hrs......using a cheap leather or microfiber
pouch bought off Aliexpress that has like an elephant hide texture on one side.

I shot about 50 rounds of .177 BB's this morning through it, at about 25 ft or so, had approx. 35 or 40 hits and several
wild flyers, lol.
I was impressed at how much power those office bands have as they have no trouble whatsoever moving BB's through the air.

I suck at tying on pouches and bands to the forks, as you can tell they look kinda clunky and I can never get them neat, but they
function for their intended purpose well enough I reckon.

I noticed that the chained rubber seemed to get wrapped up in itself a lot after each shot, and I'd have to untangle it.....anyone else
run into that issue with chained office bands, and is their a solution or remedy for it, or is it just the nature of the beast ?
Nice work buddy!!

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I use one most every day and never thought about making a flip out of one. That turned out nice.
Thanks lbojoe.... I pulled this paint brush out of the trash at work, and have even thought about cutting the handle shorter to fit an Altoids tin.

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Those bands are probably tangling because you have way too much power for bbs. One #64 per side is plenty of power for bbs. Cut the loop and you have 7 X 1/4 inch flat band. Less power will cut down on the flyers too.
Excellent little pfs, man.

Grandpa told me a similar thing...Single strands are amazing.

Thanks, GG.
Thanks Makopat and Grandpa Grumpy....when I Change to single bands, should I keep the leather tabs or swap to wrap and tuck ?

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Morning guys and gals, just a quick, down and dirty little PFS I made from a leftover Purdy paint brush handle, for
.177 BB's up to no bigger than 1/4" steel.

I decided to finally try and use leather tabs at the forks (never done that before, like it though ), chained #64 Alliance Pale Crepe Gold office bands for the rubber, and it was sanded up to 1200 grit, then soaked in Danish Oil for a couple hrs......using a cheap leather or microfiber
pouch bought off Aliexpress that has like an elephant hide texture on one side.

I shot about 50 rounds of .177 BB's this morning through it, at about 25 ft or so, had approx. 35 or 40 hits and several
wild flyers, lol.
I was impressed at how much power those office bands have as they have no trouble whatsoever moving BB's through the air.

I suck at tying on pouches and bands to the forks, as you can tell they look kinda clunky and I can never get them neat, but they
function for their intended purpose well enough I reckon.

I noticed that the chained rubber seemed to get wrapped up in itself a lot after each shot, and I'd have to untangle it.....anyone else
run into that issue with chained office bands, and is their a solution or remedy for it, or is it just the nature of the beast ?
Nice work buddy!!

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Thanks Joey

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