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Question steam airgun? do they exsist?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jimmyhackers, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. jimmyhackers

    jimmyhackers Well-Known Member

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    yes its mad longshot, im asking a mad question. theres a hell of a lot of power in steam and it got me wondering.

    anyone ever commercially made a steam-pellet-gun?

    thanks in advance
    jim
     
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    I always have a laugh reading your threads :D I can't tell wether you're a genuine member or just a wind up....
     
  3. Sir Oscar

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    Nuclear power is where it's at! Keep up jimmy. :D
     
  4. Ganton Gunner

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    I want a solar powered one :(
     
  5. Elk hunter

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    I used to have one but got tired of carrying a bucket of coal around.

    Has it converted to Gas!

    Andrew
     
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    Ok...I've just come back from field testing,had the S400 over the kettle for an hour,not much of a power difference.
     
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    The idea was taken up by an inventor/manufacturer called Perkins over 200 years ago. He developed and made a high pressure steam powered machine gun that fed musket balls from a hopper on top, like some paintball guns. While powerful enough to be practical as a miitary device in short bursts it was not practical enough to be portable. The power of steam is often underestimated.
     
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    How about a steam powered anti aircraft gun? The Holman projector (1940) steam and pneumatic versions were used. View attachment 100499
     
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    Even if OP was a joke imagine the possibilities if the technology was there, 1 drop of water expands 1600 times when turned to vapour, imagine the shot count having a 500cc bottle, of course this will never happen in any of our life times...
     
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    The Mythbusters did a steam cannon, they ended up propelling a cannon ball for about a mile - but it wasn't something you'd want to cart around a permision...
     
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    Holman projector fired mills bombs was mainly made for small boats fishing trawlers has some kills to it's credit. Chucking mills bombs around some permissions may clear the rabbits but may upset the greenskeepers and groundsmen.:eek:
     
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    Bet the Luftwaffe were quaking in their boots at the thought of confronting that bad-boy :D
     
  13. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    isn't the jet launch on a aircraft carrier steam powered gun,,,,,,of sorts :rolleyes:
     
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    There was a push to get steam powered guns into mass production.


    But somebody poured cold water on the idea.

    Thankyou thankyou... I'm (sadly) here all season...
     
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    One of the odd things with the projector was a mills bomb going of caused a big black burst in the air. So the boats used to fire up as many as they could in quick succession made it look like they had a quick fire Pom Pom on board it did deter the Luftwaffe from pressing home the attacks. One of the side effects of this weapon was that trawlers and ships that had the projectors on board used to use them to pelt each others boats with potatoes in fact they were the first potato cannons.
     
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    I'm waiting for the Gatling Gun one - or have I just planted the seed of that particular brainwave?
     
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    Ive seen a steam powered gatling gun on YouTube im not sure if its a firearm or airgun ive never actually watched it.
     
  19. RichieRich

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    Steam powered airgun? I'd have issues with steam corroding the inside of the barrel. Such a thing would need a lot of maintenance. Besides, what's the point in having it steam powered? the cost of running it would far outweigh the cost of a PCP setup in the long run
     
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    What a very practical idea...

    So, steam would require a fuel source, water, a boiler, temperature and pressure regulation and hoses to connect all of the various assemblies together. It may develop a lot of power. Other than that, it's a stunningly simple concept that would meet the needs of the modern hunter very well.
     

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