What is a Spudgun?





Firing Chamber


Projectile Motion

Well it's quite simple actually. Spudguns use some of the same principles as internal combustion engines. Just as burning gas forces a piston out of a cylinder it can also force out a potato. Unconvinced? Take a quick look at the picture to the left. A spudgun is a device that uses some form of propellant to project a potato across the sky. Usually these devices are made of ABS plastic sewer pipe. There are several major parts of the spud gun that these pages will refer to. These parts are the firing chamber, the igniter, and the barrel.


The legality of these devices is discussed on this page

 http://www.frii.com/~bsimon/batf.htm Also please read the Disclaimer.


Page created on November 22, 2000 by Jeremy Jones and Tait Kenny