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B Hackler
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I am making a flea circus and in one part of the flea circus the flea shoots a gun. I am needing ideas on how to fire a cap? I thought about buying a cap gun the ones used to train hunting dogs and firing it in my pants pocket, but I thought I would see if anybody had any better ideas. any help would be great. thanks
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Usually a device called a "bang mechanism" is used.

They look like this: http://www.magicandnovelties.com/cart.ph......&item=72
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Thanks for the help.
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I had a similar situation where I needed to fire a cap by remote control. I used a bang mechanism like the one above but I used a solenoid to release the spring arm which I controlled by remote control. I have attatched a short video clip.

http://s729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300......2773.flv

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Thanks for the video.
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This may or may not work for your purpose.
We use a small cannon that is on a keychain. Costs about $5.
The little cannon has a trigger on the back allow us to fire the flea from the cannon.
It makes one BIG Bang.

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""We use a small cannon that is on a keychain. Costs about $5.""

Hi,

sometimes we use these small keychains for our Cigar Box sized flea circuses, there are two types you can get hold of on ebay sometimes.

type 1,
these are new old stock from the 1970s, they are called "BIG BANG", these are great little cannons.

type 2,
Chinese copy of type one, VERY POOR! sometimes work sometimes don't.

get the "big bang" if you can.

good luck.

Eric and Sven
http://www.svensons.co.uk
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Thanks for all of the help.
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