The P218 WESITERN, is a 2 rounds semi-automatic rubber band gun. It has a "Ramp-release-system" and a new idea for the semi-automatic action.
The moving part is one only.
The all parts were cut with a scroll saw.
The trigger has two "Shark-Fin-Releasers" at the over and under.
The trigger has to be slided and rotated at the same time. It has a steepled front tip for the complex action.
Loaded 2 rubber bands at the over and under.
When the trigger is pulled, the over rubber band is released by the over releaser. But under rubber band never be released because of the dent of the under releaser.
When the trigger is returned, it moves up a little. And at the next pulling, the under rubber band is released by the under releaser.
The similar "whiff" idea has been used already in the P605 FUDOH made in 2008.
The trigger sticks out from the trigger guard.
The right view.
The left view.
The name "WESITERN" comes from "UE-SHITAN". It means "Over and Under" in Japanese.
Made from plywood (Frame-panels), Japanese cypress (Barrel), MDF (Trigger) and Japanese zelkova (Grip-panels). Coated with urethane clear paint.
Please watch the video.
I made three models have a same thema ("Shark-Fin-Release" and "One-Moving-Part only").
That is continued to the 2nd model, P219 MIKASA.
<Completion Date> 2014/06
<Model Name> P218 WESITERN
<Category> Hand Gun
<Length> 420 MM
<Barrel Length> 280 MM
<Capacity> 2 rounds
<Ammo> #16 Rubber Band (Japan Industrial Standards)
<Action> Semi Auto