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When you make non gunpowder weapons at home, you are usually restricted to single shot contraptions or manual repeaters at best. But of course the ultimate goal is to build a full auto machine gun style weapon! That is by no means very easy. Muscle powered weapons are simply not quick enough for a true Brat-a-tat action. Gas powered engines are too heavy and clumsy for a portable weapon. Of course there are modern battery drills - plenty of torque in small packages, lightweight and affordable. It makes sense to use those as power sources. But how to turn rotational motion into a linear cocking process? We finally, at last, had success using a rack and pinion mechanism. The wooden gears had to be reinforced with massive aluminum for a reliable operation, but the result is very convincing. It is a reality - true machine gun feeling! Now on to optimization. This video is being managed exclusively by Newsflare. To use this video for broadcast or in a commercial player go to: www.newsflare.com/video/101851/other/a-dream-came-true-home-made-full-auto-crossbow or email: email@example.com or call: +44 (0) 8432 895 191 A "The Slingshot Channel" production.