Hello. Some of ya may not be aware, but over the past few years, I have been making firearms out of cardboard and covering them in black electrical tape... making them took realistic.
Anyway, let's start from the top... my FAVORITE weapon of them all...
M-249 SAW Squad Automatic Weapon
That one was pretty hard for me to make, and I lost the bi-pod. The handle wabbles a bit and the box magazine tengs to drop out on its own. Also, the barrel tends to shift to the left. Other than that, the butt is rock solid, the body (except for the barrel, mag, and handle) is prefectly streight, and, after holding a REAL M-249 SAW, the scale is basically the same.
PSG-1 Sniper Rifle
That one was quick to make, but it tends to be VERY fragle, especially the scope, barrel, hangle, and magazine. It's not covered in electical tape, but covered in black marker. However, this sniper rifle has something that the other sniper rifle doesn't have... if ya look through the scope, I actually made a crosshair!!! (My M40A1 doesn't have that).
SPAS .12 Shotgun
Pretty good gun. However, it's smaller than the real one. A butt-stock could be mounted on it (butt-stock currently on MP-5A2). What makes this gun cool is that the grip actually does chock back and fourth!!!
M20A1 Sniper Rifle
Pretty sturdy rifle, except for the barrel. The bolt is on, but it doesn't move... sorry. And, unlike the PSG-1, the scope does NOT have a crosshair.
Also known as the "terrorist weapon." I think the AK-47 is my best one. Perfect scale, straight, rock-sturdy... AND I shown it to my senior officers at my Ciliv Air Patrol squadron and they said it really resembles the real gun from a not-to-far distance. Up close, you'll know it's fake, but standing 10 feet away from it... it looks SO real! I'm proud of my AK-47. However, the magazine tends to fall out at times...
M-4A1 Assault Carbine
I'm also pleased with this one. The butt-stock is adjustable like the real M-4, the ironsight can be removed and replaced with a scope (a cardboard accessory), also, I made a cardboard M-203 grenade launcher that I could simply slide right on the grip. Some cons are that, it's one of my first guns, so it's kinda old and the tape is peeling off and all. It's beginning to become unstable, especially around the barrel and grip. It'll probably be the first gun to hit the trash... but that's not now.
UZI Submachine Gun
I'm happy about this one. Rock steady, straight, easy to grip, and there's even a cardboard replica of its read iron-sight. The back "L" think is adjustable in, out, and can be completely removed and added to the MP-5A2. Well, that butt was made for the MP-5A2, but I made it have multiple purposes.
MP-5K Submachine Gun
I decided to make this after I watched "Air Force One" and "Clear and Present Danger." It's VERY surdy, and the magazine slides in and out easily. Also, the magazine fits into the MP-5A2 (and vice versa). Overall, I'm proud of the MP-5K.
M-16A2 Assault Rifle
At first, I wanted this to liik more modern, but it looks more "Viertnam" style to me. I decided to make this after watching "Black Hawk Down." However, this one is a whole lot better than the M-4, surdy, the tape stays, and the magazine never slid out on its own.
MP-5A2 Submachine Gun
This one's pretty old and it's kinda beaten up on the inside. The old magaines I made don't fit anymore, so I had to make new and bigger ones. Also, the handle is wobbly, and it does tend to cave in if I step on it. I made the butt-stock (currently shown here) after I saw the movie "Stargate." I could add in that "L" butt-stock to make it an MP-5A3. Also, I made a special silencer-grip for the front, so I could slide it on and make it into an MP-5SD3 ("L" butt-stock) or an MP-5SD2 (solid butt-stock). Amazing with the possiblities.
This one is my OLDEST and FIRST gun I made! Amazingly, it's still stable and straight. However, the take is coming off a bit. Ya know, I could pull out the magazine and let it hang from the edge of the chamber and it'll be a Glock 17.
Anyway, I hope ya'll enjoyed my collection of cardboard firearms. When I get enough cardboard, clear tape, scissors, and black electrick tape, I'mm make more. They'll keep coming! Who knows what my next one will be! Stay tuned LOL