Flamethrower?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by bkt, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    So...seeing as they're not regulated like autos and it's actually legal in most locales to make your own, does anyone know of sources for milsurp flamethrowers (or components)?

    No, I have no friggin' use for one. Absolutely nada. This might be one of those "because I can" moments unless the price is too rich for my blood.
     
  2. DrJason

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    This site has a basic diagram as to how a flamethrower works HowStuffWorks "How Flamethrowers Work"

    Do a google search and you will find lots of info.....I'll be curious if you make one how well it works

    Edit: noticed where you live.....I'm within driving distance......if you make one I wanna come see it in action :)
     
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  3. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Thanks. I hit google for this stuff, but sources seem to be scarce. Go figure. :D

    I'll supply the beer/wine/scotch/whatever.
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    You could always just cook, incinerate, 10 racks of pork ribs on your BBQ!!

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  5. DrJason

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    Dude.....if you make a flamethrower, and I get to see it in action and hopefully have some fun with it too, I'LL SUPPLY the booze :D
     
  6. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    You have my sincere condolences.

    As nice as those flames are, that's not exactly what I had in mind.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Just a note- I HAVE used a REAL military flamethrower. ABC M9.

    The weapons uses a phosphorous "match" to ignite fuel at the tip of the gun group. The actual discharge time is less than 10 seconds. And it has recoil that will surprise you- since the gun group is held to the side, tends to spin you- which would make you REAL popular with folks around you. We used to train new flame gunner with the fuel tanks filled with water.

    While not regulated by Fed law, they are regulated by STATE law in some states. In CA, will get you 12 months and a $10K fine.
     
  8. Ploofy

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    Ask for one for Christmas. Thats what I'm doing.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    If you get one, bring it to El Paso in June. We'll have us a real BBQ!
     
  10. HKSlinger

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    Booze and a flamethrower. Nothing good can come of this. But, let us know when you all are really going to do it, so we can look to the north east.......... Yankees!;) Oh ya, pics.. Lots of pics.. You might want to check and see if the burn ward will let any survivors bring a camera in there.:D
     
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  11. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    Yeah.......So? Isn't that how its supposed to look????
     
  12. bgeddes

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    "Hold my beer and watch this..."

    I have seen some DIY plans online that are nothing short of scary. Basically a super soaker loaded with gasoline and an ignition source. A good solid source of oxygen might really turn a so-so flame thrower into a youtube overnight sensation (or a Darwin Award). Use caution for sure.
     
  13. HKSlinger

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    All joking aside. If you decide to do this,check everything twice,then check it again. Then crack open the scotch. Good luck.
     
  14. mach1337

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    oh man now im thinkin this is a good father son project for me and the old man since he can weld and has access to oxygen and acetalyn(sp).... could be fun but if you guys hear somethin on the news about how 2 men set a huge forest fire in east TN then you know what happened on newyears lol
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    LMFAO!!! I have a reputation at home of being the King if Cajun. I get pre-occupied while BBQ'n and well....
     
  16. c3shooter

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    Actually, for a flamethrower, you do NOT want oxygen. One of the big problems is fuel getting burned up on the way TO the target. This is why they went to thickened fuel (#1 fuel oil- kerosene, with a jelling agent) For the greatest range- and burn time, there is a technique called a "wet shot". Without lighting the igniter, hit the target with fuel. THEN pop the igniter, and light up the target. Burn time 5-10 minutes (instead of seconds)

    We also used to build really impressive little devices known as a fougasse- projecting flame mine. THOSE are regulated by the BATFE as destructive devices. However (for the benefit of regulators that read here) I was a serving member of the US Army while making those FOR the US Army.

    Anyone remember John Wayne in the Green Berets? "Fire the fougasse!"
     
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  18. cpttango30

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    Tango is now on the google search of a life time trying to find plans for a flame thrower. I have plans for a catapult now I need plans for Flame Thrower.....

    I am going to be so prepared when the zombies come. WOOT WOOT......

    I am thinking scuba tank hooked to fire extenguisher filled with a gas and tide mixture. Place ignition device on end of hose and letr rip. HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS BRO....
     
  19. Cory2

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    Someone needs to try out mixing jello mix with kerosene and see if it thickens it, I have reason to believe that the agent in jello is the same stuff they use in for flame thrower fuel. However i know styrofoam works with gas but it makes it really reallly really thick. However it does burn for a very long time and the smoke from it will wreck you.... I was a garage chemist before i turned 18 and had to worry about prison :D