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Spudgun.com has decided to postpone updating this page. We are getting so many emails and responses that it is difficult to update.  We thank all that have emailed us and hope that this doesn't pose a negative. If we get feedback regarding the continuation of this page we will resume.

 


Subject: Re: SpudGun
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 09:52:56 -0500
From: "Ebet Ordonez" <ebet@
To: <LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM
References:
1 , 2
You're right. Thanks for the email. Mike was loving his gun by the afternoon. Thanks again.

Love a happy customer


Subject: Re: your order
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 09:48:29 -0500
From: "Tim" <cypress11@
To: LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM
Hey Larry,
Just wanted to tell you that I tried out my spud launcher o' doom yesterday.
It was awesome! You make a great product!
Tim


Subject: Re: your order
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 08:11:19 -0500
From: "Tim" <cypress11@
To: LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM
Hey Larry,
My spud cannon came in. Looks like everything is there. Two questions:
Do you sell replacement sparking devices for the spud gun? What are your favorite propellants. I have only seen right guard deodorant. Thanks, I am looking forward to its first test today.
Tim


Subject: I need some help
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 14:43:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Nathan Kline <R-Kade@
To: larryB@INTERNETWIS.com
yo dude, I built a spud gun about 2 months ago and it works great! one problem though. I use body putty to keep our BBQ igniter in. lets just say after about 6 fireings the body putty blows off. Do you have any suggestions on what I could use?
keep spudding man

Yo, look at the replacement ignitor page and notice that the body of the BBQ ignitor is threaded and has a big nut to hold the ingitor in the chamber. You need one of these.


Subject:
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 16:23:17 -0400
From: "Peter Krnich" <doomisthebest@
To: <LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
how long should i spray the hairspray in the chamber? i usually spray for 3 seconds but the spud doesnt go incredibly far. how
many seconds worth do you spray?

Look on my fuels page and you will see the fuels shoot-out and chamber pressure testing we have done and posted.


Subject: potato guns
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:19:12 EDT
From: Zzzqu@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I am seriously consitering buying a potato gun from your site. But I was wondering, how long does shipping take? I live in Pennsylvania if that makes any difference in the time of shipping. Also, have their been any cases of one of your guns acidentally exploding and it was because of poor construction? Do you personally construct all of your guns?
Thanks for the info
Adrian

Never in over 3 years have we had a misshap due to poor construction or materials. I once singed my hair and eyebrows when just finishing glueing the chamber and installing the BBQ ignitor. Just before packing the gun I test the BBQ ignitor  for spark. the fumes from the glue ignited and a flame shot out of the chamber onto my face. I hope this teaches you not to look down the chamber and should tell you who and how they are made.


Subject: (no subject)
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:18:04 EDT
From: Harley0711@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
send me some cool stuff for free

You just got your email posted on the coolest spud web page, and it's FREE.


Subject: original spud gun
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:21:22 -0700
From: "Elmo" <elmo@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
my dad built a spud gun and it was pretty much the same but he put the bbq ignitor on the handle so u didnt have to touch the
gun.
p.s(corn works much better than potatoes it works better with the husks on)
sincerely
ben the spud son

Never tried corn, it must be fresh ant hard corn, I am guessing.


Subject: spudgun ignitor
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 22:31:07 EDT
From: Rusty142004@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hi I need detailed instructions for installing the igniter and by the way i tottaly like your web site
rusty142004@

Look at my webpage for the replacement ignitors, go to a hardware store and find one. make a spark gap and install the ignitor in the center of the chamber where the fuel is to be inserted.


Subject: problem
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 20:49:26 -0400
From: "Peter Krnich" <doomisthebest@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hey whats up? i am building a spud gun. anywase the question is that i have a chamber made of abs and a 3 to 2 inch reducer
made of pvc and a barrel made of pvc. is this a problem? what kind of glue should i use cus all the web sightes i went to say dont use pvc for abs and vise versa. what other glues can i use?

There is a all purpose PVC, ABS, CPVC that you can get in hardware stores, it is made y Oatey, #30818


Subject: spugun website
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 00:27:41 -0400
From: "Paul mac" <mmac1@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
a log time ago i was lookin at some potato cannon web sites and i stumbled upon yours... only after seeing yours i was inspired to build my self a cannon and did so. just wanted to say thanks for the good times you have allowed me to have with it and if you ever need help with your web page i am advanced in dreamweaer 4 and macromedia flash and fireworks. So if you need any web page help at all than just drop me a line. thanks

Hope you have enjoyed spudguns as many have. glad to be of help.


Subject: Re: spud gun
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 14:08:30 -0700
From: "Dave Clemence" <davesradio@
To: <LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM>

Received my gun today. Thanks, dave


Subject: spud gun
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 08:23:18 -0700
From: "Dave Clemence" <davesradio@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
larry, did you get the order for special #2 I faxed you?
dave

Yes, your product was shipped fed exp on 4/9/01


Subject: yo
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 16:50:30 EDT
From: ShReDeR20o0@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
ok how fas tcan you send me a spud gun if i use a credit card.

Yo, 2 days or better... Look at the above feedback


Subject: Product order
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:56:55 -0700
From: Jim Drew <msdei@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I would like to order a couple of spud gun products from you, using PayPal. Please let me know how you would like to handle this. Thanks,
Jim Drew, CEOs


Your my first PAYPAL order, thanks for being #1.

Subject: Question
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 20:50:16 -0600
From: "Doug Hale" <haledoug03@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
I have a question. Do you think that it would be possible to use a spark plug to fire the spud gun. Here is my theory of how this
would work. First you would screw the spark plug into the chamber. Then you would get a spark plug wire and cut it. Inside thewire you will find two more wires( neg(-), pos(+)). Then put the other end that you did not cut onto the spark plug. Then you get asemi-small 12v battery. Then every time that you want to shoot the spud gun, you touch the corresponding wires to the batterycausing a spark on the spark plug. You could also get fancy and hook a switch up, to spark every time you flip the switch. I think that a spark plug would work a whole lot better than a regular barbecue igniter. I think that changing the barbecue igniter would get old after a while. Get back to me on what you think. I hope that thins will help you in the future. Thanks.

Nope, wont work that way. It takes more that 12vdc to jump the gap on a spark plug. Every automotive engine has a ignition coil that delivers about 100 kv (100,000 vdc) to each spark plug, this high voltage is needed to jump the gap.The ignition coil is used to   step up the 12 vdc to 100,000 vdc.


Subject: spud guns
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 21:55:33 EST
From: BULLONY13@
To: larryb@internetwis.com

Hi! I was thinking of buying a potato gun from you, but it seems to me that your site looks pretty"home-made". How many orders do you get? How much money do you make?

Only me and the IRS know how much I sell. Since I am the only reliable spudgun web site that will ship your product within 2 business days, I would say i'm your best be to get your product. Read on in the feedback pages to see happy customers.


Subject: spudguns
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 21:45:00 +0000
From: Richard Simmons <Helen@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey Larry
I'm Richard and I've just scared the pants off of my class matesby demonstrating my 4 canon in a physics experiment. Two things really, I've found that swedes are a horrible thing to try and fire, they make a big dent but the can blow some of your seals. So far I've had my ignitor turn into a projectile. Secondly what exactly are you ignitors, i live in England and don't think its worth my while getting you to send me one hear so is was looking for something i could get that would do the same job over here.
Cheers
Richard Simmons

Look at the type I sell on my web page, you will notice that the body is threaded and can be secured in the chamber without the use of glues. A bead of silicone seal around the body and let it dry willmake a gas tight seal. If you cannot find one you can purchse them from me with the spark gap installed.  Is there a echo in here?


Subject: MAPP gas/ ignitor
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 22:21:42 EST
From: Eelrdc@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Today I tried out MAPP gas, commonly used in plumbing. It worked very well as a propellant. The potato flew maybe three times farther than a hairspray loaded gun. The only drawback is that the report is ten to twenty times louder than a hairspray loaded gun. I only have one question and I'll fill you in on the situation. Today, loaded too many potatoes into the spudgun. Instead of shooting the spuds, the gun released its hot gasses THROUGH the barbeque ignitor! No damage was done and the gasses were not hot enough to burn skin, but I may have broken my ignitor.
My question: Is there another type of ignitor I can use that would be more air-tight, if so what is the best kind?

Look at the type I sell on my web page, you will notice that the body is threaded and can be secured in the chamber without the use of glues. A bead of silicone seal around the body and let it dry willmake a gas tight seal. If you cannot find one you can purchse them from me with the spark gap installed.


Subject: SpudZooka
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 22:57:10 -0700
From: "Joe Everton" <jeverton@
Hey, Larry!
I would like to buy a pneumatic spud gun kit, but am wondering what I will use for a compressed air source. Will a tire pump work or do you need a compressed air bottle or compressor?
Thanks,
Joe

A tire pump will not work do to the way the spudzooka is fired, you need constant pressure during charging the chamber and the gun is fired when the pressure is released at the valve.


Subject: spud guns
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:46:02 EST
From: GNerol@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hello,
Just wanted to thank you for the great site and all of the links. I guess I am a late comer to the spud cannon scene. Boy talk about a lot of fun! I made a simple one with a BBQ sparker and I have a few ideas for a pneumatic cannon. Guess you can tell what I will be doing next. :-) By the way, I ran into a problem that I haven't seen on any web site and wondered if you had ever ran into it? The inside of my barrel pipe was VERY rough. I didn't notice until I had it put together. I went to a couple of other stores and found that some pipes were smooth and others were rough. You might add a note to your site to have folks check for that. It was nothing that $3.00 worth of sand paper and a couple of hours of work couldn't fix, but it would have been nice to have avoided the work.
Well, thanks again for the great web site and all the info. I hope the info I sent you is helpful. Keep blasting those potatoes.
Gnerol


Subject: out of potatoes??
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 17:10:10 -0700
From: "Ritchies" <pollydog@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
Ive been checking around from stite to site and yours is by far the best but i have recently ran out of potatoes so i bought pvc pipe of the same diamater and cut it into 1/4 of a foot sections sealed one end and froze water in them there the most effective thing ive ever used and cost nothing i also discovered if you freeze 1 end of a long peice of flaging tape you can track them through the sky the ice plugs are completly air tight and when they hit a brick wall the effects are awsom but dont stand to close caus of flying ice (It hurts)
At new years I loaded a news paper wad into my barrel and filled it with confetty , it gives some kickback but it throws confetty 10 to 20 meters in the air (a great count down celebration tool)
sincerly, Stewart  Ritchie

Thanks for the tip, the survey tape sounds like a great idea.


Subject: Hello!
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 22:50:51 -0500
From: "prescott@
To: larryb@internetwis.com

Hello again! I would like to begin that I recieved the barrel, and am very satisfied on the quality, and promptness. Thank You. Also, I have a new order. It is as follows:
1-3pack of the 2" Spudroks at $10.00, 1-50pack of the 2" plastic wads at $12.00
Thank You again,
-James

Thanks for the additional order


Subject: (no subject)
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 19:14:33 -0500
From: Julia Buttermore <redpen@>
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey man the site is great!! i cant fire them at home but my science teacher at school made one, and it was the Sh**!!! we fired it at recess and scared away all the little folk!!! keep it up!!
Julia
Woodward Park Middle School


Subject: ordering spudrockets
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 23:08:16 EST
From: Hornet136@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hello, I would realy like to order your spudrockets and wads, but I'm not sure about using my credit card. No offense to you or anything, but how can I be sure it would be safe and that you are not somebody who would take my credit card number and go on a shopping spree? Again, no offense to you its just that I don't know you. I guess what I'm asking is are you an individual  who makes and sales these amazingly awsome things, or are you like a company?
Thank you

I can understand your concern. We have been selling spudguns for over 3 years and have satified hundreds of customers. You have 3 other options for purchasing any of our products, Paypal, Money order, personel check.


Subject: static guard
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 16:57:12 -0500
From: senglish@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I always knew static guard kicked ass, didn't know it was more powerful than propane though.
Adam

These tests opend some eyes at spudgun.com also.


Subject: Spud gun test results.
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 11:31:27 EST
From: WytBlur@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hi,
Thanks for doing the tests and posting the results. Much appreciated.
John


Subject: are they legal??
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:25:41 EST
From: Chazdero@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
are they legal in Virginia and Florida?

Please check with your local authorities for the legality in your area. Each county in each state has different codes and it can vary between county to county.


Subject:
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 20:25:37 +1300
From: "poulters" <poulters@
To <larryb@internetwis.com>
hey how can i make my gun queiter

Look at my site for sliencer plans. they will reduce the muzzle noiser by about 50%


Subject: SIlencing a Spud Gun
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 00:33:32 EST
From: QKnight17@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hi, me and my friends have 2 spud guns. one has a 3" chamber, with a 3 foot long 2" pipe. the other one also has a 3" chamber, with a 3 foot 1 1/2" tube. everytime we shoot it almost sounds like a gun going off. is there anything we can do to make the gun quieter. like getting more than 3 feet of tube, or having a wider tube to shoot the potato. if there is any method of making more of a thunk sound instead of a gunshot sound, could you please inform me.

I do offer plans for a sliencer that will reduce the muzzle noise by about 50%


Subject: a new breed.
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 03:18:16 -0000
From:"David Porter" <davidglennporter@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I recently created a remote controll firing system for my spud cannon. had to sacrafice my brothers R/C car but that`s all you can do. it works by mounting a flint on the R/C motor so that when the shaft spins the rough surface hits the flint and creates a hell of alot of sparkes. Screw this into the side of your cannon and your set. this opens many doors to testing more volitile fuels as you don`t need to be anywhere near the cannon when it fires. wet socks fired at unsuspecting victims is always a laugh too. anyways, I`ll have a pic for you soon, it`s pretty cool so it`d add to the hall of fame on your site. thanks man, and keep on spuddin.


Subject: Please help me
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 21:21:47 -0500
From: "Mike Schweyen" <mike2325@
To: larryb@internetwis.com

Can you please tell me how to make a simple and reliable combustion chamber? Im new to spud guns so can you please make it simple and give me a few tips? Thank you for your time and help.

You can get several different ideas for plans off my links page.


Subject: hi
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 06:43:16 EST
From: WaCkBuNniE@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
do u have spudguns that are handheld???

Yes, they all are.


Subject: FOUR!!!!!
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 22:25:33 EST
From: Thedemille@aol.com
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hello Larry,
I enjoyed my first visit to your web site. I built my first cannon in 1991 and haven't stopped yet. I remember singing my eye brows off testing an electronic ignitor that later proved to be a well used design over the years. Live and learn.
Just wondering if any body else has made a gun to fire golf balls? I found that a Golf ball is around 1.11/16'' and that if you glue a 1.1/2 sch 80 pipe into a 2'' sch 40 pipe then bore it in a lathe to 1.11/16'' you can out drive Tiger Woods. My first atempt was a cannon with a 4'' x 10'' combustion chamber and about a 12'' barrel. This proved to shoot 200 yards using only hair spray. The next cannon had a 4'' x 12'' combustion chamber and a 36'' barrel, it will launch 400 yards. I have made a 5' barrel but have not put it together yet. The cool thing about golf balls are that they are designed to lift so they tend to fly quite well. I haven't got the nerve to go to the local coarse yet, but maybe someday.

Leon. M. fellow enthusiast.


Subject: RE: spudgun
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 16:10:13 -0500
From: "dennis and debra scholl" <dsscholl@
To: <LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
larry , got the gun. it rocks. thanks for the prompt turnaround. it was a great gift for my brother for christmas....dennis scholl


Subject: spud gun
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:35 EST
From: Weazelbrat@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
can you tell me the safest way to make a spud gun pleas

Use good quality PVC schedule 40, with a psi rating of at least 200psi. Use lots of PVC cement and let it dry before firing.


Subject: RE: rock on
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 10:57:09 -0500
From: jstimson@
To: LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM
Thanks Larry, I got it last night. It's cool. Thanks. Happy Holidays. John


Subject: Fun site, but careful...
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:38:29 -0600
From: "Mark Forseth" <mark@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I enjoy your site, stumbled upon it recently. I built a 54-in. spud gun years ago with a remote piezio-electric switch and spark
plug mounted to a 4-in. combustion chamber feeding into a 2-in. barrel. Back in 1968 my dad built me a cannon that shot
corks. It was a 1-in. dia., 12-in. long galvanized steel pipe with a pipe cap screwed onto the threaded back end. A spark
plug was threaded into a hole in the pipe cap. A Model T magneto connected to a 6V battery and switch, with a swab of
gasoline in the barrel, provided ignition. That little cannon shot a cork nearly 300 yards.
For my spud launcher I prefer starter fluid, which is chock full of highly flammable stuff (ethylene, tolulene, methanol, etc.). I
get amazing results with this, lousy results from carb cleaner and propane. Just a 0.5-sec. spray in the chamber and a click of
the switch results in a Mark McGwire Home Run launch. Detractors claim the chemicals deteriorate the PVC, but the Sched.
40 pipe is so thick I'll be dead before the plastic rots.
Good luck, keep up the fun, play safely
mdf
Brookfield, WI
Monona Grove class of '78


Subject: cheap spudgun
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 16:28:09 EST
From: BRATMASTERS@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
i made a spudgun out of a paper tube and a water bottle from mcdonalds and it works! i driled a hole in the side.


Subject:
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 09:44:09 -0600
From: "Teryann Llorca" <tllorca@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
hey, i have just got into the fine art of spudding. I am going to build my first gun soon. can i use a 1'' cpvc explotion chamber 1' 6''long and a half in. cpvc barrel 2 feet long? also instead of using a cleanout plug, can i use a pvc ball valve? love yer site!
shawn


Subject: About Spud gun laws
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 20:22:05 EST
From: Dweaber@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I was wondering if you could tell me a place where I could find the laws for the state of Michigan. If you know by your own knowledge, that would greatly suffice.
Thank you very much
Brent Dreaver
P.S. Instead of a propane cylinder, try mapp gas. It is sold on the shelf right next to propane, but cost $8 a cylinder instead of $2. But this crap launches the potato like a bat out of hell!


Subject: Igniting the fuel
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:55:20 EST
From: HawgmasterTodd@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I have read about how there is a problem igniting fuel in these potato cannons when you wet the igniter leads. I am just now getting back into this sport of spud gunning after ten years. The gun I used to have was powered by either and I had the same problem with it. I had an idea back then of what I thought was a better way of lighting these things although I never got a chance to try it. Maybe you can give it a try and let me know if it works. Have you ever seen a percussion nipple for a muzzel loader fiffle? If you were to take one of these and fit it on a spud gun and then make some sort of simple hammer to stike it you could use percussion caps to light your fuel (wet or not) in the combustion chamber. What do you think?
Let me know if it works.
Todd Davis


Subject: SPUD GUN/PROBLEM
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 19:59:14 -0500
From: "John H. Bontrager" <hbontrager@mindspring.com>
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
HOW LONG SHOULD OUR 3" CHAMBER BE?
WHERE SHOULD WE LOCATE THE IGNITOR IN THE CHAMBER?
PROBLEM: USING HAIR SPRAY WE GET VERY INCONSISTANT FIRINGS WE ARE USING 3" Y PIPE AS CHAMBER AND IGNITOR IS ATTACHED TO PLUG WHICH IS SCREWED INTO ONE OF THE OPENINGS WITH THE BARRELL IN THE OTHER OPENING WITH LARGE PLUG IN THE END OPPOSITE BARRELL.
I AM HELPING MY 14 YEAR OLD SON BUILD A SPUD GUN FOR A SCIENCE PROJECT IN SCHOOL. WE WANTED TO USE DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF FUEL AS A VARIABLE IN DETERMINING DISTANCE OF PROJECTILE. HAVING BEEN TRYING TO USE SPUDS BUT NEED TO GO TO WADS OR KNERF BALL OR SOMETHING FOR CONSISTANCY. WE MIGHT GO THROUGH 5 TO 10 LOADINGS BEFORE WE GET A FIRING. WHAT COULD WE BE DOING WRONG? CAN WE PURCHASE A SET OF DIRECTIONS IN MAKING OUR OWN? I THINK OUR CHAMBER MUST BE TOO BIG OR IGNITOR IN THE WRONG PLACE OR SOMETHING.  ANY IDEAS WOULD BE REAL HELPFUL

This is a very common problem when using a "Y" pipe for the chamber. Most will install the ignitor in the smaller "Y" area and therefore it is not in the are the fuel is. the ighnitor tips MUST be in the area where the fuel will be. If not, then missfires are common.


Subject: spudgun
Date:Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:49:44 CET
From: "Daan Dessers" <oscaardekosovaar@
To: Larryb@internetwis.com
nice site!!! I am a 16 year old boy from brussels (in belgium)(in europe). I made my spudgun 1 year ago. everything went fine (we did a really nice shot
with a kiwi. i'll send the pictures later) but now sometimes he just refuses to shoot. is it possible that the ignitor doesn't work because of the hairspray???and can I make an ignitor myself?? let me know something!!!!


Subject:
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 22:43:39 EST
From: LiLReDx03@
To: LARRYB@internetwis.com
Hey i need to knoew the best shit to use to launch my spud gun....ive been using static gaurd and it works good is there anything else thats better!!!????? please tell me
Thanx-
RED


Subject: wicked fun
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 06:47:03 -0700
From: steve morley <steve.morley3@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hey Larry. Wazzzz up. Wow can't believe the fun I'm having with my spud-gun. Running around like a 16 year old again. A few of my friends and myself made some, what a blast. Have a good one. Later


Subject: spud gun question
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 00 18:19:08 -0500
From: Chris Olsen <colsen@cfu-cybernet.net>
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
i am a rookie spud gunner. how do you recomend securing the igniter in the barrel. i have heard that if not done correctly it can very well be propelled outward just as the spud
thanks a bunch
Chris Olsen

Use the threaded body type BBQ ignitors. These can be difficult to find and if you cant find on you can get one from me.


Subject: I love spuds!
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 02:27:08 -0500
From: "kevin weitkam" <kweitkam1@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>

Hey, I love the website. My uncle taught me the fine art of spudgun making this summer, and I see I can improve a little on the
design..I have a 2' long 2" diameter barrel and a 3" combustion chamber..Works great, but I know I can make a better one now after reading the stuff on the webpage. Wonderful backyard toy!! So far I've demolished a small wooden table..Makes great toothpicks now..Totally destroyed my garbage can lids (sorry Mom!), put a wicked huge dent in a massive steel patio chair, and for a good laugh I put a small plastic wastebasket over the barrel to see how far the potato would launch it..Once again, sorry Mom! I'll buy you a new one! What a great new hobby..
Rob

Better hope mom dosen't  read this....


Subject: my order
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 17:21:44 -0600
From: Kolton M Casper <kmcasper@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey man-
I really don't think that putting the receipt in the barrel is the best idea (well at least not for overenthusiastic spudders like myself). I had been anticipating the moment when my spud gun would arrive for several weeks and it was the highlight of my (strikethrough: day), (strikethrough: week), (strikethrough: month), no year when it arrived that day. I was so excited I called my friend to come over and accompany me to the park. We got down there and got everything ready for our first test firing. We tried to load the barrel and the potato got down to about 1/2-1' to the end of the barrel and it wouldn't budge. So after many tries to compress whatever was down there we gave up and decided that by firing it that it would dislodge any object stuck down there. So we sprayed in some hairspray and pushed the button and POW the potato and receipt come flying out! So I would seriously consider at least telling people where the receipt is. I hope I could be of any help.
Have fun spudding, I know I will!
Sincerely,
Kolton

Thanks for the feedback. To date your the only one that has done that, but there is a first time for everything. I will try to make the invoice and instructions more obvious.


Subject:
Date: 17 Jun 00 21:25:50 EDT
From: Ramon Lima <flameboy4@usa.net>
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey man! we need help... here in Panama we cannot seem to get a lantern lighter so instead we plugged two cables into the cap and then by short-cicuiting them with a car battery, we try to produce a spark that will ignite the hair spray but IT DOESN'T WORK. What else can we do ???

Trying to get a spark to jump a gap with a 12v car battery wont do it. What you can do is this:
1. get a 12 volt car igintion coil
2. use a spark plug, or make a gap about .025' by using 2 nails
3. hook up a spark plug wire long enough to go from the igintion coil to the spark plug.
3. apply 12 vdc across the + and - terminals of the igintion coil. when you remove one of the wires from the + or - you will get the spark to jump on the plug.
Now take this knowledge and make your gun work.


Subject: my order
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 17:57:42 -0500
From: kenl@
To: LARRYB@internetwis.com

I have received my spudgun and I am sending you a picture of me having the most fun since I discovered sex. I have a cabin on the lake and love to lob spuds at ducks, jet skiers and anyting else on the water. This spudgun is built like a tank and shoot just as far. Thanks again for the fast service and great product.
Ken Lubits, Upnorth.

Thanks for the picture. I have posted it on the photo page. Keep the potatoes flying, and watch out for low flying ducks.


Subject: Re: spudgun
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 18:01:18 +1200
From: "maureen heathcoat" <geoff&maureen@
To: LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM>

dear larry my husband has built a spudgun to use for fishing and it works but it is destroying his lines any sugestions on how to fix it many thanks.
maureen

I'm not sure how he is using it for fishing. If he is trying to shoot the fish when he gets it close to the boat, he'll need to be more careful when aiming it and try not to hit his fishing line. If he is using it for surf casting you might try using a different type of line (spider wire, etc).

Hope this helps??


Subject: My order
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 07:32:48 -0500
From: Gary Lesikar <glesikar@
To: LARRYB@INTERNETWIS.COM

I got it...
Shot it....
Totally Kick Ass...
I found the fuel of champions though.....
Right Guard....No Build-Up....Smells Nice....Very Flammable

Other fuels to consider, starter fluid, Pledge furniture polish, PAM cooking spray, OFF insect replent, the list goes on and on.


Subject: hey will this work
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 11:00:58 EDT
From: DurtR1der@
To: larryB@internetwis.com
ive thought about it i was wondering if i made a spud gun with a 6 or 7 inch combustion chamber and a 36 to 42 inch barrel wouldnt it go further than a big long combustion chamber because the pressure has less room to go and no where but the weakest spot in the barrel, wher the potatoe is. so there fore making the potatoe go farther because the explosion in the chamber has less room to move, ya know. please email me back this weekend if u can cuz im at my dads and i want to get it done b4 i leave on sunday, thanx man.

My answer:

Barrel length will effect the distance and velocity more than the size of the chamber. Shorter barrels will give less velocity and distance due to the projectile leaving the barrel before the fuel is totally consumed in the chamber. This will cause a large flash of unused fuel when the projectile leaves the barrel. The chamber and barrel should be matched to give the fuel enought time and space to fully burn and develop maximum pressure just as the projectile leaves the barrel. This is difficult to measure but the formula for calculating this volume and fuel expansion rate is complex. I suggest sticking with barrels 36" or longer.


Subject: sad spud
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 17:19:47 EDT
From: SkyChaser@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I am one sad guy:) i built the ultimate spud gun out of some old pvc i found in a truck i bought. the barrel was a 2" and about 5' long and i had a huge combustion chamber that did the job just fine. The spuds went far with starter fluid but my best shots were racket balls. they fit perfectly in the barrel and just keep going when you launch them. sounds perfect huh? well my dad found it wheni wasnt home and threw it away!!!! i almost cried. love the site! Sean
p.s. i got a great tip!!!! put white lithium grease on all threaded fittings to help hold pressure better and for ease of taking them apart!


Subject: any info??
Date:  Sat, 25 Mar 2000 19:45:20 -0800 (PST)
From:  brandon novakowski, bman32_320@
To:  larryb@internetwis.com
I would like to make a potato gun, providing I don't make one that is full size, and very loud. Here is an idea I had. 1" barrel increased to 2" for the chamber. I would plan to use an ABS pipe. Do you think this would be a good idea?? Are there cleanout plugs that are 2"?? I heard that too small of a barrel could cause a problem, as the gas can not excape fast enough. Any input on this topic would be appreciated.
I hope you can help me with this, I already asked that Goldmann guy but he never replied.

TRY A 3" CHAMBER ABOUT 18 TO 24" LONG, WITH A 1.5" X 24" BARREL. SHORTER THE BARREL THE LESS NOISE, BUT ALSO LESS DISTANCE.


Subject: fuel
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2000 20:30:01 -0800
From: "Scott Downs" <zoads@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I suggest using starting fluid that you can purchase at your local auto  parts store,the higher the eaither content the better the blast. I burns cleaner than WD40 or hair spray and leaves no residue.plus it takes vary little, and if you use to much it just kind of puff's.I have used Johnsons starting fluid for over 5 years.in a pinch i have used Thrust but the eaither content is not as great. Shoot a spud and have blast.ZOADS(zoads@


Subject:
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 17:51:50 -0600
From: "jim" <jzb@ticon.net>
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
Hey, I made a spudgun with a 6 inch explosion chamber and a 6 foot long by 1.5 inch wide. I put in a potato and use acetylene the same stuff my dad uses in our torch to cut through metal. I can lunch a potato over 1 mile. The first time I did it the explosion chamber blew up and peices of P.V.C. went everywhere. Then I put the gun back together and trimmed 1 foot off the barrel and now the potato can hit my neighbor's house over 1mile away the way that the bird flies.

GOD, I HOPE YOU READ THIS BEFORE YOU TRY IT AGAIN. I KNOW THE DANGERS OF ACETYLENE AND THE PRESSURE THAT ACETYLENE DEVELOPS WILL EXCEED THE RATINGS OF PVC AND ABS PLASTIC. THE FIRST EXPERIENCE SHOULD OF TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAVE EXCEEDED THE LIMITS OF THE MATERIAL. PLEASE TAKE MY WARNING TO HEART AND DO NOT USE ACETYLENE UNDER ANY CONDITIONS OTHER THAN WELDING.

I HOPE THIS MESSAGE GETS TO YOU BEFORE YOU HURT YOURSELF.

LARRY BARNES


Subject: spuds
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:40:49 -0800
From: John Stengrevics <jsten@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hey larry got the gun wednesday tried it last weekend it kicks@$$ :)


Subject: (no subject)
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 18:09:46 EDT
From: SLCatsman@
To: larryB@internetwis.com
Larry,
Spud guns arrived in good condition. I would like to purchase two more. Please charge to my credit card (2 - (2 in.) rifled barrel spud guns). Send via Ups as in the past. If there is a problem, please advise.
Steve

I LOVE A SATISFIED REPEAT CUSTOMER.


Subject: New customer
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 17:04:53 +0200
From: "Peter Ericksson" <Peter@
Reply-To:<dmg069f@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
Hi,Im very interested in your products! Please let me know the total amount of money for products and shipment to Sweden. 2 (two) Replacement ignitors, 1 (one) Spud muff (plans) 1 (one) TP Launcher (for the 1.5" barrel),  1 (one) Special #5 (Save $18.10) 1 spudgun with rifle barrel (1.5"), 6 pack of spud rockets plus a second rifle barrel (2") with male adaptor instald and spud stop.


Subject: spud gun
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 21:18:33 EDT
From: Mksalovich@
To: larryB@internetwis.com
LARRY
I RECIEVED MY SPUD GUN. THANKS AGAIN!
I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO TRY IT YET. I LIVE IN TOWN. I PLAN ON TRYING IT SOON.
MITCH S.

THANKS FOR YOUR ORDER, HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE


Subject: Gas bleed through solution
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 10:47:13 -0400
From: Timothy Dillon <boatfull@
To: larryB@internetwis.com
If people keep complaining about the pvc blackening around the ignitor,tell them this:
Remove the igniter. Sand off the burn marks with a fine grit sandpaper
Install the igniter again. Put a bead of hot glue around the igniter to make an airtight seal.
I have never had a problem with my gun, because I did this right from the start. My next gun will be a 6" to 2" with a 4 foot long chamber and a 6 foot barrel(maybe bigger, I don't know yet). I'll let you know how well it works.
Shawn

I USE A BEAD OF SILICONE SEAL ON THE THREADS OF THE IGNITOR.


Subject: Spud Gunning
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 16:33:22 -0400
From: Timothy Dillon <boatfull@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hello,
My name is Shawn Dillon, and I have a nice picture of me and one of myspudguns. Now this gun has the interchangeable barrels just like theones that you sell, except the combustion chamber is bigger. With my 4foot 1.5" barrel, I can shoot a spud well over 1000 feet using a specialmixture of isobutane and propane. I would be honored if you could putmy picture on your wonderful site. If you do put my picture on yourpage, please link to my email address at TheSaxMan36@yahoo.com
Thanks for your time, and happy spudding!
Shawn Dillon

YOUR ON THE VIDEO PAGE, THANKS FOR YOUR PICTURE


Subject: Hey
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 03:06:10 EDT
From: Cyanide243@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
This is really sad. The spud muff is so easily made its not even funny. Your rifled barrels looks like it came flat off another page. The one thing that I would maybe even look at is the wads but I might as weel use little plastic cups instead. Your site is   like,  a total joke to me and the entire spud community.
Josh

LIKE, DUH. SORRY TO PISS YOU OFF.


Subject: Spug Guns
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 22:12:57 +0800
From: Brendan Karow <kingdick_187@yahoo.com>
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hi, just a few questions, do you have any plans for a pneumatic spud cannon that can launch a spud about 200 yards? Please e-mail back.
Thanks, Brendan

THE SPUDZOOKA WILL GO INTO ORBIT...


Subject:
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 02:58:00 -0400
From: "kelly monette" <kmonette@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
FUCK YOU

** NOT ON THE FIRST DATE ***


Subject: Re: Customer
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:06:30 -0500
From: David Boddie <speedlnr@
Organization: Industrial Polymers Corporation USA
To: larry barnes <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
Package received UPS, looks cool . Can't wait to shoot it.
Thanks
David


Subject: Re: your questins on spudguns
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:47:00 EDT
From: SLCatsman@
To: larryB@internetwis.com
larry thanks for the response I need two 2" rifled barrel guns plus two TP barells. I belive you have the credit card information so please call or email to confirm order and please send via fed ex or ups which ever is the quickest and please charge my account acordingly.
sincerely Steve L. Catsman


Subject: excuse me
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:47:17 EDT
From: KickinKim4@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hello, i have recently made a spudgun of my own. it has a tube on it 7ft. long then i have an ignitor i side a 1ft long cumbdtion chamber. she is quit a bueaty. i shoot her all the time. this is the first spudgun that i have ever made before and i am lovin it. it shoots just about anything that i put in the chamber. i am currently workin on another one that has a remote control and a sensor to where i shoot. its gonna be a beauty. well talk to ya later.. i love the internet page as well.


Subject: GUN
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 01:21:47 EDT
From: RUFAAST@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hello,
My name is Derek , and i am an engineeing student at Florida State Univ. College of Engineering,, and one of my classes this summer , "DYNAMICS: and we are doing a project , we have to make some kind of launcher, basically we have to shoot an 1lb object or less, 100' and hit a target laying on the ground,, any suggestions would be helpfull, i have been looking at you spud page, very intersting, i have thinkin of building one ,, i am considering air power,, for the propellent, i really .like the idea of your rocket as the  bullet, very interesting idea,, :O)
any advice,,
Derek

THE SPUDZOOKA WILL FILL THE BILL. YOU CAN GET CONSISTANT SHOTS BY MAKING SURE YOUR CHAMBER PRESSURE IS CONSTANT FROM SHOT TO SHOT.


Subject: hey man good advice!!!!
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 23:16:43 EDT
From: PringPong@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey i checked out your site and got some good plans on accessories for my  spud gun. thanks man!!!


Subject: 'zooka info
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:51:27 -0500
From: spike2@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
hey --- great web sight. I made a spud gun a couple of years ago and have lottts of fun. I use an 'elbow' for the large end --- looks funny but ....  what I'm writing about is your spudzooka ---now that looks interesting but I can't figure out what the propelate is (air only or is it a gas -- but you said it doesn't have an ignitor)I think I want to buy the #4 but I'd like to know more about it. thanks


Subject: spudgunasaurus
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 12:24:26 -0700
From: wildrice@
To: larry barnes <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
Hey Larry,
Got the spud gun yesterday and delivered my gift it was a big hit!! We went through a whole bag of potatos just last night!! What a blast!!
Thanks again for all your help!! Catch up with ya later.....
.......Sean


Subject: Re: your shipment
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:51:54 -0700
From: wildrice@
To: larry barnes <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>

Very cool!!! thanks for your help with getting the spud gun shipped to be here on time.
Its a gift for my dad and he is leaving town on thursday morning he will have fun with it on his trip!!
I will probably make another order soon only without the rush...thx again for your help
Sean


Subject: spudgun clubs.
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 03:54:31 -0700
From: "Donald L. Tharpe" <storm00@gte.net>
To: larryb@internetwis.com>
Dear Larry,

Been a while since I wrote. still using high voltage ignition system and spudroks to keep many people entertained at just about any outdoor function. Who can resist a loud BOOM and an arc of light 1500 feet high by 2000 feet long. 4th of July every weekend! many people have written about spudgun clubs, so many, that some of us diehards ought to get something going. maybe a monthly news letter. there are some pretty inventive people out there and a club would be a good idea on how to legitimize this hobby. articles about what other spudders are doing and learning. If any one is interested they could send articles to me and I could compile a couple of pages and e-mail them to interested parties.we could discuss laws and maybe set some standards and possibly have competitions in a wide range of categories. Another economic consideration is that by us spudders using so many spuds, we help to maintain work on American spud ranches! Keep the fire in the back,and the taters tossing
strm00@gte.net


Subject:spud guns
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 16:16:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Neil Irving <sneil44
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hi,
I just started shooting my spudgun and I have found many helpful hints at your web site. I've experimented with a few diffrent projectiles. I shot packets of ketchup witch make a great stain. Have you ever seen a flying mouse? I shot some dead mice that my cat killed.
Thanks for your great web page.
Sneil,
Cape Cod, Mass.


Subject:
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 21:31:07 -0000
From: "GREGG A ROMAN" <GAROMAN@
To: larryb
Hey what's up. I just wanted to tell you that I love Spud Guns! I built about 11 of them with cases the year before last for all the guys in my family and we had a blast. We waisted about 50 lbs. of potatoes that day. Keep up the good work! Type to you later.
Rusty Baker
college student Texas Tech


Subject: Different Fuels
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:23:52 -0400
From: Justin <korn@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hello, i have a Spud Gun my dad and i made and we r currrently fueling it with Hairspray. but using that tends to make the threads on the cap on the back of it sticky so when u screw it shut, it is a major pain in the butt to get back open. so if u could suggest any other types of fuel besides the 2 listed on your page or a good way of cleaning the hairspray from the screw-on cap on the back...we would appreciate it...Thanks!

THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE THREADS IS TO SET THE THREADED END IN A PAIL OF VERY HOT WATER. AFTER ABOUT 1 HOUR THE HAIRSPRAY WILL LOOSEN UP AND CAN BE REMOVED WITH A OLD TOOTHBRUSH.


Subject: cool fuel(or should I say very hot)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:46:34 -0500
From: TRAVIS TURNER <mrfixxit@>
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I designed a "spudgun" of my own. It has an eight inch wide combustion chamber that is ten inches long which builds up a tremendoud amount of pressure. The barrel is three and one-half feet long. I use a very small amount of ether as my propelent. Using parts from remote control cars, I constructed a remote detonation device. Basically all it does is light off a model rocket igniter (electrically). It is mounted on bungie cords to absorb the recoil. I have alot of fun with it. I would send you a picture of it but I don't have a scanner.
admirably,
Travis T. - 15 years old


Subject: check this out
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:48:18 EDT
From: H2125@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
man this is crazy i went to the store and looked for this aqwa net stuff and  instead of buying that it was cheaper to buy this stuff called style its  amazing i put only about two seconds worth of spray in my gun and it shoot  about 200yds and my gun isnt that big the combustion chamber is only about a  foot long and the diamiter is 3" man you should try this stuff but it needs  oxygen to ignite so if you fill your gun up with it too much it wont work TRY  IT


Subject: spudgun
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:56:26 -0400
From: "john kolodziey" <kolodzjm@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
last night i was pretty bored so i made a potato gun out of a 1.5" pvc pipe about 4' long and a 2 qt. plastic juice bottle. i just cut the threads off the bottle and it fit nicely into the pipe and i taped it up pretty well. i drilled about a 1/4 inch hole in the side of the bottle. i put about a teaspoon of lighter fliud in the hole and made sure the walls of the bottle were coated and at first i used a spool of thread to shoot. i held a lighter by the hole and i shot it at the wall of my dorm and shattered the spool and put a nice dent in the wall. so we tried potatoes but i really didn't think the juice bottle would stand up to the pressure but it did and we shot a pretty flat shot about 200 yards. it's loud. this summer i'm thinking about making a gatling gun type golf ball launcher. have you ever tried lighter fluid as a propellant. it's cheap and it works nicely. just figured i'd tell you about my exploits...
john kolodziey


Subject: Spud guns
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:58:58 EDT
From: Skyfurrow@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Love your website!
I just constructed a "Spud-Chukker" about two weeks ago. I love it! My   record shot so far is almost 200 yards, using Right Guard spray deoderant,   with a 400 gram spud. Just found the page today, and I had to E-Mail you with some feedback.
Keep up the good work, and May the Force be with you!


Subject: spud guns
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 08:20:54 -0600
From: Dawna Waters <dawna1@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Hi i am from utah and before i came to your site i made my own spud gun and i made a very good way of loading the gun fast and easy. You don't take the bottom out you drill a hole in the side of the combustin chamber half way throw the pvc, and then get a smaller drill bit and finish the hole(make sure the first hole is the same sixe as the nozsal tube on the hairspray. Make the second hole as small as the hole in the nozal) and when you are done with that just pop the sprayer thing off your hairspray and sove it in the hole, it should spray into the chamber with out leaking.
e-mail me back


Subject: Need some information-Thanks
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:34:38 EDT
From: NKJHawk@aol.com
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Larry, My son and I just just built our first spud gun together, kind of a  father and son thing. We had a lot of fun fun building this thing together,  and my son of 15 years has seen the dangers this thing can do. It can send a spud (we measured) aprox. two hunderd yards, wow! We were wondering if spuds  guns are not legal in certain states. I'm new at this and would like to know. Our state is Kansas. Can you help me here? Are there spud gun clubs in our  area? Thanks much for your time.


Subject: on the news...
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 18:24:07 EDT
From: DMcwhe8964@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
we just heard on the 6:00 news here...Charleroi, Pa.  authorities are going to   make spud gun shooting illegal...also paint ball shooting! Imagine  that...

Dan Slippery Rock, Pa.


Subject: My gun rocks
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 00:17:33 EST
From: MUSTNGSSUK@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I have just built a kickass spud gun. I have a secret igniter It burns all the fuel! I have shot my potatos as far as 376 yards. And by the way NOS isnt flamable it just airiates fuel.
Ben Jacobsen,KCMO
PS Are they aginst the law to own?

Depending on your state and local laws, they could be illegal to use. If you really want to know the answer, call your local Law enforcement agencies in your area.   When you get a answer, email me back with it.


From: "Glen Shindel" <shindel@
Subject: Re: YOUR SPUDROK ORDER
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 01:25:53 -0500
I have recently purchased your SpudRok's and I am very impressed with the simplicity of your product. I was also very impressed with packaging of your products for shipping.


SUBJ: Spudrok
DATE: 3/31/99
I have been launching the spudroks off my back porch into the field the last couple weeks and they have been working great! I just wanted to let you know how excited I am for the summer to really go out and get these suckers going!
Curt


Subject: Re: YOUR BARREL
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 17:41:16 -0800
From: "Sund" <sund@
To: "larry barnes" <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
Got it, looks awesome, can't wait to test it out.
Thanks a ton


Subject: Re: your order
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 01:30:53 -0600
From: krs@
To: larry barnes <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
Hello,
I received the gun today. it is great. Thanks.
Curt Kluth


SUBJ: COURT TV,  HART VS IOWA
Date: Mar 12, 1999
FM: SPUDGUN.COM
I have received several emails regarding the airing of Court TV, Hart vs Iowa. This case charged the defendant (Hart)  with two counts of  felony for possession of a spudgun found in his car. The state of Iowa tried to convince a jury that a spudgun was a weapon. The defendant was found not guilty to the charge, because the jury was not convinced that a Spudgun could be considered a weapon.

You will find the email I received from Hart's lawyer, further down on this page (11/27/98). He does state that he feels the law will try again. For all of us who own or play with a spudgun, please use the guns as intended, for fun and enjoyment, not for destructive purpose. We dont want to bring these issues to light because they could harm our sport and make it illegal.


Subject: cap idea
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 15:37:54 +0000
From: Philip & Joanne Reilly <pjreilly@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
An idea:
In order to protect the sharpened end of my barrel, I've leashed a plastic cap (from a Krylon can) to it. When my spud gun is not in use, the end of the barrel is always protected from damage.


Subject: thanks
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 20:24:42 -0600 (CST)
From: donelson@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
I made a spud gun with an idea that was highly influenced by your site. The best fuel I have found is shoe waterproofing spray with a light coat of a  50/50 solution of rubbing alchol and lighter fluid I shot a wad of tissue  paper 100ft with that solution and that is with a flat trajectory, not no 45  degree junk. Oh yea the po po in my area think that the my spud gun is a car  back fireing so when people report it a 3 am the po po don't do nothin'  ha ha stupid po po. Keep up the good work.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT MY SPUD MUFF TO MAKE THOSE 3AM SHOOTS QUIET.


Subject: Re: YOUR BARREL ORDER
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 14:25:43 -0600
From: "tom bessmer" <tom.bessmer@
To: "larry barnes" <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>

hi Larry,  barrel was received on wendsday test fired on thursday works great!


Subject: My Spudgun
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 23:32:47 +1300
From: "davidcaryljones" <davidcaryljones@
To: <larryb@internetwis.com>
David and Caryl Jones
Taihape, New Zealand
Hi,  I have just made my gun and used 65 mm pvc for the barrel. In New Zealand we use them for launching our fishing lines out . We do it by tying the line to the tear tab of a drink can, filling the can with water and boom, instant cast 250 metres plus, great fun. Also you can fill the can half with sand then berley to the top and bomb them out to attract the fish. I,m looking forward to many hours of fun, fishing and using the gun.


Subject: Re: YOUR SPUD GUN ORDER
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 18:11:19 -0500 (EST)
From: Gene Greger <gene@
To: larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM (larry barnes)

Got it! Looks good.
Gene

THANKS FOR YOUR EMAIL TO CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF YOUR ORDER. HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE WITH YOUR SPUDGUN.


Subject: Thank You
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 23:25:57 -0500
From: guysmilely@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Dear Sirs:
Thank you for a kick ass site. My friends and I got into spudding after one of us saw a spud gun at a lake house in VT. (We're in NJ).  We've shot everything. One night we shot it down a straight road and used the car's odometer to measure the distance. ONE QUARTER MILE!!!!!! It's very loud. Also, we live in a populated area, so we can only shoot at night. Your site has given me some awesome ideas. (Silencer, glow stick) We had no idea how many people were involved in this sport. We're in high school and college, and I was wondering if you could answer a question that has been on our minds since we started. "Are there any documented cases of people being arrested for launching potatoes?" Also, will the cops take the gun? Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

ALWAYS ASSUME THAT IT WILL BE TAKEN AWAY. READ ON DOWN THIS PAGE FOR SOME FEEDBACK REGARDING THE SPUDS AND THE LAW. SINCE EACH STATE, COUNTY AND CITY HAS DIFFERENT LAWS REGARDING EVERTHING, TO BE SURE YOU MUST CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND ASK THE QUESTION.


Subject: Re: YOUR SPUDGUN ORDER
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:30:29 EST
From: RZielke2@
To: larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM
Larry,
Received complete order, you may now update your records. thank you.
RAZ

THANKS FOR YOUR ORDER, HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE


Subject: quick question....
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 00:20:42 EST
From: Torch64008@
To: larryb@internetwis.com
Great page.
If I order a gun with a rifled barrel that is 1.5 in., will i be able to use all your other barrels, even those that are of other sizes than 1.5 in.?

YES, ALL THE BARRELS WILL FIT THE GUN NO MATTER WHAT SIZE BARREL YOU BUY.


Subject: Re: YOUR SPUDGUN
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 22:25:40 -0500
From: Jay Crawford <skatie@
To: larry barnes <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>

Larry: I received my gun on Thurs. 1/21. Thanks for sending it.

Thanks.
J. Crawford


Subject: Re: MY ORDER
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 11:54:25 -0600
From: "Joseph Cawthon III" <joedaddyinc@
To: "larry barnes" <larryB@INTERNETWIS.COM>
Larry
Got the gun and the accouterments. All packed real nice. Works good!
Thanks!
Joe Cawthon


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