Carpet Gun:What I carried as a Kid in Brooklyn, NY (1950's)

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    Carpet Gun:What I carried as a Kid in Brooklyn, NY (1950's)

    What's a Carpet Gun?
    In Brooklyn neighborhoods, toys were often improvised, like the skate scooter discussed in the post called "The Key to Happiness". Another home-made toy was the carpet gun, made out of long, flat, narrow pieces of wood, a clothes pin (the kind that opens and closes), and a rubber band. The rubber band was attached at the bottom of the gun, then stretched over the barrel to the far end of the gun where the clothes pin held it in place. You then loaded it by placing a small rectangular piece of linoleum tile under the rubber band, and shot it by opening the clothes pin. Carpet guns were extremely dangerous and wildly inaccurate, but the weapon of choice when we attacked the kids around the corner. (From another forum, but they tell it better than I could)

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    Very cool carpet gun. It might even pass Feinstein because it's not too scary looking, or black, or has that thing that goes up.
    However, that clothes pin needs further study, so don't get too excited about being off the list yet.
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    All ya need is a can of spray paint and it's...............Evil.

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    Well one thing you won't make, Gun Salesman Of the Year! Brouhahaha!

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