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Forging of ball for flail


Lukas Jacobs

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Hello:

You may not be aware, but in most states here in the United States possession of that particular item is a felony..it is commonly referred to as a "slung shot"...and as such, so is the manufacturing of the same... Just a heads up...

JPH

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Forge two hemispheres of the same size by whatever means you have to dish them out, you can join them by overlapping the rim or band them

Attach your spikes and mounting bracket for the chain

And then braze the two halves together

Have fun

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Mr. Jacobs:

I do not know anything at all about the laws and regulations in South Africa..I am in the United states and as such I am well aware as to what is and what is NOT USUALLy acceptabvloe. The State where I live in is:

1: A "Shall Issue" Stae as far as concealed firearms carry permits. This means the "good guys" can "pack heat"....

2: Gambling Casinoes are legal everywhere EXCEPT Boulder City...due to regulations that were put in place when they were constrcutiong the dam.

3: Prostitution is 100% legal (when the proper paperwork is filed) in most counties of this State...

4 I can own select fire weapons, suppressors and other things that BATFE calls "Destructive Devices"..(I have a firearms collection that is almost mind boggling BTW)and I am carrying the proper paperwork....I have a 20mm Cannon, a M2 .50 cal, several M-16's, one of the first 125 Thompson SBG's issued to the FBI and a whole lot of other select fire/auto weapons to boot...(Hell's Bells...I have a Gatling Gun in my living room and a 3" Ordnance Rifle out basck!!)

5: I can carry (thanks to my LEO background) a concealed firearm in all 50 of our States..regardless as to if they allow concleaded carry or not..PLUS I can carry aboard airliners as well...TAKE THAT TSA!!

After ALL of this//I CAN NOT, nor can I manufacture a "slung shot" (which in the US is the "legal definition" of what you would like to make..NOR can I tell you HOW to make it...cause if I do I can go to jail if you made one and was 1, "cuaght:" with it or used it in a crime....

Now this strikes me as very funny and more than a bit odd due to the fact that I can own machineguns and all that..(US BATFE FFL No. 9-88-003-03-3F-35453...) and YET I if was to MAKE a flail..I could be thrown in prision for at least 5 yerars and face a $10,000.00 US fine...go figure that out....

Hence this is why I said what I did....since this website us USA based.... No other places may. or may NOT be as "assinine" ad we are here..so Good luck..

Now,,,

HISTORICALLY speaking the "ball" on a "Morningstar" was hardwood, and the iron spikes were "driven" into the ball....but this is HISTORICAL information for HISTORICAL research...

JPH

JPH

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JHP
Yes US laws are crazy
Switch blades are also illegal but you can buy them in half of the gas stations.
You cant have a full auto weapon unles it was registered prior to 1968 but a silencer is the same $200 tax stamp and in some states you can make one as soon as the tax is paid. Of course not in MN where I live. In some places ranges get shut down due to noise complaints even though the range was there long befor the housing moved too near to them.

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Once when I was associated with an association that was into medieval weoponry I was persuaded to make a bill out of a shovel. The only weapon I have ever smite, and I am living down the bad karma now, Now, I fear AGENTS of the federal goverment coming down in black helicoppers to git me! Oh, and STRICTLY as a joke item, I made numchuks out of 2 pieces 1" round bar 12" long and 12" chain I dont know anyone who practices with them. A lady friend keeps them on the dash of her pickup. Thems probably illegal in all 58 states.

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I also live in The States, and won't say how it was made but I once saw a flail/slung shot/whatever that had a cast aluminum ball spiked with sharpened studs that were screwed into threaded holes. Very nicely done...BTW, I saw this on a table at a county fair among zip guns, shivs and other implements that local police had in a display of confiscated weapons. The kid had apparently made it in shop class. Needless to say, that kid did not graduate with his class...:ph34r:

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Seems like you're making your life a great deal harder than it needs to be by making the ball hollow, especially if it's just a wall hanger. Do you have a reference that says originals were hollow? Solid seems far preferable for that sort of duty. If it's too heavy, just use a smaller ball. (Also note that many flails didn't use a ball as the basis of the head, and not all the heads were solid metal.)

On the legality issue (not relevant to the original question): in Virginia it's perfectly legal to own a slung shot. You simply can't carry it concealed on or about your person. (And note: the ninnies in the Virginia General Assembly outsmarted themselves when they were copying someone other state's law, and called it a "slingshot" (child's toy) rather than a slung shot. So there's actually an excellent argument that that provision wouldn't apply to a slung shot -- but there's another provision that applies to "flailing instrument(s).")

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