108 entries in Weapon
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Unknown La Carte Clouée au Mur d'un Coup de Pistolet corner torn of selection, then nail is marked and loaded into a gun, cards sprung into the air and selection is nailed to the wall, corner matches, with assistant
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 15
Unknown L'Anneau Dans un Pistolet, Qui Se Trouve Ensuite au Bec d'une Tourterelle, Dans une Boîte qu'on Avait Auparavant Visitée & Cachetée ring shot with a pistol is later found in the beak of a turtle dove sitting in a box which was examined before
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 50
Unknown To Fire Borrowed Rings from a Pistol, and make them Pass into a Goblet filled with Bran and covered with a Handkerchief, the Bran Disappearing, and being found elsewhere
Modern Magic 384
Unknown The Charmed Bullet
Modern Magic 409
Unknown Conjurers' Pistols two models
Tricks with Cards 174
Professor Hoffmann The Demon Marksman
More Magic 437
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
Antonio Molini, Carl Willmann Der kugelfeste Künstler catching the bullets with the hand
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 168
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Bellachini, on allowance to perform for money, making fake cannon balls,
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 48
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on Prof. Herrmann's bullet catch method
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 96
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Doch getäuscht second part of article, on Robert-Houdin's bullet catch method
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 141
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes
  • Plus vite que l'eclair (on Prof. Herrmann)
  • Ein gefährlicher Spaß (bullet catch by Eskamoteur Buck, accident in 1840 with small-shot charge)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 63
Emil Clauß Ein Wort zum "Schiessen im Salon" flash material instead of classic load to make less of a mess
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 158
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer massiven Kanonenkugel vanishing cannon ball, ends up hanging behind the body
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
Unknown Production Sequence from Borrowed Hat various things, including cannon ball which vanishes again
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Vernichtung und die Herstellung No. 5, two borrowed handkerchiefs, one is cut up by performer and one by spectator, performer restores his, spectator's is still destroyed, it is shot on a cigar box with a pistol and appears restored therein
Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 26
Unknown Tuchpistole silk pistol, silk hanged over barrel, vanishes when fired
Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 69
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, exposure during performances, making a fake cannon ball, camera obscura
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 16
Antonio Molini Die Kanone von Strassburg construction of little cannon that shoots
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 142
Clement de Lion Der unsichtbare Schütze twenty to thirty small bullets put in mouth and spouted onto spectator as gag, apparently its source is not discovered
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 174
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind, Clement de Lion Aus und mit dem Leserkreis on firing stage pistols, Bellachini
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 63
Joseph Michael Hartz The Hartz Pistol for getting a borrowed ring behind stage
Later Magic 52
Unknown A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat
Later Magic 162
Professor Hoffmann The Flight of Time routine with watch, sight gags, watch vanishes from box, apparently shot with pistol into spectator, wand pushed into spectator
Related to Later Magic 183
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Rifle rifle vanishes at the moment it is fired and later appears again
Sub Rosa 48
Laurie Ireland Annie Cakley Outdone! - Or Shooting the Knot of One Handkerchief into Another two handkerchiefs on board, one with a knot, when pistol is fired, knot vanishes and appears on other handkerchief
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 14
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Comedy Bullet Catching Trick huge lead bullet, spring gun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 4
Jean Hugard Hugard's Bullet-Catching The Great Rifle Feat - Catching bullets fired from modern rifles
The Magic Annual for 1937 134
Owen Clark Production of Real Cannon-Balls and Metal Bar-Bell on stage from container that was shown empty, secretly attached to wire from ceiling
The Magic Annual for 1937 129
Theodore Annemann On the Bullet Catch
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 318
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Laurie Ireland High Caliber Production fifty caliber shell continuous production
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 17
Jean Hugard Interlude a la William Tell slicing pieces of paper with arrow and bow, method to cut paper in half all the times
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 22
Unknown The Flying Pips two pieces of black cardboard are fastend together with rubber bands, with toy pistol pips of selection are shot away and they are correctly arranged between cardboards
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Herb Poppleton Self Working Double Load Lota, with a Comedy Routine Lota bowl routine, with gun and flowers
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 10
Jack Yeager Home Made Handkerchief Gun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 24
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Jack Yeager Pistol and Silk with flash paper cone
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 10
Jack Yeager Crystal Flower Ladder using a coin ladder with spring flowers, flowers through tray, using pistol
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 11
Clettis V. Musson Secrets of Sharpshooting on Eagle Eye Augie, different feats of shooting a gun / rifle and how to fake it, disrobing assistant, making a finger ring from a coin etc.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 29
Karrell Fox Shoot it with a Knife gun with a blade, gag for rope tricks
Kornfidentially Yours 7
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Guillotine Bit
Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Shirt Gag arrow is removed from shirt, gag
Kornfidentially Yours 31
Allessandro Allessandro's Marksmanship Act rifle shooting routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 12
Allessandro Magic Quickies
  • Deep Freeze Trick
  • Head Chopper
  • Children's Shows
  • Thumb Tie
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 18
Jay Marshall How to Present the Bullet Catching Trick
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 346) 207
Bobby Bernard Goofy Gun coin vanish with small toy gun
Magic in Miniature 3
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching
Publicity Stunts 379
Kirk Stiles Banging the Bang Gun Around ideas with a bang gun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 44
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves Roulette russian roulette demonstration, "Readers unfamiliar with firearms are urged not to try this trick.", see p. 308 for reference and p. 312 for comment
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 305
William Humphries Off Beat Ideas various ideas
  • flag appears on wand
  • Gravity Glass
  • Anti Gravico
  • vase and cord
  • Milk Pitcher
  • orange silk changes into lemon
  • Bang Gun
  • Magic Con Block & Coin Slide
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 88
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Target Shooting, Anyone? easy method for Jumbo Sidekick, gun shot on table and vase falls over, then bullseye change into picture of selection
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 121
Van Cleve Aristocratic Finger Chopper Routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 42
Ken Samoray Shot From A Cannon foot placed inside small cannon, foot flies out and is caught by performer with a net
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 87
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 634
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Handkerchief Gun to vanish a handkerchief
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 63
Charles K. Hayden, Theo "Okito" Bamberg, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu-Manchu Hand Chopper
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 104
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Karl Fulves Babel death of Eddie Clever, bullet catch anecdote
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 948
Karl Fulves Chop Chop "Two Minute Mysteries"
finger chopper, two-phase routine
Inspired by
  • "Banamputation" (John Sayer, Genii, Feb. 1946)
  • "Dull Chopper" (Frank V. Taylor, Sphinx, Dec. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 939
Karl Fulves The Bullet Catch
The Magic Book 185
Steve Beam Guillotine Idea gag, used blades
They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 2
Unknown Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun
More Classic Magic with Apparatus 38
Unknown Card Guns card placed on barrel of gun vanishes, several versions
More Classic Magic with Apparatus 85
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Leg Chopper
More Classic Magic with Apparatus 256
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
David Britland Guillo bits of business for the finger chopper
The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Randy Tanner Blown Up Real Good joke with a fake hand grenade
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 34
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Unknown The Number on the Bullet No. 90, card with numbers put in envelope and prediction marked on a bullet, spectator shoots on envelope with a riffle and hits predicted number
101 Psychic Tests 25
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in half
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
Off the Wall 2
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns No. 30, square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section
Also published here Self-Working Number Magic 50
Stephen Tucker Jasper finger chopper / guillotine routine
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 564
Robert Cassidy Russian Roulette using four guns, created in 1976
The Art of Mentalism 78
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card
Diverting Kreations 4
Glenn Strange The Time Bomb joke, alarm clock / bomb is given to spectator to hold, see p. 436 for additional ideas by Meir Yedid
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 121
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tip
Related to For My Next Trick... 22
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it
Seabrooke's Book 36
Ben Robinson Twelve Have Died on the bullet-catch
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
My Latest Book 69
Karrell Fox The Silk-Shooter silk over barrel of gun vanishes when fired, alternative to Eddie Joseph's Hank Gun
My Latest Book 135
Karrell Fox Great Shot toy gun, child shoots rope into two parts
Goodies 55
Karrell Fox Ready-Aim-Fire with single shot rifle, plate breaks in front of face
Goodies 104
Karrell Fox Splitting-Hares arm chopper with rabbit inside
Much Ado About Something 122
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
bullet catch in giant helium balloon, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Karl Fulves 12 Have Died "The Impromptu Bullet Catch"
spectator writes "bullet" on paper, folded and torn up and tossed (or shot) on performer, performer has piece with spectator's writing in mouth, with two more variations posed as problems
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 117
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1475
Karl Fulves Armed To The Teeth "Unsolved Mysteries"
after the shoot, the performer has gun in his teeth, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
more details on the problem, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch
Natural Selections — Volume II 171
Tom Stone Aquatic Duel russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here ...at first sight 13
David Berglas Russian Roulette gun is loaded with five bullets and one empty chamber, spectator can choose shooting on plates or on performer, sketchy explanation
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 270
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 256
Philip T. Goldstein A Cannonball Tale credit information on the effect of a cannonball changing to a balloon and vice versa
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 298
Trevor Lewis Arm Chopper presentation for the Arm Chopper
Routines Matter 26
Trevor Lewis Finger Chopper Presentation using a thimble
Routines Matter 78
Tom Stone Wet Russian russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here Maelstrom 25
Patrick Page Bang Bang gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here Magic Page by Page 285
Patrick Page The Shot Knot cut and restored rope, knot falls off with pistol, gag
Magic Page by Page 286
Patrick Page Missing missing with cards and a gun, gag
Magic Page by Page 288
Patrick Page Breakaway Gun
Magic Page by Page 295
Patrick Page Blank Him gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here Magic Page by Page 299
Tom Stone The Safe Bullet-Catch bang gun bullet catch
Maelstrom 24
Patrick Page The Cannonball Illusion comedy vanishing cannonball under handkerchief
Magic Page by Page 294
Roberto Giobbi Bang! producing a shot-like sound
Related to Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 11) 106