133 entries in Weapon
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
1784 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
1784 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
1876 Modern Magic 384
Unknown The Charmed Bullet
1876 Modern Magic 409
Unknown Conjurers' Pistols two models
1889 Tricks with Cards 174
Professor Hoffmann The Demon Marksman
1890 More Magic 437
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Bellachini, on allowance to perform for money, making fake cannon balls,
Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 48
Antonio Molini, Carl Willmann Der kugelfeste Künstler catching the bullets with the hand
Nov. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 168
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)
Apr. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 63
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on Prof. Herrmann's bullet catch method
Feb. 1897 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 May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 141
Emil Clauß Ein Wort zum "Schiessen im Salon" flash material instead of classic load to make less of a mess
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 158
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer massiven Kanonenkugel vanishing cannon ball, ends up hanging behind the body
Nov. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
Unknown Production Sequence from Borrowed Hat various things, including cannon ball which vanishes again
Nov. 1898 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
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 26
Unknown Tuchpistole silk pistol, silk hanged over barrel, vanishes when fired
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 69
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, exposure during performances, making a fake cannon ball, camera obscura
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 16
Antonio Molini Die Kanone von Strassburg construction of little cannon that shoots
Sep. 1901 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
Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 174
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind, Clement de Lion Aus und mit dem Leserkreis on firing stage pistols, Bellachini
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 63
Joseph Michael Hartz The Hartz Pistol for getting a borrowed ring behind stage
1903 Later Magic 52
Unknown A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat
1903 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 1903 Later Magic 183
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Rifle rifle vanishes at the moment it is fired and later appears again
1928 Sub Rosa 48
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Comedy Bullet Catching Trick huge lead bullet, spring gun
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 4
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
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 14
Edward Bagshawe “Projecta”: A Shadow Illusion shadow of assistant tied to a post is visible from behind screen, magician shoots gun at screen and assistant’s has vanished, reappears in back of hall
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 77
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
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 129
Jean Hugard Hugard's Bullet-Catching The Great Rifle Feat - Catching bullets fired from modern rifles
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 134
Theodore Annemann On the Bullet Catch
1938 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
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Hans-Paul Wipf "Nicht mööglich" silk vanishes from pistol and appears in ballon
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Hans-Paul Wipf No. 5 Eine ganz verrückte Tuchpistole self-made handkerchief pistol
1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 1) 7
Lloyd W. Chambers The Flying Ball ball (or other object) placed in sack, pistol fired at sack blows open sack and ball is gone, reel pulls ball into opening of sack
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 6
Laurie Ireland High Caliber Production fifty caliber shell continuous production
1943 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
Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 22
Gusti Wartenweiler Tuchpistole self made handkerchief gun
1944 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2) 14
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
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Im Märchenland story trick, silk appears, changes color vanishes, playing card changes to matchbox, vanishing and appearing candle
1945 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 3) 10
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Herb Poppleton Self Working Double Load Lota, with a Comedy Routine Lota bowl routine, with gun and flowers
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 10
Jack Yeager Home Made Handkerchief Gun
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 24
Jack Yeager Pistol and Silk with flash paper cone
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 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"
1951 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.
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 29
Karrell Fox Shoot it with a Knife gun with a blade, gag for rope tricks
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 7
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Guillotine Bit
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Shirt Gag arrow is removed from shirt, gag
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 31
Allessandro Allessandro's Marksmanship Act rifle shooting routine
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 12
Allessandro Magic Quickies
  • Deep Freeze Trick
  • Head Chopper
  • Children's Shows
  • Thumb Tie
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 18
Jay Marshall How to Present the Bullet Catching Trick
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 346) 207
Bobby Bernard Goofy Gun coin vanish with small toy gun
1958 Magic in Miniature 3
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching
1960 Publicity Stunts 379
Kirk Stiles Banging the Bang Gun Around ideas with a bang gun
1966 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
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 305
Van Cleve Aristocratic Finger Chopper Routine
1970 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
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 87
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
1970 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
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 121
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 13) 61
Billy McComb The "Bang" Bomb plastic bomb explodes with BANG banner, comedy prop
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 23
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 June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 634
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Handkerchief Gun to vanish a handkerchief
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 63
Charles K. Hayden, Theo "Okito" Bamberg, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu-Manchu Hand Chopper
1973 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
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Robert E. Neale Zwei Pistolen square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section
Also published here Apr. 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 73
Karl Fulves Babel death of Eddie Clever, bullet catch anecdote
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 948
Richard Merry, George Mackenzie Humoristische Vortragssplitter und Magische Gags various gags
  • Begrüßung
  • Freiwillige Helfer
  • Geld (Münzfang)
  • Handguillotine
  • Kopfguillotine
  • Karten
  • Mentalmagie
  • Schwebeeffekte (Sambakugel)
  • Seile
  • Verschiedenes
  • Wenn das Weihnachtsfest vorbei ist
  • Zauberstab
  • Zigaretten
Also published here
  • The Gen & Genii
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 24
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)
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 939
Karl Fulves The Bullet Catch
1977 The Magic Book 185
Roy Johnson Bullseye cased deck in front of target, pistol fired on deck, deck drops and selection remains attached to target with hole
1977 Third Dimension 80
Steve Beam Guillotine Idea gag, used blades
1978 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
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 38
Unknown Card Guns card placed on barrel of gun vanishes, several versions
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 85
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Leg Chopper
1978/76 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.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
David Britland Guillo bits of business for the finger chopper
June 1979 The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Johnny Cooper Wrist Penetration Trick chopper design
1980 Polished Presentations 53
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Randy Tanner Blown Up Real Good joke with a fake hand grenade
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 34
Orville Wayne Meyer Der Kugelfang discussion of six methods
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1942
Apr. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 1) 13
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
1983 101 Psychic Tests 25
Stephen Tucker Jasper finger chopper / guillotine routine
Also published here 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 564
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in half
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
1983 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 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 50
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card
1984 Diverting Kreations 4
Robert Cassidy Russian Roulette using four guns, created in 1976
1984 The Art of Mentalism 78
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 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 121
Ben Robinson Twelve Have Died on the bullet-catch
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tip
Related to 1986 For My Next Trick... 22
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it
1986 Seabrooke's Book 36
Rudolf Braunmüller Die Fingerguillotine
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 147
Terri Rogers Guillotines ideas and bits
Also published here 1986 Secrets 74
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
1988 My Latest Book 69
Karrell Fox The Silk-Shooter silk over barrel of gun vanishes when fired, alternative to Eddie Joseph's Hank Gun
1988 My Latest Book 135
Ian Keable-Elliott Editorial Russ Abbot, Ali Bongo, Guillotine trick
Jan. 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 2
Terri Rogers Guillotinen ideas and bits
Also published here Apr. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 3) 116
Stephen Tucker Jasper finger chopper / guillotine routine
Also published here Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 23
Karrell Fox Great Shot toy gun, child shoots rope into two parts
1991 Goodies 55
Karrell Fox Ready-Aim-Fire with single shot rifle, plate breaks in front of face
1991 Goodies 104
Sid Fleischman The Mean Magician Syndrome presentation for finger chopper
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 58
Karrell Fox Splitting-Hares arm chopper with rabbit inside
1995 Much Ado About Something 122
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
bullet catch in giant helium balloon, posed as a problem
Related to 1996 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
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 117
Franklin V. Taylor Die stumpfe Fingerguillotine with thread
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3) 117
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1475
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
more details on the problem, posed as a problem
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Karl Fulves Armed To The Teeth "Unsolved Mysteries"
after the shoot, the performer has gun in his teeth, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 171
Rudolf Braunmüller Gags im Zusammenhang mit Tricks Eröffnung, Daumenfesselung, Afghanbänder, Fischtrick, Geldfang aus der Luft & Münzen, Handguillotine, Handschellen, Karten, Mentalmagie, Persiltrick, Schallplatten, Schaumgummi-Backstein, Schwebekunststücke, Seile, Würfel, Zeitungen & Zeitschriften, Party & Restaurant
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 63
Andreas Michel-Andino Guillotinen "Andinos Trickmonographien - Teil 5"
  • Noch einmal die Multi-Pip-Card
  • Nachtrag zum Rubik-Cube
  • Historisches zu Handguillotinen (credit information)
  • Verschiedene Formen
  • Meine Routine zum Handcutter
  • Schopenhauer und die Fingerguillotine
  • Die Guillotine in der Kindervorführung?
  • Ausblick
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3) 120
Tom Stone Aquatic Duel russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here 2000 ...at first sight 13
Andreas Michel-Andino Der Talerfang "Andinos Trickmonographien - Teil 6"
  • Nachträglicher Nachtrag zum Rubic Cube (Rubik)
  • Korrekturen zur Geschichte der Guillotine (credit information)
  • Gedanken zum Talerfang
  • Hilfsmittel und Techniken
  • Meine Bühnenroutine
  • Finale mit Geldscheinen?
  • Der Talerfang vor oder mit Kindern?
  • Weitere Anwendungen
  • Ausblick
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 156
Andreas Michel-Andino Der Spiegeldurchbruch "Andinos Trickmonographien - Teil 7"
mirror penetration with silk or needle
  • Nachtrag zur Guillotinengeschichte (credit information)
  • Talerfang
  • Das heutige Thema
  • Meine Ausführung
  • Historisches (credit information)
  • Meine Routine
  • Weitere Vortragsanregungen
  • Ausblick
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 1) 14
Andrew Mayne Getting the most out of your Finger Chopper finger chopper combined with finger in matchbox
2000 Shock Magic 31
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
2002 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 2002 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 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 298
Bob Ostin Shooting a Bullet Through a Signed Card toy gun with flash paper is used and shot on deck, selection is found with hole
Related to
  • "New Pentagram" January, 1972.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 18
Trevor Lewis Arm Chopper presentation for the Arm Chopper
2009 Routines Matter 26
Trevor Lewis Finger Chopper Presentation using a thimble
2009 Routines Matter 78
Tom Stone The Safe Bullet-Catch bang gun bullet catch
2011 Maelstrom 24
Tom Stone Wet Russian russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here 2011 Maelstrom 25
Patrick Page Bang Bang gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 285
Patrick Page The Shot Knot cut and restored rope, knot falls off with pistol, gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 286
Patrick Page Missing missing with cards and a gun, gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 288
Patrick Page The Cannonball Illusion comedy vanishing cannonball under handkerchief
2011 Magic Page by Page 294
Patrick Page Breakaway Gun
2011 Magic Page by Page 295
Patrick Page Blank Him gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 299
Roberto Giobbi Bang! producing a shot-like sound
Related to 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 11) 106