SPLINTER-SELL Wooden Replica Guns

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Splinter-Sell (a clever pun on the computer game Splinter Cell) is the online Etsy store run by UK artist Jenni Edwards. Jenni builds replica guns from wood, mainly maple and birch. The FN SCAR replica pictured below features a magazine release, adjustable butt-stock, moving cocking lever, and a trigger that drops an internal hammer. The parts are laser cut and assembled by hand. Prices range from $163 for the pistols to $837 for the rifles. Jenni cannot sell them to UK residents because of laws restricting the sale of replica guns.

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Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • NotoriousAPP

    Those are completely fucking rad!

  • AznMike

    It would be pretty sweet if they can also set up some system to fire rubber bands out of them.

  • JimmyHickey

    I am going to have to buy one…

  • dave

    This is quite possible the greatest TFB post of all time!
    Are these c&c milled or something?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Laser cut then hand fitted and assembled–amazing stuff!

      • FourString

        Laser-cut…… so high tech o.O
        I wish I had a laser cutter for firearms work!

  • h00dLIM

    Gah! Want so bad. These would make such awesome Man-Cave items!

    • bbmg

      Would they?

      From the artist’s profile:

      “The objects shown on ETSY are unique as they they are sculptural forms
      hand made out of tree’s that once lived and gave life. But based on
      mechanisms that are designed to end life.”

      Appearance without function is the complete antithesis of what masculinity is. Men build, women decorate.

      • Llewellyn Franks

        1) Of course these would make awesome Man-Cave items, because they’re cool as hell.
        2) No one wants to hear your sexist crap, if a man made them you wouldn’t care.

        • bbmg

          You are free to decorate your “cave” as you wish, personally, for the money I would rather have a functional rifle on my wall.

          Even a cursory glance at statistics shows that women barely feature in the construction industry, while along with men “batting for the other team” so to speak, they dominate the field of interior design. The items featured in this article fit squarely in the latter category, and in my view more suited to the dining room than a “man cave”.

          If that view makes me a “sexist”, I guess the shoe fits.

          • Edohiguma

            In most EU countries having a semi-auto rifle on the wall won’t fly.

            Countries like Austria allow you to do that with all forms of repeaters (cause everything that’s not a semi-auto or a repeating shotgun can be bought without permit, even the postal service ships it without issues), a “safe place” (pretty much defined by a door you can lock, but you don’t have to) is enough, but a semi-auto must be stored in a safe (and this gets checked.)

            In countries like the UK it’s of course a lot worse.

          • FourString

            True. However, just FYI, semi-automatic shotguns (with tube extensions), any kind of bolt rifle, semi-auto rimfire rifles, and even suppressors (called “moderators” here) are easily attainable in the UK.

          • Porty1119

            I once came across a site selling 12-gauge and straight-pull AK conversions for the UK market.

        • Disgusted Vet

          No real man has a “man cave.”

          A real man doesn’t have to hide his interests in the spare bedroom or corner of the basement that his wife “allows” him in his own home.

          The very existence of the term “man cave” in one’s vocabulary is evidence that one has long since been emasculated.

          • bbmg

            Ne’er a truer word spoken.

          • Edohiguma

            The “man cave” has nothing to do with hiding anything.

          • Cymond

            It has nothing to do with hiding. Quite the opposite, it’s a place for guy-stuff to flourish and breathe. For example, right now most of my guns are in storage around our apartment. If I had a space all of my own, I would probably have a rack in the corner and several in shadow boxes. However, my guns aren’t packed away to “hide” them, but rather because they would be in the way and out of place in our small apartment. There’s nowhere in the bedroom to put a rifle rack without it constantly being in the way. Likewise, pistol-style wall sconces, X-ray gun posters, and rifles on the wall simply don’t fit our typical fashion sense for the living room.

            There is a time and place for everything. The kitchen has kitchen supplies. The TV room has a couch, end tables, television, game system, and several laptops. The bedroom has a bed, spare linens, spare pillows, clothing storage (closet and dressers), nightstands, and some assorted knick-knacks. It makes sense that the tools and guns belong in the workshop. Someday when we live in a larger home, my wife and I both plan to have personal rooms to store our projects. Hers will have a computer desk for times when she works at home, as well as storage and a work space for her sewing, chainmail, photography, and cosplay supplies. My room will be a space to relax in silence, read, or listen to music in peace without the disturbance of her television. It will also be a place to keep the eyesore I call a workbench out of view of guests (it’s currently in the dining room). Likewise, my space will be a place to both store and display my interest in firearms. Frankly, all the boxes of spare parts and accessories are a real annoyance right now. I don’t have a good place to keep all of it. Some of it is in boxes shoved in the top of the closet, some of it is in the back of my sock drawer, some is under the bed. It would be nice to have a place to consolidate all of my stuff. I plan to get an older dresser just for the storage space for all the spare parts & such I have in storage.
            It’s simply realistic to say that we have some separate interests.

          • Cymond

            It has nothing to do with hiding. Quite the opposite, it’s a place for guy-stuff to flourish and breathe. For example, right now most of my guns are in storage around our apartment. Only the defensive guns are still out. If I had a space all of my own, I would probably have a rack in the corner and several in shadow boxes. However, my guns aren’t packed away to “hide” them, but rather because they would be in the way and out of place in our small apartment. There’s nowhere in the bedroom to put a rifle rack without it constantly being in the way. Likewise, pistol-style wall sconces, X-ray gun posters, and rifles on the wall simply don’t fit our typical fashion sense for the living room.

            There is a time and place for everything. The kitchen has kitchen supplies. The TV room has a couch, end tables, television, game system, and several laptops. The bedroom has a bed, spare linens, spare pillows, clothing storage (closet and dressers), nightstands, and some assorted knick-knacks. Someday when we live in a larger home, my wife and I both plan to have personal rooms to store our projects. Hers will have a computer desk for times when she works at home, as well as storage and a work space for her sewing, chainmail, photography, and cosplay supplies. My room will be a space to relax in silence, read, or listen to music in peace without the disturbance of her television. It will also be a place to keep the eyesore I call a workbench out of view of guests (it’s currently in the dining room). Likewise, my space will be a place to both store and display my interest in firearms. Frankly, all the boxes of spare parts and accessories are a real annoyance right now. I don’t have a good place to keep all of it. Some of it is in boxes shoved in the top of the closet, some of it is in the back of my sock drawer, some is under the bed. It would be nice to have a place to consolidate all of my stuff. I plan to get an older dresser just for the storage space for all the spare parts & such I have in storage.

            It’s just a simple fact that we have separate interests.

          • Guest

            (That pic is my wife). I’m just as sick of tripping over her costume supplies & photography supplies as she is of tripping over tools & gun parts. I don’t want to see her weird stuff and she doesn’t want to see mine. The outfit in that pic is currently “stored” on the floor at the foot of our bed, which is not the safest place. She has several bags & boxes of sewing supplies, as well as a box of chainmail rings stacked next to the closet. Of course, this is only my perspective. I imagine my stuff strewn around the bedroom cause her as much frustration as her stuff causes me.

          • Cymond

            I apologize for my 2 “guest” posts. I have no idea why Disqus did that and I’m powerless to delete these excess, redundant comments.

      • Jacqueshacques

        Does this mean my girlfriend is a dude? She builds all kinds of stuff on the farm where she works. And I put a light fixture in the kitchen that has the sole advantage over the old one of being more aesthetically pleasing. Your blanket statement is making me face questions I had never considered before! “Well, doc, honestly I think I knew I was a woman living in a man’s body when I first stained a piece of wood instead of just using straight polyurethane…”

        • bbmg

          My apologies for making an obscene generalization, and congratulations on having found an exceptional partner who doesn’t mind a bit of dirt under her fingernails :)

          • Mouldy Squid

            Wow. Even you apology is condescending and sexist. Back under your bridge, troll.

          • FourString

            Your two comments and the number of upvotes they’re getting supports the theory that if you fess up after a mistake instead of denying it, voters will like you better! xD

      • Edohiguma

        And yet the biggest artists in history were all men. Doesn’t even matter what form of art we look at.

  • floppyscience

    Damn those are cool

  • wswswsws

    swetty。。。。。。。。。

    • FourString

      love the PinYin period marks mate! cheers from the UK

  • wswswsws

    I want to buy one of them but i’m chinese……..:(

    • Splintersell

      I can check on the legality of sending to china. Jen

  • bbmg

    “Jenni cannot sell them to UK residents because of laws restricting the sale of replica guns.”

    Keep fighting for your right to bear arms, the slippery slope ends where you have legal difficulties obtaining a wooden gun.

    • phuzz

      They’d probably be ok if they were painted bright orange, or just ship them in two parts and leave it to the customer to assemble.
      Also, does that mean I’m going to get in trouble for pretending a stick was a gun when I was a kid?

      • bbmg

        In the UK, you can be shot simply for carrying a stick. It would be amusing if it weren’t true: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Harry_Stanley

        • The Forty ‘Twa

          Because a cop in the US has never thought somebody was carrying a firearm when they weren’t…

          I despair sometimes.

      • Edohiguma

        It gets funnier because the UK has the highest rate of violent crime per 100,000 inhabitants. Globally. World Champion. Even South Africa has less.

    • guest

      You can’t have guns in UK, but at least you can still be mugged or killed and get it filmed by one of your millions of CCTV cameras. So you have that one coming for you which is nice.

      • Graham2

        We can have guns in the Uk, you uninformed idiot!

        • Wesley John Blokker

          Frankly for the overwhelming majority of countries firearms ARE legal and have varying levels of the ease of acquiring them, The UK is often cited as the most controlled but China, Both Koreas and Japan easily take the cake. My home country, The Netherlands, Has virtually no restrictions on the type of firearms you can own as long as they are a certain length (minimum length in the Netherlands would easily be considered an SBR in the US) and not fully automatic with some stating that pump and semi-auto shotguns being illegal but I’m not sure on that but getting a firearm requires you to participate in the shooting sport for a year and keep participating or lose your firearms license and your firearms…Either way I am glad I live in the US with my loving American wife and son<3

  • gunslinger

    nice artwork

  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    Step 1: purchase replica MP7
    Step 2: engrave “career destroyer” on it
    Step 3: give to Jerry Tsai

    (I know it’s been awhile, but still…)

    • iksnilol

      You should make a fund or something. you and others could put in the money that would go towards (nowadays nonexistent) .22 ammo and buy the “career destroyer”.

  • Arch

    Seems like the perfect gift for a son or nephew.

  • TheQuickestBrownFox

    I wonder if the replica SCAR has a stronger hinge on the stock than the original?

  • Graham2

    I’m rather confused as to why these can not be sold in the UK.

    They may look like a firearm but they are quite clearly made of wood and do not discharge anything. If they were painted black they would fall foul of the laws regarding imitation firearms and replicas but seeing as you can buy air pistols and rifles that fire pellets and airsoft guns in clear or bright plastic, where is the law banning these wooden guns?

    I can legally buy a shotgun, rifle etc but not one of these?!

    • UKGunLawsSuck

      .177 co2 pistols are considered ‘air weapons’ and not ‘realistic imitation firearms’. It creates an absurd situation where the average person cannot buy a black airsoft or dummy gun but can buy a black airsoft gun only if it’s modded powerfully enough to be considered an ‘air weapon’…. Unfortunately the colour of wood is considered ‘realistic’ as opposed to bright green.

      • The Forty ‘Twa

        I can’t see why these would be considered a RIF. With regards to bright colours, that is not a legal requirement, merely one that various retailers have.

        • Cynic

          Wrong….bright colours on 51% of a r.i.f magically makes it shoot kittens and butterflys not airsoft pellets and thus safe to sell to an 18yr old. Who is then just going to go out and buy a can of spraypaint.

  • iksnilol

    I wonder if these are the correct dimensions? If so couldn’t one use them as a template if you are trying to build a replica of a real gun?

    Hope she does an SVD Dragunov soon.

  • ColaBox

    G36….

    • FourString

      probably not hard to get real cartridges, since there are .223/5.56x45mm bolt rifles floating around, legal for ownership, in the UK. but i too can’t figure out if these are wood or brass ._.

      • Jen

        They are gold plastic sheet wrapped around a wooden rod actually.

        • FourString

          didn’t expect to see you commenting here o____O”

          Cheers for the clarification

  • BryanS

    Brilliant craftsmanship. Great photos as well.

  • Maxcoseti

    Splinter-Sell, that pun is so bad is great

  • Cymond

    So what’s the legality of these in the US? Because our ‘imitation guns’ like airsoft & such all have orange muzzles.

    • Blake

      Depends more upon the State in which you live. Likely not a federal problem to import one as it’s not a firearm, but IANAL…

      • comatus

        Where’s that wood from, again? Is that…Gibson wood?
        And there goes the US market.

    • Edohiguma

      Careful, the US government will quickly claim that people buy them so that they convert them to real guns.

  • hkryan

    $800 is a good chunk of a UMP conversion.

    • FourString

      these are definitely nice wall mounters though. i wouldn’t want to hang a real UMP/G36 on a wall. i’d be too busy outside shooting it! :D

  • Twigg

    Are these legal in Australia ?

  • forrest1985

    This sucks! I stopped airsofting because of our stupid strict gun laws and now we cant even buy wooden guns!

  • David Sharpe

    These are damn cool, I would buy one if not for the price.

  • steveday72

    Those are very cool!

    If I was a millionaire I’d love an entire display of them.

    It is a pity the screws are all visible… could’ve at least painted them to blend in.

  • Mark

    This is absolutely hilarious. Hey those things are dangerous. Don’t believe it? John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Crown Point Indiana on March 3, 1934 with “what he claimed later was a wooden gun he had whittled” to break out.

    Google for “Top 10 Prison Escapes” from Time magazine. Only problem is, that was very likely a story concocted later to conceal the fact that someone paid off one of the jailers. Oh well, what a great story. Hey man, those things are dangerous!

  • The Forty ‘Twa

    I can’t see why you could not sell these in the UK. It seems to be an error in interpreting the law rather than anything that really prohibits it. It would not be a realistic imitation firearm so I can’t think of any other reason these could not be sold.

  • guest

    On the positive and more constructive side of making wooden guns… one could just start making thin plywood magazines, so then the hipster crowd could be lulled into the world of shooting by using eco-friendly mags that are loaded with hand-made ammo, made from locally courced recycled lead and brass.

  • Cynic

    Jenni is talking bollocks. Sell it as an I.f painted 50% in a bright colour the wood itself may even qualify or sell it to those people with good reason to own r.i.fs simple. Source – worked for a replica firearm dealer

  • Dipti Bahuguna

    Hi till now I have only seen metallic replica guns but here I can see them in a different version. These look amazing….I want to know the name of the original gun from which this replica has been made?

  • Payce

    I thought it would be cool to mount these on a board of a different type of finished wood and put in the wall….until I saw the prices. Nope.

  • Dipti Bahuguna

    This wooden concept of military surplus gun is just awesome. I have seen such replica guns in the metallic form but not this way I have seen. But I just wanted to confirm that the whole gun is made up of wooden or you have used some other material also?

  • Wesley John Blokker

    I just got ‘wood’.