Winchester ’94 Lever Action Candy Dispenser

    Artist Constantine Zlatez and Kostadin Ilov, a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, put a decommissioned lever-action rifle to good use, dispensing candy for all to enjoy. They use plastic capsules similar in shape to ammo. Probably .30-30 Winchester.

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    You insert a brass disc like a coin and the machine is activated. A motor actuates the lever action and ejects the capsule of candy. The candy capsule is caught in the metal mesh basket below the rifle’s action. Then it tumbles into a tray for you to retrieve your candy.

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    I do not like the fact that you are facing the muzzle as you insert the coin. I realize it is an art piece an often artists make guns into art as some anti-gun statement. I can’t tell if that is the case here but it is a pretty cool set up.

    Nicholas C

    Steadicam Gun Operator
    Night Vision & Thermal Aficionado
    Flashlight/Laser Enthusiast
    USPSA competitor

    Any questions please email him at [email protected]


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