70 entries in Weapon / Gun
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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 15
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 50
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 384
Conjurers' Pistols two models
1889 174
Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole
Related to 1896 147
Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
Related to 1896 166
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)
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 26
Tuchpistole silk pistol, silk hanged over barrel, vanishes when fired
1899 69
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind, Clement de Lion Aus und mit dem Leserkreis on firing stage pistols, Bellachini
Apr. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Joseph Michael Hartz The Hartz Pistol for getting a borrowed ring behind stage
1903 52
A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat
1903 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 183
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)
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. 77
Hans-Paul Wipf "Nicht mööglich" silk vanishes from pistol and appears in ballon
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Hans-Paul Wipf No. 5 Eine ganz verrückte Tuchpistole self-made handkerchief pistol
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
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 6
Gusti Wartenweiler Tuchpistole self made handkerchief gun
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
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 128
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Im Märchenland story trick, silk appears, changes color vanishes, playing card changes to matchbox, vanishing and appearing candle
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Herb Poppleton Self Working Double Load Lota, with a Comedy Routine Lota bowl routine, with gun and flowers
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Jack Yeager Home Made Handkerchief Gun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Emil Loew Shooting a Candle gag, first shot is loud, second is water coming out of gun to extinguish candle
Feb. 1949 509
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)
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)
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)
Karrell Fox Shoot it with a Knife gun with a blade, gag for rope tricks
1954 7
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
1954 28
Bobby Bernard Goofy Gun coin vanish with small toy gun
1958 3
Don Tanner Boom Bloom No. 40, gun is fired, spring flower bouquet appears
1958 ca. 12
Otto Stolina Ein "Doofer" Ballontrick comedy routine, balloon held over head of assistant as target of pistol, first balloon shrinks , second inflates by itself and third is filled with water
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5)
Kirk Stiles Banging the Bang Gun Around ideas with a bang gun
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
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 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)
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)
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
Magick (Issue 13)
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 634
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Handkerchief Gun to vanish a handkerchief
1973 63
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
Magick (Issue 93)
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)
Roy Johnson Bullseye cased deck in front of target, pistol fired on deck, deck drops and selection remains attached to target with hole
1977 80
Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun
1978/76 38
Card Guns card placed on barrel of gun vanishes, several versions
1978/76 85
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
1979 133
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 25
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in half
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
1983 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 50
Robert Cassidy Russian Roulette using four guns, created in 1976
1984 78
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tip
Related to 1986 22
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it
1986 36
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops
1988 69
Karrell Fox The Silk-Shooter silk over barrel of gun vanishes when fired, alternative to Eddie Joseph's Hank Gun
1988 135
Karrell Fox Great Shot toy gun, child shoots rope into two parts
1991 55
Larry Becker Russian Roulette using three revolvers
  • The Double-Clutch Move
  • The Manhattan Close Call
1992 441
Michel Asselin Destination: Earth small dart is fired with pistol on spinning globe to select country, prediction on ticket
Inspired byRelated to 1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Greg Edmonds Deadly Vision shooting at target blindfolded with gun
Sep. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 3)
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip
1998 1475
Karl Fulves Armed To The Teeth "Unsolved Mysteries"
after the shoot, the performer has gun in his teeth, posed as a problem
1998 268
Tom Stone Aquatic Duel russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here 2000 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
2002 270
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 18
Tom Stone Wet Russian russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here 2007 11
Tom Stone Wet Russian russian roulette with water pistols
Also published here 2011 25
Patrick Page Bang Bang gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here 2011 285
Patrick Page The Shot Knot cut and restored rope, knot falls off with pistol, gag
2011 286
Patrick Page Missing missing with cards and a gun, gag
2011 288
Patrick Page Breakaway Gun
2011 295
Patrick Page Blank Him gag with a gun, shooting member of the audience
Also published here 2011 299
Roberto Giobbi Bang! producing a shot-like sound
Related to 2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 11)