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This Antique 3D Printed Gun is a Real Deal

Not everyone can afford antique armaments but everyone can make their own antique 3D printed gun.

Take a look at this photo of an 18th-century antique pistol. Stunning, right? It was recently 3D printed on ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer.

Oh, and just so you can be sure: this is not a working 3D printed gun. It’s a stylish prop you can impress your friends with.


Right materials to make it feel real

This antique 3D printed gun made on ZMorph 2.0 SX is a great example of how 3D printing can be used to recreate antiques and museum objects. They can be put on home displays, serve as movie props, or just as stylish gifts. With proper materials and post-production, they can look and feel like real objects made from their original materials.


Bronzefill and Woodfill filaments used for this projects are mixes of plastic and bronze and plastic and wood. Rotary tumbler for Bronzefill and sandpaper with varnish for Woodfill allowed us to give these parts a natural feel of bronze roughness and a smooth, glowing surface of the varnished wood.

Making your own antique 3D printed gun

The greatest thing is that with the advancements in 3D modeling, 3D scanning and 3D printing everyone can now download and manufacture their own antique replicas.


We used the amazing free Old Pistol design made by 3DCreatory with over a dozen very fragile parts that required assembling and gluing together. It took us about 40 hours just to print the parts, but all the effort paid back.

But you can also start with something smaller and simpler like 3D scanned antique figurines from The British Museum. You can 3D print them in one piece, but they’ll also require cleaning and post-production before putting them over your fireplace.


This case study is reposted from ZMorph’s blog.