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Anteneh's Firearm Bin

A new mechanism that can prevent bullet casing and burned propellant released in to the environment.

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A new mechanism that can prevent bullet casing and burned propellant released in to the environment.

https://hackaday.io/project/180512-antenehs-firearm-bin (Original project page)

Problem

Firearms are very dangerous and I hope you don’t have to use them in life time but history has thought us that people always find a reason to go to war to the end of time. This project is neither promoting firearm use nor discouraging it but protecting the environment whenever/ wherever/ however you used it.

Shooting real bullets releases hazardous pollutants into the environment. Burned propellants from carbine bullets releases chemicals into the environment when you fire each bullet and the bullet casing that is ejected from the firearm after shooting can poison humans and contaminate environment. All of this pollution released in small amounts gradually builds up creates hazardous environment for farmer tilling a field that used to be a war zone because it highly contaminates soil, creates very hazardous aquatic ecosystem when bullet casing enters into water especially in fishing sites poisoning our food, it’s also very dangerous for children’s health because lead bullet casing is considered top threat to early aged, creates a psychological impacts especially for children when seeing a bullet casing after conflict and many other negative impacts.

Solution

To solve this problem here in Anteneh Engineering I have been working on different alternative solutions for some time.  The two best alternatives were bullet that does not have bullet casing and bullet casing that does not get released but both approaches involves in improvement of firearm which is used to take lives and as a conservation community member my morality limits me to pursue the two approach more. Instead I have developed a new mechanism that can prevent bullet casing and burned propellant released in to the environment without improving firearm designs. This is done by installing adjustable quick fix structure attached with a very light weight flexible waterproof bin on top of the opening in the slider of a pistol that is used to eject the bullet casing after firing. This will enable us to efficiently collect all the burned propellant found inside the bullet casing and the ejected bullet casing itself before it enters in to the environment because the entire used bullet casing win be stored in to the bin. For use first you need to install the rigid structure on top of your pistol; this should take no more than 2 seconds because it can attach itself irrespective of the thickness of your pistol. After you install it all you need to do is fire your gun as much as you want and the entire bullet casing with the burned propellant will be stored in the bin. This is not a problem because when a bullet casing is ejected it has a projectile acceleration on the left side which will be perfect for storage in to the bin and since the oscillation of the slider is in millimeters the bin also oscillate with it. After use all you have to do is open the bottom gate of the bin and dispose burned propellant and bullet casing on recycling garbage bin. 

For Asselt refiles the rigid fix structure will be on the side and on most assult rifles the bin does not oscillate with the slider.  

Market

In an effort to look for some potential market validation, some friend of mine suggested me to ask a comment from military personnel and/ or Police official. So I asked a police officer who investigates crime and his comment was very interesting. He said that "this is very amazing, I didn't even know that there is such problem to being with. This could be very important for outdoor gun range and training centers to solve pollution. But you are making our job harder as a police officer. Police often find that shell casings they collect from a crime scene are their most valuable evidence. Ballistic testing can offer clues about what kind of gun was used and, sometimes, whether that same gun was used in another crime. So I fear the primary customer for this product...

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  • 1 × Clipper
  • 1 × Fabric
  • 2 × snap button

  • Depleted-uranium bullet casing vs the environment vs Anteneh's firearm bin

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 22:16 0 comments

    As the technology of firearm increased with time their damage capacity also have been increased. For example a radioactive bullet have been developed which is called depleted-uranium rounds which are used on armored vehicles, such as tanks and troop transports, and there is no international treaty or rule that explicitly bans their use. If the bullet casing of the depleted-uranium bullet end up in the environment it's not hard to imagine their negative impact but luckily Anteneh's firearm bin is here to help.

  • Additional circular economy

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 20:17 0 comments

    Whenmanufacturing Anteneh's firearm bin I am planning to produce the fabric material from the waste of textile industries and garment companies or from used fabric material for creating new circular economy beyond the circular economy of the recycling the bullet casing.

  • Usage direction

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 19:44 0 comments

    Whenyou are using Anteneh's firearm bin you don't have to carry the collected bullet casing in your pocket or the bin. When you are in situation where it's not efficient for you to carry the collected bullet casing you can eject the bin containing the casing and dispose it at will. When matter is the bullet casing don't end up in the environment at random places apart from each other which is hard to collect. Then you can switch another bin to replace the disposed bin.

  • Limitation

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 19:28 0 comments

    Although Anteneh's firearm bin is great for most guns it doesn't apply to all. The bullet casing collection mechanism can not function for firearms like revolvers. This is because the bullet casing ejection mechanism is manual. This is the major limitation of Anteneh's firearm bin.

  • Aim

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 19:19 0 comments

    When I asked firearm experts about the possibility of having a technical problem when using a firearm which have Anteneh's firearm bin installed in it, they told me it has a small possibility. Meaning, people who use firearm like pistol don't usually use the aiming part of the gun because it's a smaller range firearm which is good for your product but for smaller portions of people who use the aiming part it might be problematic because it could block it. For larger range firearm since the product is installed at the side, it will not affect the aiming function of the gun.

  • Material science

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 17:14 0 comments

    Anteneh'sfirearm bin is made from a waterproof and heat resistant fabric material. This is because when the bin is used in the rain if it is not made to be waterproof it will absorb moisture and will have more weight which is problematic for the user. Since Everytime you fire your gun there will be heat generation, the bullet casing will have a small heat at an immediate fire ejection which makes it damaging to the bin if it is not made to be heat resistant.

  • Weight difference

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 15:59 0 comments

    On of the Miss guided understanding I have seen concerning Anteneh's firearm bin is thinking that the bin increase the weight of the firearm when collecting the bullet casing but the fact of the matter is there will not be any difference between the weight of the firearm before it has been fired and after it is fired. It is true that when you fire your gun there will be small reduction in it's weight because each bullet casing will leave the gun but in this case there will not be any difference in weight. This will not be a problem because you can barely feel the weight difference.

  • Product types

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 11:33 0 comments

    Depending up on the type of firearm and caliber used by the end user Anteneh's firearm bin size differs. Basically there will be three types of models which are small, medium and large. The small mode is used for firearms like pistols which have small caliber. The medium mode is for firearms like assault rifles which have larger caliber than pistols. The large mode are for firearms mounted to the ground by supportive structures which uses large calibers to fire their weapons. 

  • Product challenge

    Anteneh Gashaw10/25/2021 at 11:19 0 comments

    One of the main challenges of the Anteneh's firearm bin is changing the mentality of the end users to use the product whenever they use their firearm. When talking with some active military officers about my product, they said that "it is a bit challenging to enforce this product because it need high level of discipline. You are creating an obligation to protect the environment for someone whose intent is to kill (whether in defense or attack) while in action. This require high level of responsibility and developed mindset up which modern military officers are expected to have. It is very interesting to see the outcome of this project when it succeeds."

  • Invention feedback from local police officer

    Anteneh Gashaw10/12/2021 at 12:48 0 comments

    In an effort to look for some potential market validation, some friend of mine suggested me to ask a comment from military personnel and/ or Police official. So I asked a police officer who investigates crime and his comment was very interesting. He said that "this is very amazing, I didn't even know that there is such problem to being with. This could be very important for outdoor gun range and training centers to solve pollution. But you are making our job harder as a police officer. Police often find that shell casings they collect from a crime scene are their most valuable evidence. Ballistic testing can offer clues about what kind of gun was used and, sometimes, whether that same gun was used in another crime. So I fear the primary customer for this product could be criminals because it will help them avoid leaving gun shells. But this also could give us an opportunity to work on improvement of police technology to fight crime. Most technology development in the past has been used for other purposes, and this one is no difference. It's great, keep it up." 

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sean farmer wrote 10/11/2021 at 17:38 point

this does not work it will cause stove pipes because the port is not clear.

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