93 entries in Weapon
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Unknown 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 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 15
Unknown 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 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 50
Unknown 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 Modern Magic 384
Unknown The Charmed Bullet Modern Magic 409
Unknown Conjurers' Pistols two models Tricks with Cards 174
Professor Hoffmann The Demon Marksman More Magic 437
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a holeRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappearRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
Antonio Molini, Carl Willmann Der kugelfeste Künstler catching the bullets with the hand Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 168
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Bellachini, on allowance to perform for money, making fake cannon balls, Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 48
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on Prof. Herrmann's bullet catch method Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 96
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Doch getäuscht second part of article, on Robert-Houdin's bullet catch methodRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 141
Carl Willmann Verschiedenes - Plus vite que l'eclair (on Prof. Herrmann)
- Ein gefährlicher Spaß (bullet catch by Eskamoteur Buck, accident in 1840 with small-shot charge)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 63
Emil Clauß Ein Wort zum "Schiessen im Salon" flash material instead of classic load to make less of a mess Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 158
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer massiven Kanonenkugel vanishing cannon ball, ends up hanging behind the body Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
Unknown Production Sequence from Borrowed Hat various things, including cannon ball which vanishes again Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 169
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 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 26
Unknown Tuchpistole silk pistol, silk hanged over barrel, vanishes when fired Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 69
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, exposure during performances, making a fake cannon ball, camera obscura Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 16
Antonio Molini Die Kanone von Strassburg construction of little cannon that shoots Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 142
Clement de Lion Der unsichtbare Schütze twenty to thirty small bullets put in mouth and spouted onto spectator as gag, apparently its source is not discovered Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 174
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind, Clement de Lion Aus und mit dem Leserkreis on firing stage pistols, Bellachini Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 63
Joseph Michael Hartz The Hartz Pistol for getting a borrowed ring behind stage Later Magic 52
Unknown A Watch Fired from a Pistol, and Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat Later Magic 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 spectatorRelated to Later Magic 183
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Rifle rifle vanishes at the moment it is fired and later appears again Sub Rosa 48
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) 14
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Comedy Bullet Catching Trick huge lead bullet, spring gun Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 4
Jean Hugard Hugard's Bullet-Catching The Great Rifle Feat - Catching bullets fired from modern rifles The Magic Annual for 1937 134
Owen Clark Production of Real Cannon-Balls and Metal Bar-Bell on stage from container that was shown empty, secretly attached to wire from ceiling The Magic Annual for 1937 129
Theodore Annemann On the Bullet Catch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 318
T. Page Wright Bull's Eye! three of six "BB" shot bullets travel from spectator's hand into performer's Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Laurie Ireland High Caliber Production fifty caliber shell continuous production Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 17
Jean Hugard Interlude a la William Tell slicing pieces of paper with arrow and bow, method to cut paper in half all the times Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 22
Unknown 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 Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 128
Herb Poppleton Self Working Double Load Lota, with a Comedy Routine Lota bowl routine, with gun and flowers Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 10
Jack Yeager Home Made Handkerchief Gun Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 24
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Karrell Fox Shoot it with a Knife gun with a blade, gag for rope tricks Kornfidentially Yours 7
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Guillotine Bit Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Shirt Gag arrow is removed from shirt, gag Kornfidentially Yours 31
Jay Marshall How to Present the Bullet Catching Trick The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 346) 207
Bobby Bernard Goofy Gun coin vanish with small toy gun Magic in Miniature 3
Maurice Fogel, Tony Corinda Fogel's Bullet Catching Publicity Stunts 379
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 305
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted sectionAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 634
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Handkerchief Gun to vanish a handkerchief The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 63
Charles K. Hayden, Theo "Okito" Bamberg, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu-Manchu Hand Chopper The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 104
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Karl Fulves Babel death of Eddie Clever, bullet catch anecdote The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 948
Karl Fulves Chop Chop "Two Minute Mysteries"
finger chopper, two-phase routine
Inspired by
  • "Banamputation" (John Sayer, Genii, Feb. 1946)
  • "Dull Chopper" (Frank V. Taylor, Sphinx, Dec. 1952)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 939
Unknown Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun More Classic Magic with Apparatus 38
Unknown Card Guns card placed on barrel of gun vanishes, several versions More Classic Magic with Apparatus 85
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Leg Chopper More Classic Magic with Apparatus 256
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gunAlso published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
David Britland Guillo bits of business for the finger chopper The Talon (Issue 4) 40
Randy Tanner Blown Up Real Good joke with a fake hand grenade Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 34
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Unknown 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 101 Psychic Tests 25
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in halfInspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
Off the Wall 2
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns No. 30, square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted sectionAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 50
Stephen Tucker Jasper finger chopper / guillotine routine Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 564
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card Diverting Kreations 4
Glenn Strange The Time Bomb joke, alarm clock / bomb is given to spectator to hold, see p. 436 for additional ideas by Meir YedidRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 121
Karrell Fox The "Invisible Gun" popping sound with thumb-tipRelated to For My Next Trick... 22
Terry Seabrooke Bullet Thru Card gun is shot at deck, selection is found burnt with a hole in it Seabrooke's Book 36
Ben Robinson Twelve Have Died on the bullet-catch Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Karrell Fox "Poppin Balloons" child shots with toy gun on balloon, it pops My Latest Book 69
Karrell Fox The Silk-Shooter silk over barrel of gun vanishes when fired, alternative to Eddie Joseph's Hank Gun My Latest Book 135
Karrell Fox Great Shot toy gun, child shoots rope into two parts Goodies 55
Karrell Fox Ready-Aim-Fire with single shot rifle, plate breaks in front of face Goodies 104
Karrell Fox Splitting-Hares arm chopper with rabbit inside Much Ado About Something 122
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
bullet catch in giant helium balloon, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Karl Fulves 12 Have Died "The Impromptu Bullet Catch"
spectator writes "bullet" on paper, folded and torn up and tossed (or shot) on performer, performer has piece with spectator's writing in mouth, with two more variations posed as problems
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 117
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1475
Karl Fulves Armed To The Teeth "Unsolved Mysteries"
after the shoot, the performer has gun in his teeth, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
more details on the problem, posed as a problem
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch Natural Selections — Volume II 171
Tom Stone Aquatic Duel russian roulette with water pistolsAlso published here ...at first sight 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 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 270
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 256
Philip T. Goldstein A Cannonball Tale credit information on the effect of a cannonball changing to a balloon and vice versaRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 298
Tom Stone Wet Russian russian roulette with water pistolsAlso published here Maelstrom 25
Patrick Page Bang Bang gag with a gun, shooting member of the audienceAlso published here Magic Page by Page 285
Patrick Page The Shot Knot cut and restored rope, knot falls off with pistol, gag Magic Page by Page 286
Patrick Page Missing missing with cards and a gun, gag Magic Page by Page 288
Patrick Page Breakaway Gun Magic Page by Page 295
Patrick Page Blank Him gag with a gun, shooting member of the audienceAlso published here Magic Page by Page 299
Tom Stone The Safe Bullet-Catch bang gun bullet catch Maelstrom 24
Patrick Page The Cannonball Illusion comedy vanishing cannonball under handkerchief Magic Page by Page 294
Roberto Giobbi Bang! producing a shot-like soundRelated to Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 11) 106