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Thunderclapper

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More sophisticated than single-shot shootsticks and more reliable than Griffon revolving rifles, the repeater-shooter utilizes a lever mechanism to eject a spent cartridge and load another.
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:iconrain4crystal:
Rain4Crystal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
First i saw it and i thought it was the colt version of Fixette
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EqDBot Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
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pufflover63 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, someone appears to be using this and selling it along with some other works. www.ebay.com/itm/161552735295
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Zalleus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I still have no idea how earth ponies are supposed to use these guns. Rule of Cool I guess.
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iWantcoal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See that giant trigger? That's how.
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:iconzalleus:
Zalleus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
What trigger? I don't see a trigger.
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:iconiwantcoal:
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole thing is a trigger... like on a scattergun.
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:iconzalleus:
Zalleus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Like how you chamber another shot on a shotgun?
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:iconiwantcoal:
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the gun is big enough for to function, there isn't enough detail to determine what it can or cannot do.
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:iconzalleus:
Zalleus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
See, what I have a problem with is that in order for a pony to fire that musket he has to stand up on his hind legs, lift the gun to his eye with hooves, and pull a trigger SOMEWHERE without any fingers (and I'm not gonna bother mentioning that any musketeer worth his bullets closes their eyes when firing). And if he wants to hit what he's aiming at, he needs to balance on his hind legs long enough to line of the sights, as well as brace himself for the recoil. Balancing on hind legs is hard enough on a quadraped, doing so while firing a gun is nothing short of miraculous.

I know the Equestria Prevails isn't trying to reinvent the musket just for ponies, he's just drawing cool pictures; and it is cool. I do like the idea of ponies fighting eachother and griffons with shot and powder weapons, but to picture ponies fighting with weapons like spears, swords, and guns (i.e. designed for humans and their opposable thumbs) with hooves (or Celestia forbid, their mouth) stretches my willing suspension of disbelief.
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iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't have to stand, in fact laying against the ground is a very good way for them to fire a gun, like human snipers do.
The long shoulder grip can be fitted against their torso for steady support, while they hold the front with their left foreleg. With the two points locked down, they can move their right foreleg freely to pull the trigger and reload.
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Blackdragon216 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your rifle. It's creative and designed for pony. Can I use your design? I will mention source in the description.
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:iconcelticknight221:
celticknight221 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Crystal Imperial Rifle Corps?
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:iconmixmane:
mixmane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student
be cool to see a pick of the rifle itself form all sides, maybe a show of its ammo or firing mechanism. oh and pistols!
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:iconpenguinsubmarine:
Penguinsubmarine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
How would ponies wield firearms!? Load them!? The curiosity is killing me, I must know!! By the way great art. :)
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:iconunlikeablepony:
unlikeablePony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Gotta say man, INCREDIBLE work on this one :D
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:iconfamtomerc:
Famtomerc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
EVERYTHING THIS GUY DRAWS IS EYE CANDY
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:iconalcoholication:
Alcoholication Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I call particularly harsh farts "Thunderclaps"

I am a complete child
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:iconswiftythefluffball:
swiftythefluffball Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"thunderclopper"
im sorry it had to be done
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:iconbravo539:
Bravo539 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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miguelballi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I may not have shading but what do you think of this miguelballi.deviantart.com/art… I've been looking for some feedback from other artists.
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
So are all these soldier ponies part of a fan fic or something?
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:iconzafiro2jol:
Zafiro2jol Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
this is so much accurate than others , i mean, how the "yay" a pony can use a single action army or a winchester :P
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:iconiisme95:
iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Magic!
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:iconcharlesthecomicartis:
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so they are using weapons created by the chinese/japanese,huh?
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:iconhouse-lyrander:
House-Lyrander Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For some reason I'm imagining that this guy is the younger, more adventurous cousin of the unicorn depicted in The Mage. I think it's the color scheme.
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Spleemaster9 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Writer
How does he fire that?
Seriously though. This is a very good drawing.
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:iconkokyal0rd:
Kokyal0rd Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pulling the leaver with his hoof I presume.
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:icon821ja:
821ja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
this is one of those times i wish i thought of this first
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Tokuyamo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy Sweet Jupiter Jazz! That is simply amazing! I don't know what else to say! Your artwork is always breathtaking and the concepts you put into them are always epic!
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:iconzerozi:
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
this is fantastic excellent design and weapon its awesome
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Deer-Hunter01 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
During war, often one group would capture enemy weapons, break it apart to see how it works, assemble it test it, discover it’s weakness, & then rework it to see how they could do better. Plus push necessity (necessity is the mother of all inventions, especially when it is urgent. That said group will eventually come up with something better.

It would be interesting which side will come up with a magazine fed semiautomatic. Their level of technology should allow for them to develop such a weapon, especially the Ponies since they seem to be ahead not only in magic but also technologically. That they were losing initially was because they were never prepared for such a war.
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TheBronywholikesGTA Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Here is Some Answers to The People's Questions:
Fiffe: "dat gun... it's beautiful :D" DAMN RIGHT!
MataNuiSaga & Danniels95 : "Trigger" No Idea, Magic Ammo? it's probably hidden from View......
Alpha117: " What is a Thunderclapper?" Probably a Soldier similar to the Arqubuisers and Musketeers.
The numerous Question repeated "What is The Gun supposed to be?" A Repeating Rifle (Winchester M1873's, 1860 Henry Repeaters, Marlin Model 560's etc etc)
Off-Topic
Sarphog: "mature MLP"
A: DON'T SAY S**T LIKE DAT! HASBRO MAYBE WATCHING! you should know wat happened to MLP: Fighting is Magic
B: MLP:FiM is a G for General Supposed to be for children (Little Girls/Baby Goats(Kids) not a PG or Adult's Only show, anyway MLP isn't supposed to do with anything of Guns, Armor, Swords, and Violence
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CygnusVismundCygnus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I was under the impression that this WAS "Thunderclapper", rather than a type of pony infantry. I mean it makes sense - look at his cutie mark.
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:iconfiffe:
Fiffe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
dat gun... it's beautiful :D
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:iconhivelordlusa:
HiveLordLusa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not enough Boom Headshot!
Seriously though, I really like these more recent NRG pictures. :)
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:iconmatanuisaga:
MataNuiSaga Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Just curious, how will he pull the trigger?
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:iconrbspony:
RBSPony Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Earth pony hair is both stylish and bullet repellant!
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:icontrice01:
TRice01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Like the Sharps Rifle?
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:iconbuttermutt:
ButterMutt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I like your characters. The color harmony is good and I see no alicorns. Wee.
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:iconicestormy:
IceStormy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
so that what guns look like for the ponies XD are there sniper rifle for the ponies as well?
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:iconnightfireshadowbolt:
NightfireShadowbolt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
BANG!! Fried griffon for dinner!
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Cool gun.
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:iconthewanderer93:
TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Soo, it's an early form of machine gun... nice
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:iconteam-friction:
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Actually, it's a lever action rifle, not a machine gun.
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:iconthewanderer93:
TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Ahh yes... but still, this guy is a freaking genius. He actually made a weapon that actually fits for ponies.
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:iconteam-friction:
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I suppose.
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dragon191917 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Its called a bolt-action rifle, thank you, but very good.
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crazyasshole98 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Actually, this would be a lever action rifle
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dragon191917 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Oh right, forgot about that one. Still, I prefer bolt-action.
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