Les Misérables Compressed Air Flintlock Rifles ::: Special Effect Design

We were commissioned by the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA, to retrofit 10 of their non-firing flintlock replicas for their production of Les Misérables (video of the weapon in action below). The weapons are fitted with a pneumatic system that creates the illusion that they are actually firing, though all they are expelling is a small amount of compressed air and corn starch.  We've also built similar weapons for Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, and Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis, MN. Please contact us if you're interested in having weapons retrofit with our system or are interested in purchasing new ones.

Les Misérables, Skylight Music Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.