Homemade Bolt-Action Magazine-Fed 12-Gauge Shotgun

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YouTube gun design entrepreneur and kluger Royal Nonesuch is at it again, this time with a bolt-action shotgun. Claimed to be 90% complete, it features parts from a variety of sources. Mr. Nonesuch uses an HK lower receiver and parts group, Saiga magazine, AK-47 under-folder, and an AR-15 stock riser used as a fore-end.

Kudos on the engineering. With this kind of creativity, I forsee many creative and equally crazy designs in his future.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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  • Curious

    so is the trigger group a full auto H&K G3 group? If so WHYYYY!?!?!?!?!

    • Seth Hill

      From what I understand, give the limited research on my part into this, the full auto group is better than the other groups available. I guess it has to do with the feel of the trigger pull, etc. and maybe reliability.

      • Drapetomanius

        I’m guessing that his family has a lot of firearms parts laying around. This is probably what he could get for zero personal cost.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Where else can you get a complete self contained grip and trigger assembly that has a large exposed hammer and attaches easily with two pins…. All for $140?

      That’s why, I’m guessing.

  • echelon

    Awesome! Love this stuff.

  • harryultar

    I’d imagine the recoil would cut your face if you have a checkweld on a stock like that!

  • Joel


    Kudos
    on the engineering. With this kind of creativity, I forsee many
    creative and equally crazy designs in his future. – See more at:
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/11/10/homemade-bolt-action-magazine-fed-12-gauge-shotgun/#sthash.ckSpPUgC.dpuf
    Hopefully he’ll still have all of his fingers in the future too.

  • mosinman

    once he get’s the extractor to work well the gun will be Good to go!

    • DIR911911 .

      I was just fixing to comment why they didn’t include the actual test video 🙂

  • Beeblebrox

    This kid’s got cojones, that’s for sure. I built many things that went boom in my younger days, but none that. I held in my hands. Even then I still have scars from the shrapnel…good times.

  • Phil Hsueh

    If this kid keeps it up and gets a little formal engineering/gunsmithing training under his belt he could very well be the next John Browning, Eugene Stoner, of Mikhail Kalashnikov. With what he can do with parts from other guns or improvising just imagine what he could do with access to proper equipment?

  • USMC03Vet

    I foresee the ATF getting up in this kid’s s*** sooner or later.

    Good luck, Bro.

  • mooncricket

    saw this on ENDO daaaaaaays ago…………

  • Juice

    Not exactly pleasing to the eye, but very nifty non-the-less. I hope he’s gonna play with chassis systems in the future to make the whole system look cleaner.

    His channel is full with cool home-made stuff, so check it out if you’re interested in DIY firearm projects.

    • gunslinger

      form follows function?

  • pip-boy

    He can be a weaponsmith in post-apocalyptic times. I hope he accepts nuka-cola caps or ringpulls.

  • Alex Nicolin

    Wouldn’t fire that unless it’s tied to a tree and the trigger is pulled by a 10 ft string.

    • Wetcoaster

      From behind a pile of sandbags, natch

  • dork

    The reciever makes me quiver in fear!