Mufasa sent us a photo of a single shot .22 LR him and friends are building. I have emailed Mufasa asking him to submit more photos of the gun as they progress.



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  • ThomasD

    …He and his friends…

  • sam

    I like these: Good sized pins, businesslike cuts and finish. Craftsman screwdriver there. Classy.

  • Swarf

    You know, does everyone really need a hobby?

    • iksnilol

      What’s wrong with having a hobby? Sure, you might break a law or two in some countries doing this but as long as you aren’t stupid you shouldn’t be caught.

      • Chey Wilsher

        Like poaching! Lol

        • iksnilol

          Not cool, not cool at all. Building illegal firearms and poaching are two completely different things.

          The former doesn’t hurt anybody while the latter obviously does.

          • Chey Wilsher

            I don’t mean something like poaching elephants for ivory or anything like that. Your comment just reminded me of this crusty old feller I used to work with who loved to sneek into golf courses and gig frogs and fish out of there water hazards.

          • Vince Amann

            Only anti gun people would call this illegal. Per ATFE rules it is perfectly legal to manufacture firearms for your own use as long as they follow rules set by them. Rules like no stock on handguns or it becomes a SBR. Shotgun barrel 18 inches or longer, rifle barrel 16 inches. A single shot pistol is perfectly legal as long as its for personal use.

          • Porty1119

            And, of course, all of those limitations can be bypassed by building a black-powder-only gun, like all the muzzleloader sawed-offs that are not NFA items.

          • phil

            I have three tabletop cannons. One actually fires .30 cal balls. All perfectly legal.

          • iksnilol

            Depends, in many countries building firearms is illegal. The US isn’t one of those.

          • phil

            Isn’t one of those… YET.

          • iksnilol

            And if it becomes one? Then what? Nothing, because how many times have you had police in your workshop or house looking for illegal things?

            People that get caught building weapons usually aren’t careful (testing them in their apartment for instance) or are stupid (advertising it online).

          • Tassiebush

            I agree with your definition of morality. I’d probably add something about meeting responsibilities to others to it too.
            Morality of poaching can vary a lot ethically depending on context. In Europe there seems to be a lot of effort to support game and a complex network of rights to access it. Poaching in that context would be pretty unpleasant behaviour. Obviously too we hear stories of threatened or endangered things being poached. Again pretty bad. In contrast to those examples a lot of it here is just a case of breaking silly rules like needing a permit for something that is extremely abundant or taking stuff that is protected by default but extremely numerous or just spotlighting. In most cases it is completely sustainable and taking a wild unmanaged resource. In a few cases you could argue it’s a righteous act. For example prominent Tasmanian Aboriginal figures seem to get in trouble fairly regularly for “poaching” things like abalone or shearwaters (aka mutton birds) which is a continuation of what they’ve been doing for at least 33,000 years.

          • iksnilol

            I don’t mind people hunting/whatever, it is just that when people are killing stuff that is endangered I react. Heck, I know people who spotlight or whatever its called. I don’t mind them doing that since they are hunting for food (deer) and they aren’t hunting endangered animals/causing unnecessary damage or pain. As long as it is sustainable it isn’t really poaching in my opinion.

          • Tassiebush

            I thought you’d agree. Poaching is a loaded term sometimes.
            Hehe I know such people too! We Tasmanians are born with a spotlight in one hand and ears and eyes that are just as focused on who might be around as what is being searched for… 😉

          • iksnilol

            I remember showing my new pocket flashlight to a friend of mine who hunts. His first reaction was to check the diameter of the tube and say “I could rig up a mount for this using some scope rings”.

            Made me feel welcome since I thought about the same thing.

  • Biff

    Looks like him is building more than one pistol.

  • baw

    When we start deciding what laws we like and will obey and what laws we don’t like and will disobey we become no better than the looters in Baltimore!

    • mosinman

      nah. unjust and unconstitutional laws need to be broken

      • iksnilol

        So you wouldn’t mind converting your AR to full auto? You could fabricate a full auto sear no problem assuming you have a decent workshop.

        • mosinman

          indeed i can.

          • iksnilol

            But you wouldn’t do it?

          • jrt 82

            No, because he is a law abiding citizen.
            In America People should be punished for what they have done, not what they could do. This is why gun control laws are unethical.

          • iksnilol

            But he said that unjust and unconstitutional laws need to be broken.

          • Tothe

            And not just be punished for anything that is arbitrarily forbidden. If there is no victim, there is no crime. If there is no crime, the “law” itself is criminal.

    • Grindstone50k

      How is this comment relevant to the post?

    • jrt 82

      If this picture was made in america nothing in this picture is breaking any ATF laws.

  • Tackleberry

    I guess I missed where he’s doing anything illegal. Where are those comments coming from? In the U.S. It is perfectly legal to build your own firearms. No serial number or permits required under federal law.

  • HKmaster

    Makes me want to build a sh*t ton of these to sell at give up “sell” at buy back programs hahaha 😀

    • kbroughton77

      Too much effort, just make a few dozen of these bad boys

  • Eric S

    Don’t suppose they’re willing to share some schematics, those look like an improved Leinad that would be fun to have.

  • Jamie Clemons

    Is the barrel rifled? Its a bit tricky to DIY rifled barrel but it can be done.

  • desert

    Single shot? well, at least make it a magnum!!

  • Bill

    It’s been decades since I made by own firearm while I was 16 years old. Back then ATF regs were a non issue. As long as you built the firearm for personal use and it never entered commercial channels, you were good to go. We’ve all been long conditioned to believe, and fear, we cannot do anything w/o govt. permission. Ignorance and fear is a deadly way to live, but most of us do it everyday.

    • Tothe

      It’s still legal to build your own firearm if it isn’t full-auto, an SBR/SBS, or intended for sale.

  • Txpl9421

    If he wanted to shoot 9mm he could afford the ammo, and buy a gun. 22lr is so expensive you have to build your own firearm to afford to shoot it.