Experimental 12 Gauge Shotgun! | SHOT 2017

Axel is a long time friend of the Blog, and at SHOT 2017 he brought out one of the shotgun prototypes. He took a Remington 11, turned it upside down, then welded an MG42 grip to the bottom portion. He attached to an Ace stock, while folding a piece of metal on top of the tube in addition to moving the handguard to the barrel. The prototype is a registered firearm within the United States, and provides some imaginative and creative ways of thinking about small arms design!


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  • BaldEagle

    Hey Miles, sorry, but it looks like the video is set to private.

  • Graham2

    So now we know who built this neat little gun. Well done Axel, you certainly got people typing on TFB!

    • roguetechie

      Axel is far from a one trick pony, doing a Google search for his name and TFB and another search with his original YouTube nick troubleshooter Berlin will get you easily a dozen more of his projects all as awesome as this one.

      Dude has a gift, and almost freaky amazing ability to see simple ways to make amazing things that we all secretly wish we could come up with ourselves.

  • roguetechie

    Hell yeah!!!

    TFB’s showcasing of mad geniuses like Axel is what differentiates this site from the pack!!

    Both TFB and Axel are the types of class act people who will take this industry to the next level again and again!


    As always you have outdone yourself and put the rest of us to shame with your creativity and mechanical genius!!

    If I wasn’t already a dedicated fan of your work, your work on this project would have made me one!

    • gordon

      It was real hard not to make a joke about your enthusiasm here, but I paused, and suppose such passion is a good thing:-)

      • BraveNewWhirled

        I thought it was rather reserved. Any more than three exclamation points is excessive and childish!!!

  • Stephen Paraski

    That is one way to get rid of the Remington “Designed to Fail” trigger.

  • Joe

    Top feed shotgun has been on my mind for years, glad to see someone actually make it happen.

  • DanGoodShot

    Video not working. Me sad. From comments sounded cool. 🙁

  • Phillip Cooper

    Would be nice to actually see, even though it sounds rather hack.

  • Joe Gamer

    I guess he got too much attention from this? Video set to private.

  • Noishkel

    Huh…. you know that actually gives me an idea for a home made shotgun project I’ve already got half designed. Pretty cool by itself, that’s for sure.


    Is this the one we saw a pic of it in the back of a truck on a gun rack a few weeks ago?

    • Nicholas C

      I believe it is.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    A registered firearm? So what about it makes it NFA? Looks like a regular Title 1 firearm in the US which aren’t generally registered except for a very small number of states.

  • Nicholas C

    Very cool!

  • gunsandrockets

    That was pretty interesting.

  • Seth Hill

    The only thing I have an issue with is the feed gate and the big open area on the top. I wonder if there would be a way to either cover that while allowing easy loading or cover it and move the feed gate to the side?

    • oldman

      A simple sliding cover should do the trick and can be made from sheet metal.

      • The Russian RMB93 series of top-loading shotguns uses a hinged cover.

  • Blastattack

    I still love this shotgun. I want to make one, but in Pump format.

  • ColonelColt

    Seems like the link is invalid. Do you have the patent number?

  • Ron Walsh

    I love this thing. It makes me want to break out the grinder and maybe the Mig and see if I can make something like this. Semper Fi.