Tag: homemade

Hardware store zip guns

Pictured are two dirt simple improvised ‘zip guns’ seized by police which were the subject of an officer safety notice. The weapons have been constructed by screwing together standard pipe fittings which can be obtained for a total of around $5 at any local [Read More…]

The “Fire Cobra”

Editor’s note: This article was written by Claymore. His previous blog posts can be read here. A while back I was talking with a friend who was employed by one of our government’s many “agencies”. As usual we eventually got around to discussing [Read More…]

Nerf Guns Back in 1941

Boys will always be boys. Before guns they made pretend swords out of sticks. Before swords they made clubs. The invention of the gun presented unique challenges to boys the world over. My attempts at building a gun involved a lot of elastic and usually ended up being [Read More…]

Mike’s gun build weekend

Michael Z. Williamson has posted photos of a Build Party Weekend during which he and a bunch of other guys made and repaired guns. During the weekend Mike made the receiver and some of the internals of the below AK. Beautiful wood More photos here.

Homemade .303 pistols

James found this photos of a pair of homemade pistols that appear to be chambered in .303 British! Apparently they, along with the cartridges, were confiscated from some students. Can you imagine the blast of burning power that must shoot out of these! I found the [Read More…]

Homemade grenade launcher

These photos are apparently of a Palestinian using some sort of homemade grenade launcher. It looks like it could be a 40mm grenade in the barrel, or maybe some type of 40mm less/non-lethal grenade like round, such as tear gas. It appears to work by striking the firing [Read More…]

SayUncle’s building an AK series

The problem with blogs is that shortly after something interesting is posted it is moved to the dusty archives in the recesses of the blog and only ever uncovered by the occasional google visitor. I came across, courtesy of google, a series of articles at SaysUncle on [Read More…]

Homemade Colombian pistols

A worker holds a variety of destroyed guns on December 12, 2008, in Sogamoso, Boyaca department, Colombia. An assortment of 25.000 weapons, seized to different groups that participated in the Colombian internal conflict, were incinerated. Interesting two barrel pistols. [Read More…]

Homemade .50 BMG rifle

The .50-Caliber Rifle Construction Manual written by Bill Holmes was published in 2002. The Amazon customer reviews have criticized the book for its poor drawings and complex construction techniques. A guy names “mxwelch” on YouTube has build a working .50 [Read More…]

.45 cal homemade derringer.

Reader Joe kindly sent through photos of his .45 cal Philadelphia derringer made from a kit I blogged about some time ago. It looks great! Here are four pics of the derringer I built in 1978 at age 19. I colored the wood by staining with a Minwax walnut and then [Read More…]

Home made five barrel shotgun

Xavier has a write of an an amazing five barrel shotgun made in Czechoslovakia. Looks like a similar concept as the Winchester Liberator and Colt Defender Eight barreled 20 gauge Colt Defender Mark 1 Read it here.