Chechen Home-Made Weapons

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

English Russia, a humorous blog about all things Russia, has photos of home-made firearms confiscated by police and army in Chechnya.

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30mm or 40mm grenade launcher?


Looks like a Baikal over and under shotgun
with pistol grip and cut down barrel.


Pretty nifty carbine.

Many more at English Russia.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Evilfred Evilfred on Dec 12, 2011

    I read somewhere that the "grenade launcher" actually is a 12 gauges shotgun!

    single round! :)

  • Sam Suggs Sam Suggs on Feb 08, 2013

    maybe a charge is used to propel the grante I dont think its a shotgun but i dont think anyone knows

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