Pistols manufactured by Indian Communists

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

TFB reader Mehul emailed me some photos that his friend, a law enforcement officer, took of confiscated homemade pistols manufactured by Naxalite (communist) rebels in North East India.

Mehul said that when he was in India some years ago their backyard guns were very primitive. Automobile exhaust tubes were being used as barrels for crude muzzle loading blackpowder firearms. They appear to have improved their gun making skills since then.

Nice grips! Click to expand.

James is right, I am fascinated by homemade weaponry.

Thanks to Mehul for the photos and info.

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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  • Notayank Notayank on May 29, 2011

    i like them they arent that much concerned about the desing but they look great i wish i could make guns too haha

  • HDCandela HDCandela on Aug 04, 2011

    Adopting a Bill of Rights like that which the United States has, including a 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment, and restrictions on the courts would be the surest way India could guarantee the freedom of its on citizens against Pakistani and chinese incursion of all types, as well as internal strife because factions tend to balance each other. Evenmore, India would be envied by Pakistani and Chinese people who do not have justice in their court systems as much. A government that puts the rights of the individual people first is championed by the people as a whlole, hence a greater union.