Homemade 9mm Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This incredibably ugly (but in a good way) pistol uses Sten 9mm mag, an AK fire control group and a Luger barrel!

Lots more photos and info here.

[ Many thanks to Advocate for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • 486 486 on Dec 20, 2012

    I'm surprised as shit this got this much attention.

    To answer some questions, I was like 16 or something at the time, so I had my dad fold the reciever and weld the mag well on, so legally it is his firearm, I just machined the parts. In reply to "Advocate," if you wanted to sell it you could punch a serial on it, then sell it to whoever you want. Here in America private sales are not regulated. Not too advisable to sell firearms you've built, though.

    Made in Minnesota, and it did fire 26 rounds. Only 5 between jams, though. You can see the carbon on the bolt face if you don't believe me.

    Never did finish the .45 I mentioned in that thread. Parents wanted me to "diversify my hobbies," so I filled their garage with a broken truck.

  • Dustin Dustin on May 08, 2013

    I have done much reading on home gunsmithing, "open bolt" is illegal, because it's "readily convertable to full auto" -that is if you manage to make your open bolt a semi auto.
    closed bolt is when the bullet is in the chamber, and no longer in the mag, open bolt is where the bullet is ready to be fired while in the chamber. i imagine this is open bolt, but if you did find a way to simply make a closed bolt you should post blueprints, ill try and post pics!

    nice gun btw, how long did you spend building it?

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    • 486 486 on Sep 05, 2014

      @Justin lol
      that's the joke