Homemade 12 Gauge Revolver Shotgun

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Over at EveryDayNoDayOff there is a discussion about this gigantic 12 gauge revolver confiscated from a Taiwanese man.

Picatinny rail on top … nice touch!
“Made in USA” … yea right!

[ Many thanks to Justin for emailing me the link (I missed it on EveryDayNoDayOff, which I regularly read) ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Bear Bear on Sep 29, 2011

    Something like this would be fairly easy for any good machinist to make, a good lathe and a milling machine being the only machine tools required. The mechanics of it have been well known for over 150 years. The vast majority of us, myself included, would never do so simply because getting caught would mean losing our freedom, our money, and our shop. There is no magic involved in making a gun, aside from a bit of mathematics and a little simple physics.

    • Bobo Bobo on Sep 19, 2013

      @Bear Bear, why would you say "because getting caught would mean losing our freedom"? There is no law in the US about making your own firearms, it is a perfectly legal for any individual to build a gun from scratch; With that being said, you can not build to sell, and you must abide by all ATF laws governing a firearm. This particular gun would be illegal, but I am guessing that you don't know why as your statement was a general "we can build our own guns" statement. If you ask, I will tell you what makes this firearm illegal (or at least require a tax stamp)

  • Fluffy Fluffy on Mar 27, 2012

    Holy balls, that's the ugliest revolver I have ever seen. And that's saying a lot.