POTD: Homebuilt Hardware Store Bolt Action .357 Mag

    AR15.com member ‘Garyd’ recently uploaded a picture of an awesomely unique homemade pistol made from hardware store parts and chambered in .357Mag. The topic came up in a discussion about odd and obscure silencer hosts. The silencer itself is also a home designed and built “Form 1” specimen. Love the engraving.

    He writes:

    Home built 38 Special/.357 Magnum single shot bolt action. All parts made by hand from items purchased at Lowes, except barrel, which was a leftover piece from a previous project. Pistol grip leftover from amd65 build and a scope mount found in my extra parts bin.

    We should all be so talented. Well done sir.

    Hardware store

    Homebuilt guns (and silencers for that matter) are perfectly legal in the United States. My suggestion if you are considering undertaking a project that has the potential for danger or death is to simply be safe and know your limitations.