Katanga Arms, a company from Ogden, Utah, makes a survival shotgun called Scout. The Katanga Arms Scout is a single barrel break action 28 gauge shotgun that has an extremely simple design. It comes as a DIY kit which must be finished and assembled by the customer requiring the use of a power drill and hand tools. Let’s take a closer look at the Katanga Arms Scout DIY survival shotgun.
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Our ancestors once found pride in using their own two hands to create beautiful weapons. Weapons capable of protecting their families, providing food, or even just showing off to the local hominid tribe. Katanga Arms provides you with just enough to get started, the rest is up to you.
Katanga Arms Scout is a hammer-fired shotgun with a trigger mechanism sandwiched between the two receiver plates. The barrel pivots on a standard bolt and to break open the gun one must pull out the pin below the chamber area. The Scout shotgun has a manual safety but lacks any extraction mechanism. It has the following dimensions.
Being a survival shotgun, the Katanga Arms Scout has a number of survival-oriented features such as a flashlight mount, skeletonized pistol grip and front grip designed to be wrapped in Paracord, a ferro rod and knife stored in the stock, and, probably the most interesting survival feature is that the barrel lump is sharpened and the barrel can be removed from the receiver and used as an axe – literally a chopper lump! Watch the video below.
The Scout shotgun is listed on the Katanga Arms website at a price of $249.99. The company also sells a number of accessories and spare parts for this shotgun such as a spare barrel, survival knife, shell holder, grip panels, etc. The Scout shotgun comes with detailed instructions and it will take about 4-8 hours to complete it.
Pictures by Katanga Arms, www.katangaarms.com