Author Archives: ImproGuns

Sheet Metal .22 Derringers

Four different models built from the Professor Parabellum DIY Sheet Metal Derringers plan book.

Bolt action shotgun (Philippines)

A local craft made bolt action 12 gauge shotgun typically produced by rural gunsmiths. The bolt handle appears to have battered and peened back the locking slot. Seized in Manilla.

Shotgun with under-barrel shotgun

A homemade double barrel 20-gauge shotgun which was seized from a drug dealer in Brazil last month. The top barrel is trigger fired while the bottom barrel is fired using a thumb to flip down the striker.

Halle synagogue attacker’s homemade submachine gun

A familiar DIY submachine gun design used by the perpetrator of the attack on a synagogue in the Germany city of Halle earlier today. An improvised ‘slam-fire’ pipe shotgun also appeared to have been used.

Glock Copy Seized in Queensland Australia

An interesting black market Glock 17 copy seized by the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad on Monday. The frame appears to be machined from either plastic or aluminum while the slide is an unmarked copy. The magazine appears to be an original factory made example.