Category Archives: Revolvers

Partially constructed illegal firearms seized (Macapa, Brazil)

“The event took place this afternoon, 21/02/2018, Wednesday, around 12:50 pm, at Av. AntĂ´nio Ferreira de Jesus, Novo Horizonte district, Macapá-AP municipality. After receiving anonymous reports about a homemade weapons workshop, the team traveled to a home at the address mentioned. At the scene, the military found a 24-year-old man handling a piece of weaponry. He admitted that he made the objects. During the search they were found two homemade weapons, one similar to shotgun and another to revolver. Two ammunition of calibers 20 and 38 and notebooks with designs of firearms were also seized.

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Two homebuilt revolvers

Here are photos sent in of a pair of homemade revolvers built from the Professor Parabellum DIY .22 Revolver plans.

The version below is chambered in .22lr. A flip down side loading gate was added to the design as an improvement.

Main components shown before final fit & finish:

.22lr cylinder (left) and percussion cylinder (right).

The second gun is a ‘cap & ball’ version of the first which is chambered in .25. It was built as an exercise in demonstrating that a viable firearm can be produced without relying on any firearm components. Staying with the makeshift theme, plastic toy caps are used in place of regular percussion caps in combination with homemade gunpowder. Apparently this version shot accurately despite being smoothbore.

Homemade revolver (Indonesia)

A locally made revolver seized by police in Indonesia. On this example the cylinder is formed from multiple steel tubes brazed together. It is likely single action only.

DIY homebuilt revolver

“Friend of mine is working on this, it’s made from the Professor Parabellum .22 plans but he’s modified it to .25 percussion. Barrel is threaded for the silencer. Still not quite finished but apparently it has been fired.”

Homemade pistol (Colombia)

A homemade pistol with two rotating chambers, styled similar to a revolver. Seized in Colombia.