Category Archives: Single-shot pistols

Thai made 12 gauge pistol

A 12 gauge shotgun pistol design locally made by illicit gunsmiths in Thailand. This model was also commonly made in The Philippines though was eventually sidelined with the availability of cheap automatic pistol copies. Advertisements

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Homemade pistol (Colombia)

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

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Two types of improvised pistol design

Two types of simple homemade open-bolt pistol designs chambered in .22lr. Those pictured in the first example have a conventional trigger while the examples in the second picture are fired by flicking the cocking handle free of a slot holding … Continue reading

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Homemade over / under .38 derringer

Seized in Brazil.

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Zip gun / improvised pistol

A zip gun whittled from wood and powered by an elastic band. A piece of steel tube such as a car aerial will suffice as a crude .22 barrel.

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.410 Over & Under Shotgun Pistol

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Improvised double barrel pistol (Brazil)

A .22 caliber double barrel pistol seized in Santa Maria.

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