Category Archives: Single-shot pistols

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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Improvised pistols (Indonesia)

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Indian Wrist Breaker

.315 bore pistol made locally.

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