Category Archives: Zip guns and improvised firearms

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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Improvised 12 gauge shotgun pistols

Typical criminally made weapons seized in Brazil.  

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Stanley .38 Special snub nose

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Coat hanger & elastic band special

“Walmer Detective arrested a suspect on 05/04 who was wanted for house robbery. Homemade gun & 13 rounds of ammo seized.” SA Police

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Homemade over / under .38 derringer

Seized in Brazil.

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12 gauge plumbing fitting shotguns

Improvised shotgun pistols made from threaded nipples and couplings. Both are fired by pulling back and releasing the large spring loaded bolt at the rear.

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Improvised 12 gauge break barrel shotgun

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