“Another nice project based on the plans of Professor Parabellum. In the short “Combat” variant and embellished with a few accessories ;)”
A homemade .380 semi-automatic pistol more than likely based on the widely available DIY Sheet Metal Self-Loading Pistol plans. This example was seized in September in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo.
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.
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.