Tag Archives: gunsmithing

Thai made 1911 copy

A copy of the .45 Colt 1911 with MKIV Series 70 markings locally made in Thailand . The barrel bushing on this example is retained by a screw. Advertisements

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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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DIY break barrel shotgun

TFB: “Here is a classic traditional style break barrel 12 gauge shotgun built entirely from scratch using scrap steel plate and tubing which can be found at any decent hardware store.”

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.38 O/U swing-barrel pistol (Brazil)

A clever little design in which the user racks back a ‘slide’ allowing rotation of it’s twin barrel assembly. Seized in Brazil.

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