Tag Archives: homemade .22

Zip guns seized (MG, Brazil)

.22 and .25 zip guns made from hose fittings seized last year from six members of Pavilhao Independente (a Brazilian soccer hooligan firm).

Sheet Metal .22 Derringers

Four different models built from the Professor Parabellum DIY Sheet Metal Derringers plan book.

Completed DIY .22 Revolver Project

A reader submission from Russia which was built from the DIY .22 Revolver Construction Plans by Professor Parabellum.

Recent NSW Police Seizures


A few examples of DIY firearms seized recently by police in New South Wales, Australia.

DIY Sheet Metal Derringer Model 2

A .22lr copy of the second model featured in the DIY Sheet Metal Derringers plans book.

Zip guns made from center punches seized in Australia

Improvised pen guns made from $3 automatic center punch tools. These reportedly can fetch up to $100 when sold on the street.

Improvised pistol made using airgun barrel

An improvised .22lr single shot pistol seized in Brazil. The barrel and front hinging section cut off from an airgun appears to have been utilized.

.22 zip gun (Brazil)

Reader submission: “Here in Brazil there are many laws that prevent us from carrying a weapon legally, but since nothing in Brazil works, we make our own weapons by hand. This is a .22 caliber made by members of a gang of punks here in my town.”  The ammunition also appears to be improvised by inserting a lead bullet into a .22 blank round.

Paint sprayer zip gun

An improvised .22lr revolver made using part of an automotive paint spray gun handle drilled metal bar for the cylinder and barrel. The trigger is located at the bottom and is fired using the pinky.