Tag Archives: zip gun

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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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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Homemade .410 take-down shotgun

An interesting take-down survival style .410 shotgun with a bayonet type barrel disassembly and rectangular tube stock. Seized in Brazil.

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Improvised 12 gauge break barrel shotgun

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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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.22 hose nipple zip guns

Two zip guns seized by police which are assembled from readily available pipe fittings. Both consist of a threaded copper pipe with a brass hose nipple for a barrel. A striker attached to a spring and a length of wire … Continue reading

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Improvised 12 gauge pepperbox pistol

Seized following a gunfight with police officers in the Dominican Republic.

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