Homemade firearms?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Ruger22lr, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    Alright so let's say your in a survival situation you have 12 gauge shells but you lost the shotgun. How would you make one? That's if you have the materials to make one.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    In a survival situation, it would not be very feasible. Make a spear first then a bow w/arrows.
     

  3. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    You wouldn't.
     
  4. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    Call me a party pooper, but I think these are exactly the kinds of things gun owners SHOULDN'T be talking about right now. It's just further reinforcement that we crazy rednecks will do anything to shoot and kill and preserve our gun-loving way of life.

    Talking about making home-made 12 gauge shotguns while the rest of the world is trying to take our guns away is just asking for trouble. Just my 2 cents...
     
  5. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    I agree. Probably just adds fuel to the lib-fire.
     
  6. paintsplat

    paintsplat New Member

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    Who's making homemade firearms? I only buy from reputable dealers, I don't even reload, to dangerous ya know. Come to think of it, I remember loosing everything on a cruise I think, hard to remember, fuzzy, screaming, yelling, running, falling, pushing, I think most all you were there, some sort of outing, haven't been able to remember much about that time period.
     
  7. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    The infamous FTF cruise. What an awful day, all my guns, gone!
     
  8. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Interesting question Ruger, Mathew makes a reasonable point but I still have to answer it. It can be done, its damn dangerous if your not a toolmaker or at least a highly trained Machinist. The Mcguyver things sounds good if you say it fast enough but experimenting with making guns is more likely to end up creating a pipe bomb!

    That said, I do have friends who could make a Mk 19 from scratch if they chose to do so, there are many folks out there with the skills needed, (another reason why banning any type of weapon is useless and stupid). That will probably be the next trick, all toolmakers must be licensed and tooling equipment registered and inspected randomly and without warning.

    Experimenting with things designed to explode perfectly is not a good thing to try. The understanding of tolerances, treatments and types of raw stock are not for the tinkerer, they are taught over many years of close oversight by a master and nothing anyone could write here will change that.

    Better off learning survival techniques as a whole than how to make a gun.
     
  9. KG7IL

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    The remaining shot gun shell might best be used in support of making a fire.

    A little bit of the smokeless powder may help ignite tinder. Don't use all of the powder, just little.

    Or save the 12 gauge shell, for the off chance that you run into some-one who has a 12 gauge, but lost the shell.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you have to remember that when you fire a firearm, you are setting off a controlled explosion just inches away from your face. are you sure that you want to do this with your level of skill and questionable materials?

    persoanlly i see it turning out very badly. now that we have discussed why it's a bad idea from a safety viewpoint. what about the legal aspects? now, i suggest you read up on this yourself as well, because i am not an attorney, but yes a person may build a firearm as long as it's for personal use, as long as the person is legal to own a firearm and as long as it meets the criteria of a legal firearm.
     
  11. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    This is a HUGE reason why you don't want to go building firearms without the proper experience and understanding of tolerances, etc.
     
  12. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    This just takes all the fun out of it doesn't it. I was hoping that I could stuff some bat dung in a holler log and make a cannon.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'll watch, but from a distance!:eek::D
     
  14. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    I mean... Don't take ALL the fun out of it. We could compromise here. I'll help roll in the log, but after that, I'm out. I'll watch from a distance.
     
  15. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have seen boobytraps made with a 20 ga. shell and some simple things that are available at any hardware store. They are used primarily to protect crops of a less than legal nature. Not something anybody needs to be messing around with to say the least. There were an awfull lot of them in the state land in Onslow county when I lived in NC.

    Once again, not something I would mess with. I'd say keep the shells incase you run into an abandoned 12 ga, or use them to store powder for emergency dire starting.
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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    I had read an article a,bout a guy making a single shot job out of some pipes with a nail as the pin. Worked kind of like a slide hammer. It had went on to say it worked but I have never seen one of thgese in action and I really don't have any desire to try it. Seems a good way to get in a but load of trouble for a little fun. Maybe afte the anarchy fuled zombie days are heree I"ll entertain a improv hand cannon..heh:p
     
  17. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    By God- I am going to buy stock in companies that make bandaids and suture materials if you guys are going to fool with this.

    Yes, you CAN make a simple shotgun using pipe, nails, string and a 2X4. The guerillas in the Phillipines in WW 2 did that. Did not work that well, not that safe, but with luck you used it once, then had a nice Arisaka rifle to use.

    Please understand that you cannot use just any metal pipe- stuff comes in different grades- and even then, you have a chance to experience your very own shrapnel injuries.

    You know, there is a reason that gunsmiths went thru an apprenticeship under a Master?
     
  18. Chainfire

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    Your machinist friends who can make reliable firearms would need power, probably three-phase to run their equipment. As long as the grid is up we are still a functioning society.
     
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  19. HOSSFLY

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    I have a feelin sum wud stop reading right there & run out & buy a joint of PVC :eek:
     
  20. c3shooter

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    Chain- there are a bunch of gunmakers in Pakistan that crank out AKs using a couple of apprentices and a donkey for power. While 3 phase comes in mighty handy, John M. Browning did rather well with a rather basic shop.

    As long as the knowledge rests between 2 ears, we are still in business.