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Survival shot gun or survive the shotgun.......

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by caribou, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. caribou

    caribou Member

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    I built a much simpler weapon in 12 gauge with 1 inch and 3/4 in pipes, cap and sharpened bolt wired down to a ''stock'' as per the Special Forces improvised weapons guide, when I was 11 or so.....about the 7th or 8th shot my step dad came out back (I was behind our cabin) looked my ''gun'' over and then threw it in the pond I was blasting at Dragonflys about and said with a laugh "Lets get you a real shot gun'' and an H&R single shot was in my near future.
    Soooooooooo, Im cruising the gun sites with my 24 and 16 year old daughters, who are gun nuts with guidance, and this came up...... LOL!!!

    No FFL needed .....LOL!!!

    https://www.budk.com/Runway-Sub-Cal...Necessary-Made-In-USA-–-No-FFL-Required-44231
     
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  2. Bfh_auto

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    Interesting. Half a zip-gun for more than the cost of some used shotguns.
    Your step dad made a good choice. My first shotgun was an old 12 GA single shot with a 32" barrel. It killed many squirrels and birds before the locking mechanism wore out.
     
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  3. SamT1

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    I made a single shot 12 gauge from pipe when I was a kid about 13. I sure wish I had a pic of it. It was really cool looking. Even had a trigger and stock. My dad confiscated it before I ever tested it. I guess he disposed of it because I’ve never seen it again. It would be cool to have now. I doubt it safe to fire.
     
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  4. Deus Machina

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    At least it looks like the barrel portion is reinforced, and hopefully better material than a standard pipe.
    But for more than a used--or even new in some cases--single, in a manner that's harder to use and reload? No thanks. I'll just buy one used without need for paperwork around here.
    At least it looks better than my childhood experiments. A capped pipe with a hole in it that we'd stick the wick of a big firecracker through and drop a ball bearing down the other end? Did that.
    I'm a little surprised I still have two eyes, mild tinnitus in only two of my ears, and still have all eight fingers.
     
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  5. darkcloud

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    Looks like some safe and reliable as a prison break weapon. I'll take my used one over that one any day.
     
  6. MCgunner

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    Here, hold my beer and watch this! :rofl:
     
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  7. milemaker13

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    That looks ridiculous. I had similar books as a kid detailing how to make a much better looking shotgun. Heck, the old slam fire slider gun looks better than this!
     
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  8. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Shades of the WW II slamfire made and used in the Philippines during WW II. It was briefly marketed here during the post-war period. briefly is the operative word.
     
  9. bannockburn

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    I like my old Marlin Model 200 single shot shotgun a whole lot more after seeing that DIY Plumber's shotgun kit!

    KXPl0I1.jpg
     
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  10. BigBlue 94

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    Funny you mention the improvised weapons guide. I just bought a bundle of those old manuals and that was included. Pretty neat stuff in there.

    I made a full auto paintball gun like that as a kid. Had a 20 round magazine and I hooked it to the air compressor. It shot, but not well. Was more fun making than shooting lol.

    Now for a starter gun, I was "issued" a rem 870 20ga. Took my first longboard with it. But I love the Stevens 22/410 my pops also let me shoot. 50s model with tenite furniture. Straightest shooter I own. If I'm walking the woods for small game, that's the gun I grab, while my buddy takes my marlin 22lr papoose.
     
  11. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    That contraption looks... painful...

    Hurts my eyes too.

    Glad to see it on the market from a conceptual/legal standpoint, but... ugh...
     
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  12. 22250Rem

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    Was that designed by a plumber?.......... Was he named Bubba?
    ........ That hurts just looking at it..... That thing is just screaming for some sort of recoil pad. A piece of slip-on foam rubber pipe insulation would probably help.. IMG_2834.JPG Here it is: A genuine slip on recoil pad.......
     
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  13. kozak6

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    Imagine the looks you'd get on the trap field before being asked to leave!

    I don't see much point. If you are concerned about keeping off the books, ordering online won't work for you, and you don't really need a kit for a slambang anyways.

    Otherwise, you can hit the used racks, or keep an eye out for a sale. What's an estimate on the cost of the additional fittings? After shipping and the additional fittings, you might as well have bought a real shotgun.
     
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  14. gwpercle

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    That looks just like one I saw in the Louisiana State Prison ( Angola ) Museum , one of the inmates must have got a hold to that kit and assembled a shot gun with pipe from around the shop...amazing what those guys can do in their spare time.
     
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