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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

    Bfh_auto Member

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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.
     
  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:
     
  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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