Skip to comments.Gun Making: An American Cottage Industry
Posted on 07/14/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by marktwain
I made my first fully operational hand gun while I was in junior high school. I carried that weapon on my person every where I went for a long time.
That zip gun was in addition to my 22 caliber squirrel gun and my Winchester Model 37 - 12 gauge shot gun with a 30 inch barrel, full choke. My Dad used to say you could place a dime on the end of that guns barrel and it would not fall into the barrel. It was murder on my shoulder.
My favorite gun was that homemade zip gunbecause I made it.
My point isfirearms are not that difficult to makein your very own garage.
Just for the heck of it, I had an Internet search engine look up sites for homemade guns and it returned no less that 2,510,000 sites dealing with that topic. Yeah, I WAS overwhelmed. I had expected a few thousand, but 2-1/2 million???
OK. So whats REALLY the point, you ask? Well, since you insistthe REAL point isthere is no way the government, or anyone else, will ever disarm America. Aint gonna happen.
Firearms are just too easily made with regular old home workshop tools. Heck, I found a site that offered plans for a homemade machine gun made with off-the-shelf parts assembled with ordinary home workshop tools! (If we had had computers back in the 40s and 50s Id have had one of those!)
Im bringing all this to your attention to point how utterly stupid it is for the United Nations and the gun-grabbers in the US governmentand any other governmentto believe they can control small arms and the manufacture and trade in same. It cannot be done. Not anymore.
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I was once told that many of the AK-47’s in use in the middle east were made by hand in cottage manufacturies in Pakistan. Many of which were of exceptional quality.
Things could become a bit dicey if - in a worst case scenario - the government seized all ammunition.
Probably never happen, but...
During WWII, the Sten - the british open-bolt 9mm submachine gun - was made in many, many home and plumber’s shops around Europe.
At one farm I used to hang around as a kid, the farmer used one of these things to slaughter sheep. It doesn’t officially exist, of course.
A 10,000% tax on ammo could happen, though.
What would cause one to believe that a populace capable of making a firearm is unable to make the ammunition?
By all that I’ve seen and read, there’s another cottage industry on the rise: Reloading.
A link to that website would be helpful. For informational purposes only, of course.
Off of whose shelf, of course. If Home Depot I’d be leery about ever trying to shoot the thing.
I’ve had this same discussion with Leftists.
Either they respond with a blank stare (mostly because they couldn’t put a nut on a bolt if their life depended on it) or they expect the next logical action - they’ll regulate machine tools, metalworking knowledge, metals, etc.
Apparently, there’s nothing the almighty state can’t accomplish with just a few more regulations.
That this technology is hundreds of years old and was accomplished with hand tools (which were themselves handmade) in the beginning doesn’t seem to phase them. That they would have to purge centuries of books in order to stamp out every last bit of firearms knowledge also doesn’t seem to bother them one wit. Their quest for utopia is too important.
But it’s the Right who are the “book burners”, anti-science, intolerant, etcetera.
You can certainly make your own black powder, smokeless might take some doing. A set of dies made on a lathe can turn out primer cups and anvils, you can make priming compounds out of several things. you can turn brass cases on a lathe (certainly not cost effective now, but if you had no other way)Ammo can be made from scratch.
If it comes to a full scale revolution, homemade pressurized flamethrowers, all sorts of weapons can be made.
I suspect that to get one that works properly you’d also need an item that might have been common in days of yore but is now rare: a blacksmith’s furnace.
I make the same argument about electronic communications. It’s about knowledge.
On one hand, I wish every politician knew this to show the futility of trying to outlaw guns. On the other hand, maybe it is better that they don't know, just for the fun of it.
A lot are made by children with half worn out files.
All I need is a car antenna, a clothes pin and a .22LR shell and I can make a very leathal hand gun. Accurate out to about 18”, but that might be all I need.
They're completely different technologies and raw materials, for one. And needed in vastly different volumes, for two.
“I suspect that to get one that works properly youd also need an item that might have been common in days of yore but is now rare: a blacksmiths furnace.”
Most of the key parts are in a propane grill to make one...
I shoot some surplus in the .30-06, 8MM Mauser, and .308, but that's about it.
Everything is pretty much handloads and I'm looking to get back into casting my own handgun bullets since I shoot mostly cast anyway.
You can certainly make your own black powder, smokeless might take some doing
During WWi Germans make an ersatz (subsitute) powder from
ammonium nitrate and charcoal ........