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  • Homemade Canadian Submachine Guns and Silencers

    10/22/2016 8:34:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As governments attempt to make more guns and gun ownership illegal, they succeed in doing so.  It does not mean that fewer criminals are armed.  Overall crime does not drop when controls are implemented.  One of the reasons is that guns are fairly easy to make, and the materials to make them are virtually impossible for an industrial society to control. An unintended consequence is that submachine guns or machine pistols may be substituted for ordinary pistols.  They are easier to make, because they are a simpler mechanism. The above machine pistol/ submachine gun, based on the MAC design...
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • Portuguese Homemade Revolver uses Homemade Cartridges

    07/08/2016 4:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This image from appears to be from a Portugese  police agency.  Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition.  It many countries it is much easier to obtain shotgun shells than pistol or rifle ammunition.  In countries where severe restrictions on the private ownership of firearms have been imposed, shotguns are the least restricted.  In the extremely restrictive Soviet Union, shotgun cartridges were relatively available.  In England, the easiest firearm license to obtain is the shotgun license, as it is in Japan. With a source of shotgun cartridges, you have everything you need to...
  • New York Woman Arrested for Driving Car with Homemade Cardboard License Plate

    03/06/2016 12:10:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies ^ | March 5, 2016 |
    New York woman arrested for driving with a handmade license plate. On Friday, CBS News reported that Amanda Schweickert, 28, of Sardinia is in trouble for using a fake license plate. She is not supposed to be driving because she has a suspended registration and no car insurance. However, it did not stop her from using a little creativity. She decided to create her own license plate. Authorities say she used a piece of cardboard and painted blue text on it. Although the plate didn’t look too dreadful, it fooled no one. On Wednesday, a police officer pulled Schweickert over...
  • Amateur rocket reaches 121,000 ft

    04/05/2015 7:48:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | mrsiborg
    [VIDEO] is a shortened and edited version of the Qu8K rocket launch. [Includes video onboard the rocket as it climbs 20 miles above the desert launch site and into the upper atmosphere nearly one-third of the way into space.]
  • How Hard Can It Be? Homemade Rocket. Season 1, Episode 3

    04/05/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 October 2011 (USA) | Darlow Smithson Productions
    How hard can it be to send a rocket into space?...What we want to know is how big of a rocket can we make? We're going to start out with a simple toy like this, but then we're going to ramp that up to the biggest and nastiest thing we can whip up in three weeks. After all, it's only rocket science.
  • Building a Homemade Spacecraft

    04/05/2015 6:47:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | VICE
    [VIDEO] Anyone with some brains and lots of courage can build their own space rocket using everyday, off-the-shelf products. We recently flew to Denmark to meet the founders of Copenhagen Suborbitals, a non-profit open-source D.I.Y. space endeavor.
  • Make fantastic chocolate from raw cocoa beans

    11/16/2014 4:43:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | astrojeff
    This instructional video is intended to help people make chocolate using simple ingredients and simple equipment. The equipment and method is especially suited for people living in chocolate-growing regions of the tropical Americas, as the equipment is universally available and does not require electric power.
  • What's Your Favorite Clam Chowder Recipe?

    09/30/2014 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 78 replies
    9/30/2014 | Randy Larsen
    Were creeping into fall, and now is time to start thinking of those cooler months before winter arrives. Fall to me means Chowder.
  • Syrian Rebels' Homemade Weapons a Curious Mix of 21st Century + 11th Century (B.C.!) Technology

    09/04/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    photo captured from Free Syrian Army video/via More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Wingy · 38 replies
    Vanity | 07/12/2014 | Myself
    Okay, the Russians have invaded Ukraine, Obama is probably playing golf, another few hundred "uninvited guests" have arrived at our Southern border, and Germany and Argentina are gearing up for The World Cup Final. My big concern, however, is finding the BEST recipe for my new 1.5 quart ice cream maker.
  • Make Your Own Homemade Baby Food

    02/20/2014 6:42:40 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 33 replies ^ | 2-20-14 |
    Hey guys. The wife and I just created a new website for those of you who are new parents. Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring, and preservatives including BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. In addition to protecting your baby from the unnatural additives, you save a great deal of money making your own homemade baby food. For example, buying store bought organic food costs on average $1.40 for a 4 ounce jar. Making the same amount at home costs about $.30. Store bought non-organic food costs about $1.05 per 4...
  • Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    11/04/2013 7:26:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/13 | Carey Nershi
    I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict. One that had an especially strong penchant for candy. And while I've managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats. Being able to create them without preservatives or strange ingredients makes this a justifiable weakness, I'd dare say.
  • The Hobbit hole man who left his 9-to-5 life behind to survive on $5,000 year underground house

    10/14/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT · by Dysart · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-14-13 | Joshua Gardner
    Dan Price was once a successful but stressed out family man in Kentucky but left it all behind twenty years ago to live underground in the Oregon woods. He's the Hobbit hole man who walked away from the 9-to-5 life, dug himself a house under a horse pasture and he has never looked back. ‘When you get rid of things and you’re willing to have less, you’re given a gift of more,’ said Price as he sat in his 8-foot abode.Price once worked as a photojournalist to help support his wife and two young kids and to pay the family...
  • How to get a gun Without a Background Check

    08/06/2013 2:41:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     A homemade submachine gun Obtaining a gun without a background check in the United States (and much of the world) is a fairly easy process, and is becoming easier all the time.  Here are some of the common methods of obtaining a gun without a background check. 1. Have someone who can pass the background check buy it for you.  This is illegal to do for someone who is forbidden from possessing guns.  It is known as a straw purchase.  The BATFE says that it is the most common method for criminals to obtain guns.   In most states it...
  • The $2 9mm ZIP gun

    01/27/2013 3:08:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies ^ | 27 January, 2013 | NA
    Found this little gem today, thanks to Say Uncle. A $2 Zip gun. What you need? Rubber dishwashing gloves A 3/8ths inch female to female coupling A 2″ 3/8ths inch pipe A 3/8ths to 1/4-inch adapter A drill bit wrapped in duct tape (a 10- to 16-penny nail or similar will suffice in lieu of the drill bit) A round of 9mm ammo, with the case wrapped in duct tape. Want to know the best part? If you make this for your personal use only, it’s completely legal. You can’t sell it or give it away, because that would be...
  • People line up to legally make untraceable guns(CA)

    11/21/2012 8:30:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 18 November, 2012 | JW August
    SAN DIEGO - A long line of people snaked out of a North County machine shop on a recent Sunday. The customers were there to build a gun. Customers do not get to the machine shop until after they are checked out by Ares Armor in Oceanside. Team 10 promised not to reveal the location of the actual machine shop. Dmitri Harris runs the Ares Armor store, along with his buddies, some Marine Corps infantry veterans. The shop is busy because more people are finding out about the chance to build your own gun without having to go through any...
  • Philippine gun makers take aim from the backyard to the production line

    08/01/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Manuel Mogato
    (Reuters) - In the Philippines, they vote with their trigger fingers. Elections mean big business for illegal gunsmiths, who are looking forward to 2013 mid-term polls. With election-related violence commonplace, the Philippines imposes a ban on the carrying of guns for six months, from campaigning to the proclamation of winners. With legal access denied, Filipinos simply turn to the many illegal gunsmiths who ply their trade in back alleys and on the edge of rice fields despite government crackdowns. -----------------------------cut--------------------- According to, a site hosted by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health in Australia, there are about...
  • Gun Making: An American Cottage Industry

    07/14/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies ^ | 13 July, 2012 | J.D. Longstreet
    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 gun’s barrel and it would not fall into the barrel. It was murder on my shoulder. My favorite gun was that homemade zip gun—because I made...
  • Artsy Zip Guns (how are they supposed to work?

    06/15/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 15 June, 2012 | marktwain
    I came across these "zip" guns on the net, but I cannot see how they are to work. Where is the fireing pin?
  • Man Shoots Himself In Thigh With Homemade Shotgun(CA)

    06/05/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 5 June, 2012 | NA
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A 20-year-old Stockton man had to undergo emergency surgery Monday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The man was found in the parking lot of a store in the 2400 block of E. Main Street in Stockton with a wound to his upper-thigh. The weapon was a crudely made 12-gauge “zip gun”. Police say the incident happened while the man was allegedly trying to hide the gun in his pants.
  • Not exactly Nasa! Ugandan space chief builds test craft in his mother's muddy back yard

    12/02/2011 2:52:59 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 2nd, 2011 | Lee Moran
    This is the Ugandan aircraft that Africa hopes will thrust it right into the space race. Constructed amidst the rubble of his mother's backyard, ambitious Chris NSamba believes the African Skyhawk will lead to his continent launching its first astronaut into orbit. The African Space Research Programme founder has been helped by 600 volunteers in partially achieving the first stage of his dream - the creation of the plane that will penetrate the edge of space by flying at 80,000ft.
  • What if the revolution that ends 'gun control' is a technological one?

    10/20/2011 3:57:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 October, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    One of the many major problems with "gun control"--beyond the fact that it is an attempt to regulate by law the behavior of the lawless--is that it is based on denying people access to centuries-old technology. Just how many centuries, of course, depends on what level of firearms technology we're talking about, but even metallic cartridges, smokeless powder, and semi- and fully-automatic weapons have been around for well over a hundred years--and New York City mayor (and Mayors Against Illegal Guns founder) Mike Bloomberg wants oppressive control over weapons far more primitive than those (flintlock technology dates back around four...
  • How mother's homemade eczema cure turned into a Ł100,000-a-year business

    03/21/2011 12:32:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:46 AM on 21st March 2011 | Alison Smith Squire
    When she was a toddler, Lula Balmond’s eczema was so bad that she had to be bandaged every night to help her sleep. And when Great Ormond Street children’s hospital said they wanted to admit her for two weeks, her mother Natalie was at her wits’ end. So in desperation she concocted her own cure in kitchen –and it worked.
  • Revolving Shotgun Built From Scratch

    02/08/2011 12:14:44 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 50 replies
    Using chambers cut off 12 ga. scrap barrels and a new $10 bbl for an Italian auto shotgun, the only other gun part is a scrapped hammer from a 1857 Remington perc revolver: Loads like a SAA Colt but underlever rotates and cocks it. Blow-by is negligible, hardly noticeable with normal shirt sleeve. Opened for some still shots, at top of the inside pix screwed in is the firing pin, impact type with return spring. The ratchet or star with the hand is visible below on the left side, also the pawl that cocks the hammer. The cylinder indexing lock...
  • Father And Son Film Stratosphere With Home-Made Spacecraft

    10/09/2010 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | October 9,2010 | Steve McGough
    Is this not a great science project? Sure, dad probably did a significant amount of work but for seven-year-old Max, this will be an “adventure” he’ll remember for evah. From Yahoo! Green. So, what are you doing with your kids this weekend? The father-and-son team from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high into the stratosphere, bringing back perhaps the most impressive amateur space footage ever. The amazing footage starts at 2:35 minutes in the video below. The duo housed the video camera, iPhone, and GPS equipment in a specially designed insulated casing, along with...
  • Technical glitch grounds homemade Danish rocket

    09/05/2010 10:47:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/10 | AFP
    COPENHAGEN (AFP) – The first launch attempt of a homemade rocket built by two Danes failed on Sunday because of a technical glitch, according to Danish media. Live footage of the launch off the Baltic island of Bornholm appeared to show brown smoke coming out of the rocket after the countdown. Experts interviewed by TV2 News said the likely cause was a failure of the ignition system. After an inspection, the builders of the rocket decided against a second launch and did not set a date for a new attempt. Peter Madsen and Kristian von Bengtsson have toiled for over...
  • US Marines sweep 'Taliban' villages for home-made bombs

    10/11/2009 2:47:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 837+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/11/09 | Claire Truscott
    KOTALAK, Afghanistan (AFP) – An elderly Afghan woman, her hair dyed red and a black shawl draped over her shoulders, shouts as she aims a gun at US Marines who are arresting her husband as a suspected Taliban insurgent. A Marine points his assault rifle at her and is ready to pull the trigger until the woman drops her rusty pistol. Members of the 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, accompanied by Afghan soldiers, were sweeping villages for militants early this week as part of Operation Germinate. The aim of the operation was to reduce the threat of home-made bombs -- ...(IEDs)...
  • In-Expensive or No Cost Decorations for the Holidays - 2009

    09/29/2009 1:39:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies · 1,476+ views
    Self | 29 September 2009 | Vanity
    Adding to the Survivalist and Self-Reliant work of to nw_arizona_granny; Delawhere and so many others, I would like to start a decorations and gift thread ideas for these folks' benefit (and all comers). Please add to this list.
  • Favorite Foods I used to really dislike!

    03/30/2009 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Sally'sConcerns · 44 replies · 1,108+ views
    Sally'sConcerns | 03/30/09 | self
    I recently bought me an inexpensive bread maker. My reasons were two-fold. I had stomach surgery back in June, 2006 and due to a few neurological changes, my taste buds changed. As an example of the changes, I actively disliked cauliflour as well as spinach. Now I don't automatically say I don't like something just because I despised it prior to my second tummy surgery. I haven't actually gone out to buy caulifour but I AM keeping frozen spinach on hand. In some ways this change has been a blessing because it opens a whole new world to my taste...
  • Fuzzbean Open Bolt Target Pistol

    02/01/2009 12:36:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies · 3,235+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown, 2008 | Fuzzbean
    An interesting video showing the operation of an openbolt .22 singleshot homemade pistol. It appears pretty wellmade to me.
  • Seized gun poses puzzle

    02/01/2009 7:21:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies · 3,625+ views
    winnepeg sun ^ | 13 January, 2009 | CHRIS KITCHING
    A submachine-gun seized during a gang house raid in Winnipeg's North End last week is unlike anything a police firearms expert has seen locally before. What makes the gun so unique -- and troubling, police say -- is the way it was cobbled together. "It looks like a hybrid or amalgam of gun parts," said police Det. Const. Rob Duttchen, a member of the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team. SHOTGUNS STOLEN Possibly homemade, the submachine-gun and five sawed-off shotguns, along with ammunition, were seized at a house in the 400-block of Manitoba Avenue on Jan. 7, police said. Three males,...
  • Man convicted of gun conspiracy

    05/24/2008 7:10:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 100+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 May, 2008 | Unknown
    A 29-year-old man from Manchester has been found guilty of being involved in what is believed to the UK's biggest ever gun conspiracy. Kaleem Akhtar was convicted at Manchester Crown Court of conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life. He supplied an "assassin's armoury" of handguns, and ammunition to gangsters across the UK, the court was told. Akhtar, of Chorlton, will be sentenced, together with six other men, on 2 June. His co-conspirators all pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to their parts in the operation. Russian-made guns Madasser Ali, 30, of Great Horton Road in...
  • Homemade yellow submarine missing from Santa Cruz County berth

    02/21/2007 10:39:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 459+ views
    A 3 1/2-ton yellow submarine has fallen off the radar. The 10-foot-long sub, built by a resident to patrol Monterey Bay during the 1940s and 1950s, was reported missing Feb. 15 from its Santa Cruz Mountains berth on Steinmaier Road by owner Carl Barker. "It sounds bizarre," said Detective Kevin Coyne of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. "All I know is ... there's no suspects." Irven Thomson built the vessel from an old propane tank about 60 years ago. He added a turret, hatch, windows and a cement keel, rudder and navigational instruments. "I think they launched it a...
  • Homemade submarine seized in Costa Rica

    11/21/2006 1:11:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 518+ views ^ | Mon Nov 20, 12:37 PM ET | MARIANELA JIMENEZ, Associated Press Writer
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Tipped off by three plastic pipes mysteriously skimming the ocean's surface, authorities seized a homemade submarine packed with 3 tons of cocaine off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Four men traveled inside the 50-foot wood and fiberglass craft, breathing through the pipes. The craft sailed along at about 7 mph, just six feet beneath the surface, Security Minister Fernando Berrocal said Sunday. The submarine was spotted Friday 103 miles off the coast near Cabo Blanco National Park on the Nicoya peninsula. "This is the first time in the country's history that a craft with these characteristics...
  • Fried Chicken Recipe

    07/30/2005 4:08:04 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 151 replies · 20,326+ views
    Me | 7/30/2005 | Randy Larsen
    Looking for good fried chicken recipes.
  • Red, White & Blue Banned As "Gang" Colors????

    02/22/2005 10:48:45 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 10 replies · 1,573+ views
    Stark Raving Mad ^ | 02/17/05 | Lark
    Raven, a 12-yr-old whose uncle is fighting in Iraq made a necklace from red, white and blue beads from a jewelry kit she received for Christmas. She wore it to school as a token of support for her uncle andSchenectady school officials immediately banned her from displaying her unique neckwear in a belief such "gang-related" jewelry violates policy, court papers alleged. Raven was threatened with suspension if she continued to wear the beads.
  • Kerry Stops for Voters' Homemade Signs

    08/09/2004 10:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 701+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/04 | Mary Dalrymple - AP
    WINSLOW, Ariz. - At this small town on a rail track, supporters brought John Kerry (news - web sites)'s train to a halt with a homemade sign made of white bedsheets asking for just a few minutes of his time. The train should have slowly rolled through and allowed the Democratic presidential candidate just enough time to wave and thank supporters, but Kerry ordered it stopped when he saw the plea. Late for his next stop, a rally in Flagstaff, Ariz., Kerry apologized to the crowd. "Somebody put up a sign, and it said 'Give us 10 minutes, just 10...
  • German priest brews beer in washing machine

    02/10/2003 4:25:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies · 476+ views
    ANAnova ^ | Story filed: 11:42 Tuesday 4th February 2003 | Editorial Staff
    German priest brews beer in washing machine A German priest has found a way to brew beer in his washing machine. Michael Fey, 45, of Duisburg built a computer interface into the machine to let it run an automatic brewing programme. It consists of turning and heating, but no spinning, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. "A priest without alcohol, that's the wrong combination," he argued. "Jesus didn't say, take this healthy camomile tea, he offered wine." The priest brews 30 litres every six weeks, the legal limit for home brewing, and says he was inspired by the tradition of monks who...