Survival Shotgun–An Intriguing Pipe Dream
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The videos below will have you dreaming of pipes. A couple of them demonstrate a two piece shotgun with one pipe containing a firing pin fitting over the pipe that serves as the barrel.
It may be crude, but I find the simplicity of the design appealing. Plus, parts can be had from your local hardware store, home improvement big box store or perhaps Online Metals.
A Wikipedia article on improvised firearms notes that such a shotgun called the paliuntod was used by insurgents in the Philippines during World War II during Japanese occupation.
Take a few minutes to enjoy the videos below, and ponder the possibilities.
Think of what you could do with other calibers if you added an adapter, such as the Dina.
Explore improvised firearms further in Homemade guns and Homemade Ammo and The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition.