Survival Shotgun –An Intriguing Pipe Dream

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The two videos below will have you dreaming of pipes. They 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 watch these videos. Then leave a comment below and let others know what you think.




Think of the possibilities for using other calibers if you added an adapter, such as the Dina.

Click here for a photo of another homemade gun.

Explore improvised firearms further in Homemade guns and Homemade Ammo and The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition.


One thought on “Survival Shotgun –An Intriguing Pipe Dream

  1. Wow, what a great idea. I would like to learn how to make homemade guns so that I don’t have to waste precious bucks on hefty firearms. Thanks for the great post!

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