Homemade Rifle Using Basic Tools (No Welding)
Russ Chastain 03.18.19
In less than 15 minutes, this video shows the making of a homemade rifle without using a welder… just to prove it can be done.
It’s a hammer-fired single-shot 22WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) rifle that he makes using the following tools:
- Reciprocating saw (Sawzall)
- Cordless drill & drill bits
- Deburring tool
- Tape measure
- Bench vise
- Tap & die set
For a barrel, he’s reusing one that someone gave him. Beyond that, he’s using common hardware items and miscellaneous steel parts.
Interestingly, the barrel and forend make up an assembly that’s completely separate from the receiver. You slip a round into the chamber, then slide the two parts of the gun together, and hold lightly back on the front end when you fire it.
He points out that, when fired, there’s really no strong force trying to make the two parts of the gun fly apart. Hmmm.
Anyhow, it’s pretty cool, and it illustrates how dumb it is to try to outlaw firearms.