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Improvised firearm

An improvised firearm is a firearm manufactured other than by a firearms manufacturer or a gunsmith, and is typically constructed by adapting existing materials to the purpose. They range in quality from crude weapons that are as much a danger to the user as the target to high-quality arms produced by cottage industries using salvaged and repurposed materials.

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This video shows a very simple blowback-operated pistol, made of cobbled together firearm parts, and parts that can be found in just about any hardware store, including rubberbands in its operation. A link to how it was built is in the description, showing a parts list, and the different phases the firearm went through.

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