Doityourself Machine Pistols

Building an SMG from scratch is not an easy job for most people, even though excellent plans are available from various sources. Not everyone has the shop, tools or skill required. Converting a semi-auto pistol would seem to be a more practical approach. These conversions still appear to be difficult to most folks, who believe that complex machine work and hard to get parts are needed. All of these objections are true sometimes, for instance, to change an M-I carbine to M-2 (a favorite)...

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Chloride is somewhat hygroscopic and tends to cake, and it is now no longer used indeed, the chloride is unnecessary in compositions which contain chlorate or perchlorate. In the Ruggieri we have two pyrotechnists who can be considered to represent the best skill of France and Italy in fact, it was Ruggieri whose arrival in France from Italy in or about 1735 marked the great advance in pyrotechny in the former country. The elder Ruggieri conducted a fireworks display at Versailles in 1739. In...

Means Of Projection

During the World War, chemicals were disseminated by every military arm, although the air corps did not use toxic gases. When chemical warfare made its appearance in 1915, there was already a large variety of high-explosive weapons in use. As chemical warfare was bom during the war and there was no prewar development of its mat riel, the first chemical munitions wTere hasty adaptations of high-explosive weapons, although subsequent experience showed that some of these weapons were not suitable...

Military Effort Expended For Gas Casualties

Having determined the battle casualties caused by gas, our next inquiry logically concerns the military effort expended in securing these casualties, as compared to the military effort expended in securing the sum total of battle casualties. Iu connection with this inquiry, it should be borne in mind that the military effort here referred to is only that part of tlie total combat effort which was expended in securing ptrmuncl los*e> (i.e., battle injuries and deaths), and does not concern...

Pack With Pencil

Next fill with the smoke powder mixture to the end of the casing and tamp down with a dowel the same size as the inside of the engine. (You can first start packing using the pencil, In order to avoid scrunching the fuse.) Fill to the top again and tamp in. We have used either a vise or a hammer in order to Insure that the mix is tightly packed, without a single mishap.Repeat this until there is about I A distance left to the end of the case. Note depending upon a number of variables, which...

Short Barreled Version

See your rifle's parts list for ordering instructions from the factory-about 12.00 1 - 3 4 Shaft Collar - 3 4IO-IV'OD This is a V' thick collar with a V NC or NF thread set screw.The collar is used to retain pulleys and gears on a 3 4 diameter arbor shaft. Available from hardware stores and tool suppliers. About 50< t. 1 - pc. Metal Screen - 4V'x24. Found at hardware and plumbing stores. Material from an old screen door may also be used. Plastic screen 1s...

Step Control

Glue the rubber or plastic strip to the other 1-1 2 x k strip of wood. This will be the bottom of the box. When assembling, the plastic or rubber will be facing up. 2. Screw the hinges to one of the 2-1 2 x V pieces of wood and attach the other side of the hinge to the side of one of the 2-1 2 x J-l 2 pieces of wood. 3. Drill a > l6 bole in the bottom of the other 2-1 2 x 1-1 2 piece of wood, which will be the left side of the box, and a 1 8 hole in the top right hand corner of the other 2-1...

Step I

Cut grip frame out of 5 8 plywood, using pattern 1. It is a good idea to first make this piece out of balsa-wood. This allows you to make changes in grip shape or angle. When the entire stock is completed and you are comfortable with the final shape, it is duplicated in plywood. Drill four 1 8 holes and 7 16 takedown screw hole as shown. Taper the rear of the hole to accomodate the head of the screw. Drill hole for stock latch. STEP 2 Drill seven holes in brass side plates as shown in pattern...

Technique

In considering the chemical technique and tactics of the several arms, we shall follow the organization of the Theater of Operations for chemical warfare, as presented in Chap. Ill, Diagram I, and discuss the chemical technique and tactics of each arm in the order of its proximity to the battle front of an army. In connection with the normal chemical-warfare zones of operation, shown in Diagram 1 of Chap. Ill, it should be borne in mind that these tones are not rigidly delimited, nor are they...

The Silencers

Of all 201h century 9mall arms developments, the firearm silencer is probably the most mysterious and the leasl understood. Invented in 1908 by Hiram Maxim, the firearm silencer was one of Maxim's early contributions to firing. This attendant clatter Is most pronounced In semi and full automatic weapons. Some noise also escapes through the unlocked breech area of these autos. A bolt action rifle will produce the field of noise pollution control. By little If any mechanical noise when the 1930s,...

Toxicity Of Lacrimators

The toxicity of the World War lacrimators has been previously mentioned in Chap. I. The following table shows their relative toxicity on the basis of 10 minutes' exposure 0.35* 1.50 1.00 2.00* 2.30* 2.30 3.20* In the cases of those compounds marked with an asterisk (*), their volatilities at 20 C. (68 F.) exceed their minimum lethal doses, so that fatal concentrations of these compounds may be encountered in the field at ordinary temperatures. Moreover, it must be remembered that, even in the...

United States Patents

710.660 10 1902 Bennett et al 42 16.3 UX 1.502.676 7 1924 2.297.693 10 1942 2.424.194 7 1947 Sampson et al 42,72 3.039.366 6 1962 linthum el al 42 7 X 3,276.323 10 1966 Primary juim ner Benjamin A. Bore belt Assistant Examiner Stephen C. Bentley Attorney Nolte A Nolte An automatic firearm comprises a frame, a receiver mounted on the frame, a barrel mounted on the receiver, a bolt diiposed in the receiver andteiescopicaily movable relative to the breech end of the barrel against the action of a...

Vacuvise

A plastic container and stored in a cool dry place. Another explosive powder which even surpasses photoflash powder is chlorate flashpowder. Chlorate flashpowder is much more powerful than photoflash powder and also much more sensative. The reason for Its increased strength is the use of potassium chlorate (a very powerful unstable oxidizing agent).The equipment needed for making chlorate flashpowder Is the same as for photof I ash powder with one minor exception. A flat metal pan and a hammer...

Sulphuric Acid

If battery acid or other dilute acid is used, concentrate it by boiling. Container used hould be of enamelware or oven glass. When dense IMPORTANT Wash outside of jar thoroughly with clear water. If this is not done, the jar may be dangerous to handle during use 1. Place the tube containing the Sugar Chlorate crystals on an incendiary or flammable material taped end down. 3. Fit the tube to the bulb ba and tape in place. Meke sure that the tube doee not cover that portion of...

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.* . 't - - , -. - t -I . .- . sp ' ft.' A- , - *> . AHEAD LOCK can be broken with one sure swift blow. You may frantically pull and tug and twist to release yourself from someone who has an arm tightly wrapped around your neck or by Jiu-Jitsu you may release yourself easily in less than two seconds. There is no question about the effectiveness of this method the effect on the nerve which is struck is instantaneous and severe. This release is very easy to apply and needs comparatively little...

Pack With Dowel

Of paper (newspaper or magazine stock Is what we prefer) and tamp them down In on top of the powder charge. Use several pieces to bring up the level to about 1 8 from the end of the casing.This paper serves both as a primary end seal and as a heat-sink to prevent possible damage to the mix by the final wax seal. With that done, seal the end by pouring melted wax over the paper allowing It to pool In the recess. We Just let the wax drip from a candle. This is better than using epoxy to seal the...

Wax Base Seal

Add a drop of wax to the nozzle fuse Junction or store your completed grenades in a zlplock bag, as the mix Is somewhat hygroscopic and may take on some moisture from the air or moist surroundings. For your first test firing It Is best not to hand-hold the grenade, although this Is possible once you can predict its functioning. Not only may it get quite hot, but It may malfunction dangerously If you prepared the filler incorrectly. Wedge it into the ground and stand upwind to watch the action....

Common Source

Sodium hydroxide (lye, solid or concentrated solution) Copper or brsss plate about 4 in. < 10 cm) square and 1 16 in. < 2 mm) thick Soap manufacturing Disinfectants Sewer cleaner Aluminum plate or sheet, same site as copper plate One of the following Potassium permanganate, solid NOTE Be sure sodium hydroxide solution is at least a 45 solution by weight. If not, boil off some of the water. If solid sodium hydroxide Is available, dissolve some sodium hydroxide In about twice as muct. water...

World War Development

To accomplish its mission in war, an army must protect itself it must seek to keep itself intact and avoid an excessive drain in casualties upon its resources and fighting power. Hence there is both an individual and a collective demand for protection in war regardless of what means or weapons are employed. In consequence of this, the history of war might well be viewed as an age-long and continuing struggle between weapon development as a means of taking life, 011 the one hand, and protection...

Control Of Chemical Warfare

Because of this definite relationship betweeti chemical quantities and effective ranges, chemical warfare is susceptible of much closer control than is passible with bullets and H.E. shell. When a bullet or shell once leaves the gun, the gunner cannot tell what its effect will be. It may ricochet or be deflected from its path by striking some intervening obstacle, and its ultimate point of impact may be far removed from the intended target. Even if it strikes within the target area, no one can...

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During the first World War the Germans used a mixture of trinitroanisol and hexanitrodiphenyl sulfide in bombs. Trinitrophenetol or ethyl picrate, m.p. 78 , is prepared by the same methods as trinitroanisol. The explosive properties of the two substances have been studied by Desparmets and Calinaud, and by Desvergnes, who has reported the results of the earlier workers together with data of his own and discussions of methods of manufacture and of the explosive properties of mixtures with picric...

Nitroamines And Related Substances

The nitroamines are substituted ammonias, substances in which a nitro group is attached directly to a trivalent nitrogen atom. They are prepared in general either by the nitration of a nitrogen base or of one of its salts, or they are prepared by the splitting off of water from the nitrate of the base by the action of concentrated sulfuric acid upon it. At present two nitroamines are of particular interest to the explosives worker, namely, nitro-guanidine and cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine...

Bicycle Generator Power Source

1 Tie a 4 to 6 foot (1 meter) length of cord to the grenade. Be sure that the rope will not prevent the grenade handle from coming off. A 6 volt, 3 watt bicycle generator will set off one or two blasting caps (connected in series) or an igniter. Note If improvised grenade is used, tie cord around grenade near the end cap. Tape in place if necessary. 2. Tie a large knot in the other end of the cord for use as a handle. coatin& from both cnds of 2 c0 5pcr 3. Carefully remove safety pin from...

Lunginjurant Agents Group Characteristics

The lung injurants were the second group of agents to make their appearance in the World War. They form a well-defined group, having many properties in common* and for that reason they were designated by the Germans under a siugle generic class Green Cross substances. In general, they were all liquids of relatively low boiling points and high vapor pressures. They, therefore, were volatile substances that formed i ion persistent gases upon release from their containers. Their principal...

Cut So Inner Core Is Exposed

Cut end of fuse cord to expose inner core. 1. If watch has a sweep or large second hand, remove it. If delay time of more than one hour is required, also remove the minute hand If hands are painted, carefully scrape paint from contact edge with knife. 2. Drill a hole through the crystal of the watch or pierce the crystal with a heated nail. The hole must 2. Light cigarette in normal fashion. Place a paper be small enough that the match so that the head is over exposed end of fuse cord and screw...

Lzt

Which is as good a stabilizer as diphenylamine itself. Since both of these substances may be detected by simple tests upon an alcoholic extract of a sample of the powder, the fitness of the powder for continued storage and use may be easily demon which is as good a stabilizer as diphenylamine itself. Since both of these substances may be detected by simple tests upon an alcoholic extract of a sample of the powder, the fitness of the powder for continued storage and use may be easily demon...

Black Powder

The discovery that a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur is capable of doing useful mechanical work is one of the most important chemical discoveries or inventions of all time. It is to be classed with the discovery or invention of pottery, which occurred before the remote beginning of history, and with that of the fixation of nitrogen by reason of which the ecology of the human race wilKbc different in the future from what it has been throughout the time that is past. Three...

Procedure

Natural form Myrica berries General store Department store Drug store 1. Obtaining wax from Natural Sources Plants and berries, are potential sources of natural waxes. Place the plants and or berries in boiling water. The natural waxes will melt. Let the water cool. The natural waxes will form a solid layer on the water surface. Skim off the solid wax and let it dry. With natural waxes which have suspended matter when melted, screen the wax through a cloth,

Aromatic Nitro Compounds

Aromatic nitro compounds are generally stable but are frequently reactive, especially if they contain groups other than nitro groups in the meta position with respect to one another. As a class they constitute the most important of the military high explosives. They are also used as components of smokeless powder, in compound detonators, and in primer compositions. Liquid nitro compounds, and the mixtures which are produced as by-products from the manufacture of pure nitro compounds for...

Future Of Smoke Agents

During the World War obscuring smoke proved its tactical value on land and sea and won for itself an assured place as a military weapon. Since the war the development of air force has still further enhanced the value of obscuring smoke, for not only are airplanes a means par excellence for putting down smoke Bcreens on the field of battle, but their power of observation has greatly increased the need for obscuration. So greatly has aircraft increased the facility of observing enemy dispositions...

Automatic Firearm

Automatic weapons of the submachine gun type are sometimes referred to as machine pistols and such weapons must be light in weight and efficient u operation. According to this Invention weight cf the weapon is kept to a minimum by constructing certain elements so that they per* ions two or more functions. For example, the trigger guard of this invention is arranged in such manner as to afford protection for the outwardly protruding trigger and also so as to function as guide means whereby...

Plastic Bombs

Hand grenades and antipersonel mines can be easily and cheaply constructed from polyester casting res in, auto body putty, ABS and PVC pipe, plexiglass, vacumn formed styrene sheet etc. These plastic devices won't produce shrapnel fragments or concussions equal to the power of conventional bombs, but they do have two unique and noteworthy features they are both non metallic and x-ray Li.apparent. The first feature allows these devices to be carried through airports, government buildings and...

Future Of Lacrimators

The future role of the lacrimators in war is uncertain. Their great advantage is the extremely small amounts required to force men to mask with the attendant impairment of their fighting vigor. On the other hand, they produce no real casualties and protection is easily obtained. For these reasons, it seems fairly certain that lacrimators will not be used in any future war between first-class powers, as their armies will be equipped with masks affording adequate protection. At the same time,...

By The Kentucky Rifleman

A stronger recoil spring to insure reliabi1i ty. All that is left is to install the new shoulder stock, give the whole thing a good safety test and you're in business The Sauer M-38 is even easier to alter than the Colt. Start by stripy-ping the gun. The Sauer is stripped by pulling down the latch in the trigger guard, then pulling the slide all the way back and up, then letting it go forward off the frame. Then remove the grips. To start the conversion, remove the trigger bar (see drawing) by...

Physical Classification

The physical classification is very simple and is based upon physical state or form of the substance under ordinary conditiona, i.e., temperature 68 F. (20 C.) and atmospheric pressure (760 mm. Hg). Thus, an agent is a true gas, if its boiling point is below ordinary atmospheric temperature, as is the case with chlorine (b.p. 28 F.). This classification as a true gas is not to be confused with the broad generic term gas, used to refer generally to toxic chemical agents, but means that the...

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a working model and it was an instant sucess. Really though, it couldn't have been anything but a success, as It was so very simple in construction. This first bazooka consisted of nothing more than an aluminum tube six feet long and 3 A to I inch In diameter, a motorcycle battery (power pack), a light switch (trigger), and the necessary wiring and electrical connections. These parts were all taped together for easy assembly and disassembly. The assembly goes as follows The wiring goes from...

Hohemaoe Bazooka

The subject of improvised weaponry has been a topic to which much thought has been devoted. However, until recent times in the light of massive anti-gun IegislatIon,it has been somewhat crude and ineffective. Taking these facts into mind I decided to design, build and test a weapon that would be easy to make and highly effective. Ater toying with the idea and encountering a few failures, a friend of mine developed the Idea of the bazooka. He later built

Dissemination By Projectiles

While the theoretical economy of releasing chemicals on the target area is very large, as indicated above, the practical advantage is not nearly so great, for several deterrant factors enter into the projection and dispersion of chemicals from projectiles. In the first place, projectiles are not very efficient as carriers of chemicals, for their walls must be made thick enough to withstand the shock of discharge, and this greatly limits their chemical capacity. The efficiency of a chemical...

Pulls Instead Of Pushes

SING wh t I lerm a double-action bow and a front-wheel-drive arrow of entirely design, Orville Littleton and I have obtained almost incredible results in a series of flight-shot experiments. Here are the figures BEST TYPE YEW FLIGHT BOW 10-lb. bow. 2S-in. Port Orford cedar arrow GO yd. 30-lb. bow, 28-in. Port OrfoM cedar arrow 209 yd. 65-lb. bow. 28-ln. Port Orford cedar arrow 304 yd. BOW AND ARROW OF NEW DESIGN 10-lb. bow, spring type, front-diSve arrow 160 yd. 30-lb. bow, spring type,...

Comparison Op The Vesicants

Considering the factors (1) rapidity of action (2) extension of rube-faction, swelling, and edema and (3) time of healing of lesions, the World War vesicants and those compounds having subsidiary vesicant action may be arranged in descending order of their skin-irritant efficiency as follows On the basis of relative toxicity, the above agents would rank as Minimum Lethal Dose (10 Minutes' Exposure) 0.120 0.150 0.200 0.200 0.500 0.560

SiCl HjO Si OH i HCI

At a concentration of 0.20 mg. per liter, no further hydrolysis takes place, but an equilibrium seems to be established in which the hydrochloric acid liberated prevents further decomposition. In fact, when the hydrochloric acid becomes too great the above reaction may even be reversed and the amount of smoke actually diminished. If, however, the excess hydrochloric acid is neutralized by reaction with ammonia, hydrolysis of the silicon tetrachloride proceeds smoothly SiCL + 4NHi + 4H,0 - Si...

Electric Pullrelease Switch

Them tightly around the two jaws of the two nails. the clothespin. The bare wires should f the wire is pulled in a trip wire touch and close the circuit when the fashion, the metal strip will touch nail clothespin is In a relaxed position. To d but if the wire is discovered and cut hold the circuit in an open position, a . it will spring open and contact nail E. wedge of some non-conductive Either way, the circuit will be material such as wood or plastic is completed. This Is a popular antl...

Projectors

RANCE PROJECTOR - RIFLE TTPE (CO, powered) 1. Specially designed pneumatic rifle that fires patented Cap-Chnr syringe. The 2 small CO, cylinders inserted into the rifle will discharge the rifle approximately 10 times. Can be successfully used at distances up to about 35 yard*, but most effective at 25 to 30 yard range. The lower velocity of this unit minimizes danger of injury to animals resulting from the physical impact of the syringe. Bolt Action. Specially designed barrel. Sh. wt. 8Yi...

Capchur Sol Immobilizing Drug

Cap-Chur Sot is the most rapid actms immobilizer available. Total immobilization usually occurs in from 2 to 10 minutes. Dizziness and lack of visual coordination may occur in as short a time as 30 seconds so that the animal will normally not move far after injection. Best results are usually obtained by mak-ins ihe injection in the muscular area of the hindquarters on larger animals. The dosases prescribed are for intramuscular or intraperitoneal Injection. Cap-Chur Sol contains nicotine...

Cross Strips

Tween the rollers of. a wringer, by flattening them with a lawn roller, or in anv other convenient way. If the target 4S to be no larger than 2 ft. in diameter, it is now necessary only to roll the strip* as tightly as possible under your knee and bind with wire aa described a little later on, It will improve the target to brush the pasteboard heavily with a solution of sodium silicate (water glass). If a standard 4-ft. target is to be made, prepare a frame as shown in the drawing. Bore the...

Fertilizer Explosive

An explosive munition can lie made from fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate and either fuel oil or a mixture of equal parts of motor oil and gasoline. When properly prciwrcd, this explosive munition can be detonated with a blasting cup. 4. Place the aluminum metal on top of the explosive. 5. Just before use, insert the blasting cap into the cavity made by the rod. The initiator is now ready for use. Cardboard Disk Insert For Handling Purposes NOTE If it is desired to carry the initiator some...

Split Fuse And Glue To Bottom

First cut a number of discs from cardboard that are the same size as the inside diameter of your mortar. Next obtain sone empty (fired) 16 ga. and empty 12 ga. shotgun shells Punch the primer out of the 16 ge. shell, Insert a length of firecracker fuse and fill the remainder of the primer hole with tissue paper. Seal the fuse in with glue. Be sure the fuse comes back into the empty shotgun shell 1 2 or so. Fill the 16 ga. shell with black powder, or better yet, flash powder. Slide the empty 12...

Push Dagger Full Size Pattern

Sewn to the inside of your boot or the scabbard supplied with the knife can be shortened to fit the new blade length. The push dagger, like the derringer, was a popular b ckup or hideout weapon for the American traveler in the 18008. Rlverboat gamblers would often produce a push dagger to settle a gambling argument, and many gentlemen carried a dagger as a discrete means of protection for encounters with the local riff-raff. Many of these early push daggers were works of art. One of the more...

Coke Bottle Shaped Charge

This shaped charge will penetrate 3 in. (7-1 2 cm) of armor. (It will disable a vehicle if placed on the engine or engine compartment). Glass Coke bottle. 6-1 2 oz. size Plastic or castable explosive, about 1 lb. (454 gm) Metal cylinder, open at both ends, about 6 in. (IS cm) long and 2 in. (5 cm) inside diameter. Cylinder should be heavy walled for best results. Non-metal rod about 1 4 in. (6 mm) in diameter and 8 in. (20 cm) or more in length. 2 tin cans if castable explosive is used (See...

A D C Ranford

Here's a neat little device that can launch a 2 lb. pipe bomb 100 yards or more, depending upon the thrower. Use a pipe bomb with a 10-15 second fuse and tie a string 2-3 feet long around one end, as shown in Fig.I. Using this method of launching, you shouldn't find it too difficult to throw accurately at surprisingly long distances. The grenade that wouldn't reach a nearby hill can now be thrown over1 the next one as well. There are several times when you'll need a grenade to reach something...

Edward L Allen

Nerve Centers And Pressure Points

Edward Allen began teaching Jiu-Jitsu twenty years ago he has taught thousands of law enforcement officers and law abiding citizens. He gives private lessons to single pupils and class lessons to hundreds. He teaches business men interested in Jiu-Jitsu as a means of keeping order in their establishments and officers eager to have this additional weapon at their commond. Housewives making certain that they can repel possible intruders in their homes and soldiers preparing for foreign...

Use Of Vesicants In The World

The vesicants rank second in the extent of use in the war, being exceeded in tonnage by the lung injurants only. Altogether, about 12,000 tons of vesicants were used in battle, and of this quantity it is estimated that mustard was fully 95 per cent. No separate records are available as to the exact quantities of the minor vesicants that were used, or as to the casualties produced by them. Mustard gas so nearly completely dominated the vesicant field that all such casualties are generally...

Mannose Pentanitrate

Nitroglucose d-Glucose pentanitrate , CJEirOfONOub d-Glucosc pentanitrate 00 is a colorless viscous syrup, insoluble in water and in ligroin, readily soluble in alcohol. It becomes hard at 0 . It is unstable above 50 , and if heated slowly to a higher temperature decomposes rapidly at about 135 . It reduces Fehling's solution on warming. Ghicosan trinitrate, CUH7O2 0N02 3, is produced by the nitration of cr-glucosan and by the action for several days of mixed acid on d-glucose. It is readily...

Nitric Acid

Nitric acid is used in the preparation of many explosives, incendiary mixtures, and acid Delay timers. It may be prepared by distilling a mixture of potassium nitrate and concentrated sulfuric acid. MATERIAL REQUIRED SOURCES Improvised Section I. No. 2 Motor vehicle batteries Industrial plants Potassium nitrate 2 parts by volume by volume 2 bottles or ceramic jugs narrow necks are preferable Pot or frying pan Heat source wood, coal, or charcoal etc. but not cellophane Paper or rags IMPORTANT If...

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PETN see Pentaerythrite tetranitrate Palm tree set piece, 58, 60 Panclastites, 355 Paper, nitrated, 245, 246, 247, 251 Paper caps, 105, 106, 107 Parachute, 78 Paracyanogen, 119, 387 Parade torches, 67 Paraffin, 70, 71, 90, 118, 124, 167, 289, 333, 336, 338, 350, 361, 364, 366, 391 Paraffin oil, 276, 289 sec also Hydrocarbons, heavy also Petroleum Paraldehyde, 407 Paranitraniline red, 123 Paranitraniline yellow, 123 Parazol, 140 Paris green, 64, 65, 67, 70, 81, 85, 86, 122 Pastilles, 93 ff....

Shotgun Shell

Set guns are a dandy way to protect yourself and your property. Correctly rigged, they can kill or malm an intruder , and, If you are around, announce the Intruder's tresspasses. If push ever comes to shove In our uncertain future, set guns will provide c eap, they can be improvised reliable, and effective insurance for a broad variety of security problems. For the present, they must be used with the greatest discretion. The authorities and their minions frown upon the use of firearms In...

American Jiujitsu

For 20 years I have studied and taught Jiu-Jitsu. My students have been city and state policemen, business men, soldiers, housewives, college students, penitentiary guards, private and industrial policemen, Y.M.C.A. classes and householders. Sixteen year old boys and girls and sixty-five year old men and women two hundred and fifty pounders and ninety pound lightweights have gained poise and confidence by acquiring the knowledge and skill of Jiu-Jitsu. Whether the art originated, as some...

Co M B At Pisto L T A R G Et

Pictured Is a diagram of an excellent target to use when practicing defensive shooting with a pistol. A wide black felt tip pen is used to lay out several targets on 18 inch X 30 inch pieces of corrugated cardboard, following the measurements given in the drawing. These targets are hung from a piece ot clothesline about 25 yards from the shooter. The silhouettes may be used singularly, in groups of two or three, or even more if you anticipate a gun fight with a band of desparados. Any hit in...

By Billy L Nielsen

Billy Fitchett

In the event of an extreme emergency or catastrophe, the urge to survive will be the one most uppermost instinct in all men. As we prepare for an eventual crisis, we begin stocking up on food, water, defense firearms and ammunition.Having made the above provisions, we next must consider keeping and protecting these precious supplies, as well as keeping alive. Booby traps will not only help protect one against unwelcome intruders, but can also serve as an alarm system. It should be stressed that...

Archer Rolls Targets From Pasteboard

Targcta no larger than 2 ft. in diameter can bi rolled under one's knee Targcta no larger than 2 ft. in diameter can bi rolled under one's knee Bigger target Ilka that at tha lait ara atarlad in the tame my but finished on 4 wooden frame ci the type ihown below Snww target backs used for archery re expensive, wear out quickly, cannot be repaired when the ccnters have been shot away, and cannot easily be made at home even in the few localities where luitable rye straw is to be obtained. An...

Water Or Moisture Away From The Mold

Short Cartridge Dimensions

Lead from the last house that was torn down here. Stand the bullets you have cast in a shallow pan and pour melted bullet lube on them. When the lube cools and hardens cut the bullets out of the lube by pressing a fired cartridge case down over the bullet. Punch the fired primer out first and use a stiff piece of wire to shove the bullet out of the case. The bullet shoots fair as is but for better accuracy, get a Lee Lube and Size kit. The lubed and sized bullets shoots very accurately with a...

Pipe Bomb

A simple rrortar can be made from a shotgun of any gauge. It can deliver almost any type of bomb, Including incendiaries , pipe bombs, nolatov cocktails even the C02 bomb detailed In issue I. First, a regular shotgun shell is converted for use in the mortar. The shell is opened and the pellets are removed the wadding is pulled out and replaced by a wad of cotton. Next, obtain a piece of round wood Stick or dowel. When the stick is loaded in the gun, it should be long dough to protrude from the...

Fred Bilello

Using scotch tBpe, make a tube out of a paper grocery bag about 2 long by I wide. Cut a 1 circle of paper and tape it to one end. 2. Pick and scrape the explosive off of about a thousand stick matches. Add a little water to them and crush them up in a glass ashtray. 3. Pack the tube ful 1 for about k. Take a 1 wood dowel and insert It into the center of the tube. Then pack the rest of the erosive Some of it will probably stick to the charge. Set it in a warm, dry area and let it dry...

Improvised 40mm Grenade Launcher

Improvised Grenade Pipe

Slowly push rod into barrel until it rests against the cartridge case and grenade is in can. If the grenade is not in the can. remove rod and cut to proper size. Push rod back into barrel. 4. With can holding safety lever of grenade in place, carefully remove safety pin. CAUTION Be sure that the sides of the can restrain the grenade safety lever. If the safety lever should be released for any reasonr grenade will explode after regular grenade delay time. 5. To fire grenade launcher rest gun...

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Col led bare wi re resting on rubber col led bare wi re resting on rubber Obtain a 12 volt lamp bulb with a flange on it head or tail light bulb . Carefully break the glass off of the bulb. Solder wire leads to the rear and the side of the bulb. You can check the filament by very quickly attaching the wire leads to a 12 volt battery. Glue the bulb into the rear of the claymore casing with the flange inside the case and the wire leads out the back. Make a paper cylinder that is large enough and...

Awc Series Sound Suppressed Ruger Pistols

Description The unit consists of a standard Ruger model RST- i pistol in cal .22LR with an integral sound suppressor. The barrel of the pistol has been modified for use with the sound suppressor by hawing been drilled Co port hot gasses into the rear suppression chamber see drawing . By bleeding the gasses within two inches of the chamber, velocity is slightly reduced, keeping the bullet subsonic. The rear chamber Is packed with dense shredded copper, which cools the hot gasses quickly reducing...

Grenade Launchers

A variety of grenade launchers can be fabricated from metal pipes and fittings. Ranges up to 600 meters 660 yards can be obtained depending on length of tube, charge, number of grenades, and angle of firing. Metal pipe, threaded on one end and approximately 2-1 2 in. 6-1 4 cm in diameter and 14 in. to 4 ft. 35 cm to 119 cm long depending on range desired and number of grenades used. End cap to fit pipe Black powder, 15 to 50 gm, approximately 1-1 4 to 4-1 4 tablespoons Section I, No. 3 Safety...

Initiator For Dust Explosions

Initiator Homemade

An initiator which will initiate common material to produce dust explosions can be rapidly and easily constructed. This type of charge is ideal for the destruction of enclosed areas such as rooms or buildings. A flat can, 3 in. 8 cm diameter and 1-1 2 in. 3-3 4 cm high. A 6-1 2 ounce Tuna can serves the purpose quite well. Blasting cap Explosive Aluminum may be wire, cut sheet, flattened can or powder Wooden rod - 1 4 in. 6 mm diameter Flour, gasoline and powder or chipped aluminum NOTE Plastic...

By Robert Maybeth

The crossbow Is one weapon no arms buff should overlook. It is silent, powerful, and more accurate than the long bow, given equal time to practice with both weapons. And best of all, many city penal codes completety ignore any mention of the crossbow. A simple crossbow is detailed on p. 31 of the Survivor. It's a good design, but like most other crossbove it can only be used to shoot arrows or bolts. A crossbow with an enclosed 'barrel' is better because one,steel balls and other round ammo can...

Metal Ball Switch

This switch will close an electric circuit when it is tipped in any direction. It can be used alone for booby traps or in combination with another switch or timer as an anti-disturbance diameter see Note Solid coppcr wire 1 16 1 4 cm diameter Wood block 1M 2 1 2 cm square by 1 4M thick Hand drill Connecting wires Soldering iron amp t solder NOTE If other than a 1 2 diameter ball is used, other dimensions must be changed so that the ball will rest in the center hole of the block without touching...

Completed Crossbow

Must be able to move freely within the metal bands. The bow is put together as follows one band is attached to the left side of the bow then the bow is slid into its slot in the stock and the other band is put on the right side.Lastly, the wedges are spread with glue and driven into the appropriate slot to hold the bow in place. The diagram for the trigger assembly should be self explanatory. The trigger is cut from 1 8 thick steel or brass, and holes are drilled in the trigger and stock for...

Dried Seed Timer

A time delay device for electrical firing circuits can be made using the principle of expansion of dried seeds. Dried peas, beans or other dehydrated seeds Expansion of the seeds will raise the metal disc until it contacts the screws and closes the circuit. Two screws or bolts J ft U TIM1 1. Determine the rate of rise of the ciriea seeds selected. This is necessary to determine delay time of the timer. a. Place a sample of the dried seeds in the jar and cover with water.

Sharp Knuckles

They may not bel i ve that your fingernails grow so fast you have to clip ov m mjMn thcm 1,1 d,yf ou'rft uite bfc fron BY f1 OHHO concealed weapons hassles. An Inexpensive, convenient, and legal pocket weapon has long been known In the guise of the ordinary household scissors. However the new folding type In stainless steel wor t rust if gotten wet, are compact, handy, fit any budget at under 3, and they are available from most any camping, hardware, or dlscount store. Host importantly, the...

Mm Mortar Projectile Launcher

A device to launch 60 mm mortar rounds using a metal pipe 2-1 2 in. 6 cm in diameter and 4 ft. lt 120 cm long as the launching tube. Mortar, projectile 60 mm and charge increments Metal pipe 2-1 2 in. 6 cm in diameter and 4 ft. 120 cm long, threaded on one end Threaded end cap to fit pipe Bolt, 1 8 in. 3 mm gt in diameter and at least 1 in. 2-1 2 cm long 1. Drill hole 1 8 in. 3 mm in diameter through center of end . 2. Round off end of bolt with file. 3. Place bolt through hole in end cap....

1 2 4-butanetrioltrinitrate Heat Sensitivity

TNA, 173, 417 see also Tetranitro-aniline TNB, 134 see also Trinitrobenzene TNT, 141 see also Trinitrotoluene TNT oil, 145 TNX, 153 see also Trinitroxylene T4, 396 see also Cyclonite Table fireworks, 93 Tagus, stone of, 37 Tartar, 34 Temperature of explosion, 24, 43, 50, 182, 210, 347, 348, 350, 351, 353, 364 , 365, 366, 394, 405, 411, 424, 435, 436, 441, 442 Temperature of ignition, 21, 22, 165, 206, 446 Temperature of inflammation of carbon monoxidc-air mixtures, 325 Tetraamylose, 244...

Canliquid Time Delay

A time delay device for electrical firing circuits can be made using a can and liquid. Small block of wood or any material that will float on the liquid used Knife 2 pieces of solid wire, each piece I foot 30 cm or longer PROCEDURE 1. Make 2 small holes at opposite sides of the can very close to the top. 2. Remove insulation from a long piece of wire for a distance a little greater than the diameter of the can. 3. Secure the wire in place across the top of the can by threading it through the...

William Segal

The above version is fine but If you wish to hava the luxury of a handle and a trigger mechanism, then a more complicated design must be employed. First, a piece of wood preferably oak or birch one which will not warp fs cut to shape as shown In the drawing. The holes drilled through the two tower-Ilka protrusions at the top should be made es-speclally level, for much of the gun s accuracy will depend on this. A trigger is then cut from a thin piece of wood or a thick piece of plastic Strong...

Booby Traps Part

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the construction and installation of stationary booby traps, traps that require no motion to cause damage. In Part II we are going into some ideas on 'Moving Booby Traps', or traps that cause damage due to their movement. Note that placement of these traps as in Part I requires a location that is a well traveled foot path or an avenue of approach to your hideout or survival shelter. In both instances, camouflage is the key factor to installing an effective...

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Galactosan trinitrate, 243 Galactose, 238, 243 Galactose pentanitrate, 243 Galactose trinitrate, 243 Gallic acid, 73 Gas tar, 129 Gasoline, 355 Gelatin, 425 Gelatin dynamite, 226, 332, 334, 335, 339, 344, 345, 346, 452 Trauzl tout of, 211, 2S1 Gelatin pcnthrinit, 2S1 Gelatinizing agents for nitrocellulose, 208. 217, 218, 219, 223, 226, 227, 233, 234, 235, 284, 287, 289, 294, 295, 317, 319, 320 ff. Gelignite, 345 Gerbs, 73, 89, 90, 91, 92 Giant steel fountain, 90 Glauber's salt, 353 see also...

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Disassemble the pistol and clairp the receiver-barrel assembly 1n a lathe. B. Measured from the front of the receiver, the first 3 8 of barrel is turned down to 5 8 OD. The remainder 1s turned down to V OD. C. A piece of H ID aluminum tubing is cut to 2-3 4 long and is turned to a V OD. D. Thread both ends of the aluminum tube and the front of the barrel with a V' die. The thread pattern 1s up to you. Use H-20 threads with the D.A.Q. mount. E Thread the 5 8 OD area of the barrel and install...

Type A Fixed Mount By Clyde Barrow

Custom Survival Rifle

INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AR 7 PLASTIC STOCK. IF YOU INTEND TO USE THIS STOCK,A REMOVABLE MOUNT IS NEEDED. 1 - Weaver Scope Mount Base T9 intended for use on Ruger 10 22 rifle. Price about 2.50 The AR-7 survival rifle is a light, compact, 7 shot, 22 caliber semi automatic rifle that is popular with hikers, campers, and pilots. First produced In the early 1j960s by the Armalite Corp., the AR-7 was originally designed as a survival weapon for downed Air Force crews. A silenced version was also built...

Pistol Crossbow

Barnett Imp Crossbow

The IMP Pistol Crossbow features a two piece cast aluminum frame, plastic grips, fiberglass prod bow and fully adjustable rear sights. The aluminum trigger should be shimmed on both sides with nylon washers to eliminate wobble. The crossbow is 10V long and 5V1 tall. The prod measures 12 across when strung and in the uncocked position. The child size grips should be lengthened about 1 by taping or gluing a wood or plastic block to the bottom. There is no provision for a safety so bolts arrows...

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Cut four slots V wide x 6 ' long in one end of the body tube. The tube should now slip over the wing assembly. The rear of the tube should extend beyond the rear of the wings, see Fig.4 H. Cut two 3 7 8 diameter disks measure the ID of the body tube for exact size out of the remaining V thick balsa sheet. Glue one disk into the front and one into the rear of the wing.assembly. Check to be sure the body tube will still slip over the wings before the disk's glue has dried. See Fig.5 Cut two V'...

Mustard Gas Distilled Improvised Expedient

However, by the same token, mustard is peculiarly adapted for use in the tactical defensive, particularly to prevent the occupation by hostile troops of ground evacuated on a withdrawal. Dichlorethyl sulfide mustard gas was made by two radically different processes during the war. The Germans used the more complicated proc- lt ss of Victor Meyer because they had already available facilities for manufacturing the principal components and had only to erect, facilities...

Endcap Components

Knurled Rim 1-3 4 00 x 3 32 Undercut 1-7 16 OD x 1 8 Undercut For Baffle Expansion Hale Threads 1-9 16 x 20 NC x 3 8 long Spacer - Aluminum Tubing 1-l V 0D x I 10 X 1 2 long Plastic Baffle 5 32 ID x l V thick x l-l V'OD Aluminum Retaining Washer 1-l V1 0D x 3 4 ID x l l6thick Indentation From Staking Punch 1 of 6 This design for replaceable silencer endcaps was developed by Mitchell Uerbell, head of Military Armament Corp HAC . The design resulted fro r silencer research conducted during the...

Respiratory Irritant Agents Sternutators

The fifth and last class of toxic agents used in the World War was the respiratory irritants, often called sternutators sneeze producers . They form a small well-defined group having many properties in common and were generally designated by the Germans as Blue Cross substances. By the summer of 1917, the gas masks of all of the belligerents had l gt een developed to a stage where they furnished adequate protection against the lung-injurant gases. Also, the lung-injurant gases theretofore...

Oipc Hur Accessories

The following material is reprinted from the 1976-1977 Nasco Farm and Ranch Catalog. The system, including guns, blanks, charges, darts and sedatives, is intended for use in subduing or medicating both wild and domestic animals. Other possible uses are left to your imagination. All three guns appear to be overpriced and future issues will deal with converting an air pistol to fire Cap Chur darts. The darts and Cap Chur charges are both good buys for the price, are well made and can be used as...

This Weapon Can Also Be Made Using The Explosive Ano Fuse Below

Improvised Claymore Mine

Mix three 3 parts Potassium chlorate and one 1 part granulated sugar. Confine in a container in this case the claymore mine and use time fuse to set it off. Time Fuse Boi1 equal parts of potassium chlorate and granulated sugar in water. Dip cotton string in the solution and let dry. Buring rate is approx. sixty 60 seconds per foot. Test some to make sure This weapon can also be used on the side of a truck or tractor. This was done in Vietnam and was found to be highly effective in ambush...

Fuse Cord

Pour axploalvo or propollaat into pipa a little bit at a time. Tap tha baa o oi tho pipo frequently to aettle filler. 4. Drill a bole la the coator of tba unassembled pipe cap largo enough for the fuae cord to paaa through. NOTE To find out how long the fuae cord should be, check the time it takes a known length to burn. If 12 inches 30 cm burns for 30 seconds, a 10 second delay will require a 4 inch 10cm fuse.

Homemade Ammonpulver

This salt is hygroscopic, but a heavy graphite glaze produces a powder from it which is satisfactory under a variety of climatic conditions. Analyses of samples of granulated American blasting powder have shown that the compositions vary widely, sodium nitrate from 67.3 to 77.1 per cent, charcoal from 9.4 to 14.3 per cent, and sulfur from 22.9 to 8.6 per cent. Perhaps sodium nitrate 73, charcoal 11, and sulfur 16 may be taken as average values. Pellet powders,...

Dart Catapult

The Dart Catapult was conceived by the Allied Special Services during World War II. The weapon was intended for clandestine use and was produced in several models. The larger rifle sized units featured a folding stock mechanism based on the German MP-40 SMG stock. The dart catapult concept is a compromise between the easily constructed but inefficient rubber powered speargun and the power and accuracy of the bulky traditional crossbow. The use of a triangular baseplate in place of the original...

Cylindrical Cavity Shaped Charge

Cylindrical Cavity Shaped Charge

A shaped charge can be made from common pipe. It will penetrate 1-1 2 in. lt 3-1 2 cm of steel, producing a hole 1-1 2 in. 3-1 2 cm in diameter. Iron or steel pipe. 2 to 2-1 2 in. 3 to 6-1 2 cm in diameter and 3 to 4 in. lt 7-1 2 to 10 cm long Metal pipe, 1 2 to 3 4 in. 1-1 2 to 2 cm in diameter and 1-1 2 in. 3-1 2 cm long, open at both ends. The wall of the pipe should be as thin as possible. Blasting cap Non-metallic rod, 1 4 in. 6 mm in diameter Plastic or castable explosive 2 metal cans of...

Silencer

Improvised Silencer 9mm

This invention relates to firearms and more particularly to a silencer for reducing the muzzle blast. The principal object of the invention is to reduce the noise associated with the muzzle blast of a firearm. Other objects are to reduce the weight, size and cost of a silencer and improve the stability of performance. Important factors in silencing the muzzle blast ot a firearm are the rapid cooling of the power gases and the reduction of pressure before they emerge. An effective silencer...

Barrel

1940s Door Alarm

To test accuracy, rifle is tnounted on blocks as in photo above and drawing at right. A shot is fired at target then pun is revolved 40 or 50 degrees to right and left, and another sfiot fired. All bullets should strike same spot if they overlap, inaccuracy is indicated. Impact power of cartridges o various makes can be handily tested by the simple method shown here. A block of hardwood is placed on the edge of a box and bullets discharged into it from a uniform distance. Comparison is afforded...

Time Delay Grenade

Delay Hand Grenade

This delay mechanism makes it possible to use an ordinary grenade as a time bomb. IMPORTANT Fuse cord must be the type that burns completely. Fast burning improvised fuse cord Section VI. No. 7 is suitable. Safety fuse is not satisfactory, since its outer covering does not bum. 1. Bend end of safety lever upward to form a hook. Make a single loop of fuse cord around the center of the grenade body and safely lever. Tie a knot of the non-slip variety at the safety lever. Measured Length Fuse Cord...

Unconcealed Concealed Weapon By Martin Kruse

Unconcealed Weapons

The good old-fashioned blackjack is still one of the best hand-to-hand weapons around for real close quarter work. Unfortunately, however, our lawmakers have seen fit to make this fine defensive weapon 11 legal.In most states .now, the laws are so warped that the blackjack is not only illegal to carry, but it's even prohibited to own one unless you're a police officer . This has made this fine weapon relatively hard to come by. As usual, though, the law is really pointless, since there are...

Velex Exploding Ammo

A PRELIMINARY REPORT by Clyde Barrow A new line of pistol ammunition with exploding bullets-is now manufactured and marketed by Velex Inc., N. '6809 Lincoln, Spokane, Washington 99208. 509 326-5283 phone. The line is called Velex and is currently available in the following calibers 380 Auto 87 grain bullet 9mm 92 38 spec 101 357 mag 101 45 ACP 200 44 magnum, 38 super auto and 44 special loads are currently being cested and will be available from Velex in the near future. Dealer prices are as...