Material Required

1. Carefully remove crimp from shotshell using a screwdriver or knife.

Wood approximately 2 in. x 4 in.

V 1/4 in. nominal size iron water or gas pipe 20 in. long threaded ROLL CRIMP ,t end,

Twine, heavy {100 yards approx.) 3 wood screws and screwdriver Flat head nail about 1 in. long Hand drill Saw or knife


Pipe wrench Shellac or lacquer Elastic bands Solid 3/8 in. pipe plug

3/8 in. to 1/4 in. reducer 3/8 in. x 1-1/2 in. threaded pipe 3/8 in. pipe coupling Metal strap approximately 1/2 in. x 1/16 in. x 4 in.


1. Inspect pipe and fittings carefully.

a. Be sure that there are no cracks or flaws.

b. Check inside diameter of pipe. A 7. 62 mm projectile should fU Into 3/8 in. pipe.

2. Cut stock from wood using saw or knife.

3, Cut a 1/4 in. deep "V" groove in top of the stock.


4. Fabricate rifle barrel from pipe.

a. File or drill inside diameter of threaded end of 20 In. pipe for about 1/4 in. so neck of cartridge case will fit in.

b. Screw reducer onto threaded pipe using pipe wrench.

c. Screw short threaded pipe into reducer.

3/8" Coupling d. Turn 3/8 pipe coupling onto threaded pipe using pipe wrench. All fittings should be as tight as possible. Do not spilt fittings. Threaded Pipe

5. Coat pipe and "V" groove of stock with shellac or lacquer. While still wet, place pipe in "V" groove and wrap pipe and stock together using two layers of twine. Coat twine with shellac or lacquer after each layer.

6. Drill a hole through center of pipe plug large enough for nail to pass through.

7. File threaded end of plug flat.

8. Push nail through plug and cut off rounded 1/32 in. (2 mm) pest the plug.

9. Screw plug into coupling.

10. Bend 4 in. metal strap into " L" shape and drill hole for wood screw. Notch metal strap on the long side 1/2 in. from bend.

11. Position metal strap on stock so that top will hit the head of the nail. Attach to stock with wood screw.

12. Place screw in each side of stock about 4 in. in front of metal strap. Pass elastic bands through notch in metal strap and attach to screw on each side of the stock.

Pipe Plug y Coupling



1. Locate a barrier such as a stone wall or large tree which you can stand behind to test fire weapon.

2. Mount rifle solidly to a table or other rigid support at least ten feet in front of the barrier.

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