Pipe Pistol For Caliber Ammunition

A .45 caliber pistol can be made from 3/8 in. nominal diameter steel gas or water pipe and fittings. Lethal range is about 15 yards (13-1/2 meters*.

MATERIAL REQUIRED:

Steel pipe. 3/8 in. (1 cm) nominal diameter and 6 in. (15 cm) long with threaded ends. 2 threaded couplings to fit pipe Solid pipe plug to fit pipe coupling

Hard wood. 8-1/2 in. x 6-1/2 in. x I in. (21 cm x 16-1/2 cm x 2-1/2 cm) Tape or string

Flat head nail, approximately 1/16 in. <1-1/2 mm) in diameter 2 wood screws, approximately 1/16 in. <1-1/2 mm) in diameter Metal strap, 5 in. x 1/4 in. x 1/8 in. <12-1/2 cm x 6 mm x I mm) Bolt, 4 in. (10 cm) long, with nut (optional). Elastic bands

Drills, one 1/16 in. (1-1/2 mm) in diameter, and one having same diameter as bolt <option.!I). Rod, 1/4 in. (6mm) in diameter and 8 in. (20 cm) long Saw or knife

PROCEDURE:

1. Carefully inspect pipe and fittings.

a. Make sure that there are no cracks or other flaws in the pipe and fittings.

b. Check inside diameter of pipe using a .45 caliber cartridge as a gauge. The cartridge case should fit into the pipe snugly but without forcing.

c. Outside diameter of pipe MUST NQT BE less than 1-1/2 times the bullet diameter.

2. Follow procedure of Section III, No. 1, steps 4, 5, and 6.

3. Cut stock from wood using saw or knife.

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