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Expedient Homemade Firearms: The 9mm Submachine Gun Paperback – May 1, 1998
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Having said that, the academic interest in this gun is just to see how simple it is to build a gun, and in turn, how impossible it is to prevent the manufacture of weapons by simply passing a law.
The particular gun described here is the simplest I've ever seen. It's constructed from commonly available steel tubing. (I didn't realize that so many standard tubing sizes were so close to what was needed for gun building.) Strangely enough, you don't even need a lathe or milling machine for this gun. Everything is made using hand tools such as hacksaw and file. Normally accepted things such as rifling in the barrel and sights are simply eliminated.
One final comment. He uses a series of 'steel collars' in his design. I presume that's a British term. If you look up 'steel collars' on Google you get a bunch of bondage sites. Instead look up 'shaft collars.'
Well, the Expedient Homemade Firearms is complete with the aquisition of Do-It-Yourself Submachine Gun book, because this book covers important steps that the Expedient Homemade Firearms doesn't cover, like the Parkerization Process, Handgrip manufature and some most technical details.
If you wanna make your weapon, buy both books, focus on building the weapon explained in the Expedient Homemade Firearms, and add to it the important details described on Do-It-Yourself book.
The project is clearly minimalist & therefore won't entirely satisfy those who want a paint-by-numbers approach to a beautifully finished weapon, but that's nothing that a little imagination, Gun-Kote finish & some wood or resin grips wouldn't resolve.
My sympathies to the author for the harsh price he is paying for completing this book. He was jailed for being in possession of the gun that he built, & after his release he published the [...] website (presently offline) for which he is currently being charged with "conspiracy to supply firearms" by the police (as of Feb 2005; see [...]
I'm sure we used to have the right to free speech over here in England because I read it somewhere. Or was that banned as well?
I will not be building this firearm, nor would I advocate that to anyone else. The BATF has no more sense of humor than the British constabulary on this subject. But I think such books are vitally important because they make it clear to politicians that such things are possible and keep them all just that little bit fearful of what the general populace might do if they ever go too far. I think a little bit of that sort of fear in the back of the minds of those in power is a healthy thing for a free society interested in remaining free. So long as it is there, the instructions in Mr. Luty's book will probably not need to be followed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting book, but wish it had a conversion table for pipes available in the U.S.Published 1 month ago by edrw
Great book, not legal to build in my country, but worth reading. Buy a copy while we still have the freedom to read what we want. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Nichlos
A fun read but unless you have a manufacturer's license for machine guns where, pray tell, are you going to test fire your highly illegal and very noisy weapon? Read morePublished 14 months ago by larry lisle
As the title says it is a homemade. It a very nice book and that is exactly what I was looking for. Read morePublished 15 months ago by archie w overton
interesting, but unless you have a shop, and some metal skills, it reamians an academic item onlyPublished 16 months ago by Matthew R Donohue