History ImprovisedWeapon / RealLife

5th Nov '17 2:05:10 AM Perfectibility
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* The term "platik" in the Philippines refers to both improvised firearms created in back-alley workshops and homemade guns. According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the term originated late in the Philippine-American War when guns and ammunition had become scarce. The most common form of the weapon was a gas pipe attached to a rifle stock. Wire was usually wrapped around the barrel to keep the pipe from expanding when the gun is fired. It was muzzle-loaded and fired a medium sized bullet or musket ball. A small hole at the breach end of the barrel accommodated a cigarette or match that was used to ignite the primer, making aiming difficult. This also gave rise to the nickname, "Cigarette Gun". Modern paltik guns can range from crude constructs of pipe and metal to functional copies of real guns. The construction of such weapons was so common in the Danao city area that the government just decided to legalize the clandestine gun-makers rather than go through the headache of trying to clear out all of them.

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* The term "platik" "paltik" in the Philippines refers to both improvised firearms created in back-alley workshops and homemade guns. According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the term originated late in the Philippine-American War when guns and ammunition had become scarce. The most common form of the weapon was a gas pipe attached to a rifle stock. Wire was usually wrapped around the barrel to keep the pipe from expanding when the gun is fired. It was muzzle-loaded and fired a medium sized bullet or musket ball. A small hole at the breach end of the barrel accommodated a cigarette or match that was used to ignite the primer, making aiming difficult. This also gave rise to the nickname, "Cigarette Gun". Modern paltik guns can range from crude constructs of pipe and metal to functional copies of real guns. The construction of such weapons was so common in the Danao city area that the government just decided to legalize the clandestine gun-makers rather than go through the headache of trying to clear out all of them.
1st Oct '17 1:46:53 AM Snakes_Shadow
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* A keychain has been used very successfully. Not just any keychain though, but one carried by a cleaning lady who worked for multiple restaurants, and carried ALL of the keys she needed on a single, roughly yard-long mass of keyrings and keys.
10th Aug '17 1:05:13 PM xcountryguy
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** And bayonets are an example of turning a rifle into an improvised weapon, in this case, you make it into a short spear by sticking a knife on the end.
*** A bayonet isn't an improvisation if the gun is designed to mount them.
*** Or even on some guns NOT designed to mount them. The Plug Bayonet was rammed into the end of a musket after it was fired for charging into close quarters combat. It was quickly realized that it was rather better to have a bayonet that could be attached before firing the gun, since time is rather short in the middle of a battle, and bayonet lugs were invented.
8th Jul '17 9:29:50 AM nombretomado
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* 'Chechnyan Firecrackers'- otherwise known as home-made guns. If you have something explosive, materials and tools to work with and maybe even bits of actual guns, with the right know-how any enterprising rebel, terrorist, gang member or ordinary person can build a usable firearm of some sort, though safety is not a guarantee. As the nickname suggested, Chechnyan rebels are well-known for creating and using guides to build these. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvised_firearm an article]] about this.

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* 'Chechnyan Firecrackers'- otherwise known as home-made guns. If you have something explosive, materials and tools to work with and maybe even bits of actual guns, with the right know-how any enterprising rebel, terrorist, gang member or ordinary person can build a usable firearm of some sort, though safety is not a guarantee. As the nickname suggested, Chechnyan rebels are well-known for creating and using guides to build these. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvised_firearm an article]] about this.



* The term "platik" in the Philippines refers to both improvised firearms created in back-alley workshops and homemade guns. According to TheOtherWiki, the term originated late in the Philippine-American War when guns and ammunition had become scarce. The most common form of the weapon was a gas pipe attached to a rifle stock. Wire was usually wrapped around the barrel to keep the pipe from expanding when the gun is fired. It was muzzle-loaded and fired a medium sized bullet or musket ball. A small hole at the breach end of the barrel accommodated a cigarette or match that was used to ignite the primer, making aiming difficult. This also gave rise to the nickname, "Cigarette Gun". Modern paltik guns can range from crude constructs of pipe and metal to functional copies of real guns. The construction of such weapons was so common in the Danao city area that the government just decided to legalize the clandestine gun-makers rather than go through the headache of trying to clear out all of them.

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* The term "platik" in the Philippines refers to both improvised firearms created in back-alley workshops and homemade guns. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the term originated late in the Philippine-American War when guns and ammunition had become scarce. The most common form of the weapon was a gas pipe attached to a rifle stock. Wire was usually wrapped around the barrel to keep the pipe from expanding when the gun is fired. It was muzzle-loaded and fired a medium sized bullet or musket ball. A small hole at the breach end of the barrel accommodated a cigarette or match that was used to ignite the primer, making aiming difficult. This also gave rise to the nickname, "Cigarette Gun". Modern paltik guns can range from crude constructs of pipe and metal to functional copies of real guns. The construction of such weapons was so common in the Danao city area that the government just decided to legalize the clandestine gun-makers rather than go through the headache of trying to clear out all of them.
6th Jun '17 9:17:03 PM Nylsa
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* ANFO, fertilizer and diesel, mix and ''voila'', instant bomb. And you can make a gun with an door bolt for the firing mechanism and a bullet with a bamboo section full of match heads and a nail. Put it all in a pipe and ad a pebble in front of it, you got a gun now. MacGuyver for all!

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* ANFO, fertilizer and diesel, mix and ''voila'', instant bomb. And you You can also make a gun with an door bolt for the firing mechanism and a bullet with a bamboo section full of match heads and a nail. Put it all in a pipe and ad add a pebble in front of it, you got a gun now. MacGuyver MacGyvering for all!
30th Apr '17 4:42:16 PM Taskmaster123
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* Members of any country's armed forces are pretty much taught that anything you can get hands on can be used as a weapon.

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* Members of any country's armed forces are pretty much taught that anything you can get your hands on can be used as a weapon.
30th Apr '17 4:41:54 PM Taskmaster123
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* Members of any country's armed forces are pretty much taught that anything you can get hands on can be used as a weapon.
19th Apr '17 9:50:48 PM JackthaRippa
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* An unopened can of soda. A cylindrical, metallic object that can exert a lot of force on impact. Your opponent will probably be picking up his teeth off the sidewalk after getting hit with one.
12th Apr '17 4:42:42 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Perhaps one of the most infamous and iconic improvised weapons in the real world is the MolotovCocktail, a weapon which has such ordinary components as gasoline / petrol, a glass bottle, and some sort of wick or fuse (often a cloth rag). It was first used in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar by Nationalist troops to repel T-26 tanks under General Franco's orders, as well as variations of petrol bombs and kerosene-soaked blankets, and their success lead to the Republicans quickly making them from glass jars and baby bottles. Molotov cocktails were also successfully used by the Finnish against intruding Russians in the Winter War of 1939.

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* Perhaps one of the most infamous and iconic improvised weapons in the real world is the MolotovCocktail, a weapon which has such ordinary components as gasoline / petrol, a glass bottle, and some sort of wick or fuse (often a cloth rag). It was first used in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar by Nationalist troops to repel T-26 tanks under General Franco's orders, as well as variations of petrol bombs and kerosene-soaked petrol-soaked blankets, and their success lead to the Republicans quickly making them from glass jars and baby bottles. Molotov cocktails were also successfully used by the Finnish against intruding Russians in the Winter War of 1939.
12th Apr '17 4:42:23 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Perhaps one of the most infamous and iconic improvised weapons in the real world is the MolotovCocktail, a weapon which has such ordinary components as gasoline / petrol, a glass bottle, and some sort of wick or fuse (often a cloth rag). It was successfully used by the Finnish against intruding Russians.

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* Perhaps one of the most infamous and iconic improvised weapons in the real world is the MolotovCocktail, a weapon which has such ordinary components as gasoline / petrol, a glass bottle, and some sort of wick or fuse (often a cloth rag). It was first used in the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar by Nationalist troops to repel T-26 tanks under General Franco's orders, as well as variations of petrol bombs and kerosene-soaked blankets, and their success lead to the Republicans quickly making them from glass jars and baby bottles. Molotov cocktails were also successfully used by the Finnish against intruding Russians.Russians in the Winter War of 1939.
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