History ImprovisedWeapon / RealLife

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.
9th Apr '17 9:54:44 PM Deathhacker
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* The French Army was one of the leaders in the development of trench knife designs and concepts. Besides shortening long sword-like bayonets and commissioning the development of new designs, unit blacksmiths fashioned field expedient weapons such as the French Nail, made from stolen barb wire stakes. Supposedly the Nail was so successful the Germans stole the design and concept after they encountered them firsthand.

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* Trench Knives:
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The French Army was one of the leaders in the development of trench knife designs and concepts. Besides shortening long sword-like bayonets and commissioning the development of new designs, unit blacksmiths fashioned field expedient weapons such as the French Nail, made from stolen barb wire stakes. Supposedly the Nail was so successful the Germans stole the design and concept after they encountered them firsthand.firsthand.
** As they were manufactured on the field and with no set blueprints, some trench knives/french nails had "knuckle dusters" built into them, allowing the user to punch the enemy in the face and stunning his opponent before plunging the sharp end of the nail into the poor sod's helmet. Rumor has it that some nails were strong enough to go straight through the steel helmets of the Germans in one stroke, making them terrifyingly deadly in the cramped trenches.
9th Apr '17 9:43:09 PM Deathhacker
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** Part of the reason why the butt/stock of most guns is preferably made out of hardwood or a hard material is because it makes for a very good improvised club. The legendary AK-47 is notable in this regard in that it uses a solid wooden stock, which can crack skulls when combined with it's infamously durable frame.
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