[[caption-width-right:240:[-Now if only I knew the Swedish word for scope. Or barrel. Or customer helpline.-][[note]]"Kikarsikte", "[[BilingualBonus pipa]]", "kundtjänst".[[/note]] ]]

IKEA Weaponry is all about weapons which are usually left in kit-form until they are needed. {{Sniper Rifle}}s are the best known version of these weapons thanks to the LockAndLoadMontage that is often featured in some movies, but other types of weapons have shown up in shows as well. This is called a "takedown rifle" in real life, and, near as records can reflect, most of them are used by hunters who travel frequently rather than assassins. ''([[IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou As far as we know]]...)''

It takes a special kind of weapon to be broken down like this, and it doesn't usually work the way Hollywood depicts it onscreen. A scoped rifle that is expected to hit anything must be test fired, adjusted, and tested again, a process called "zeroing". In order to work right after assembly, the scope needs to be either permanently fitted to the main body of the weapon, or fitted to a special mount that can be separated and rejoined precisely without interrupting the adjustments. The break-away barrel connection must likewise be gas-tight and accurate enough to put the muzzle back in the same exact place after assembly. The precision machining required is always hand work, mass-production need not apply, but there are specialist gunsmiths that can deliver. (This is becoming less true with the advent of finer machining and improved "quick detach barrels." See the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushmaster_ACR Bushmaster ACR]] for an example.)

This weapon is going to compromise some accuracy and power over a non-takedown weapon of the same type, but assassinations-by-scoped-rifle as seen in the movies are almost always over relatively short range, like a roof overlooking a street, on a highly-visible stationary target: an easy shot for a decent shooter, even if the sight is off by an inch or so.

Most [[BoringButPractical traditional break-action]] (boxlock and sidelock) rifles and shotguns of the last 100 years or so are made to be easily assembled and dissassembled in 3 parts in a few seconds typically by pulling a single latch in the forend (some have a spring catch in their forearm, e.g. Winchester Model 37 so that it simply pulls off) and their sights or scopes are solidly fixed ''to the barrel'' and not the receiver, so the zero is not interfered with, so they fit the spirit of the trope by design.

BifurcatedWeapon differs from IKEA Weaponry in that bifurcated weapons are already weapons in their own right even before they are put together.

A SubTrope is the ScaramangaSpecial; where the parts needed to put the weapon together are disguised as different objects which may very well function as said object, ''eg: a pen, a pillbox or even a belt buckle.''

It has nothing whatsoever to do with IKEAErotica. [[RuleThirtyFour We hope...]]

See also BriefcaseBlaster and GunAccessories.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Priss in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' has a HandCannon that can break down into three parts.
* Yoko Ritona's rifle in the first ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' movie can be disassembled down to two sub-machine guns, or even simply broken apart. Which means it'll probably be rebuilt after what happened to it.
* Manga/{{Golgo 13}} is often shown assembling his WeaponOfChoice, a custom M16 rifle. Other snipers shown in the series also have such weapons.
* The MS-18E Kampfer from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' is the result of applying this trope to an entire HumongousMecha.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mercilessly parodied in the Italian MickeyMouse story ''Topokolossal'': a self-declared problem solver arrives to take care of a killer robot and start assembling one of these, but gets it wrong and assembles an [[EpicFail ''Eiffel Tower model made of guns'']]. A second attempt, made after checking the instructions, produces a [[UpToEleven dinosaur skeleton]]. Finally the third attempt produces a {{BFG}}... Exactly three panels after the robot's battery was exhausted.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Film/JamesBond
** ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'': An attack gyrocopter codenamed "Little Nellie" is brought over to Bond in kit-form.
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'': Bond has to open a hollow rifle butt to pull out the barrel and trigger before using it to kill Krilencu. This is an actual weapon, the .22 calibre AR-7 survival rifle.
** ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'': A little broken-down jetski is assembled from a duffel bag.
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': The ScaramangaSpecial -- the kitform Golden Gun.
* Used frequently in ''Film/MissionImpossible''; usually with a HardWorkMontage/ LockAndLoadMontage showing Barney or one of the others assembling the required equipment.
** A problem of this trope is shown in ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'' -- what if you need the weapon in a hurry? When his VulnerableConvoy comes under attack, Ethan has to retrieve a suitcase containing a G36 assault rifle from a crashed vehicle, and assemble it while a missile-armed Predator drone is closing in on them.
* ''Film/DirtyHarry'': Scorpio's rifle, which he keeps dissembled in a briefcase until he's about to make a shot.
* In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Colonel West assembles a sniper disrupter out of one of these. Note that the hole he cut in the window isn't big enough to look through the scope. This scene is played as a direct {{Homage}} to the ending sequence of the original ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'', which is the possible TropeCodifier.
* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'' homages the ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'' scene.
* In ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', the sword that the Kurgan uses in modern times is assembled from a kit through a Lock and Load / Kata montage.
* Parodied in ''[[Film/TheNakedGun The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear]]'', when Nordberg assembles a ''howitzer'' from a kit. Further, each "intermediate stage" is a weapon in its own right, possibly making it a BifurcatedWeapon. [[RuleOfFunny Not that it matters]].
* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' has a character smuggle a disassembled shotgun onboard a space ship, disguised as parts of his high-tech wheelchair.
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy'': Appears in one or two of the movies. What appears to be a sniper rifle eventually becomes something like a machine gun nest or an anti-aircraft turret.
* In ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', one of the [[AmnesiacDissonance amnesiac]] Samantha's first steps toward remembering her [[ProfessionalKiller past]] is finding and reassembling the SniperRifle hidden in her old suitcase.
* The assassin in ''Film/InTheLineOfFire'' brings the gun for his presidential-killing attempt in pieces. To bypass security, the gun is also made of plastic, and the bullets were hidden inside a rabbit foot keychain.
* ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'': {{Subverted}} in this Michael Keaton comedy. The machine gun assembled from parts given by various felons on the walk down death row (and one part from the priest, in a hollowed out Bible) doesn't actually work, and when the eponymous character throws it at a guard for a distraction, it falls apart when the guard reactively catches it.
* Parodied in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' when a medieval mafia hitman assembles a ''crossbow'' from a kit.
* ''Film/{{Outland}}''. The two hitmen sent to kill the protagonist arrive with other miners on the weekly supply shuttle. They stay behind until the others have passed through the airlock, then each man assembles a shotgun, with electronic infra-red sight, from his kitbag. Note that those weren't pump-action shotguns. While Sean Connery had one for the poster, the ones in the movie were all gas-operated semiautos. Seeing as how the movie was made in Europe where pumps aren't as popular, it's not surprising.
* ''Film/TheTuxedo'' had a sequence where Jackie Chan's character must assemble a rifle used to plant a bug at long distance. Arguably justifies the 'use right away' scope due to the nature of his high tech tuxedo. Also the fact that the scope itself seems to be high tech as well, since it appears to have something like an auto targeting system (which ironically causes him to mess up the shot horribly).
* ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' has two assassins making good use of a takedown-model Winchester 1897 pump shotgun. Many, if not a majority, of Winchester firearms pre-WWII were made in takedown form, breaking in two where the barrel meets the receiver. Also seeing as it's a shotgun fired at point blank, accuracy was not their main concern.
* ''Film/{{Cobra}}'': As the cult members are shown moving towards the town where he's protecting a witness, Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) assembles his LaserSight-equipped [[RareGuns Jati]] submachine gun, which he carries stripped down in a suitcase.
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway'': Nick uses a take-down recurve bow (a KAP T-Rex painted flat black) and arrow to hunt and kill a goat.
* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' During the township shootout, two contractor troops (gunner and a-gunner) are shown finishing assembly of a massive anti-material rifle which then gets used a couple times before being messily dealt with. TruthInTelevision here. That's a Mechem NTW-20, a.k.a. the Denel NTW-20 (Mechem is a division of Denel). It fires a 20mm light cannon round and the barrel is removed for transport because of how absurdly huge the thing is.
* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the ZF-1 is described as doing this so it can pass undetected through X-ray scans.
* Karl from ''Film/DieHard'' has this going with his Steyr AUG. He kept it in a duffel then constructed it in the elevator. Which is fair enough, given that the Steyr AUG is modular, where one receiver can be converted from a submachinegun to an assault rifle to a light support weapon by just switching the barrel assembly (and, for the SMG version, the bolt and magazine shroud).
* Parodied in ''Film/{{Versus}}'': one of the villains assembles a three-part scabbard from a suitcase, then draws an intact katana from it.
* ''Film/TheProfessional'': Leon assembles his training rifle for Mathilda's first sniper lesson.
* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Tuco cobbles together his own custom pistol from various revolver parts at a general store, which he then proceeds to rob.
* In ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', the eponymous hitman uses a sniper rifle for his attempt to assassinate President De Gaulle. It's half-way between this trope and a ScaramangaSpecial; To get past the police cordon, he disguises himself as an amputee war veteran, with the rifle mostly disguised as a crutch, but with a few other pieces hidden on his body. Also notable for putting some serious work into illustrating the technical problems involved; the weapon is custom-made, and the Jackal takes the time to zero the weapon's sights long before he positions himself to take the shot.
* In ''ComicBook/{{XIII}}: The Conspiracy'', the first scene where Steve Rowand prepares to assassinate Sally Sheridan. This is a sniper rifle example.
* In ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'', the terrorists smuggle guns onto the plane in parts, some of which are hidden onboard beforehand.
* In the live action ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' movie ''Operation: Kowloon'', the titular character puts together an M16 in this manner. Granted, he puts it together ''wrong'' (an M16 barrel can't be screwed into the receiver without tools, for one).
* In ''Film/YoungDoctorsInLove'' the assassin walks into a hospital with a briefcase, hides, dresses like a patient and assembles a rifle disguised as a crutch. Then he walks to the victim's room to shoot him point-blank.[[note]] Unfortunately for him, while he gloats nurses mistake him for a patient, who shouldn't leave the bed, and [[InstantSedation sedate him]]. He spends the rest of the film trying to survive the treatment procedures.[[/note]]
* ''Operation Daybreak''. One of the SOE assassins assembles his Sten gun under a coat held in his lap, while waiting for the car carrying Reinhard Heydrich. This was TruthInTelevision for the Sten gun and one of the reasons why it was so useful for Resistance networks in occupied Europe (the scene also shows one of the Sten's notorious disadvantages -- it's tendency to jam at inopportune moments).
* In the film adaptation of ''Series/LostInSpace'', Major Don West's laser pistol features butt stock and barrel attachments that turn it into a full-sized rifle and amplifies its stopping power.
* The protagonist of ''Film/TheAmerican'' is given the job of building such a weapon for a female ProfessionalKiller, who wants a silenced automatic rifle that can fit in a small space. He modifies a Ruger Mini-14 and even prepares the [[BriefcaseBlaster briefcase that carries it]] in stripped-down form. Played realistically as we see every bit of precision required to make sure the weapon he's building operates exactly like it should.
* ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' (or ''La Femme Nikita'', not to be confused with the series) the protagonist is told where to find the components of her weapon hidden in the bathroom, in order to assemble it and kill a target who will soon pass in sight of the bathroom window. The scope issue may be understandable as it is a Steyr AUG. In the American remake (''The Assassin'', or ''Film/{{Point of No Return}}'') this is less understandable, as she is using an Anschutz 22LR rifle (it gets worse - it's shown to fire in the same manner as a self-loading rifle, though it is obviously a bolt-action...?)
* ''The Naked Face'' (1984) opens with a [[HandOfDeath black-gloved assassin]] placing such a rifle in his suitcase, then assembling it to shoot Roger Moore's character as he's laying flowers on a grave. He takes so long to assemble and load the rifle, a convoy of slow-moving hearses drives between the killer and his target, enabling the latter to escape death.


* OlderThanTelevision: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle even wrote one into a ''SherlockHolmes'' story. In "The Adventure of the Empty House" (1903), the villain totes a high power air rifle which breaks down into, except the barrel, parts that travel in coat pockets. The barrel was disguised as a walking cane.
* One sequence in ''Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz'' has the Wizard, being choked by a plant-magician's spell, take various implements out of his coat. Just before he passes out, he screws them into a sword and cuts the magician in half, breaking the spell.
* The assassin in ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'' transports his sniper rifle in pieces, first in a tube in his car and later in a crutch as part of his disguise. The Jackal [[ShownTheirWork goes to the trouble of "zero-ing" his sights]] when he first gets the gun: a practice unheard of in most Hollywood works.
* In ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'', the Culture agent ends up with a memoryform HandCannon that conveniently folds up and can be hidden in a tooth cavity.
* In ''Literature/GorkyPark'', Investigator Arkady Renko finds a gun disguised as various innocent-looking objects packed in a visiting American's baggage. Of course, he never would have thought to try piecing random objects together into a gun if it weren't for the fact that the American chose such an [[NoodleImplements odd selection]] to pack.
* Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Screw-Guns'' commemorates the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RML_2.5_inch_Mountain_Gun RML 2.5" 'screw-gun']], a howitzer that breaks down into five mule-portable loads.
* In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''Demontage'', an assassin has a set of wine glasses that can be separated out and reconstructed into two daggers, a set of lockpicks and a gun. In keeping with the book's TuxedoAndMartini pastiche, he's the man with the crystal pistol.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In "Stage Fright", the LoonyFan assembles a sniper rifle from parts hidden inside and on his crutches. A clear reference to ''The Day of the Jackal''.
* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured two Klingons who, captured and imprisoned aboard the Enterprise, turned out to have the necessary bits to construct one of these stashed about their person.
* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Something Borrowed", Jack and Ianto assemble a {{BFG}} from two suitcases in the back of their SUV when the shapeshifting alien proves ImmuneToBullets from their handguns.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In "Earshot", Jonathan assembles his rifle in the school clock tower while looking down on the milling students in the school quad. [[spoiler:He's really planning to shoot himself, not anyone else.]]
* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' was one of the earliest users of this trope, and definitely a strong influence on its popularity. It got so bad that the CIA actually paid a visit to the show's producers to a) find out where they got their information and b) find guns that could be assembled that quickly and still be in any way effective. The truth was that they just cut down the gun assembly scenes, making them take about 15 seconds rather than the 5~10 minutes it really took them.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': One of these was created for the final season, though in practice it was only shown fully assembled.
* ''Series/TheXFiles''
** Cancer Man assembles a sniper rifle to shoot Frohike in "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man".
** Two Syndicate hit men (one tasked with eliminating Max Fenig, the other sent after Mulder) in the two-parter "Tempus Fugit"/"Max" smuggled a disassembled semi-automatic pistol aboard passenger aircraft. The weapon was made of mostly plastic and ceramic parts.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider''
** Two seasons have invoked this trope by giving such weapons to officers of ZECT in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' and the Blue Sky organisation in Series/KamenRiderKiva. Crosses into ScaramangaSpecial as the weapons all come in a handy compact size.
** Series/KamenRiderDenO's primary weapon is one of these, and with [[MorphWeapon four different formations]] for the [[MultiformBalance four modes]].
* Speaking of Tokusatsu, the Kyu The Weapon from ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'' comes in three parts, that each of its members assemble as they see fit, from close combat to long range weapons.
* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' ("Spark of Life") when a man assembles a gun-like contraption and looks through a scope at a nearby house. He subsequently "aims" higher, gazing at the stars through his IKEA telescope.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Midnight on the Firing Line" Londo Mollari builds a gun out of disguised parts hidden in various places in his quarters.
* In one sketch by ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'', a CEO is in his office, hiding from a sniper in a competitor's building. He then grabs his briefcase, opens it, and assembles his own sniper rifle. HilarityEnsues.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', during a sketch set in WWII. Benny plays a sniper tasked to shoot [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]. However, as he's testing the sights, [[DistractedByTheSexy he spots a fraulein in skimpy dress by a window]]. He keeps ogling while distractedly putting together his sniper riffle, which ends up in a twisted, useless shape.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
** Used for a BaitAndSwitch in "Root Cause". A man appears to be assembling a rifle on the catwalk above where a politician is making a speech. Reese tackles him, only for the real sniper to fire, killing the politician. He was actually assembling a confetti-firing device.
** But played straight in "The Day the World Went Away", when a Samaritan agent assembles a DRD Tactical CDR-15 rifle from his backpack, a weapon [[JustifiedTrope specifically designed to be carried that way and quickly put together when required]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The "Collapsible" universal Weapon Gadget in ''d20 Future'' gives this property to any weapon it's applied to for a nominal fee. In its "collapsed" state, a knowledge check is required to recognize a weapon.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** In second and third edition, this started with a futuristic version of a sniper rifle that could be broken down. It continued on to a version of Steyr's AUG rifle (which leaned a little towards GameBreaker), entirely transportable in a briefcase. Later weapons were said to even look like innocuous articles before being assembled into a not very innocuous rifle or revolver.
** In at least one version in the "Street Samurai Catalog", a collection of additional weaponry, the attachable components also gave various options from pistol to machine gun to sniper rifle depending on how you assembled it.
** There's also the breakdown mods. While not a modular weapon like the AUG rifle, it allows a large weapon to be disassembled and either concealed in a container (like a briefcase), or a smaller weapon to be broken down and it's components could be hidden away or worn like jewelry. There's also an analogous mod for [[UpToEleven drones and vehicles]].
* The ''Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game'' has a magic sword known as Castlerake. It's typically broken into several parts, as when it's put together, it can breach any fortification in roughly three minutes. ''Nobody'' wants that kind of power in anyone else's reach for too long.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''
** Paranoia Press's supplement ''SORAG''. The Smallarms System is a package of interchangeable parts that can be used put together to create a submachine gun, an assault rifle, a carbine or a light machine gun. It has several accessories as well, including a folding stock, a shoulder stock, electronic sights and a silencer. It is stored in a fitted attache case.
** ''The New Era'' supplement ''Smash and Grab''. The Coalition Multipurpose Weapon System can be reconfigured into a carbine, rifle, SAW (squad automatic weapon) or machine gun by adding the appropriate stock, ammunition feed system and barrel. It has a variety of accessories available, such as a flash suppressor, muzzle brake and grenade adapter.
* ''TabletopGame/TheMorrowProject''. The Stoner weapon system is a kit consisting of one receiver and several different types of barrels, feed mechanisms and stocks. They can be assembled into any one of a number of Stoner weapons: Stoner M23, Stoner M207, Stoner Mk 23 and Stoner M22.
* ''TabletopGame/HeavyGear'' features the Deployable Pack Gun, a type of folding gun that goes from a flat, roughly 2x1x0.25 meter rectangular box carried on a Gear's hip to a full-sized, MiniMecha-scale autoloading rifle, albeit a [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture very square, boxy, purely functional one]]. It's the functional equivalent of the light autocannon, one of the most common Gear weapons in the game. Some Deployable Pack Guns are also ThrowAwayGuns, as they lack field-reloadable magazines (lending them the name Disposable Pack Gun). The game reflects the shortcomings of its focus on convenience by assigning the Pack Gun a small aim penalty.

* Toys/NerfBrand
** Nerf has the Recon CS-6, which can be used dissembled, but is quite a sight when the shoulder stock, barrel and light are attached (if not more AwesomeButImpractical accessories).
** Most of the Nerf N-Strike line have this sort of feature, to the point of interchangeable parts.
** The Nerf Modulus line carries the basis of customising your own blaster and has various interchangeable attachments, from red dot sight and tactical flashlight, to [[MoreDakka Grip Blaster and Stock Blaster]], as long as the blaster has tactical rail slots, you can put whatever you want onto your own blasters.
* Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} have weapons that break down into parts to store as parts of their transformed modes. For example, a [[NoExportForYou Japanese-release-only]] version of one Optimus Prime figure allows you to remove two fuel tanks, transform them, and combine them into a rifle weapon that fits over his right hand in robot mode.
* ''Franchies/GIJoe'' had a few examples as well. One such was the action figure for Bullhorn, who came with a rifle that could be separated into three pieces and stored in his backpack.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'': One of Agent 47's trademark weapons is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_WA_2000 Walther WA2000]], which he keeps unassembled in a briefcase most of the time. In ''Blood Money'', you can purchase upgrades such as lightweight parts, a shortened barrel, and/or a silencer, with each of these having an effect on the time it takes to assemble it. In the first game, his "briefcase sniper rifle" is a Blaser R93, as seen in the Hong Kong sniper mission.
* One of the touch screen {{Minigame}}s in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' is screwing together a break-down sniper rifle.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyBarrel'': The title weapon could be seen as this; you'd gather pieces and see them collect at the top of the screen. Once you get the last one ... '[[MostWonderfulSound HEAVY BARREL!!]]' {{BFG}} time.
* ''VideoGame/SlySpy'' has you collecting five parts of the "Golden Gun" ([[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun get it?]]).
* Similar to the example from ''Heavy Barrel'', ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'' also has you collect four parts to craft the [[WaveMotionGun Megalaser]], a OneHitKill weapon that lasts for around 30 seconds.
* The old pseudo-3D space sim ''Galactic Invasion'' has this as its premise: you and a rival are racing against each other to assemble one of three weapons that will annihilate your opponent's solar system. Said weapons come in the form of color-coded pieces that you find by blowing up space stations.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', obtaining the Batclaw involves a brief cutscene where Batman adds the attachment to his grapnel; later on, there is a more involved cutscene where Batman assembles the Ultra Batclaw upgrade using parts from a supply container.
* In ''VideoGame/MidnightResistance'' you collect red keys on your way to upgrade to better weapons with more ammo.
* Most weapons in ''VideoGame/MushroomMen'' are this or BifurcatedWeapon. You collect parts, and some can be weapons in their own right, but almost all of them can be pieced together into more powerful weapons.
* Tediore guns in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' are a futuristic version of this trope; the player doesn't take them out so much as 3d print them on the spot. This combines with ThrowAwayGuns, as after each magazine is empty, you throw it away and it explodes like a grenade! For a bonus, the more ammo left in the magazine the more damage from the explosion.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'', the fourth and final weapons of each class (the fighter's Quietus, the Cleric's Wraithverge, and the Mage's Bloodscourge) must be assembled from three parts strewn throughout the game before they can be used. Luckily, they're in plain sight.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' handles the Sigil similarly. Each of the five individual parts works perfectly fine as a weapon on its own, but it grows stronger by stacking those effects as you get more pieces. Unfortunately, it's also CastFromHitPoints, and the drain becomes greater the more pieces you have - fortunately, there's only five or six enemies in the entire game you actually ''have'' to use the Sigil on.
* The Bowguns of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterTri'' weren't crafted as full weapons, unlike in the other games of the series. Instead, Bowguns were comprised of barrels, stocks, and frames, which players crafted individually. Then the gunner would make up the Bowgun by choosing which stock, frame, and barrel to take, each part providing its own affinities and magazine sizes for different ammo types.
** While it's purely cosmetic, many weapons also fold or break down when being stowed, just so they'll fit on the hunter's back. Lances and some insect glaives telescope into themselves, gunlances and heavy bowguns are stored with the breech open (i.e. folded in half), switch axes reconfigure to be as small as possible, and bows fold in half.
* The DC-17 carried by the clone commandos in ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' have removable parts that allow it to function as a blaster, sniper rifle and an anti-armor weapon. The novels end up adding riot control and breach modules to the weapon as well.
* Some information you find in C-Sec during the Cerberus Coup in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' reveals that Cerberus agents smuggled some of their weapons onto the station this way.
* ''{{VideoGame/Warframe}}'' has this with about 45% of all weaponry available, from basic knives to futuristic guns, be it for yourself, your [[JetPack archwing]], or [[spoiler:your own brittle human form, once discovered. Literally]]. The other 55% of them falls on ItemCrafting[[note]]You purchase the schematics and your ship's automated Foundry builds one from base materials.[[/note]], but they can be considered the watered down, mass-produced versions. For the actual SuperPrototype punch, you have to either hunt down both the blueprints and each individual piece (blade, head, hilt, handle, barrel, stock, receiver etc.) or research for their parts on your GamingClan's labs.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'': [[FanNickname Jeebus]] has to disassemble his sniper rifle to store it on his person, since thanks to the art style it's [[{{BFG}} longer than he is tall]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* David in ''Webcomic/ParallelDementia'' uses one as his WeaponOfChoice that's a "souvenir" from his time in the army.
* Parson's sword in ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' is given to him in three pieces for him to assemble.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode "Task Force X", Deadshot infiltrates the Watchtower carrying a disassembled ceramic gun whose pieces were packaged in candy wrappers.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision. The AR-18 rifle was popular with the Irish Republican Army because it could be broken down for concealment purposes without disturbing the zero. Most Hollywood IKEA weapons however tend not to have their sights attached to the weapon, ruling them [[CoolButInefficient impractical for sniping use in real life]].
** The way that most movies do it would destroy the zero. Picatinny rails are good at keeping a more consistent zero after disassembly and reassembly, but side rail mounts are by far the best at holding zero.
* The M-16/ AR-15 style of rifle breaks in two by pulling a pin and a bolt, with the barrel, upper receiver, iron sights and optics remaining together. Though not as compact as some other examples, a trained operator can rejoin the upper and lower receivers and prep the weapon for firing in under a minute.
** This is taken to the logical conclusion with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps1Ee3KmFBI&feature=player_embedded [=TAC2=] discreet carry rifle]], that means that a 16" barreled (longer than a standard M4) AR-15 with sight and a couple of magazines can be carried inside a briefcase, and be assembled and ready to fire in less than 10 seconds.
** Add to the fact that only lower receiver (the part with the trigger assembly) counts as the gun, means that it also can be changed out easily for different barrel lengths and ammunition. In fact a 10" barrel (known legally as a short barreled rifle) AR-15 can easily be fit in a messenger bag with a couple of 30rd mags of ammo.
* Marketed towards the outdoorsman, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-7 AR-7]] survival rifle not only breaks down, but the stock doubles as a case that floats in water. A modified version which did away with the storage case stock in favour of a wireframe skeleton stock was used by the Israeli military as an aircrew survival weapon.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel-Tec_SU-16 Kel-Tec SU-16]] is a comparable weapon, but with a hinged stock that enables it to fold up compactly enough to fit in a modest-sized duffel bag. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel-Tec_SUB-2000 SUB-2000]] pistol-caliber carbine folds up a bit more compactly, being hinged right between the main receiver and the barrel/forearm to fold into just about half its full length. Possibly the only ''rifles'' in existence that might get you indicted for carrying a concealed weapon.
* Any break-action (boxlock or sidelock) rifle or shotgun, single-, two-, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combination_gun three-]] and [[MoreDakka even four-barreled]].
* Pretty much every man-portable heavy weapon ever devised before shoulder-launched rockets. Machineguns can often be broken down into barrel, firing chamber/stock/trigger assembly and bipod or tripod, while mortars will break down into barrel, bipod, and baseplate. The practice used to extend up as far as light artillery pieces that were often referred to as "pack howitzers" and broke down into four or five parts which a man could carry. A few heavier weapons could also be broken down into multiple parts, not to make them easily carried, but so you could actually fit them on the truck or airplane.
* Not a gun, but certainly a weapon, recurve bows (or longbows, or compound bows) can be manufactured so as to either fold or break down into two or three pieces. A typical recurve bow will have 2 limbs which slot into a central riser, then the bow is strung. Accessories such as a stabilizer (or more than one in various configurations) or a quiver can then be attached to the riser (if desired). Most 3 piece takedowns require a hex key or have over-sized heads on the bolts which require time-consuming tightening, the [[http://www.archeryhistory.com/recurves/pics/bearspecial.jpg Fred Bear Custom Kodiak Takedown]] by Bear Archery is notable for not needing tools or bolts, instead using latches --- Fred Bear could assemble and string his Takedown bow in roughly 60 seconds. Compound bows on the other hand normally cannot be taken apart (or assembled) without a bow press, with only two models, the Bear Borsalino and [[http://www.archeryhistory.com/compounds/80picsnew/packrat.jpg Martin Pack Rat take-down compound]] being designed for portability.
** [[http://www.goprimalnow.com Primal Gear Unlimited's]] [[SimpleYetAwesome folding longbow]] can be seen in action [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYpPdqmSenU here]]. [[http://twangnbang.net/2016/09/sas-tactical-survival-bow/ Survival Archery Systems]] has also gotten in on this market.
* Relatedly so, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoner_63 the Stoner 63 weapon system]] by Cadillac Gage was a real-life example of this. With a common receiver, a carbine, rifle, light machine gun, or vehicle-mounted machine gun could be assembled using different barrels, ammo feeds and trigger mechanisms.
* [[http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn20-e.htm The Soviet/Russian VSS Vintorez]] suppressed SniperRifle is designed like the classic "assassin's gun in a suitcase". Action, suppressor, scope, stock, and magazine can all be separated and fitted into a special padded carrying case not unlike a businessman's briefcase. [[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon Range is short by sniping standards -- 300-400 meters]] -- due to the accentuated bullet drop of its heavy subsonic 9x39mm ammunition, which is less of a problem than a layman might think since it's meant for UrbanWarfare operations where shooting distances rarely exceed a city block or two.
* Not as dramatic as most examples here, but the traditional Japanese sword construction is this to some extent. Although the blade and tang are one solid piece, the hilt, grip, and tsuba (guard) can all be easily disassembled simply by removing a single retaining pin located in the grip. When carrying of the sword was banned during the Meiji Restoration, the Samurai removed the distinctive, and valuable, furniture (grip, guard, hilt, scabbard) and disguised the sword inside a plain walking stick. The sword could be drawn and used as normal; so they didn't bother reassembling it for dueling, although it was reassembled for display.
* Possibly the best example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Po64G72gQo The]] [[http://makezine.com/2010/07/28/125-piece-puzzle-in-6-different-met/ Intimidator]]. A 40 pound, 125 piece metal puzzle that assembles into a muzzle-loading .45 caliber pistol, with laser sights, and a cleaning kit included in the initial puzzle.
* An interesting illustration of this idea is the military field gun competition. A field gun is taken apart into its component pieces, carried over a series of obstacles, then reassembled. Well-trained military teams can manage this in 85 seconds - but it takes 21 men to get the job done.
* The Steyr AUG has a barrel that is remarkably easy to remove. Since it's a bullpup, this makes the main body of the rifle very short compared to traditional rifles.
* Completely subverted by military sniper rifles. For instance British army sniper rifles have the individual pieces selected from the "parent weapon" production line, and carefully built in the factory to ensure maximum accuracy.
* Most modern machine guns come with interchangeable barrels that can be quickly swapped out in battle. This is so when a barrel overheats from sustained fire, a shooter can simply change barrels without having to wait for the current one to cool down.
* One of the selling points of the Blaser R93 Tactical is that it can be taken apart and carried in an easier to transport, compact manner and reassembled in less than thirty seconds. This makes it rather popular with both police agencies and fiction writers. However, it can't fit in an unassuming briefcase.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrFWQXl-RE The Hotchkiss Universal SMG]] folds in about 18 places to become really compact, and with some practice you can unfold it and be ready to shoot in 5 seconds. Unfortunately, it was also [[AwesomeButImpractical an ergonomic disaster and extremely difficult to maintain]], and Hotchkiss only manufactured it from 1949 - 1952.
* Beretta's U22 Neos .22 Long Rifle semi-automatic pistol is available with an optional carbine kit, consisting of a shoulder stock and 16.25" barrel.
* The suppressed Welrod pistol from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was a downplayed example - to aid in concealment, the weapon didn't have a dedicated pistol grip that the magazine fit into, but rather the magazine itself, with a rubber covering over the bottom half and the release lever attached to it and acting similar to a grip safety, functioned as the grip.
* In 2012, Ruger released a [[https://www.offgridweb.com/preparation/giving-the-ruger-1022-takedown-a-survival-makeover/ takedown version]] of its super-popular 10/22 rimfire rifle. Push up on a lever and give it a good twist, and the barrel comes apart from the receiver, making it easy to fit in a backpack. New purchases even come with a bag with separate pockets to put the part into.
** In December 2017, Ruger followed suit by releasing the [[https://ruger.com/products/pcCarbine/models.html PC Carbine]], a revival of their earlier [=PC9/PC4=] pistol-caliber carbine line (which had gone out of production in 2006). The PC Carbine uses [[https://ruger.com/products/pcCarbine/images/features/takedown.jpg the same takedown mechanism]] as the 10/22 example above.
** Ruger would also release an [[https://ruger.com/micros/silent-sr-ISB/index.html integrally-silenced replacement barrel]] for the Takedown, that attaches and detaches just the same as the standard barrel. It's really surprising it hasn't shown up in film yet.