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Old December 27, 2012, 06:15 PM   #18
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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I don't know the origin of the term "zip gun", but they were generally home made, in .22 caliber, and with barrels made from auto radio antennas. They were common enough that the government worked with auto makers to use antenna rod too small to take a cartridge. (Gun control in sneaky ways, as usual.)

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