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Old December 23, 2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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home made pistol. 32 short

just came across this the other day, all hand made, and pretty cool too. shots a 32 short,


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Old December 24, 2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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You might want to get a serial number on there ASAP.
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Old December 24, 2012, 12:59 AM   #3
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This gun probably predates the serial number requirement. Plenty of guns out there have no serial number.

However, I would be interested to know the status of the manufacturer license or legality of this little gem.

Definitely an interesting piece.
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Old December 24, 2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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If you manufacture your own firearms, there is no requirement to put a serial number on it, even today. It is strongly suggested you put some identifying marks on it, but it is not a legal requirement, as long as it does not fall under the NFA.

Check out the BATF website for particulars.
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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Is the barrel rifled?
That would be the main thing.
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Old December 24, 2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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Cool. Any idea when it was made?
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Old December 24, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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dont know when it was made, The barrel is rifled, and it does fire,
I did check out the BATF website and it is all legal.
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Old December 24, 2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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This is the tatctial version. lol
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Old December 24, 2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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Would love to know the story on that little piece.
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:34 PM   #10
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so would i , I own a auction in North Georgia and it was in an estate that we bought.
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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and i dont know if its leagle to sell or not, own yes, but to sell it i dont know.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:36 AM   #12
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After our legislators save us from ourselves that might be the only gun left.

I wouldn't register it. Keep it and if anyone asks it's just a hunk of junk that isn't a real gun.
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Old December 25, 2012, 02:37 AM   #13
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Alcatraz, Manufactured in or around D Block, 2nd Floor Industrial Arts Room. Pre-war, cica 1929 to 1934. American made for sure.
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Old December 25, 2012, 05:43 PM   #14
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Zip gun, hey.
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Old December 25, 2012, 09:10 PM   #15
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What is the definition of a, 'Zip' gun anyhow? A gun that will just zip you away to the ER or what?

I think the term is negative and is used to conjure-up images of a 1950s inner citiy high school thug. Our example looks like a legitimate, resourse gathering attempt, from a 1930s laid-off apprentice machinist whom needed a pistol.

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Old December 27, 2012, 12:45 AM   #16
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Warningshot, now that is funny
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Old December 27, 2012, 02:23 AM   #17
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Have you tried firing it yet?
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Old December 27, 2012, 06:15 PM   #18
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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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Old December 27, 2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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I have always considered the Liberator pistol a government made "zip gun".
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Old December 29, 2012, 01:57 AM   #20
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yes it does fire, i need to redo the " sear " pin , where it will catch better, but it will still fire if you hold the firing pin / rod back.
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Old December 29, 2012, 03:08 PM   #21
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Tactical

Laughed out loud at that tactical version.
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:12 AM   #22
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Hilarious

I found the tactical version to be a LOLer also. And Sigshr -I learned something new about FP Liberator. I didn't know such a thing was ever produced in an American factory. Of course I may be wrong about that when you consider Hi Point pistols.
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Old December 31, 2012, 03:32 AM   #23
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yes it does fire, i need to redo the " sear " pin , where it will catch better, but it will still fire if you hold the firing pin / rod back.
Okay. Now let's see those targets.

3" groups at 25 yards should be easy if you stick to the fundamentals.
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Old January 1, 2013, 04:08 PM   #24
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lol, yea i bet.
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Old January 2, 2013, 06:34 PM   #25
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And I have the 2000 yard sniper rifle that goes with it.
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