Heavy weapons gun guru and noted firearms engineer Mark Serbu came up with an 11-part spring-operated slam-fire pistol that uses .22 nail gun blanks to fire 3/8-inch ball bearings.
Made from ASTM A36 carbon steel plate, a scrap piece of .22 barrel, and a handful of parts from a neighborhood hardware store, Serbu came through with a working single-shot design complete with a trigger.
For more footage of the “RN2238” in action, Royal Nonsuch put it through its paces below.
Serbu Firearms is an American manufacturer of firearms based in Tampa, Florida. Founded by mechanical engineer Mark Serbu, the company is best known for producing the BFG-50, a .50 BMG caliber, single-shot rifle. The rifle is also available in .510 DTC EUROP caliber in some European countries, where .50BMG rifles are generally banned by law.
In 2013, Serbu refused to sell their model BFG-50A semi-automatic .50 rifles to the New York City Police Department after the passage of the NY SAFE Act that classified their weapon as an assault rifle. Refusal to sell to states that have outlawed the sale of firearms to the public under the heading of assault rifles has become more common. Following their refusal to sell the rifles, Serbu then had tee shirts printed with an image of the classic Seinfeld character The Soup Nazi, played by actor Larry Thomas, and the words “No Serbu For You”. Thomas, a gun control advocate, contacted Facebook and the T-shirt printers to have the shirts removed. Serbu has since removed the image of Thomas and replaced it with one of their founder.
One thing is for certain Mark is a genius who does not disappoint with his innovative designs. We can not wait to see the next firearm that Serbu comes out with.
What are your thoughts on this neat little pistol that you can make at home?