Homemade Bolt Action 12 GA

Backyard weapons genius / ghost gun king Royal Nonesuch:

LOL HK G3 trigger group, AK-47 underfolder buttstock, Saiga-12 magazine, AR-15 cheek riser, and a real barrel on this one (no pipe).  I don’t even know how he managed to jury-rig all that stuff together, but as you can see it looks like it will work.  It does really look sweet with the stock underfolded.

Royal-Nonesuch-Homemade-12-GA-Shotgun3:05 – Centimeter?  5mm?  They teaching these kids metric exclusively now in schools?  I’m curious.

I’m disappointed in the shirt / hat combo this time… not as interesting as his usual choices.



18 responses to “Homemade Bolt Action 12 GA”

  1. lolinski Avatar

    The metric is just because metric is way easier to use in regards to dimensions and ratios.

    1. Alien426 Avatar

      The metric is just because metric is easiest.

      One cubic decimeter (1 dm³) of water is one liter (1 l) and weighs one kilogram (1 kg).
      One cubic foot of water is 7.48 gallons and weighs 62.43 pounds.

    2. I agree. I have a metric tape measure. It’s much easier than working with fractions on multiple cuts.

      1. Metric is great, but I’d rather use inches if working with dimensional lumber

        2 x 4 -> 1.5 x 3.5 actual -> 38 x 89 mm?


    3. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      I definitely agree, I just wasn’t sure on what was happening in schools.

      1. Quint Young Avatar
        Quint Young

        They taught me imperial in elementary and metric in middle. In highschool we used either depending on the class.

  2. The hat with deer inside a Missouri outline is sweet.

  3. The end of that barrel is tactical as fuck! XD

  4. I sure hope we’re switching to metric. It’s about time. At the very least we should stop using fractional inch. But yeah 5mm to 1 cm – that’s quite a tolerance.
    I love the channel, lots of interesting content on there especially his other shotgun. As for the shotgun in this video, I would have just used a pin to attach the stock at the back. Since it’s a bolt action, the area where the stock attaches wouldn’t be stressed very much. That way, the bolt would be removable. I’m also slightly concerned about the locking mechanism. It’s hard to tell how thick the receiver is but there isn’t much material behind the locking lugs. If the lockup isn’t tight, then I could see this area on the receiver weakening quickly. I’m impressed that he got the magazine to feed smoothly.

  5. Would operate with.

  6. I’ll switch to metric when the metric people finally switch to metric. :)

    Watch a few episodes of “Top Gear”- the thoroughly British presenters do indeed use liters for engine displacement and such, and kilograms (or metric tons) for car weights, but they also use miles per hour for speed, miles per gallon for economy, and generally even use pounds (sterling) per gallon to state the cost of fuel. Tire sizes are often given in inches (15″ rim, 17″ rim) the presenters themselves use feet and inches to state their height (it’s a running gag since Hammond is as short as Tom Cruise) big cars like the Bentley and Hummer are described as being (X) feet long, their airstrip raceway is said to be (Y) feet long, and so on.

    Engines are described using horsepower, people’s weights are described in ‘stone’, distances between cities are given in miles.

    Except for a few correlations, neither system is “easier” to use than the other. :)

    1. derpmaster Avatar

      Agree, as an engineer I use a mix of both systems. Anything involving actual math (physics, chemistry, electric circuits, etc) is so much easier in metric units, but for a lot of stuff, it’s just far easier to use SAE. Mils (1/1000 of an inch) in particular are fantastic. The entire PCB industry operates in mils and inches, and it’s more or less that way world wide.

    2. lolinski Avatar

      yes it is, metric is easier to use since everything is based around the number 10. While the Imperial system is just all over the place, somethings are 12 others while 16 or 40 others, etc.

      The examples you mentioned are just England (and probably the rest of the UK) being fucked up. Rest of Europe uses km/h, liters per 100 km for fuel economy, pound (sterling) are just currency (that is different in different countries for the most part), height is measured in cm or meters. Feet isn’t used in the rest of Europe. Stone is again an English and UK measurement.

      Though you have a good point with horsepower, I will give you that.

      1. I love the metric system for certain things, but as others have said it isn’t great for everything.

        First off – base 10 systems are great for log10’ing up and down – but absolutely suck with fractions. 10 is only factorable by 2 and 5; whereas 12 is factorable by 2, 3, 4, and 6. A base 60 system is even better. Ever wonder why we have 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes/seconds? They’re great with fractions and approximate math. In most of our daily life, high precision is a useless hassle.

        This is why metric tape measures suck – your only useful increment between a centimeter is either half centimeters (every 5 mm) or 1 mm. Contrast this with inches which neatly divide down to 1/64ths in a way your brain can more easily process.

        In the real world, tolerances exist and fractions are useful. There’s no good way of handling a third of a meter, for example (.333_ m). Dividing a 1meter piece of wood into 3 even pieces becomes a pain in the ass.

        Another issue with the metric system is the units are often too far from the customary ones. In the lumber industry for example wood sizes – whether we’re talking plywood or dimensional lumber – based off US units. A 4×8 sheet of plywood would become 1291.2 x 2438.4 mm. Start cutting it up and you see the problems. Cut it into 1×8 strips and you’d have 322.8 x 2438.4 mm pieces. Same problems with dimensional lumber.

        If you think the lumber industry is going to change any time soon good luck with that.

        Another example is navigation. Lat/Lon relates well to nautical miles, but poorly to km. That’s why in precise navigation you still often use nautical miles and yards.

        Lat/Lon is NOT going to be changed.

        Bottom line – metric system is great for some things, sucks for others.

        1. Oh and don’t forget aviation. Feet and nautical miles is the international standard.

          So much for metric everywhere.

  7. i hope he is very careful with the tolerances and connections in his builds. i would hate to see something of his blow up in his hands, and him being known heretoforthwith as Stumpy Magoo.

  8. Delray Silverback Avatar
    Delray Silverback

    This is a homeschooled kid if I ever did see one.

    That ear pro, though. KWALITTY ! ! ! ! !

  9. guys, you only see this “problem” because you are used to the imperial system.. not the system is bad as such- you just have a problem with conversion (using your head).