This video Instructable will show you in detail how to build a single barrel break action shotgun from scratch. If you choose to attempt a project like this, please be careful and respect your area's laws. The first video will show how to make the steel mechanical parts. The second video will show how to make the wooden stock and complete the shotgun. On Friday June 12 I will be releasing the third video which will show how to make the ammunition from scratch. After that I will make a fourth video with a demonstration of the completed shotgun in action.
Step 1: Steel Work
This first video is the longest. It will show you how to construct the functional mechanical parts of the shotgun.
Step 2: Wood Work
In this second video I will show you how to make the wooden stock and mount the steel mechanism into it. At the end of this step you have a completed functional shotgun.
Step 3: Make the Shells
The shells for this shotgun will be made from paper tubes. The primer is a unique "sandwich" design with 2 layers of metal discs, and a packet of armstrong's mixture in between. The metal discs that for the primer also form the rim. The propellant I am starting with is black powder, but other things like ammonpulver or smokeless powder could be used.