It is inaccurate to call these “homemade” guns.
They are really craftsmen or artisan or even jobshop guns. Do they have the fit and finish or capacity of even the crudest Western jobshop gun? Probably not.
Do they do the job required of them? Apparently so.
Jules Zunga, who says he’s been making guns for nearly 50 years, shapes the stock of a shotgun as he works in Bangadi, about 40 km (25 miles) from Congo’s border with Sudan, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. In this remote northeastern corner of Congo nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) from the capital, the residents of Bangadi have successfully driven off two attacks by the Ugandan rebels who have killed at least 900 people since Christmas.
February 21, 2010 Apparently the original links to this story are no more, so this new link tells the same story: UPDATE LINK CLICK HERE
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