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Jason Banks marked it as to-read Nov 25, What are normally considered to be civilians have made numerous attempts recently to home-manufacture directional mines for their own use. This must be done very meticulously. It closely molds to the back side of the device in a most advantageous manner.

Another, near Burlington, Iowa, will continue to load the few claymores used by the U. Do not remove the pres sure- sensitive protective paper from the Plexiglass at this hmoe-built.

Almost 40 years’ U. Today, nonexplosive components of the mine are manufactured and assembled by various contractors, selected on the basis of the lowest and best bid. Be sure it is high enough so that discovery is unlikely and it has an open field of fire.

HomeBuilt Claymore Mines A Blueprint For Survival, Ragnar Benson. (Paperback )

Schardin attempted to develop a directional- type mine called a “trench mine” at the end of World War II, to be used in the static 6 History of Claymores trench warfare German military brass envi- sioned. This close “precision” pressing of explosive to fragments is vitally important, no matter which explosive is employed.

HopeTrash marked it as to-read Mar 26, Carefully and com- pletely press the foil in on the fragments. Placed out in fo of a foxhole at night, claymores take such a tremendous toll on attackers that the game is truly not worth the candle. Set the mold shell aside for later use. The Swedish FFV, for instance, weighs 44 pounds and is advertised as being effective against helicopters at meters!


If one uses the wrong components, even though superficially they might seem able to do the job, end results will be mediocre to poor at best 12 2 Components Fortunately, all of the critical cclaymore necessary to home-build claymore mines can, with varying degrees of diligence, be purchased off the shelf. Paperback53 pages. Norman MacLeod secured a contract to produce 10, postdevelopment model M18s, which were used fortesting, training and, to a limited extent, in combat between and Take great care to camouflage and hide electrical deto- nation wires, as well as the device itself.

Later they were awarded a con- tract for 1, manufacturer’s prototypes which they used for testing and training. Homebuilt Flamethrowers Bull’s Eye: At the same time, Canadian munitions experts — similarly motivated by their expe- rience in Korea — began work on a device they called the “Phoenix.

As a last mea- sure, try calling Devcon’s toll-free number to ask about the nearest local distributors. Users in an ambush situation should wait till the quarry is within 60 to 80 feet — a range at which hit probability is percent.

Heat very gently so the plastic retains its shape in a cord. It’s the last few thousand feet of detonating 13 Home-Built Claymore Mines velocity that sets C-4 apart from other explo- sives. Although field reports regarding their effec- tiveness are extremely sketchy, one can validly conclude that the performance of these devices is not particularly good.

At least in this instance a user will have an effective device with which to do the work — much better than some of the ridicu- lous, irregular, unpredictable affairs made from black powder and nails.

Unfortunately, unhardened steel bearings are difficult to locate. Commercial versions of these mines are by themselves so deadly that they have changed the face of war. Use the material presented in this manual and any end product or by-product at your own risk. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Study the diagram on page 47 if this seems unclear. Ripple effect on ground in front of detonated device is obvious where fragments fired straight ahead.


Cover all of the fragments to the same depth. These might include doorbells, light switches, garage door openers, and even telephones, which, on ringing, close a circuit.

Benjamin Thornton marked it as to-read Aug 14, Those anticipating using trip wires may wish to keep a generous supply of spring-load- ed clothespins and 3 5 -pound monofilament fishline on hand.


As a result of the United Nations experi- ence in Korea, armament experts through- out the world explored the possibility of per- fecting a light, relatively gome-built, easily de- ployed, directional-type mine that per- 5 Home-Built Claymore Mines formed much like a giant shotgun.

This will create a very nice, compact package that is extremely professional in appearance. Any pull will close the circuit. They can be placed in seconds from the outside with no sign of anyone having been there. What follows is a detailed, step-by-step guide to making clay- mores in one’s home shop. The only assumption made in this “how to” manual involves obtaining the explosives needed to energize these devices.

It would be very easy to fall into ofr own trap. Few, if any, air bluelrint should be evi- dent on the back of the fragment mass. These claymores are not toys. Most commercial primer cord is either red or white. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

My recommendation is not to build a complete armed claymore with explosives packed into the device except under circum- stances of extreme duress. It is an expensive, yet practical solution to what can be a fairly pervasive problem.

Curve three sticks of percent commercial dynamite so that the curvature con- forms exactly to the back of the fragment mass.