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Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

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Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

This guy was full of shit. From Wikipedia:

One such improvised, repurposed firearm is described by Che Guevara in his book Guerrilla Warfare. Called the "M-16", it consists of a 16 gauge sawed-off shotgun provided with a bipod to hold the barrel at a 45 degree angle. This was loaded with a blank cartridge (formed by removing the shot from a standard shotshell), followed by a wooden rod with a Molotov cocktail attached to the front. This formed an improvised mortar capable of firing the incendiary device accurately out to a range of 100 meters.[16]
Now I haven't tested it but I would bet that the glass bottle would go nowhere and the wooden rod would shoot right through the bottom of the bottle instantly igniting the fuel all over the shooter.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

Test it and get back to us.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

Tsss tsss tsss...

"A cylindrical stick extending from the muzzle of the gun is used as the projectile. A bottle of gasoline resting on a rubber base is placed on the end of the stick."
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Test it and get back to us.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

I read about this in The Poor Man's James Bond (or maybe the Anarchists' Cookbook) many years ago.

You take the shot out of the shell and put a wooden rod into the gun, the rod is long enough that it sticks out of the end of the barrel by six or ten inches. You have a Molotov cocktail securely tied to the end of the stick.

I assume it would work but it is not something I would try.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

I was none too impressed with Che Guevera's recipe for oatmeal cookies, either.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

This hair-brained contraption really makes Che Guevera lose a lot of respect in my eyes.
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Re: Che Guevera's recipe for an improvised mortar launcher

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This hair-brained contraption really makes Che Guevera lose a lot of respect in my eyes.
The mass murder is what did it for me, personally.
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The mass murder is what did it for me, personally.
By communist standards, his body count was minimal.
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Apparently the movie's good though .

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