Mark Serbu, mastermind behind the Serbu Super Shorty and other oddball firearms, has a new design specifically intended to clog gun buybacks and allow people to actually turn a profit off of these events.
The GB-22 is a single shot handgun comprised of about four components. Intended to be manufactured by someone in their basement, the design requires only a hacksaw and drill to turn a length of bar stock into a functioning firearm. Shown in the video are some CNC machined examples made by Mark Serbu, but no CNC is required.
While it’s interesting to think that the gun can be produced for far less than the typical reward rate for handing in your heater at a gun buyback, in reality the time and effort required to construct such a gun is still probably prohibitive for those thinking about cashing in on this possible goldmine.
Particularly notable is that this firearm is basically identical to Cody Wilson’s Liberator handgun which caused such a kerfuffle with the Department of State over ITAR regulations. The only difference between the two is that Cody Wilson’s Liberator is 3D printed, while Serbu’s creation is crafted using “traditional” methods. I’d be interested to see what the Department of State has to say about this if he decides to publish the schematics and instructions online.