Wonderful Engineering

Japanese Artist Creates Realistic Replicas of Firearms Out Of Wood

A Japanese sophomore in high school has been creating very impressive full-scale replicas of military firearms. The replicas are carved from wood blocks and are carved with humongous details. They include working triggers and magazines as well. The pictures of the wooden firearms were shown on a Facebook group Komatsu Factory. The group is being run by an unnamed high school student who shows off his skills with complex wooden models.

Komatsu Factory shows off several types of handguns, submachine guns, and pistols. All the guns feature folding stocks, removable ammunition magazines, and Picatinny accessory rails. All the accessories are so neat and close to reality that it looks like they really work. Most of the guns can be partially disassembled. A Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol can break down into receiver, slide, and barrel. The student has also built an arsenal of the wooden guns. It includes a Howa Type 89 assault rifle, Heckler & Koch MP-7 submachine gun, and VSS Vintorez suppressed submachine gun. He also built a Barrett M82A1 which is a 50 caliber anti-material rifle. However, it is nothing as compared to all the other things that he has made.

As the builder becomes more skilled, the wooden guns are also becoming more sophisticated and neat. He created a replica of the US Army’s M110 sniper rifle recently. It has a complete structure with a working magazine that can also accept dummy 7.62 mm bullets. The M110 also features a bolt catch, a safety selector, and trigger group that is familiar to AR-15 owners. The tiny parts can be disassembled correctly but they cannot be used to fire real bullets.

Pretty cool, isn’t it?