I’m going to document my PPSh (41) carbine build, in 9mm, stricker-fired, based on Polish kit. Total cost out of the pocket: $170 for the kit and $30 for the barrel blank. I will modify follow up posts into specific parts of the build as I sort out my build photos: Intro Research Barrel Bolt modification Front trunion Rebuilding receiver Loose ends Range report, tweaks and finish Other things Tools used. I have mill/lathe combo from Central Machinery (HF), not a gunsmith package, but Red Jacket got one … ; ) I also used plasma cutter which is not all that necessary, plus a few odds and ends. The good news is that PPSh is an easy build of a very simple gun. It’s cheap, the kit and barrel were $200, which is the grand total I spent on it. 90% of the headache is trying not to infringe on ATF infringing on you. The bad news is that it’s a “build” so you will have to actually build things with your hands with real tools. Get a Budha statue and keep rubbing his belly for luck until he looks like Ghandi. The upside is that all this hard work will cover you in masculine musk of cosmoline and make you irresistible to most women and some men. Most men will envy you, your chest hair will grow exponentially. In other words, you will go from this to this: Bitch please, I make MY OWN trunnions! Ok, I grew up across the street from this monument to soldier-liberator. If you look from one side, you’ll see that he is clenching a PPSh, the most iconic submachine gun of the WWII, the most produced submachine gun of WWII. It was succeeded a year later after it’s production start with PPS, but in it’s 6 glorious years of service it made a huge impact. You bet, that I wanted one for a long time! Why should you build a PPSh? Zombie apocalypse is coming. Your hyper-precise rifle will not save your ass when hordes of zombies are knocking at the gate. You can get a 9mm barrel and shoot surplus Tok or 9mm ammo from the same mags, swapping barrels. The gun was designed to sustain firing rate of 1000 (thousand) rnds/min. It’s heavy, big muzzle break will give no recoil so your feminine hands can keep it on target. 70 rnds drums are plentiful and cheap. 9mm ammo is the cheapest centerfire you can get. My build came up to 9 lbs without a mag. That’s enough to club any seal when your ammo runs out. PPSh does not need fancy alloys or heat-treated steel, pick up some scrap steel and grind your own trigger groups. Do you really need any more reasons than this: Yeah, that's some good shit, comrade! PPSh (left) and PPD, it’s predecessor (right) IN DEFENSE OF MOST GLORIOUS MOTHERLAND !!! PPSh (on the ground) and its successor PPS (in soldier’s hands) Here is my kit as it arrived (actually it's a Hungarian that came with drum mag) I will re-use every single part, only adding to these parts: Ok, let’s see how it’s done bitches!