Myanmar Rebels with Flintlocks and 3d Printed Guns

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Another image of a 3d printed gun being used by a Myanmar rebel.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also here's an image from a recent New York Times article that I thought goes hard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That goes hard as frick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are god's prettiest countries his most wartorn shitholes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Let me tell you about a country called "Cambodia"...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pluto is still a planet and Cambodia is still a country.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Your my greatest warlord

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Beauty motivates men to fight, which is why the israelites want to make the world as ugly as possible.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_armed_organisations_in_Myanmar
        ethnic cauldron

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I like the arakan army (kayin state)'s flag

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      looks like something out of borderlands.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But Joe Biden said they can't do that without F-15 fighter jets. Someone should tell them.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Formerly burma

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's really fricking funny how the junta had full Chinese support and then as an appreciation they started kidnapping Chinese citizens in the border for human trafficking.

    Truly 30D chess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >fricking funny how the junta had
      The MNDAA is a thinky veioed front of the PLA and MSS fighting against the the Junta.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_National_Democratic_Alliance_Army

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't China changed their support for them or they were supporting both?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Chinese know they have the Junta by the balls and are able to be the major source of support while simultaneously raping them. The Chinese are very duplicitous.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NEVER trust the eternal chinaman
          no such thing as an ally if there is a benefit to fricking someone over
          can't blame them with myanmar though, the junta is downright incompetent and stupid

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >fricking funny how the junta had
      The MNDAA is a thinky veioed front of the PLA and MSS fighting against the the Junta.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_National_Democratic_Alliance_Army

      >fricking funny how the junta had
      The MNDAA is a thinky veioed front of the PLA and MSS fighting against the the Junta.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_National_Democratic_Alliance_Army

      Long story short,
      >Region ran by grp that supports China
      >Junta is also backed by China
      >Region leader got overthrown by his lackeys
      >Overthrown leader's son became rebel
      >New Region leader starts their BS, gives money to Junta
      >Junta turns a blind eye to what they doing, thinking China can't do shit since they need them to keep the gas flowing
      >China went Frick this, threw support for overthrown leader's son Rebel grp
      >SHTF
      >Grp gains ground
      >Suddenly rest of the Rebel grps joined in the party
      >China some what lost control if their backed grp
      >Every Rebel grp want a piece of the Junta's ass
      >China found out the Train had no brakes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i read that 3x and got more confused each time

        but its not you, its me

        are Muslims involved and on WTF side and is our failed rock star turned Sec of State Blinken staying away from this one

        "Blinken last year postponed a trip to Thailand, the oldest U.S. ally in Asia, after halting a regional tour when a COVID-19 case was found in the press corps accompanying him."

        LMAO! I'd bet every Blinken "press corps" going on foreign junkets is riddled with AIDS and GRIDS, butt thats not slowing anyone down.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Muslims there were being screwed over by the Junta for decades.
          Thailand don't wanna get involved, since if Maynamar goes boom, guess where the Chinese money is going?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The Muslims there were being screwed over by the Junta for decades.

            It's a dhimmi or be dhimmi'd world, native buddhists ought to be keeping out trans-Abrahamist colonizer religions.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Most of the Muslims are jeets the British literally imported into Burma as slave wagies.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Should become the plot and setting of a new Far Cry game.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          FAR CRY HASNT BEEN GOOD SINCE THE MERC CONTRACTED MALARIA

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Correct. Far Cry 2 was the only good one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I remember an anon mentioning in another thread that some of the Chinese in the scam centers were actually undercover MSS agents. And then one day, a whole bunch of the prisoners attempted an escape, and said prisoners got massacred by the guards. Including the MSS agents. Whoops.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Playing the long con in regards to “nation building.”
      >oi, hey, we got these chinks Uncle Sam, throw us a bone and legitimize our government, we’re totally demoncratic
      >yeah, democratic, that’s what I said
      More power to them, I say.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    QRD on this conflict?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its a fricking mess. Myanmar has a lot of different groups divided along ethnic, political and nationalistic lines. They had a government until the military overthrew it a few years back and put a junta in charge. A bunch of those groups decided to rebel. At first it was low intensity but in the last year or so its picked up a lot more and the Junta has lost a lot of ground. Nobody is sure what's going to happen because the "rebels" aren't a cohesive group.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's one of the longest currently still active conflicts on Earth and there's no tl;dr for it.
      Shit had been hitting the fan for decades before the Vietnam War even happened.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >unstable post-British Empire state with way too many ethnic groups suffers government collapses and coups for half a century
      >some sort of semi-democracy eventually allowed to form (with the military guaranteed a certain % of seats and various special privileges)
      >military starts genociding its ethnic enemies again to much international shock, democracy leaders blamed for doing nothing (because they'd just get arrested or couped)
      >military loses badly in elections, rejects result, arrests opposition leaders
      >ethnic groups fricking done with playing democracy, also now pissed off enough at army to actually ally against it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >ethnic groups fricking done with playing democracy, also now pissed off enough at army to actually ally against it
        Could this work to a point we get another Singapore? i.e. ethnic groups more or less living in peace due to economic development (read: Foregin capital/investements)?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, but I don't see it. Singapore's peaceful breakaway from malaysia is unique in modern history. Many rare factors aligned to make it happen.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Chief to Singapore's economic stability is its strategic trade location in the Malacca Strait. It has virtually no natural resources, so even though it has a very large and capable military for its size it's really a deterrent force because it's not in anyone's interest to start a war, and they still depend on us Malaysians for some natural resources, chiefly water. In turn, Malaysians aren't great at warfare (we're pretty lazy and it's a lot of work) nor do we really seek it out or have the equipment. Indonesians are maybe a bit more expansionist (at least historically) but they also ultimately realize it's not in anyone's interest. We generally view the Singaporeans in the same way as western countries probably view one another, having many shared goals and cultural ties. Although they have admirably expunged religion from their governance. Sadly the same has not happened here.

            Unfortunately I don't see a similar situation unfolding in Myanmar. The economic, cultural, and historical dynamics are completely different. Especially when you're talking about tribal groups that have probably called the same village home for hundreds of years and didn't even have the concept of any allegiance beyond their small regional territory until relatively recently, if at all. It's closer to the cultural situation in Afghanistan or one of those internally divided African countries. There is no greater colonial overseer to stabilize the transition of power and decolonization like the US and Britain did for Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia. China couldn't give less of a shit beyond their economic return on investment. I really do hope for a rehabilitated, united, democratic Myanmar, but I don't see it happening in our lifetimes, and then only after a river of innocent blood is spilled.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, Burma’s situation is unique in that the various ethnic militia groups and the anti-junta rebels are now pushing for a truly federal constitution with no military involvement in the government. It’s very interesting and its highly likely the country stays intact after the war finishes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its like Avatar, but with 50 different groups of blue people.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And they all have guns.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And the blue people are using industry 4.0 to fight rather than hope wildlife will somehow save them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        avatar 2 had green blue people

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hire as smuggler with yacht
    >sail to nearest gun friendly countries like philippines
    >buy boatload of guns through flips
    >sail back
    why don't they do this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most groups are cash short and cannot peddle their merchandise stock very far for trade or sale. Myanmar is a fairly geographically large country by comparison with Europe for example, and the infrastructure sucks and infrastructure is one of the first points of control/contestation in conflicts. I would imagine it being easier to source old commie guns floating around in Vietnam and Thailand.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not to mention they have to cross two whole seas and the world's busiest strait just for a bunch of guns. Just get them from the local region.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, like

      Most groups are cash short and cannot peddle their merchandise stock very far for trade or sale. Myanmar is a fairly geographically large country by comparison with Europe for example, and the infrastructure sucks and infrastructure is one of the first points of control/contestation in conflicts. I would imagine it being easier to source old commie guns floating around in Vietnam and Thailand.

      said they mostly get their stuff from Thailand. Or China.
      China back in the 70s and 80s have a province that makes blackmarket guns. Not those shit tier grade ones but cpose to 1:1 copies.
      Took the government, with the help of Vets from the Sino Vietnam war to stomp them out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Myanmar is one of the poorest countries and earth. They can’t afford that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They get their Glock barrels for their FGC-9s the Philippines, when they don't do homebrew pipe barrels. There was an interview with one of the rebels building them a few years back.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's really amazing to see how fast 3D printing technology has progressed in recent years. By 2030, it will have probably reached the point where the technology has made traditional gun control laws obsolete.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Heres the kicker, Anon.
      Traditional gunmakers gonna lobby for 3D printing bans.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's meaningless unless you ban all 3d printers, which is never going to happen.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They banned distilling alcohol too, even though it only takes a barrel, some pipes and a bucket of rotting fruit. You don't understand how badly big copros want to protect their monopolies. They always say dishonest shit like 'oh we just want to make sure that unsafe product are off the streets', but what they actually mean is that 'I don't want you taking customers from me, so I'll use my massive wealth to pressure politicians to make you stop'. You can bet your ass once 3D printing gun parts becomes mainstream, gun manufacturing titans will start lobbying and do everything they can to make it illegal. Of course they can't make 3D printing go away the same way how they couldn't make weed disappear before it was legal, but as soon as you grow too big and start to threaten their income, they will strike you down. The only reason why 3D printing is still okay is because not too many people are into it and the technology is still in it's infant stage.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >They banned distilling alcohol too, even though it only takes a barrel, some pipes and a bucket of rotting fruit
            That's a great example of it not working.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >3D printing bans
        Linear rails, control boards and extruders can be easily sourced.
        Trying to ban 3d printing would be like trying to ban RC cars, there's already so many components out there or the way to repurpose components into doing what you want that it's not gonna gonna make a dent in homebrew gun manufacturing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it will have probably reached the point where the technology has made traditional gun control laws obsolete.
      They'll never stop trying. Have you not noticed the amount ghost gun laws that tons of states are passing, making it a felony for you to print out a lower receiver. If anything, the laws are getting worse where they're already bad as gun controlgays piss and shid themselves.

      Heres the kicker, Anon.
      Traditional gunmakers gonna lobby for 3D printing bans.

      >Traditional gunmakers gonna lobby for 3D printing bans.
      I think you'll somewhat see that, but I think you'll also see some manufacturers embrace parts kits (and raise the price of gun parts in the process) as they navigate the new market. However, gun distributors and stores are the ones that are probably shaking in their boots and would push for that kind of legislation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's really amazing to see how fast 3D printing technology has progressed in recent years. By 2030, it will have probably reached the point where the technology has made traditional gun control laws
      you have no idea what you are talking about, literally no clue. You need a metal barrel, firing pin, bolt extractor, magazine spring trigger spring etc. If you have those, then 3d printing i your worst option for the rest.

      https://i.imgur.com/G7CMyNp.jpeg

      Kinda neat.

      This looks staged/wrong. The actual fighting Burmese resistance groups are quite tough and serious opposition, the back lineup there have never been in a fight and it shows.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The actual fighting Burmese resistance groups are quite tough and serious opposition
        e.g
        pic
        Members of the Karenni Army take part in a graduation ceremony for military trainees in October 2021

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karenni_Army

        t.knower

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>The actual fighting Burmese resistance groups are quite tough and serious opposition
          another group
          pic Arakan Army troops pose with arms, ammunition and military trucks seized from the junta in Myebon Township

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arakan_Army

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >pic Arakan Army troops pose with arms, ammunition and military trucks seized from the junta in Myebon Township

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They couldn't have at least gotten some surplus mosins from one of the many former communist countries around them that were supplied with hundreds of thousands of the damn things? They really have to use flintlocks?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How long does the junta realistically have left at this point?

    According to the most recent maps, it looks like the rebels are on the verge of effectively bisecting the country and corralling junta forces into ever-shrinking pockets. Casualties have also been staggering, with as many as 1/3rd of the junta's pre-war soldiers already dead, wounded, or captured.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      End of the year hopefully. Gaza and Ukraine get all the spotlights but the violence in Myanmar is fricking horrendous at this point. I find it interesting the country is like 99.999% Buddhist yet that doesn't seem to mean anything to either side. Anyone know if temples and stuff are somehow protected from all the mess or are we at a point where they're considered fair game?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The junta still has an iron grip on the Bamar heartlands and the incoming monsoon season will make large scale campaigns difficult, Don't be surprised to see them survive for another year or two.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's maps of this shitshow? New to this theater

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Here's the latest map.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          how much of that is rural and urban?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Christ I didn’t realise that the Junta was this fricked

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are Yangon and Mandalay actually both contested now? Because Naypyidaw is a new regime-built 'capitol' in the middle of the jungle, so even if the regime keep a hold of it years I'd expect international recognition to rapidly fall behind the resistance if they manage to take the traditional capitol of Yangon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          how much of that is rural and urban?

          Christ I didn’t realise that the Junta was this fricked

          That map is garbage, the junta still controls many urban areas in the blue regions. Pic related is a much better map.

          Are Yangon and Mandalay actually both contested now? Because Naypyidaw is a new regime-built 'capitol' in the middle of the jungle, so even if the regime keep a hold of it years I'd expect international recognition to rapidly fall behind the resistance if they manage to take the traditional capitol of Yangon.

          No Yangon and Mandalay are completely controlled by the junta, although there may be some low level urban guerillas which don't really do much. Naypyidaw on the other hand is in resistance drone range and was attacked once or twice, possibly wounding the 2nd in command of the junta.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/d0BsOwj.jpeg

          [...]
          [...]
          That map is garbage, the junta still controls many urban areas in the blue regions. Pic related is a much better map.

          [...]
          No Yangon and Mandalay are completely controlled by the junta, although there may be some low level urban guerillas which don't really do much. Naypyidaw on the other hand is in resistance drone range and was attacked once or twice, possibly wounding the 2nd in command of the junta.

          https://i.imgur.com/YbLEsIe.png

          The situation as of last week. Not looking great for the junta.

          Jesus Christ, the juntaBlack folk' situation is even worse than I thought. The country's already been effectively bisected in several places.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/d0BsOwj.jpeg

          [...]
          [...]
          That map is garbage, the junta still controls many urban areas in the blue regions. Pic related is a much better map.

          [...]
          No Yangon and Mandalay are completely controlled by the junta, although there may be some low level urban guerillas which don't really do much. Naypyidaw on the other hand is in resistance drone range and was attacked once or twice, possibly wounding the 2nd in command of the junta.

          https://i.imgur.com/YbLEsIe.png

          The situation as of last week. Not looking great for the junta.

          Yeah. This is giving me serious Afghanistan vibes in the last couple years before Kabul fell.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the list of belligerents on the Wikipedia page is kinda funny. The entire list on the rebel side doesnt fit on my laptop screen(arguably not a large screen but still)
        favorite group name is "Karen National Liberation Army"

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Screw Ukraine, I'd go to Burma and fight the Junta (die of malaria).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They lost their Chinese support after being hilariously moronic.
      China now semi-supports one of the rebel groups.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a name for this kind of aesthetic where old world stuff and new world stuff interacts? Like shooting down drones with maxim guns

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish the burma war was given more attention on this board, rebels innawoods fighting despotic mercenaries with 3D printed guns is pure /k/ino.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can't because the junta is pro russian and the rebels are kicking theur starving asses, it would be too much of a humiliation for the jeets here

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I havent seen any in the current conflict, but you used to see myanmar/burmese police with martini-henry based greener shotguns.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/4Gs0KMa.jpeg

      How common is the use of shotguns by rebels/junta soldiers?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >How common is the use of shotguns by rebels/junta soldiers?
        Common enough throughout history that the Brits deliberately sabotaged their police shotguns by making those Greeners. The Colonial police versions use a proprietary shell -- a blackpowder 12-gauge brass shell, necked to 14g after an inch, with a hidden cardboard spacer in the 12g portion to keep shot from getting under the shoulder. It also has a pocket around the primer and a corresponding set of prongs on the firing pin that will physically block it from firing standard 12g ammo unless you but them off. Then they did an autistic ammo registration and issue system for anyone who had the guns. There's a reason the rebels and cops stopped using them when things hotted up.

        If you have a modern reloading setup and can get ahold of 12g all-brass 2.75" shells it's relatively easy to rig up the jigs to load it. But goddamn is it a pain in the ass.
        https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/britishmilitariaforums/greener-police-mkiii-loads-t24372.html <- the thread where I learned how to reload the damned things instead of spending 800cpr on antique ammo.

        >tfw the Greener GP in standard 12g is one of my dream guns and nobody has anything but Mk3s.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        For the rebels, very common. It's basically your default weapon as bulding a function break action shotgun is easy as frick. You only need, what? Couple of steel tube, scrap wood, nails, pieces of metal spring and other fittings to make a working shotgun

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There was a recent NYTimes article which had some cool photos.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >If only the Red China backed Junta had F-16s and nukes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The tallies on the guy's back here are apparently the people he's lost under his command.
    >Tattooed on his back is a partial record of the battlefield’s toll: tally marks in bundles of five, each representing a life lost. The lines stretch over his left shoulder, but he stopped adding them last May, before the militia’s biggest offensives. In the assault on Loikaw late last year, at least 150 soldiers died, one K.N.D.F. leader said. Another counted the number at double that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whoa is that bang from batman

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The days of these rebel groups armed with 3d printed, and self-produced weapons are largely over. As various rebel groups keep making large-scale captures of weapons and munitions from the regime.

    They are still ragtag, and outfitted with airsoft-tier gear from china, but they are considerably better than what they were.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was honestly wild seeing them progress from assassinating police and small guard posts, to rolling through outposts, to taking territory.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That is ultimately the use-case of self produced weapons. If you're doing it right, you only need them at the start.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this . only rear units and women get the 3d printed guns now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The days of these rebel groups armed with 3d printed, and self-produced weapons are largely over. As various rebel groups keep making large-scale captures of weapons and munitions from the regime.

      Isn't that how it's supposed to work? Obviously an FCG-9 is a lot better than nothing but it's not ideal. I seem to see them in the hands of rebels quite a bit still. Some of the up modded variants of those guns are insane. I'm told that in poorer parts of the country without 3D printing, people are downloading the plans on cellphones and crudely casting the parts out of sand molds. Jstark would be so proud.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The situation as of last week. Not looking great for the junta.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >COVID 19 MASKS
    That shit is DEADLY!

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Butane powered PVC pellet rifles from the early days of the rebellion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what kinda muzzle energy did those things get? maybe like a paintball gun?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So if the junta overthrew the actual government wouldn't that make the rebels counter-revolutionaries?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The junta's been the government for a pretty long time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That would imply that the coup is a revolution but the military already had massive influence over the government and outright controlled it before the 2010s.

      I remember an anon mentioning in another thread that some of the Chinese in the scam centers were actually undercover MSS agents. And then one day, a whole bunch of the prisoners attempted an escape, and said prisoners got massacred by the guards. Including the MSS agents. Whoops.

      Yeah but the scam centers aren't directly controlled by the military but rather junta-affiliated ethnic militias

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