Home made rifles work just the same as any factory made calibre rifle. The trigger mechanisms are attached and detached by a removable pin the is held by a nail. The barrels are unscrewed and then loaded with factory made munitions. The rifles are held by most villagers in the highlands as a means of protection and hierarchy. Transported in potato sacks these rifles will often be hidden in the fields that surround the local population so as to avoid detection in police raids.