A Makeshift Rifle refers to any rifle which has been made from cobbled-together parts, resulting in a functional if somewhat unreliable weapon. These rifles are generally found on planets deep in the Periphery which lack even basic mass-production facilities.
- LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 28, "Makeshift Rifle"
- A Time of War, p. 266, "Ballistic Weapons, Cont. - Table"