An illicitly manufactured automatic pistol seized in mainland China. Such pistols are often hand manufactured in rural basements to be sold on to gun runners who turn huge profits selling to buyers in coastal cities.
Posted in Semi auto pistols
Tagged china, crime, gun control, guns, homebuilt guns, homemade firearms, homemade gun, homemade guns, homemade pistols, homemade semi auto pistol, illegal firearms, illicit gunsmiths
An example of a criminally used improvised 12 gauge pipe shotgun. The front tube houses the barrel while the rear tube contains a spring and a striker which is pulled to the rear and released to fire. A bolt attached to the front of the rear piece allows the gun to be locked and unlocked in a bayonet type fashion for loading and unloading.
Posted in Shotguns, Zip guns and improvised firearms
Tagged DIY, homebuilt guns, homemade firearms, homemade shotgun, homemade shotguns, homemade weapons, improvised firearms, Not 3D printed, pipe gun, pipe guns, zip guns
A 12 gauge revolver type shotgun seized by police in Brazil which presumably cams the cylinder and cocks the hammer with the backward motion on the forearm.
An illict workshop made submachine gun seized in high numbers across multiple states in Brazil. Due to the bolt not wrapping around the barrel most of the weight is focused at the rear, with excessive muzzle-rise to be expected. In recent months seizures of cheaper, more crudely made submachine guns have overtaken higher quality examples such as this.
Two types of simple homemade open-bolt pistol designs chambered in .22lr. Those pictured in the first example have a conventional trigger while the examples in the second picture are fired by flicking the cocking handle free of a slot holding both it and the bolt back.
Posted in Single-shot pistols, Zip guns and improvised firearms
Tagged DIY, gun building, gunsmithing, homebuilt guns, homemade .22, homemade firearms, homemade gun, homemade guns, homemade pistols, improvised firearm, Not 3D printed, zip gun, zip guns
Courtesy of ARES and Ian McCollum, here’s a look at the original 9mm submachine gun made by Philip Luty, two examples of which are kept at the National Firearms Centre in Leeds, UK. Construction of one of the actual SMGs shown was detailed in his book ‘Expedient Homemade Firearms’ published by Paladin Press in 1998.
Posted in Submachine guns
Tagged Forgotten Weapons, homemade firearms, homemade gun, homemade guns, homemade SMG, homemade submachine gun, homemade submachine guns, homemade weapons, improvised firearms, Luty, Luty SMG, Paladin Press
Locally made design seized in Queretaro, Mexico.
Posted in Submachine guns
Tagged .22lr pistol, crime, DIY, gun control, guns, homebuilt guns, homemade .22, homemade firearms, homemade gun, homemade SMG, homemade submachine gun, homemade submachine guns, Mexico