Handmade automatic pistol seized (China)

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.

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An improvised pipe shotgun

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.

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Pump action revolver shotgun

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.

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‘AMT Miami USA MAC-11’

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.

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Two types of improvised pistol design

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.

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Philip Luty’s submachine gun – Forgotten Weapons

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.

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.22lr machine pistol

Locally made design seized in Queretaro, Mexico.

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