Monthly Archives: October 2014

Homemade revolvers – Vietnam / SE Asia

Crude .22lr revolvers, most originating from Thailand and Vietnam.

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P.A Luty expedient submachine gun examples

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Australian police seizures:

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Zip guns / improvised firearms – Australia

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Homemade submachine guns – part 3 (Australia)

Zip guns / improvised firearms – part 4 (South America 2)

.22lr zip gun – Brazil

A very crude .22lr zip gun seized in Brazil. The barrel was taken from an automatic pistol.

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Homemade machine pistols – Indonesia

Simple steel box section ‘T’ configuration machine pistols seized in Indonesia.

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Handmade double barreled pistol (Germany)

A handmade double barreled pistol chambered in 9mm with sleeved brass barrels. It’s hammer features a simple slide-able striking surface allowing for manual barrel selection.

 

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Homemade submachine gun – Brazil – 5

A recently seized example of a previously encountered model:

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Previous: Homemade submachine guns – part 6 (Brazil / South America 4)

.38 spl bolt action pistols – Brazil

An unusual and frequently seized magazine-fed bolt action pistol chambered for the .38 spl cartridge.  Illicitly produced by local gunsmiths in Brazil.

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PIRA improvised grenade launchers (PRIG and IPG)

Full article – The IRA’s recoilless improvised grenade launcher

“The Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade (PRIG) was a shoulder fired weapon developed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) for use against lightly armored vehicles. It is perhaps the most ingenious example of kitchen cupboard improvisation to date.”

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