Monthly Archives: October 2015

9x18mm MAC-10 copy (Ukraine)

A well made ‘bootleg’ copy of the Ingram MAC-10 with a rather dinky suppressor. Fittingly it’s chambered in 9×18 Makarov, a cartridge much more widely available locally than either 9x19mm or .45 ACP. Unusually it has a copy of the … Continue reading

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‘Slam-barrel’ single shot pistol

Examples of a ‘slam-barrel’ pistol, a design in which the barrel also acts as a striker against a fixed firing pin located at the rear. The barrel is pulled forward to cock and load a cartridge.  

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Improvised semi-automatic pistol with Paintball frame (Brazil 20)

A fairly compact improvised semi-automatic pistol seized in Brazil. Its entire trigger frame is from a paintball marker. Related: Improvised brass barrel firearm with paintball marker trigger frame Pictured is an interesting improvised 9mm firearm being sold within criminal circles … Continue reading

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Revolving shotgun used in robbery (Brazil)

A homemade revolving shotgun among firearms seized from three suspected youths following an armed robbery.

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Double barrel shotgun pistol (Brazil)

A neat 12 gauge ‘burglar gun’ garage special from Brazil. Often purchased from local artisans for home defence.

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The Hexagun – Improvised six barreled shotgun (Brazil)

A six barreled 12 gauge shotgun seized in Rondonia State, Brazil (Corrected). The gang’s initials (CVRJ) are painted on the stock. Clearer pictures: (Thanks Ronaldo!)

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Locally made shotgun pistol (Egypt)

A crude 12 gauge shotgun pistol made in Egypt. Business has boomed for local craftsman dealing in such weapons following the Arab Spring.

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