Monthly Archives: February 2017

.22lr improvised firearm / zip gun

zipgun0563improgunsA crude .22lr single-shot firearm made from an air gun barrel and a cupboard hinge.

Homemade 9mm submachine gun seized in Minas Gerais, Brazil

homemadesmg001homemadesmg002homemadesmg003A homemade 9mm submachine gun seized from an illicit weapons workshop run by a locksmith in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Unlike similar SMGs the bolt on this example does not wrap around the barrel and is crudely laminated from steel tube, having a large stud for a firing pin.

Improvised revolver (Papua New Guinea)

improvised-revolverAn improvised revolver seized after the arrest of several robbery suspects in Papua New Guinea.

zip guns confiscated from students in Costa Rica

zipgunscostaricaImprovised firearms fashioned from scrap rebar and elastic bands which were being traded among high school students in San Jose, Costa Rica.