Monthly Archives: January 2019

Nigerian craft-made ‘AK47s’

Pictured are locally made submachine guns seized by authorities in Nigeria.  These are made to appear visually similar to the namesake rifle and include a copy of the under-folding type stock but are simple pistol caliber blow back weapons. These have recently shown up in multiple instances among arms captured from cattle rustlers and bandits.

Homemade MAC-11 copy (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

A homemade copy of the MAC-11 seized on Monday by police in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo. On this example an original factory-made barrel has possibly been used.

Homemade 9mm SMG / pistol test

Four handmade revolvers (Australia)

Four illegal handmade .38 revolvers seized by Queenland police in October 2016. Similar revolvers were previously documented here, here and here.

Homemade MAC-10 seized in Queensland, Australia

“Police raided a house in the Toowoomba suburb of Harristown on Thursday and found a shipping container with a large range of equipment inside. Officers said they discovered manufactured weapon components, tools such as a drill press, grinders and welders, drawings, templates and a computer with manufacturing instructions. Police said a quantity of methylamphetamine and smoking utensils were also found. ABC

 

Improvised 9mm pistol

An improvised 9mm firearm fashioned using parts taken from a captive bolt gun.