Category Archives: Semi auto pistols

Locally made pistols seized by Indian Army Eastern Command

Pictured are various locally craft-produced pistols recently seized by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. Some are widely seized indigenous models while others may possibly originate from Pakistan or China.

Above: An example shown alongside improvised .22 rimfire ammunition, a trait more typical of pistols produced by illicit gunsmiths in China.

Above: A widely seized design of semi-automatic pistol produced by gunsmiths mainly in Uttar Pradesh. Along with very bad attempted Beretta markings the laminate flooring company’s logo is still visible on the grip panel.

Above: Note the serial number stamped below the grip panel which judging from the low number could possibly be for the maker’s own reference rather than inflated.

Above: Telltale brazing marks on the slide and frame suggest multi-part construction of main components.

Improvised revolvers:

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Homemade pistol & silencer (Australia)

A homemade ‘PPK’ look-alike pistol along with a silencer seized by New South Wales Police in October.

Illegal arms factory busted in Kolkata India

A backyard illegal arms workshop producing .32 semi-automatic pistols busted in Tiljala. 8 pistols, 50 rds of ammunition, 16 magazines, machines tools recovered. Four suspects arrested. (Kolkata police)

Thai made 1911 copy

A copy of the .45 Colt 1911 with MKIV Series 70 markings locally made in Thailand . The barrel bushing on this example is retained by a screw.

Homemade automatic pistol seized (Brazil)

A crude homemade automatic pistol seized by Federal Police in Brazil last week. The magazine follower appears to be made out of wood.

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.

Australian police seize homemade semi-automatic handgun

A semi-automatic handgun constructed from sheet metal seized during raids on properties across the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.