“The event took place this afternoon, 21/02/2018, Wednesday, around 12:50 pm, at Av. Antônio Ferreira de Jesus, Novo Horizonte district, Macapá-AP municipality. After receiving anonymous reports about a homemade weapons workshop, the team traveled to a home at the address mentioned. At the scene, the military found a 24-year-old man handling a piece of weaponry. He admitted that he made the objects. During the search they were found two homemade weapons, one similar to shotgun and another to revolver. Two ammunition of calibers 20 and 38 and notebooks with designs of firearms were also seized.“
A 12 gauge shotgun pistol design locally made by illicit gunsmiths in Thailand. This model was also commonly made in The Philippines though was eventually sidelined with the availability of cheap automatic pistol copies.
An example of a criminally used improvised 12 gauge pipe shotgun. The front tube houses the barrel while the rear tube contains a spring and a striker which is pulled to the rear and released to fire. A bolt attached to the front of the rear piece allows the gun to be locked and unlocked in a bayonet type fashion for loading and unloading.