Category Archives: Shotguns

12 gauge plumbing pipe shotgun

Confiscated by police from a 77 year old man in Poland.

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Revolving 12 gauge seized following robbery (Brazil)

A makeshift 12 gauge revolving shotgun seized by police in Rio de Janeiro after an attempted robbery of a Japanese restaurant in Rio Bonito.

Craft production of firearms in Nigeria

Small Arms Survey have released a new paper documenting the widespread illegal production of improvised / craft-made firearms across Nigeria. The study found that these weapons account for around 32 per cent of firearms-related crime in Adamawa state to a staggering 69 per cent in Plateau state. Along with exploding crime rates, the demand for firearms to equip community defense groups increased drastically following the Boko Haram insurgency with many having to resort to equipping themselves with locally produced weapons such as ‘dane guns’ (Locally hand-made muzzleloading percussion-lock long-guns) and break barrel shotgun copies long used by traditional hunting and tribal groups. More recently illicit gunsmiths have progressed to producing more sophisticated weapons including submachine guns and self-loading pistols utilizing simple sheet metal fabrication methods. Like swords and bows & arrows, firearms are simple devices dating back 800 years which can be produced by anyone and aren’t going to ever go away.

New Small Arms Survey Briefing Paper: Craft weapons used in significant proportions of firearm-related crime in four Nigerian states

Partially constructed illegal firearms seized (Macapa, Brazil)

“The event took place this afternoon, 21/02/2018, Wednesday, around 12:50 pm, at Av. AntĂ´nio 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.

Shotgun pistol from Ecuador

A typical local artisan made 12 gauge shotgun pistol from Ecuador. These are usually purpose built in pistol form and are often purchased to deter car-jackings.