A ‘handful’ of break action 12 gauge shotgun pistols produced locally by illegal gunsmiths in Thailand. Now seldom seen where originally produced in the Philippines, these remain a very popular weapon in Thailand and are traded quite openly.
Someone in Brazil decided that perhaps the last firearm anyone should ever want to copy should indeed be copied. You’d think that anyone who likes their shoulders would at least ditch the original MAC-10 type stock (Yes, the originals used left over surplus of the worst stock in existence…. slapped on a 12 gauge shotgun). The example pictured above was seized on May 20th in the Federal District of Planaltina.
A sledge hammer in the van or in the yard will evoke little suspicion. Flip the handle around, swap the shell from one end to the other and with these example you have a fully functioning 12 gauge shotgun.
Shotguns made by a 29 year old man who was arrested while trying to sell one of the weapons at a bus station in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Each appears to be an improvement over the traditional improvised design with the addition of a ‘trigger’ type safety / barrel lock leaver.