Category Archives: Submachine guns

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.

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Homemade 9mm SMG / pistol test

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

 

Drug dealer’s improvised submachine gun

A widely copied model very similar to those produced in an underground workshop raided in 2016, though appearing to be of better quality than most other examples from this increasingly widespread ‘family’. Typically seen are parts such as the barrel, bolt and trigger being made from easily work-able brass allowing manufacture with minimal tools and skill. This example, chambered in .380 ACP was seized following the pursuit of a suspected drug dealer in Minas Gerais earlier this month.

Illicit .380 machine pistol

Seized in earlier this month in Espirito Santo.

Silenced Owen SMG copy

A silenced copy of the Australian Owen 9mm submachine gun made using some original parts with a shorter receiver and the magazine position switched to below. Three copies were seized along with parts to make six more during a raid on an underground weapon workshop in Melbourne in 2004.

Homemade machine pistol seized in San Barnardo, Chile

A compact homemade submachine gun / machine pistol seized in Chilean city of San Barnardo in September 2018 which shows influence from both the MAC-11 and Micro UZI. This model does not appear to make use a telescoping bolt thus severe muzzle rise is to be expected.

Below: Identical model seized along with a silencer in the municipality of Alto Hospicio in 2014: