Homeless man’s improvised automatic .380 handgun

This .380 automatic pistol was brandished on construction workers by a man living in a shipping container on site who had on several occasions entered the firm saying he could not stand the noise and dust that the trucks were making. After being arrested he told police that he had originally built the gun to defend himself.

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Homemade .22lr machine pistol seized in SP, Brazil

A homemade .22lr machine pistol seized last week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This compact example appears to have a lower receiver carved from wood. Its magazine appears to be missing.

Front view revealing bolt face detail.

Magazine-well.

Locally made ‘Sterling’ Submachine guns seized in India

A number of ‘Sterling’ type submachine gun copies have surfaced in recent arms seizures by Indian authorities. The British 9mm Sterling is still used by the Indian army and police so no doubt familiar to the country’s many underground gun makers.

Above: Locally made firearms (Left-to-right): Craft-made ‘Sterling’ type SMG, two .32 automatic pistols and two 30 bore ‘katta’ pistols.

Jamaican-made Street Sweeper

: Police seized a sub-machine gun, a homemade firearm and 5 shotgun cartridges in Lilliput, St. James. More details soon. – Jamaica Constabulary

Two craft-made submachine guns (northern Israel)

Two craft-made submachine guns colloquially referred to as ‘carlo’ or ‘Carl Gustaf’ pistols which were seized in northern Israel earlier this year. Along with the widely seized ‘standard’ model, present is a slightly more compact variation which has more recently appeared.

Improvised firearm / zip gun made from pipe fittings

A quick and dirty improvised firearm assembled using pipe fittings available at any hardware store. Ammunition in this case has been improvised using nail gun charges with the crimp removed and a lead projectile inserted. The weapon functions by pulling back the ball end of the spring loaded striker bar and releasing to fire.