Improvised 12 gauge break barrel shotgun

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Zip gun / improvised pistol

A zip gun whittled from wood and powered by an elastic band. A piece of steel tube such as a car aerial will suffice as a crude .22 barrel.

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Improvised semi auto pistol seized in Brazil

A crude example equipped with a suppressor seized during anti-drug operations in March.

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.22 hose nipple zip guns

Two zip guns seized by police which are assembled from readily available pipe fittings. Both consist of a threaded copper pipe with a brass hose nipple for a barrel. A striker attached to a spring and a length of wire rope is pulled back and released to fire.

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Illicit submachine gun production in Sao Paulo, Brazil

After an anonymous tip off, police arrested a man in San Jose de Campos earlier this month suspected of manufacturing and selling firearms. At least ten homemade submachine guns had been produced by him, two of the models being previously seized. Each were being sold from between $1,000 to $1,700 (USD) to local buyers.

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Submachine guns seized by Israeli police

Locally made submachine guns seized by Israeli police during operations in January.

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Improvised 12 gauge pepperbox pistol

Seized following a gunfight with police officers in the Dominican Republic.

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