Zip guns made from center punches seized in Australia

Improvised pen guns made from $3 automatic center punch tools. These reportedly can fetch up to $100 when sold on the street.

Locally made RPG launcher (Kolkata)

A locally made RPG type launcher along with a Kalashnikov type assault rifle which were found buried in Purulia district, Kolkata. Police reported that the weapons were found at two sites near Khatanga village bordering Jharkhand. Two individuals arrested had links to Maoist rebel groups.

The launcher appears to fire a standard PG7 munition and interestingly appears to use a trigger grip unit identical to those seen on locally made Sterling submachine gun copies, also appearing regularly in Maoist arms caches.

Locally made Sterling SMG copy.

Improvised slam shotgun (Brazil)

A homemade 12 gauge slam type shotgun with the addition of a captive ‘pump’ barrel and loading window cut into the outer pipe.

Box Tube Macs

Two homemade SMGs seized in Nova Santa Rita, Brazil in March. The gun on the right appears very similar to the gun detailed in the Box Tube MAC-11 plans.

Lae Police shoot dead gunman, homemade gun recovered

Police in Papua New Guinea’s second largest city of Lae shot dead armed man after his gang tried to rob vehicles. According to Police statement via social media, a “Special Response Unit (RSU) was patrolling the city roads when they came across three armed men. The three men were standing in the middle of the road, attempting to hold up vehicles travelling on the opposite of the freeway travelling outbound Lae. The three armed men had already stopped vehicles, leaving a long queue of vehicles trying to escape by negotiating how to turn around while some had pulled aside”.

One of the armed robbers was shot dead and homemade gun recovered at the scene. This is the second shooting in a matter of weeks in the same area.

Two SMGs seized in Minas Gerais, Brazil

A crude homemade submachine gun seized last year in Minas Gerais with a plastic lower receiver typical of the current trend in these. Both likely originate from the same maker.

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