Courtesy of Victoria Police.
The bane of the New South Wales Police service.
Two homemade pistols, both from the Scrap Metal Arms series confiscated from an escapee from Beechworth prison in Victoria, Australia.
New South Wales police apparently seized two more 3D printed FGC-9 pistols this week as part of raids on an international crime syndicate. According to the reporter each can fetch over $25,000 AUS. If that’s anywhere near a street value that’s not bad for a few dollars worth of PLA and a bit of steel tubing which quoting the officer “can be done anywhere, anyone’s garage, anyone’s bedroom with the right software and printer”.
Now that owning toy ‘gell blasters‘ carry the same sentence as an illegal firearm in some Australian states, perhaps these will start to fill the void.
It looks like these things are starting to get around – Courier Mail
On Wednesday police seized three PA Luty based homemade submachine guns from a house in Penrith, NSW Australia. These designs seem to show up in Australia more than anywhere else.
“Penrith RES investigators have charged a man with manufacturing prohibited firearms after seizing three homemade sub-machine guns at a property in Sydney’s west yesterday.
Earlier this month, officers from Penrith Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Elbon to investigate the manufacture of prohibited firearms in Sydney’s west.
Following extensive investigations, Penrith RES, with assistance from North West Metropolitan Operations Support Groups (OSG), arrested a 45-year-old man outside a licenced premise at Smith Street, Penrith, about 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23 December 2020).
In a subsequent search of the man, officers located and seized $6,000 cash.
A short time later, police executed a search warrant at a home at South Penrith, where officers seized 50 exhibits including three illegally manufactured sub-machine firearms.
Further weapons including numerous firearms parts, ammunition, knuckle dusters, nun-chucks and an electronic stun device were seized.
Investigators also located a stolen motorcycle, documentation and prohibited drugs including 1kg of iodine, and amounts of cocaine, methylamphetamine (ice) and heroin.” NSW Police
“Detectives from the Gold Coast CIB have charged a 42-year-old man with drug and weapons offences following a search at a residence at Currumbin Waters last Thursday May 23.
Around 3.20pm police executed a search warrant at a Tierney Drive house where it is alleged officers located a quantity of a quantity of dangerous drugs including LSD, methylamphetamines (ICE), hashish, cannabis and other drug paraphernalia.
It will also be alleged police located a revolver handgun, ammunition and two handmade automatic weapons during the search.
A 42-year-old man from Currumbin Waters was charged with three counts of possession of a dangerous drug, three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, and a count each of unlawful manufacturing weapons, unlawful possession of drug utensils, possession of things suspected of being used in a crime and unlawful possession of explosives (ammunition).” Queensland Police