Tag Archives: crime

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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Four handmade revolvers (Australia)

Four illegal handmade .38 revolvers seized by Queenland police in October 2016. Similar revolvers were previously documented here, here and here.

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.