An extremely crude homemade .380 ACP submachine gun design adopted by illicit gun makers in Brazil. Most feature the use of barrels and bolts made from brass bar for ease of cutting drilling. The mag catch is usually nothing more than a nut and bolt. A large number of similar weapons were being made in a factory raided back in 2016, with such guns being traded through a WhatsApp group for the equivalent of 1000 USD.
Originally a long gun locally produced for hunters, It has been modified or ‘sawn off’ into a pistol which was used in a bank robbery. A large extension spring powers the hammer which is part of a typical simple exterior lock set up. A toy cap would typically be used to prime the nipple combined, the propellant usually being black powder taken from fireworks.
Someone in Brazil decided that perhaps the last firearm anyone should ever want to copy should indeed be copied. You’d think that anyone who likes their shoulders would at least ditch the original MAC-10 type stock (Yes, the originals used left over surplus of the worst stock in existence…. slapped on a 12 gauge shotgun). The example pictured above was seized on May 20th in the Federal District of Planaltina.