Tag Archives: homebuilt guns

Weapon used in bank robbery in Vietnam

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.

B.A.M SMG

A customized homemade submachine gun, decked out with AR furniture and finished in a Choc Chip paint job which was seized by police in the Brazilian municipality of Espirito Santo. It was apprehended after traffickers from the neighborhoods of Vila Velha and Cariacica fled who were planning to attack a rival group in the area. ‘B.A.M’ is likely the name of the gang it belonged to.

Homemade Welrod copy seized by police in Japan

A handmade integrally suppressed bolt action pistol which appears heavily based on the British Welrod. It appears to make use of a factory made magazine and appears to be chambered for .380 ACP. Seized by Aichi / Gifu prefectural police in October 2007.

Woody McSnubby Short

Yet another product of the Brazilian independent arms industry which never fails to display innovation on a daily basis.

Homemade oddball ‘Uzi’ type submachine gun (Brazil)

An unusual compact telescoping bolt SMG chambered in .380 seized last September in Brazil.