Tag Archives: homebuilt guns

Mini UZL

A locally made submachine gun seized in Ecuador in February 2019. The receiver is stamped MINI UZL – MADE IN USA.

 

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.

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.

Illegal firearm manufacturing in Alberta Canada

Police in Edmonton, Alberta seized a number of homemade and modified firearms from a property in St. Albert, among them a homemade derringer, MAC-10 submachine gun and revolving pepperbox appearing to be from the Practical Scrap Metal Small Arms series alongside a STEN and modified SKS rifle. Two men were arrested as part of an investigation into illegal firearm manufacturing.

Homemade shotguns seized (Brazil)

Shotguns made by a 29 year old man who was arrested while trying to sell one of the weapons at a bus station in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Each appears to be an improvement over the traditional improvised design with the addition of a ‘trigger’ type safety / barrel lock leaver.