Tag Archives: homemade firearms

‘AMT Miami USA MAC-11’

An illict workshop made submachine gun seized in high numbers across multiple states in Brazil. Due to the bolt not wrapping around the barrel most of the weight is focused at the rear, with excessive muzzle-rise to be expected. In … Continue reading

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Two types of improvised pistol design

Two types of simple homemade open-bolt pistol designs chambered in .22lr. Those pictured in the first example have a conventional trigger while the examples in the second picture are fired by flicking the cocking handle free of a slot holding … Continue reading

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Philip Luty’s submachine gun – Forgotten Weapons

Courtesy of ARES and Ian McCollum, here’s a look at the original 9mm submachine gun made by Philip Luty, two examples of which are kept at the National Firearms Centre in Leeds, UK.  Construction of one of the actual SMGs … Continue reading

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.22lr machine pistol

Locally made design seized in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Homemade SMG with silencer (Ukraine)

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Improvised 12 gauge shotgun pistols

Typical criminally made weapons seized in Brazil.  

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.380 SMG from Brazil

A fairly unique submachine gun seized last month which is chambered in .380 ACP, the same model having been seized on a number of occasions by police in Minas Gerais. It is constructed from bolted together sheet metal plates and … Continue reading

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