Tag Archives: homemade pistols

Homeless man’s improvised automatic .380 handgun

This .380 automatic pistol was brandished on construction workers by a man living in a shipping container on site who had on several occasions entered the firm saying he could not stand the noise and dust that the trucks were making. After being arrested he told police that he had originally built the gun to defend himself.

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Locally made pistols seized by Indian Army Eastern Command

Pictured are various locally craft-produced pistols recently seized by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. Some are widely seized indigenous models while others may possibly originate from Pakistan or China.

Above: An example shown alongside improvised .22 rimfire ammunition, a trait more typical of pistols produced by illicit gunsmiths in China.

Above: A widely seized design of semi-automatic pistol produced by gunsmiths mainly in Uttar Pradesh. Along with very bad attempted Beretta markings the laminate flooring company’s logo is still visible on the grip panel.

Above: Note the serial number stamped below the grip panel which judging from the low number could possibly be for the maker’s own reference rather than inflated.

Above: Telltale brazing marks on the slide and frame suggest multi-part construction of main components.

Improvised revolvers:

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Two homebuilt revolvers

Here are photos sent in of a pair of homemade revolvers built from the Professor Parabellum DIY .22 Revolver plans.

The version below is chambered in .22lr. A flip down side loading gate was added to the design as an improvement.

Main components shown before final fit & finish:

.22lr cylinder (left) and percussion cylinder (right).

The second gun is a ‘cap & ball’ version of the first which is chambered in .25. It was built as an exercise in demonstrating that a viable firearm can be produced without relying on any firearm components. Staying with the makeshift theme, plastic toy caps are used in place of regular percussion caps in combination with homemade gunpowder. Apparently this version shot accurately despite being smoothbore.

Homemade double barrel derringer seized by Australian police

Police in South Australia seized this homemade .22 ‘flip-barrel’ Over/Under derringer during a raid on a home in Whyalla Stuart yesterday. Two men aged 19 and 18 years old were arrested.

Homemade pistol & silencer (Australia)

A homemade ‘PPK’ look-alike pistol along with a silencer seized by New South Wales Police in October.