“Police raided a house in the Toowoomba suburb of Harristown on Thursday and found a shipping container with a large range of equipment inside. Officers said they discovered manufactured weapon components, tools such as a drill press, grinders and welders, drawings, templates and a computer with manufacturing instructions. Police said a quantity of methylamphetamine and smoking utensils were also found. ABC”
A widely copied model very similar to those produced in an underground workshop raided in 2016, though appearing to be of better quality than most other examples from this increasingly widespread ‘family’. Typically seen are parts such as the barrel, bolt and trigger being made from easily work-able brass allowing manufacture with minimal tools and skill. This example, chambered in .380 ACP was seized following the pursuit of a suspected drug dealer in Minas Gerais earlier this month.
A compact homemade submachine gun / machine pistol seized in Chilean city of San Barnardo in September 2018 which shows influence from both the MAC-11 and Micro UZI. This model does not appear to make use a telescoping bolt thus severe muzzle rise is to be expected.
Below are two very similar homemade submachine guns both seized in the neighborhood of Carapina, Espirito Santo earlier this year. Typical of illicit Brazilian made SMGs, the upper and lower receivers both show clear URU influence.
Above: The ‘Adidas model’ seized in April reportedly along with .40 ammunition.
Pictures from a 2016 raid conducted on an illegal workshop in the same neighborhood appear to show identical weapons in various stages of production. The weapons were found at the home of 29-year-old Joubert Santana de Oliveira, who, according to police “manufactured submachine guns and sold them to gangs in Jardim Carapina and other municipalities.” The weapons seized this year almost certainly originated from the same workshop, demonstrating the sometimes very localized nature of even fairly sophisticated operations.