Tag Archives: homemade submachine gun

Mini UZL

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

 

Two SMGs seized in Minas Gerais, Brazil

A crude homemade submachine gun seized last year in Minas Gerais with a plastic lower receiver typical of the current trend in these. Both likely originate from the same maker.

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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.

The improvised arsenal of Valentin Doroshenko

Submachine gun chambered for 9×18 with a rifled barrel containing six left-hand grooves. The overall length with folded shoulder rest is 304 mm. It is based around and operates similar to a self-loading pistol and may have been the result of studying the mechanism of a Makarov PM.

10mm smooth-bore bullpup:

Homemade 9×17 rounds:

Homemade 10mm rounds:

Automatic bullpup shotgun:

Dmitry Gamov

The weapons above were used in any attack which resulted in deaths of two police officers in Odessa carried out by Valentin Doroshenko, a locally known pro-Russian activist who constructed the weapons above along with ammunition. Despite their Heath Robinsonesque looks they none the less proved lethal and effective.

‘Do It Yourself – Who will stop psycho with homemade guns?’

Homemade MAC-10 seized in Queensland, Australia

“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

 

Drug dealer’s improvised submachine gun

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.