A copy of a MAC-11 chambered in .380 seized yesterday in Bahia state, Brazil. Slightly different proportions and position of threads on the barrel make it easy to tell apart from an original.
An example of a craft-made submachine gun chambered in 7.62×39 seized in Kaduna State. (Thanks to Tyrone in Nigeria.)
On Wednesday police seized three PA Luty based homemade submachine guns from a house in Penrith, NSW Australia. These designs seem to show up in Australia more than anywhere else.
“Penrith RES investigators have charged a man with manufacturing prohibited firearms after seizing three homemade sub-machine guns at a property in Sydney’s west yesterday.
Earlier this month, officers from Penrith Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Elbon to investigate the manufacture of prohibited firearms in Sydney’s west.
Following extensive investigations, Penrith RES, with assistance from North West Metropolitan Operations Support Groups (OSG), arrested a 45-year-old man outside a licenced premise at Smith Street, Penrith, about 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23 December 2020).
In a subsequent search of the man, officers located and seized $6,000 cash.
A short time later, police executed a search warrant at a home at South Penrith, where officers seized 50 exhibits including three illegally manufactured sub-machine firearms.
Further weapons including numerous firearms parts, ammunition, knuckle dusters, nun-chucks and an electronic stun device were seized.
Investigators also located a stolen motorcycle, documentation and prohibited drugs including 1kg of iodine, and amounts of cocaine, methylamphetamine (ice) and heroin.” NSW Police
“PLASTIC DEFENCE is a documentary about illegal 3D printed firearms in Europe and the decentralised network behind them. These guns are robust, they don’t blow up in your hands, and they’re untraceable. What’s more, they’re being made in people’s bedrooms.”
Similar to two seized last month.