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.40 homemade submachine gun seized in Brazil

A homemade submachine gun seized March 31 2017 in Bahia state. Unusually this widely seized black-market SMG is chambered in .40 S&W. The folding stock (usually present) is missing on this example.

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Improvised 12 gauge break barrel shotgun

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Zip gun / improvised pistol

A zip gun whittled from wood and powered by an elastic band. A piece of steel tube such as a car aerial will suffice as a crude .22 barrel.

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.22 hose nipple zip guns

Two zip guns seized by police which are assembled from readily available pipe fittings. Both consist of a threaded copper pipe with a brass hose nipple for a barrel. A striker attached to a spring and a length of wire … Continue reading

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Illicit submachine gun production in Sao Paulo, Brazil

After an anonymous tip off, police arrested a man in San Jose de Campos earlier this month suspected of manufacturing and selling firearms. At least ten homemade submachine guns had been produced by him, two of the models being previously … Continue reading

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Improvised firearm seized in Russia

An improvised firearm pictured alongside a fired nail gun charge. Seized in Russia.

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Improvised .357 slam-bang zip gun

Similar to the classic shotgun variation though arranged in reverse. It is made from three components which include a barrel pipe welded into a larger pipe and a length of steel bar with a nail in the end to act … Continue reading

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