Tag Archives: homemade weapons

Improvised submachine guns seized in Maceio, Brazil

Eight crude improvised SMGs seized along with narcotics in Maceió, Brazil, Dec 2017.

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Two craft-made submachine guns (northern Israel)

Two craft-made submachine guns colloquially referred to as ‘carlo’ or ‘Carl Gustaf’ pistols which were seized in northern Israel earlier this year. Along with the widely seized ‘standard’ model, present is a slightly more compact variation which has more recently appeared.

Improvised firearm / zip gun made from pipe fittings

A quick and dirty improvised firearm assembled using pipe fittings available at any hardware store. Ammunition in this case has been improvised using nail gun charges with the crimp removed and a lead projectile inserted. The weapon functions by pulling back the ball end of the spring loaded striker bar and releasing to fire.

Homemade submachine gun seized in Birmingham, UK

Improvised submachine gun seized by West Midlands police

As long as metal pipes and hacksaws exist, there will be guns, as this story from the UK demonstrates:

“Chief Superintendent Pete Henrick, commander at Birmingham East police, said: “Experts examined and test fired the handmade gun. It was found to be a viable firearm and therefore a lethal weapon in the wrong hands.”

PA Luty Expedient Submachine Gun (Australia)

A copy of P.A Luty’s Expedient Submachine Gun handed in during a recent firearms amnesty in Australia.