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Photos of illegal TEC-9 submachine gun factory operating in Montreal

Photos have emerged of an underground gun factory which operated in Montreal, Canada to produce high quality copies of the TEC-9 / DC-10 submachine gun for the criminal market. This model of  illicit craft produced machine pistol was previously documented having appeared seized in several police operations.

The factory was discovered by accident after a burglar alarm alerted police to the warehouse of the company located in LaSalle borough. Vice-president of Perfection Metal, Pierre Larivière, 60 and Jean-Pierre Huot, 59 are facing charges relating to the 2014 find. Employees at the factory were apparently  told that they were manufacturing parts for paintball guns.

An easily recognizable feature of these guns is that unlike the original molded polymer lower receiver of the TEC-9 / DC-10, copies were produced using two CNC-machined halves bolted together for ease of construction:

Disassembled components of the gun revealing two-piece ‘clam shell’ construction of lower receiver.

Silencer:Silencer components:CNC machine used to construct components of the weapons:

Perfection Metal

Above is an example previously seized by police during a drug operation in Toronto in 2016:

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Illegal arms factory busted in Kolkata India

A backyard illegal arms workshop producing .32 semi-automatic pistols busted in Tiljala. 8 pistols, 50 rds of ammunition, 16 magazines, machines tools recovered. Four suspects arrested. (Kolkata police)

Clandestine submachine gun production in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Homemade rifling machine:

This model has been widely seized throughout multiple states in Brazil and has likely been copied by multiple gunsmiths working for various organized criminal networks.