Tag Archives: illegal firearms

Improvised single-shot shotgun

An improvised 12 gauge design. Presumably bolt handle locking, which slides forward to open. How the favella engineering department seemed to exceed ahead of Cobray on this one is anyone’s guess.

Bolt action shotgun (Philippines)

A local craft made bolt action 12 gauge shotgun typically produced by rural gunsmiths. The bolt handle appears to have battered and peened back the locking slot. Seized in Manilla.

Halle synagogue attacker’s homemade submachine gun

A familiar DIY submachine gun design used by the perpetrator of the attack on a synagogue in the Germany city of Halle earlier today. An improvised ‘slam-fire’ pipe shotgun also appeared to have been used.

Local craft made firearms (Mindanao, Philippines)

Typical locally made firearms from Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Magazine fed bolt action combat shotguns as well as revolvers chambered in 5.56 have long been produced by local gunsmiths and are still seen turning up today.

The Three Horsemen

A ‘handful’ of break action 12 gauge shotgun pistols produced locally by illegal gunsmiths in Thailand. Now seldom seen where originally produced in the Philippines, these remain a very popular weapon in Thailand and are traded quite openly.