Tag Archives: illegal firearms

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.

B.A.M SMG

A customized homemade submachine gun, decked out with AR furniture and finished in a Choc Chip paint job which was seized by police in the Brazilian municipality of Espirito Santo. It was apprehended after traffickers from the neighborhoods of Vila Velha and Cariacica fled who were planning to attack a rival group in the area. ‘B.A.M’ is likely the name of the gang it belonged to.

Homemade Welrod copy seized by police in Japan

A handmade integrally suppressed bolt action pistol which appears heavily based on the British Welrod. It appears to make use of a factory made magazine and appears to be chambered for .380 ACP. Seized by Aichi / Gifu prefectural police in October 2007.

Loyalist made .45 submachine gun

Photo: Joel Goodman

A .45 homemade submachine gun made by Ulster loyalist paramilitaries held in a Greater Manchester police armoury. It appears to use an M3 Grease Gun magazine.

UFF Avenger submachine gun, County Down, Northern Ireland, 1995

An unfinished homemade submachine gun known as the U.F.F Avenger which was produced at an illegal arms workshop operated in Hollywood, Co. Down which was raided in 1995. The arms workshop was run by former engineer Denis Linhop who was convicted and jailed in 1997. The serial number of this example is 307 and is fitted with an SA80 rifle rear sight / carry handle.

Zip gun made from a zip gun

Would go unnoticed in a tool box. Seized in Brazil.

P.A Luty Expedient .380 Submachine Gun (Minas Gerias, Brazil)

An example of the .380 design described in Expedient Homemade Firearm Vol.II by PA Luty which was seized by police on Thursday in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Original .380 submachine gun built by PA Luty.