Tag Archives: illegal firearms

Homemade MAC-11 copy (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

A homemade copy of the MAC-11 seized on Monday by police in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo. On this example an original factory-made barrel has possibly been used.

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Four handmade revolvers (Australia)

Four illegal handmade .38 revolvers seized by Queenland police in October 2016. Similar revolvers were previously documented here, here and here.

Improvised 9mm pistol

An improvised 9mm firearm fashioned using parts taken from a captive bolt gun.

Drug dealer’s improvised submachine gun

A widely copied model very similar to those produced in an underground workshop raided in 2016, though appearing to be of better quality than most other examples from this increasingly widespread ‘family’. Typically seen are parts such as the barrel, bolt and trigger being made from easily work-able brass allowing manufacture with minimal tools and skill. This example, chambered in .380 ACP was seized following the pursuit of a suspected drug dealer in Minas Gerais earlier this month.

Illicit .380 machine pistol

Seized in earlier this month in Espirito Santo.

Never enough barrels.

Earlier this year police in Medina Minas Gerais received a call that a man was firing firearms on a public highway. Upon arriving at the scene police encountered a 52 year old man with a shotgun and after searching his house discovered four more homemade firearms. This quad barrel favela sweeper definitely takes pride of place.