Tag Archives: improvised firearm

Favela blaster

Hinged double barrel pistol chambered in .410. The handle looks to be from a pressure washer or similar.

Zip guns made from center punches seized in Australia

Improvised pen guns made from $3 automatic center punch tools. These reportedly can fetch up to $100 when sold on the street.

Homemade shotguns seized (Brazil)

Shotguns made by a 29 year old man who was arrested while trying to sell one of the weapons at a bus station in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Each appears to be an improvement over the traditional improvised design with the addition of a ‘trigger’ type safety / barrel lock leaver.

The improvised arsenal of Valentin Doroshenko

Submachine gun chambered for 9×18 with a rifled barrel containing six left-hand grooves. The overall length with folded shoulder rest is 304 mm. It is based around and operates similar to a self-loading pistol and may have been the result of studying the mechanism of a Makarov PM.

10mm smooth-bore bullpup:

Homemade 9×17 rounds:

Homemade 10mm rounds:

Automatic bullpup shotgun:

Dmitry Gamov

The weapons above were used in any attack which resulted in deaths of two police officers in Odessa carried out by Valentin Doroshenko, a locally known pro-Russian activist who constructed the weapons above along with ammunition. Despite their Heath Robinsonesque looks they none the less proved lethal and effective.

‘Do It Yourself – Who will stop psycho with homemade guns?’

Nigerian craft-made ‘AK47s’

Pictured are locally made submachine guns seized by authorities in Nigeria.  These are made to appear visually similar to the namesake rifle and include a copy of the under-folding type stock but are simple pistol caliber blow back weapons. These have recently shown up in multiple instances among arms captured from cattle rustlers and bandits.

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.

Homemade 9mm SMG / pistol test