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Two types of improvised pistol design

Two types of simple homemade open-bolt pistol designs chambered in .22lr. Those pictured in the first example have a conventional trigger while the examples in the second picture are fired by flicking the cocking handle free of a slot holding … Continue reading

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Coat hanger & elastic band special

“Walmer Detective arrested a suspect on 05/04 who was wanted for house robbery. Homemade gun & 13 rounds of ammo seized.” SA Police

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9mm submachine made from a paintball gun

A paintball marker adapted into a crude 9mm submachine gun which was seized in Brazil. The frame has been modified to accept a homemade magazine and a bolt and barrel have been roughly cut and drilled from brass bar.

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Improvised .357 slam-bang zip gun

Similar to the classic shotgun variation though arranged in reverse. It is made from three components which include a barrel pipe welded into a larger pipe and a length of steel bar with a nail in the end to act … Continue reading

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Crudely improvised 9mm submachine gun from Brazil

One of many gifts made by Brazilian Santa Claus and his armorer elves. Specifically designed to be made by 10 year old orphans who lack various limbs and whose minds are permanently clouded by various controlled substances.

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Ivan’s 10 minute hand-cannon

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Homemade 9mm submachine gun seized in Minas Gerais, Brazil

A homemade 9mm submachine gun seized from an illicit weapons workshop run by a locksmith in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Unlike similar SMGs the bolt on this example does not wrap around the barrel and is crudely laminated from steel tube, … Continue reading

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