Tag Archives: improvised firearms

An improvised pipe shotgun

An example of a criminally used improvised 12 gauge pipe shotgun. The front tube houses the barrel while the rear tube contains a spring and a striker which is pulled to the rear and released to fire. A bolt attached … Continue reading

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Philip Luty’s submachine gun – Forgotten Weapons

Courtesy of ARES and Ian McCollum, here’s a look at the original 9mm submachine gun made by Philip Luty, two examples of which are kept at the National Firearms Centre in Leeds, UK.  Construction of one of the actual SMGs … Continue reading

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Square tube submachine gun (Brazil)

A model documented previously.

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Kids test firing homemade submachine gun (Video)

A video found on a phone belonging to one of two suspects arrested by Brazilian police while operating an illicit gun workshop. An example clearly demonstrating the fact that guns will always be available, especially where there is a profit … 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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DIY break barrel shotgun

TFB: “Here is a classic traditional style break barrel 12 gauge shotgun built entirely from scratch using scrap steel plate and tubing which can be found at any decent hardware store.”

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.40 homemade submachine gun seized in Brazil

A homemade submachine gun seized March 31 2017 in Bahia state. Unusually this widely seized black-market SMG is chambered in .40 S&W. The folding stock (usually present) is missing on this example.

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