A number of ‘Sterling’ type submachine gun copies have surfaced in recent arms seizures by Indian authorities. The British 9mm Sterling is still used by the Indian army and police so no doubt familiar to the country’s many underground gun makers.
Above: Locally made firearms (Left-to-right): Craft-made ‘Sterling’ type SMG, two .32 automatic pistols and two 30 bore ‘katta’ pistols.
A locally made automatic pistol along with a pair of homemade pistols seized in India. The later appear to use improvised ammunition made from steel tube coupled with circlips and seated with very nasty looking steel projectiles.