Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

UFF Avenger submachine gun, County Down, Northern Ireland, 1995

An unfinished homemade submachine gun known as the U.F.F Avenger which was produced at an illegal arms workshop operated in Hollywood, Co. Down which was raided in 1995. The arms workshop was run by former engineer Denis Linhop who was convicted and jailed in 1997. The serial number of this example is 307 and is fitted with an SA80 rifle rear sight / carry handle.

PIRA improvised grenade launchers (PRIG and IPG)

Full article – The IRA’s recoilless improvised grenade launcher

“The Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade (PRIG) was a shoulder fired weapon developed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) for use against lightly armored vehicles. It is perhaps the most ingenious example of kitchen cupboard improvisation to date.”

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