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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?’

9x18mm MAC-10 copy (Ukraine)

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A well made ‘bootleg’ copy of the Ingram MAC-10 with a rather dinky suppressor. Fittingly it’s chambered in 9×18 Makarov, a cartridge much more widely available locally than either 9x19mm or .45 ACP. Unusually it has a copy of the original stock, a feature typically negated entirely. Seized from a high profile Ukrainian gangster following a shoot-out with police.