Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The lower receiver of this talented home gunsmith's piece of art is suspected to be molded from sawdust mixed with epoxy to form a crude composite. Rather than having a spring loaded pin, it utilizes a small concealed hammer.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Apparently a few local cows met their demise to these crude contraptions. Each are single shot weapons powered by homemade ammunition made by combining nail-gun cartridges with a metal projectile. The adaption likely entails fitting an improvised striker face to the spring loaded piston and using metal tubing sleeved into the original barrel.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Scratch-built submachine guns, the model of which can be seen here, seized from a clandestine factory in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The individual running this operation had been manufacturing these types of weapons for nearly 20 years for loyalist paramilitary groups before being caught. The extremely simple design of these weapons shows the futility of attempting to stamp out the black market in illegal firearms.
Part of a collection of photographs documented here.