Australian Police: 10% of firearms seized are homemade

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The new boss of the Firearms and Organized Crime Squad has revealed that at least 10% of firearms seized by police in NSW are homemade.

“Supt Plotecki said there was anecdotal evidence that outlaw motorcycle gangs were targeting people who have the skills to make weapons. – Earlier this year a Hells Angel prospect was caught with a homemade Uzi that police believe was a prototype he was showing his prospective employers to impress them.”

It’s funny to see that In the same article the anti-gun group ‘Gun Control Australia’ make the claim that  “All guns start out legal ­before they become illegal (via theft or rogue dealers)”. Certainly not standard tubing submachine guns made using plans readily available on the Internet, that’s for sure.


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A .22lr zip gun disguised as a lighter seized during a club raid.



An improvised double barrel shotgun pistol with pizza-wheel hand brace, presumably for ‘tenderizing’.


A single-shot knuckle duster zip gun.


More images of homemade submachine guns previously seized in Australia can be found here.