Pictured is a homemade submachine seized by police during a raid which also uncovered a suspected meth lab. The weapon itself is very obviously based on a design described in the infamous Expedient Homemade Firearms series of manuals published by British author P.A Luty. Such homemade weapons have been widely encountered, accounting for at least 10% of firearms seized by NSW police.
A number of similar designs were seized in various stages of construction from a home earlier last year. The scaffolding industry declined to comment.
In a separate case, a man was jailed in October 2014 for manufacturing and selling what were described as “the best homemade manufactured weapons in the state” intended in his words “for enthusiasts and aficionados”.