Australian police seize homemade submachine gun during drug raid

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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.

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‘The Luty MKII machine pistol’ – Test fired by police in video here

 

A number of similar designs were seized in various stages of construction from a home earlier last year. The scaffolding industry declined to comment.

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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”.

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Many more homemade firearms seized in Australia have been previously documented here.



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