Improvised sub-machine gun from Brazil

If you’re into illegal production of firearms you take what you have, and a bolt is a bolt – literally – on this sub-machine gun from Brazil.

It looks like it’s been made completely out or recycled materials (at least something positive) and the magazine actually looks fixed.

Yes, I noticed the extra long magazine but I am unsure if it actually fits into the magazine well?

The caliber looks like 9×19 mm and it comes with four FMJs and one Hollow Point.


One of many gifts made by Brazilian Santa Claus and his armorer elves. Specifically designed to be made by 10 year old orphans who lack various limbs and whose minds are permanently clouded by various controlled substances.


The Brazilian design resembles a little bit to the “Rattlare” (“Rattle” – Swedish slang for an illegal sub-machine gun) that were found by the Swedish Police around 3-4 years ago. Those looked a little bit more sophisticated and had magazines.

Source: Homemade guns Online

Crudely improvised 9mm submachine gun from Brazil

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • PK

    The “fixed magazine” is the magazine well. The “extra long magazine” is the magazine. That’s a fairly normal pattern of illicit SMG. There are many regional variations on the theme, to include caliber, mag length, magwell length, mag type, exact grip, and so forth.

    • Edeco

      Come to think of it a longer mag well is probably easier to get lined up and have keep the mag stable, if old-world crafting each gun.

    • wetcorps

      Yes and it gives the user something to hold without moving the mag and causing malfunctions.
      It has been done on other SMGs such as the French MAT 49.

  • Juggernaut

    That’s actually HI-Point’s new SMG. James Reeves will be doing a review on it.

    • EdgyTrumpet

      Does it take Glock mags?

    • marathag

      Toss at the target testing as well?

  • Major Tom

    Still prettier than a Glock.

    • Bad Penguin

      Probably has a better trigger too.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Isn’t this just a Luty?

    • Twilight sparkle

      Ehhh I think people are giving luty too much credit when it comes to diy firearms. Luty just simplified the sten and that’s going to be how most of these illicit firearms are going to be made regardless of if they get lutys designs.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        Yeah probably true. You can only design an open-bolt machine gun so many ways. Heh.

    • Paul Russo

      Just shows if there a will , there’s a way , I love it myself , these people complaining how rough cut it is , need to travel overseas a bit more often , once again in America if it ain’t pretty an don’t cost ten hundred thousand dollars it can’t be any good , in Asia they make bombs outta coconut hull an crab shells , just look at pressure cooker bombs , for using the kitchen sink to produce weapons ,, Hi-point has the best warranty of any firearm manufacturer,,you don’t even have to be the original owner an they will fix or replace for free , are they ugly sure , but dead is dead , it don’t matter what your shot with ,,,

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “It looks like it’s been made completely out or recycled materials…”

    Environmentally friendly fire.

  • jonp

    Whoever strapped that on and test fired it is too big a stud for me to handle. I’ll pass him to Rambo.

    • Wzrd

      It was Chuck Norris

      • Andrew Miller

        The gun was too scared to not work with Chuck doing the test fire.

  • DunRanull

    Rough at best, one does what one must in a pinch! I don’t hold with overt criminal acts, NOR do I hold with good people disarmed and unable to defend themselves.

    • Kevin

      now we know why pink is your favorite color. I thought it was something else.

      • Kevin

        oops……..that was a reply to the post below this one. Sorry

  • Phillip Cooper

    I think they took “bolt” a bit too literally….

  • John S

    I have a hard time believing that is even a firing gun. The trigger and bolt look to be made of wood, and the rest of the receiver, grip, and barrel look to be wood wrapped in electrical tape.

  • durabo

    So much for gun control. Criminals and terrorists will always find a way to produce firearms – even slam-bang single-shot pistols. Thank God for our Second Amendment!

  • Carl_N_Brown

    How many gun laws were violated in the manufacture, distribution, purchase, and possession of that weapon? And did the bad guys care?

    The gun laws restrict the millions of lawabiding gun owners.
    The thousands of criminals get what they need because their demand produces illegal suppliers and, like this case, illegal makers.
    Cue the old Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Bootleg”.
    Since the prohibitionists would not violate the law to acquire a gun, they think the criminals will be stopped too. And that rattle gun and others hit the streets. Sad.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    And Taurus’ new line debuts in time for spring.

  • jcitizen

    Interesting to see that there is apparently mass manufacture with a standard design( looking at picture with four of them displayed)

  • Paul Russo

    FP-45 Liberator , look up this one , for rough looking firearms

  • Claus Økær Holdt Hansen

    I like that the Swedish raddle guns, use Swedish K magazines.