POTD: Two Kochs One Mouth

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

I came across this photo a while ago without any context. From the photo it appears to be two Kochs MP5s with elongated muzzle devices on the end of the barrel while the person in the photo has pierced his cheeks with them.

I have seen photos of similar extreme piercing and it is related to the Indian festival of Thaipusam. The festival celebrates the Hindu god of war, Lord Murgan. It is common practice to offer ceremonial sacrifice which often is expressed through extreme piercing as seen in this photo below.

photo credit: Travelogues

Spears and long wire is commonly used for piercings but this guy takes it to the extreme and uses two kochs. Looking closely at the two Kochs, there are some odd things about them. First of all there is a rectangular protrusion above the cocking tube.

This is normally seen further back along the top of the receiver. It usually sits in between the MP5 markings and the serial number. Then the magazines have an odd slot cut into the leading edge of the magazine.

Unfortunately his hands obscure most of the MP5 receivers so I can’t see if they are real or not. Does anyone recognize the barrel extension? I haven’t found anything similar.

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  • Lhapiye Kie Lhapiye Kie on Jul 25, 2018

    I dont know about the guns, but it seems the pic is a tatung (shaman) participating in a ritual at Cap Go Meh festival in Singkawang, West Borneo, Indonesia

  • Bill Bill on Jul 29, 2018

    What is it the Brits say-cocked up?