Small Arms Cache Discovered During Renovations

    Image Provided by the New Haven Independent

    It’s been a recurring dream of myself and I’m sure most of you readers. Just picture it. You’re renovating your house, tearing up the floor or taking down a wall. Suddenly you find that the previous owners left you a nice surprise of the weapons cache variety.

    The weapons cache laid (New Haven Independent)

    The Discovery of the Cache:

    The developers of Clock Shop Lofts in New Haven, Connecticut stumbled onto the small cache, pictured above. The company is currently attempting to turn what used to be a clock factory, a strip club, and underground arts center, into affordable housing.

    In this case, instead of finding your grandpa’s hunting rifle, or unregistered NFA item, the crew of workmen discovered a small cache of weapons including a Hi-Point carbine, what I believe is a Cobray M11, a sawn-off 20 gauge shotgun, what appears to be an SKS with a Bullpup stock, and an AK pistol.

    The Weirdness in the Cache:

    There are actually two weird weapons in this cache. First is the AK pistol, which stands out because it might not be a pistol, but an SBR.

    Image Provided by the New Haven Independent

    Tentatively the Staff at TFB are identifying the AK pistol as a .22LR GSG AK-47 Rebel that’s been bubba’d. While the magazine seems to indicate it is almost certainly a 22LR, other than that it’s difficult to tell due to the low quality of the photos and the covering of dust over everything. If any of you readers believe you know what the AK pistol is, please let us know in the comments.

    Image Provided by the New Haven Independent

    This is the other one that had us stumped for a bit. On first glance, it’s an odd looking bullpup of some sort, with a long-range optic on top. Upon closer inspection, it appears to be an SKS that somebody stuck into a bullpup stock for reasons unknown. I believe that the bullpup rifle in the photo is an SKS wearing an SGWorks Bullpup Stock, pictured below.

    Image Provided by SGWorks.

    My thanks to TFB’s own Giorgio O. for suggesting it was a kit of some sort, which led me to gunbroker perusing through “bullpup kits” until I found one that looked like a match.


    Benjamin is a student in Massachusetts, where he is getting his Master’s in Criminology. He is originally from Virginia, where he was introduced to firearms at summer camp when he was thirteen. Ever since his first shot with a .22LR bolt-action he has been in love with shooting sports. He is a moderator on the TFB Discord, which can be found at On reddit he can be found under /u/HuskyCriminologist.