A few days ago, law enforcement officials found a 66-year-old resident of the city Dedovsk (Istra district of Moscow region) with a large arsenal of weapons from World War II. Retired citizen kept a variety of curiosities – from pistol Walther P38 and two machine guns to other not so conventional self-made guns.
Illegal arsenal of this size is rare to find, however more often police would come across all sorts of weapons that are home-made and improvised such as modern “Kulibin”. The compilation of most interesting DIY weapons from Russia was made by portal “Lenta.ru“, so check out the most unusual handicraft that the security forces confiscated.
1. Self-made gun seized from a local drunk. Police visited his house because he was misbehaving and found out his strange hobby. It came out that he was spending his free time studying old magazines and making guns according to the blueprints. In total four guns were seized including this one.
2. During a regular ID check man was stopped on a train station. Policemen noticed a weird object in his possession. It turned out this was a self made gun. Man said he found it at his brother’s house and takes it with him for the hunt in the nearby forest. The gun was seized.
3. Another self made gun, with style similar to #1, however it was seized in totally different part of Russia – near Altai mountains.
4. This gun is also a self made. Was seized from an unemployed 24 year old man. The guy said he made it himself and it shoots 9mm caliber bullets – main caliber of Soviet Army and police pistols. Interesting enough besides the gun dude had a bullet too – also hand made and the only one he had.
5. Just another example of Russian contemporary self-made gun.
6. This is a self-made gun concealed as a pen. Was seized during a police raid in Voronezh, Russia year 2014. There were tons of guns and bullets seized that day, but this was the most exotic find.
7. Self-made Russian revolver pistol. Was seized from a 55 year old man near Arkhangelsk city. Man was jailed for having this one.
8. Self made submachine gun. During this raid that was also most exotic find, though a policeman recalls they also found a few packs of gunpowder in a same raid.
9. This self made pistol was found by fishermen in 2013. They got a package out of the water and were surprised that there was a pistol inside. They brought it to police and got awarded with a cash prize for turning this in.
10. Another atypical hand made pistol. Was destroyed together with 1,800 other units of illegally owned weapons in a steel mill furnace in Samara city.
11. Another self made weird gun that was destroyed in Irkutsk.
12. This one was seized in January 2017. A suspicious homeless man was arrested and during a search policemen found this gun. The man said he was using it to frighten off dogs during his travel. However since it was a fully function gun he was indicted in illegal gun ownership.
13. This one was made from a tree branch. It was seized during a search in 55 y.o. man’s house. Man said he needed this gun to hunt nutrias – small animals with expensive furs.
14. And this one was made from electric tape and rubber bands – just like a child toy gun is often is. And the owner was also a young man of 19 years old. However it was a fully functioning clamp-and-charge gun and guy got indicted too.