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Features of the national artisanal weapons. Made in Ukraine

At the request of Esquire, an expert of the criminalistic center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Colonel Igor Ignatiev, appreciated the skill of underground gunsmiths on home-made cuts, pistols and revolvers seized from criminals.

Features of the national artisanal weapons. Made in Ukraine

Submachine gun, made by craftsmen in the early nineties at the Kiev plant "Arsenal". Excellent quality: butt, safety lock, translator of fire from automatic to single, built-in silencer. There is even a retarder pacemaker.

A sawn-off shotgun from which serial killer Anatoly Onoprienko shot almost all of his victims. Converted from a hunting rifle of the eighties, stolen from a rural relative. Classic weapon for melee, in the distant from him little sense: because of the shortened barrel, the fraction flies to the sides.

Poorly thought-out design, which was supposed to be a submachine gun. Literally crumbles into pieces when you take it in hand. The designer was clearly limited in the materials at hand and poorly mastered the technology. The store is too big: he needs a very strong spring, otherwise the last cartridge is sure to jam.

Not a bad idea, but weak execution. The silencer will not work exactly. The shop keeps on doubtful screws and rivets. However, it is felt that the author thought a lot, showed sharpness and was on the right track. Correct - in terms of design, and not in how he was going to use the result.

Submachine gun. The author decided to bring a lot of his ideas into the weapons business. For the ejection of spent cartridges a separate element was created here, similar to the one in the Maxim machine gun. But, unfortunately (or fortunately), this device does not work. It has a lot of welding, roughly processed parts. We tried to launch it, but we could not - it’s not even completely clear how exactly it should fire.

Chechen "Borz" - a simple but effective weapon. Made, as far as I know, at the cannery. Judging by the serial numbers, they made several thousand. The barrel is of poor quality, a bullet is often stuck in it, so you can unscrew it and insert another one. In Ukraine, such submachine guns were most of all seized in the Odessa, Donetsk and Chernivtsi regions, where Chechen criminal groups were operating.

The early model "Borz", made on an unknown civilian plant. A sample of the times of the first war in Chechnya. In the second, professional weapons of a completely different level were already used there.

Armenian submachine gun K6-92 since the beginning of the nineties and the civil war in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Borzha prototype, a convenient guerrilla weapon that is not effective in an offensive or defensive battle, but when you need to go unnoticed, “uncover”, shoot back and leave. In Ukraine, such 800 units were seized.

Mosin's creatively rethought rifle, or simply bleed. Homemade wire butt, bed, front sight on the end of the trunk. Classic criminal weapons for hidden carrying - and then shortened the barrel.

A revolver seized from criminals from Nikolaev, engaged in robbery, robbery and murder in the late nineties. Very well made. The trigger mechanism works easily, in the trunk of high-quality rifling.

Revolver with a long barrel and comfortable line of sight. Performed at a high level. From it you can shoot for a decent distance, although it is more effective to use in melee. This is a compact caliber .22 (5,6 mm), so the drum is not designed for the classic six, but for ten rounds.

A coarse imitation of a Makarov pistol (PM). There is no fuse, the case is held on cogs. But visually, the copy looks very good: in the dark or from afar it is quite possible to take it as a PM.

Externally - an imitation of the Austrian pistol Glock, in fact - a single-shot weapon, designed for the cartridge .22 caliber. The author tried, but the result looks quite funny. Although, if you shoot him, it will be no laughing matter, but the work is still clumsy.

Handle-gun (gun simplified design). It works like this: you charge the cartridge, manually release the shutter lever, release it - there is a shot. The sleeve must also be removed independently. A very dangerous thing for the shooter: if the finger is not removed from the bolt in time, you can lose it.

The handle gun with the handle for convenience. The barrel is rifled, but there is no point in this: the rifling is done to stabilize the bullet in flight, and even theoretically it is far from shot from this design.

It looks worse than it actually is. The dimensions are impressive, and the cartridge is only one and is charged manually. Perhaps the author originally planned to make a gun .38 caliber, but then put the barrel under the .22 cartridges that were at hand. Painted his soul invested.

It looks rich, a lot of markings: some numbers, the stamp in the form of a crown, the inscriptions "Aleco" and "1969 year." Made with a claim to factory performance, and done well. Visually imitates the "Walther" model P38.

Self-loading pistol "under the browning." Very competent execution. It was obviously a long time to work on this specimen - there is even a grenade spring here, which is rare for homemade samples. Fundamentally no different from real weapons.

Old fashioned model. The charges are made by hand from gunpowder, wad and bullet: the author did not have modern cartridges, only components, so he began to create. To reload such a weapon, you need a few minutes, so it is suitable not for fighting, but rather for the hooligan gop-stop.
Photos used:
Pavel Terekhov
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  1. loft79
    loft79 17 October 2013 09: 38
    Rich Slavic land.
    1st PP handsome.
    1. maxvet
      maxvet 19 October 2013 12: 20
      and the second is the worst
  2. SPLV
    SPLV 17 October 2013 10: 08
    This ingenuity but for good would be ...
  3. 505506
    505506 17 October 2013 10: 53
    A quick review, but interesting! In general, homemade products rarely flash on weapons
    sites and magazine pages. I met only from the museum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. There are interesting models and amusing ones, but they are apparently afraid that this will propagate the self-made ones. Thanks to the author!
  4. Day 11
    Day 11 17 October 2013 11: 03
    Not really in the subject, but ... look
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 17 October 2013 11: 24
      And this video follows from this does this say about the fact that the SSA there (in the countries of a victorious democracy) do not put in x ... And Nusra is armed there no worse SAS
    2. Borz
      Borz 17 October 2013 11: 56
      Thanks, informative laughing
  5. capskup
    capskup 17 October 2013 11: 15
    yes these are not states with their permission to manufacture and invent weapons at home
  6. USNik
    USNik 17 October 2013 12: 25
    Handle gun with handle for convenience. Rifled barrel ...
    All that is missing is a stock, tape power and an optical sight laughing And, something did not see the most popular option - alteration under a live cartridge from traumatism.
  7. GHG
    GHG 17 October 2013 12: 30
    And how many such handicraftsmen live in Pakistan and the Philippines laughing In the Philippines, weapons made by the co-operative of such craftsmen are even used by their cops. The truth is, their weapons are poor replicas of famous brands.
    1. Yarik
      Yarik 18 October 2013 06: 58
      I had to visit Afghanistan at one time. So there I had, among other things, a Bor-32 pistol chambered for 7.65. Outwardly it looks like a Beretta, 92nd. Then I tried for a long time at least some mention of Beretta of this caliber, I was looking for, I did not find it. I came to the conclusion that it was an Egyptian fake.
  8. GHG
    GHG 17 October 2013 12: 51
    They do not disdain such weapons in almost all countries of the world. The only exception is probably the United States. There it is easier and cheaper to buy weapons than to make them.
    Handicraft in Pakistan.
    Handicraft weapons production in the Philippines.
    Very good and complete review on this topic.

    I also liked the multi-barrel pistol with an electric fuse. wassat
    1. the47th
      the47th 18 October 2013 09: 27
      Quote: GES
      probably the only exception is the United States. It’s easier to buy weapons and cheaper than to make them.

      I read an article about an American who makes money on improvised weapons: in the USA, you can also turn in weapons to the authorities for a fee. The American made a makeshift barrel, worth $ 50 and handed over to the police for 150.
  9. Echo
    Echo 17 October 2013 13: 38
    I saw with my own eyes a completely handicraft sawn PPS-43. The rogue locksmith did not have the opportunity to stamp the parts, and therefore he performed them by DRILLING and MILLING! Imagine how this bastard got stupid and how much time he spent to create his "schmaleisser", as he was dubbed by the criminologists! Despite the fact that this self-made PPS-43, as a result of such "mockery" of the technology, turned out to be almost a kilogram heavier than the serial original, it was a devilishly dangerous weapon. Especially in light of the fact that in the dashing 90s, this fucking sergeant with a file was going to establish their almost small-scale production with the aim of selling to "interested parties."

    But the funny thing is that the "locksmith Vasya" was burned down, just hellishly funny! He somehow drunk with a rural district police officer, his former school sidekick, and got drunk to the point that he began to brag about his "golden hands", citing the work of his own hands as "evidence". The district policeman, although he was a sidekick, but, as they say, "the poet's soul could not bear ... the poet was too vile." The barrel was withdrawn, the craftsman received a two-year suspended sentence.
  10. SIT
    SIT 17 October 2013 14: 31
    In the 90s there was an info about one craftsman from the Kaluga province. He was taken out by country thieves and he conducted engineering and sapper training of his 6 acres and a house. As a result, another gentleman of fortune, opening the gate, was blown up and left for another world. The police who arrived at the scene were forced to call bombers. The arriving sapper, passing Afghanistan, recovered 104 (!) Explosive devices, none of which were repeated. At 105m he was blown up, but survived. The guy was soldered completely unconditionally, so that when he came out he would plant potatoes and carrots on the beds, and not turn them into a minefield.
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 17 October 2013 14: 36
      It seems to me this bike! Singed vodka, then there was a weapon with country thieves!
      1. Bosk
        Bosk 17 October 2013 23: 41
        We have one in his greenhouse dug in a "Vietnamese folding bed", I don't know how ... but he told the "kopps" that this is a device from stray dogs and got off the current with compensation for outpatient treatment for a poor bum ..., but now there are lovers of strangers in that area vegetables are not visited.
  11. IRBIS
    IRBIS 17 October 2013 14: 51
    In the Chechen Republic I saw such "novelties" that I was amazed. The Chechen "Borz" (Wolf) is a weapon, but a complete one. Reliability at the level of a worthless meat grinder. Self-made sniper rifles, automatic machines welded from several sets, ancient caramults with alterations ... But it was interesting to look at the fruits of human imagination on the subject of "Weapons".
    1. Day 11
      Day 11 17 October 2013 15: 00
      Alexander, I also saw this canoe. I didn’t make any impressions. I was told that they put it on the stream, it was weakly believed (there was some kind of curve shutter, I generally surprised the trunk). Maybe someone came across better instances
      1. IRBIS
        IRBIS 17 October 2013 15: 48
        Quote: Den 11
        I was told that THIS was put on a stream, it was weakly believed (there was some kind of a curve shutter, I generally surprised the trunk). Maybe someone came across better instances

        Most of the guys came across them. These "bunches" for one magazine of shooting had three sticks and a wedge. They didn't even take them as trophies - they took them apart, marveled at the hack and threw them away.
        1. Day 11
          Day 11 17 October 2013 16: 10
          It was doubly surprising that they said that IT is ground in Azerbaijan.
  12. major071
    major071 17 October 2013 15: 26
    The energy would be these self-made ones, but in good hands. The Slavic land is rich in talents.
  13. alex-cn
    alex-cn 17 October 2013 15: 27
    There were several articles about Chechen weapons in the early 2000s. Most of all struck by the "rocket launchers" cal. 57 and 75 mm converted into manual ones from aviation containers.
    and for advanced videos in YouTube, my 12-caliber machine gun
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 17 October 2013 16: 44

      Come on, this is garbage, how do you like our 57-mm MLRS based on the LuAZ-969M?
    2. sasska
      sasska 15 December 2013 23: 02
      You talked about this shit?

      Comments on this video have been disabled.
      I think that deservedly.
      I can say: shit, not a machine gun (sorry already)

      this crossbow in bandit "showdowns" is dumb to use, but on the battlefield - ... crying
  14. GastaClaus69
    GastaClaus69 17 October 2013 16: 41
    Why strain, come up with something when there is such a wonderful submachine gun like the British STEN !! The British simply handed over the drawing of the STEN to the partisans in Western Europe, and they made it with the help of a pipe and a file. He even got a nickname: a plumber's dream! He and the Germans at the end of the war in desperation riveted (MP-3008), and the Jews (TAMAT) during the war with the Arabs 47-48.
  15. saygon66
    saygon66 17 October 2013 17: 46
    - In 92, such a craftsman was "covered" at the TashSelMash plant. The man was cunning - he did not do everything in his own workshop, but placed orders for several other factories. According to reviews, his "weapon" is under 9 mm. the cartridge was conceived and executed at a high technical level ...
  16. Black
    Black 17 October 2013 19: 11
    As a child, we, the boys of the Stalingrad land, simply raved about weapons. "Echo of War" presented us from TT and Degtyar, up to 150-kg bombs. how they remained alive is a mystery ...
    After a friend shot himself in the leg with a "craft" (a barrel from a taot syringe, a bolt from a latch, a cartridge from a small lug ...) his father, a turner with golden hands, made us a pair of wind pistols ... Heavy, but beat- slaughter !!!
  17. wei
    wei 17 October 2013 19: 14
    Why strain, come up with something when there is such a wonderful submachine gun like the British STEN !!

    there is more "on the knee" apparatus "file" US liberal
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 17 October 2013 20: 18

      You are wrong, here is a real democratizer !!
      1. GastaClaus69
        GastaClaus69 17 October 2013 20: 20
        Although where they are up to Slavic engineering !!
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  19. Simple
    Simple 17 October 2013 20: 21
    Quote: GES
    There, it’s easier and cheaper to buy weapons than to make them.

    He is not a fact. A true craftsman does not make money for the sake of, but more because of creativity.
  20. Bosk
    Bosk 17 October 2013 23: 35
    Yeah ... we always had enough talents, I remember in our youth we made disposable pistols under a small cartridge from twisted paper and cardboard ... now you won’t persuade me for any kind of gingerbread.
  21. Lone gunman
    Lone gunman 18 October 2013 00: 52
    Excellent homemade crafts. The "technoprocess" magic was copied by Vladimir Zlobin "sad" (AK-12), and one must call the machine not "Vlad Zlo1", but "AK" ...
  22. Bibliographer
    Bibliographer 18 October 2013 01: 17
    Kulibiny! Their brains, yes, boiling energy and for the good, and not to the detriment of themselves and people!
  23. saag
    saag 18 October 2013 08: 03
    And where are the products of the Tolstopyatov brothers from Rostov-on-Don?
  24. GEO
    GEO 18 October 2013 21: 59
    Quote: saag
    And where are the products of the Tolstopyatov brothers from Rostov-on-Don?

    yeah, they wrote that cool machines did
  25. Strv
    Strv 2 November 2013 12: 55
    Yeah, it’s scary to shoot from half, he’ll tear your hand off.
  26. sasska
    sasska 15 December 2013 22: 35
    in general, "Ukraine is promoting high-precision weapons on the world market"
    laughing laughing