Skip to comments.Details Released of Black Market Pistol Shop Found in Britain
Posted on 02/28/2020 4:54:39 AM PST by marktwain
In August of 2018, the British Authorities raided a small shop operation in Sussex, England. The small shop was producing clandestine pistols for the UK black market. About a year later, two men associated with the operation were sent to prison. A third man had died while in custody.
From the news coverage, considerable more details about the shop and arms produced were released. There is a video on Youtube that reveals much.
The pistols produced were simplified copies of the Browning 1922 design. Semi-automatic pistols are not difficult to make but are harder to make work well than sub-machine guns or revolvers.
The Browning copy repeatedly fails to cycle correctly. However, it takes little to feed another cartridge into the chamber. It fires when the trigger is pulled.
The small shop operators chose not to rifle the barrels of their copy, to simplify production. At short range, up to 10 meters, the pistol would still be effective. They did not put any sights on the production for the same reason. In the video, you can see the projectiles are unstable and key-holing at very close range, perhaps three meters.
The authorities claim this a unique situation in UK, the very first clandestine shop producing black market firearms. I suspect this sort of information does not have much institutional history with the National Crime Agency. Perhaps they were not involved in Northern Ireland. Relatively sophisticated shop production arms were repeatedly made in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. From smallarmssurvey.org, page 77:
In 1988, police uncovered a unionist workshop in County Down that was reportedly the largest illegal arms factory operating in Northern Ireland at the time. Thirty assembled sub-machine guns were recovered, along with materials sufficient to produce hundreds more.
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Back in the old country Pakistanis have a robust cottage based gun manufacturing industry.
I wonder about the nationality of this entrepreneur.
Muslim Sadiq Kahn would like to reinstate hanging solely for this instance if the perps are Anglo Britons.
Probably a good chance they are “Asians”
Label the brand “Sussex Royal”
So, no rope.
Head chop ?
It fires when the trigger is pulled.
Well theres that...
That's a good start.
“It fires when the trigger is pulled.”
Sounds like a hint
Machines such as these have been used in making firearms for 150 years. Production from other small shops sources in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, and Nigeria, indicate this shop could produce 20-30 pistols a month, if manned by 2-4 people.
Greg Akehurst, 29, of no fixed address, and Mark Kinman, 63, of Bramwell Mews, Hailsham, were both charged with possessing a firearm.
Kyle Wood, 30, of Gratwicke Drive, Littlehampton, was charged with the same offence as well as possessing ammunition.
Ill help out their law enforcement by taking that evil lathe and all the end mills & machine tooling they need to dispose of properly.
Made me laugh. Thanks
“The authorities claim this a unique situation in UK, the very first clandestine shop producing black market firearms”
I’m calling BS.
I can see party drugs being stamped with the Sussex Royal logo.
An interesting bit of history.
An FN M1910 a variant, serial number 19074, chambered in .380 ACP was the handgun used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914
Doomberg says it’s easy to run a lathe. Just turn the handle in the direction of the arrow.
There are two arrows: one to turn on the lathe in a forwards (clockwise) direction. The other arrow is for reverse.
Doomberg needs a refresher course.
And his wife...
Life finds a way...
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