This pistol was seized from street drug dealers by police in Liverpool, UK. The photo was shown as part of an online news article.
It appears to be a workshop made hybrid of several designs. It looks to have Browning Hi-Power influence with Beretta styling. The grips also appear to be Hi-Power.
Although crudely finished, it is beyond what I would call “home made”.
To stay on the subject of ammunition, has anyone else here ever seen anything similar? If so, what calibre was it chambered for, and was it rifled or smooth bored?
Various unique designs of guns made for the criminal market by unofficial factories have been found in Europe over the last few years.
Remove this post if it is too far off topic, but I thought it was interesting enough to share.