Usually such illegally converted guns
are thrown away after firing several shots because they become dangerous--they can explode in the hands of the owner, according to journalist Ruta Janutiene.
Kasha, 17, had discovered one of Sammon's converted guns
- which had been hidden by their mother for a boyfriend - and was "messing about" with it.
A MAN whose converted guns
were used in dozens of gangland shootings - including the Bradford robbery at which Pc Sharon Beshenivsky was killed - faces jail today.
Hundreds of lethally converted guns
were then sold by miltaria expert Guner Salih under the cover of his Moderne Buckles shop in Bethnal Green Road, east London, for about pounds 600 each.
Det Supt Hesketh said there had been an upsurge in the number of shootings involving converted guns
around the time Shabir and Hussain's factory was operating, including the murder of Birmingham man Levi Genesis, though the weapon involved could not be linked with the ones the defendants were supplying.
Consequently, it was once common to do what is known as a reconversion of such converted guns
back to flintlock.
They also found a cache of converted guns
ready to be sold for use on the streets.