Home-made gun charges: Police arrest man for allegedly modifying replica guns

Some of the weapons allegedly found by police.
Some of the weapons allegedly found by police.

A 56-year-old man has been charged for allegedly modifying replica guns and and blank ammunition and turning them into live weapons.

Fremantle Detectives raided a home on Pearse Road in Beeliar yesterday, and seized 15 replica and blank firing handguns in various stages of modification – including four that had been fully converted to fire live ammunition.

Police also seized 1000 rounds of ammunition, a range of prohibited weapons, silencers and small amounts of methamphetamine.

Ammunition allegedly seized by police

The man will appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on December 19.

He faces 13 counts of possessing an unlicensed firearm or ammunition, four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of possession of a silencer, and two counts of failing to ensure safe keeping of a firearm or ammunition.

Silencers allegedly found by police

He also faces charges of possession of a prohibited drug and of drug paraphernalia.