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    MAC 11 machine pistol found stashed in JFK airport closet

    "Investigators on Friday are still seeking clues about a MAC 11 subcompact machine pistol found stashed inside a closet at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Associated Press reported that a contractor who was running a cable through a ceiling saw the weapon. It was hidden in a storage closet, behind a locked manager’s office door, investigators said."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...fk-airport-cl/

    The Ingram MAC-11 (Military Armament Corporation Model 11) is a subcompact machine pistol developed by American gun designer Gordon Ingram at the Military Armament Corporation (MAC) during the 1970s. The weapon is a sub-compact version of the Model 10 (MAC-10), and is chambered to fire the smaller .380 ACP round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    It was hidden in a storage closet, behind a locked manager’s office door, investigators said."
    Sounds to me like we have a manager who is prepared.
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    hmmmm....lights were on in a storage closet?
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    Damm!! I forgot the one in the closet.







    at least I kept the magazine
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    If what they found is the one pictured in the news report, then what they found wasn't a sub-machine gun, it was a very awkward, rather heavy .380 pistol.

    One will notice the distinct lack of a sliding shoulder stock, something present on full-auto guns and very illegal to have on a pistol (without further licensing.)

    For comparison, this is a real MAC-11

    It's also what the DailyMail.UK used to confuse the issue.
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    Using the images at world.guns.ru, I believe that you are correct. There were any number of erroneously identified images, in my search, that confused the Cobray with the Ingram.

    In exculpation, note that the OP TWT article did not include an image, but the Associated Press did.

    Dear Editor,

    The Washington Times might lead the charge in correctly identifying the
    pistol mentioned in the article and pictured and incorrectly identified
    various other articles.

    Compare the images and descriptions of world.guns.ru. Note that even
    the Wikipedia conflated images of the Ingram and the Cobray. There are
    two pistols being confused. One is the famous Ingram MAC-11 machine
    pistol. The other is the infamous knock-off Cobray semi-automatic
    pistol, of intentionally similar designation, but of no where near the
    capability or repute.
    Last edited by Nightmare; 09-28-2013 at 11:28 AM.
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    No bullets found. Curious. In a case. Surprising we have nothing from the manager whose office it was in.

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    Can I claim it? This going to an auction? Worth about nothing, as they are inaccurate as heck.

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