The deputy obtained a search warrant for Correa’s residence in West Palm Beach, and on March 5, PBSO deputies arrested Correa and at least two other occupants of the house.Officers found a small arsenal that included ammunition, a .38 revolver and a PPS-42 fully automatic machine gun.

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From one can gather by the really crappy photo, it seems to be a “Pistolet-pulemyot Sudaeva.”



The question that now begs is, Where the heck did that thing come from? Maybe stolen from some collector of NFA items? A Google search does not show any news item mentioning a PPS or any Russian machine gun. Maybe an import from Central America? Sure as hell it was not bought in the local 7-11. Gunbroker has a magazine for the PPS-42 going for $225 and the ammo is not cheap either averaging $45 per 100 rounds.

PS: Yes, I know there is a PPS-43 pistols in semi version being sold from kit parts before ATF shut down that door. I find doubtful that some gangbangers would take the time to seek an original folding stock and install it to make it look like a regular PPS.

And as bonus, we have the accidental admission by the Miami Herald that there are indeed Gangs in South Florida that might be involved in violent crimes and not the fault of the NRA and Marion Hammer.

Somebody is getting fired.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “For once, it appears to be a machine gun.”
  1. .45 cents a round for tokarov ammo? Seems kind of high to me. I see the semi auto versions at the gun shows and they aren’t all that much. Maybe I should pick up a couple to sell on gunbroker.

  2. Are you nuts? Or do you just not have a clue? The PPS-43 WAS the designation for the WW-2 Russian weapon; BUT: The machine pistol in the photo was produced in MANY different Soviet block country’s until the mid 1960’s. “parts kits” are available in quantity and dirt cheep. It has a simple sheet steel body that is easier to blank and form than an AK. The MAGs are dirt cheep and EVERYWHERE . If some idiot actually paid 200+ for a magazine he could get from centerfire systems for 20 bucks or LESS.. then …Well you can’t fix stupid. Ammo isn’t all over the place the way it was ten years ago, but is by NO means rare or hard to get and not nearly as expensive as .45 or 9MM. All in all you really dropped the ball. For a “gun expert” you really don’t know much about this do you?

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