West Midlands Police have revealed a haul of eight firearms that were recovered by detectives on a raid at an industrial unit in Birmingham recently.
The cache included two Baikals, a Smith and Wesson, a Brocock and the deadly MAC - 10 as well as silencers and ammunition.
The intelligence led police operation was carried out by specialist detectives from Force CID, the West Midlands Police department set up to tackle the most complex and serious of crime in the area.
More than sixty illegal firearms have been recovered by Force CID since April this year, in more than 30 operations designed to specifically tackle gun crime.
Although not releasing full details of where these latest guns were seized, West Midlands Police are confirming that these were firearms for criminal use.
The recovered weapons are now being fingerprinted and tested for DNA to make the most of every forensic opportunity. They will then be sent to firearms experts at the National Ballistics Intelligence Service in Birmingham, where any links to previous criminality will be confirmed.
Acting Det Supt Tim Bacon said: "This is a substantial haul of weapons which has been taken away from criminals. There is no hiding place for those who choose to carry guns or intend to use them to further their criminality.
"West Midlands Police are absolutely committed to reducing the threat of gun crime on our streets. Every gun and every bullet taken off the street is potentially another life saved."