Name That Gun: Hecho En Mexico Edition

Trejo, c Nick Leghorn

This handgun was manufactured in Mexico, exploiting a loophole in Mexican law regarding the manufacture of certain types of rimfire handguns, before being imported into the United States. Kind of a switch from that whole Fast and Furious thing. For full credit, name (1) the manufacturer, (2) the type of handgun, and (3) what loophole they were exploiting.


  1. avatar Mike says:

    Goodness, what’s with all the crude stampings. I have no idea but doesn’t look like a recent (~10 years?) manufacture…?

  2. avatar Jeh says:

    Armas Trejo
    “Machine pistol”
    No clue

  3. avatar pro 2a says:

    1. Armas Trejo SA
    2. Modelo 1
    3. Select fire hand gun in .22lr, centerfire pistols and rifles were regulated to be semi-auto only.

  4. avatar Ike says:

    It is a Trejo .22 pistol, but not a “machine pistol”. A full automatic version was available, but the examples that came in through commercial channels were semi-auto only.

    A number of selective fire versions were illegally imported. Some were equipped with silencers, but I’m not sure if those were original to the pistols.

  5. avatar ensitue says:

    Trejo Modelo 1
    FA loophole

  6. avatar Ike says:

    Correction. The pistol in the photograph is the selective fire version with the selector switch on the right side, and should be stamped ‘Tipo Rafaga’ on the left side. This one also appears to have a barrel adapter for a suppressor. Looks like a fun gun to me!

  7. avatar jwm says:

    Didn’t have a clue. Live and learn.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Me either. I’m kinda liking the grip angle and threaded barrel.
      Greeeat. Thanks guys. Now I gotta find another gun.

      1. avatar Jay1987 says:

        Me too you find a couple gimme a holler i want one.

  8. avatar Paul53 says:

    It shoots frijoles earning it the name “fart gun.” Germans already had the burp gun. It was an attempt to speed up the service at Taco Bell. You just aim it at a tortilla, pull the trigger and aye carumba, a bean burrito. Taco Bell hoped they would sell burritos so fast they could claim to be the worlds largest producer of natural gas.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Oh. THIS is funny!

    2. avatar Nine says:

      I thought it was the Soviets who had the burp gun.

      1. avatar sagebrushracer says:

        No, the Burp Gun properly refers to my brother, after he has downed 3 cold beers, in rapid succession.

  9. avatar S.dogood says:

    i think its called a holder model ATF but i dont anything else

  10. avatar janitor says:

    idk. id rather have a semi 32 or 380 i think…..

  11. avatar Avid Reader says:

    Just remember, MACHETE KILLS!

  12. avatar Dennis J Psoras says:

    Paul53 , thanks for Shooting Frijoles —I am sure Diane Finestein will seek to ban it . Best laugh I ‘ve had all week . Stock up on ammo beans before homeland security requisitions 1.6 billion of them . Can’t wait for you to publish ballistic tables , one for recoil activated slides and especially one for gas .

  13. avatar Tom says:

    Would not mind a Obregon pistol for my collection.

  14. avatar HiPlanesDrifter says:

    Armas Trejo SA
    There were no Mexican laws against full-auto in small calibers when first manufactured

  15. avatar Paul53 says:

    Might be a cheap German knock off made by the company Fartfurnugen!

  16. avatar Leadbelly says:

    A full auto pocket pistol? Do you start out aiming at the bad guy’s feet to hit center mass along about round four? Do Mexican roofing supply companies surreptitiously leave them laying around when business is slow?

  17. avatar Blehtastic says:

    Something from Jimenez?

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