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Guns Recovered at Brach Davidian Compound

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The following is from a "Memorandum to the Press" issued by Chris Peacock, Treasury Department Director of Public Affairs on July 13, 1995 showing a list of all firearms, explosives, and related material seized by Federal law enforcement officers following the April 19, 1993 assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.


SUBJECT:      Weapons Possessed by the Branch Davidians
In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety, led by the Texas
Rangers, recovered more than 300 firearms from the Branch
Davidian compound.  In addition, a number of live grenades and
more than 300 grenade components were uncovered.  Hundreds of
thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigated David
Koresh for conduct involving: the illegal manufacture of machine
guns and the illegal manufacture and possession of destructive
devices.  The FBI report provides evidence that the Davidians'
arsenal did indeed include weapons unlawfully manufactured.  The
weapons listed include semiautomatic firearms illegally modified
to fire in full automatic mode, as well as grenades and
silencers.  All of these weapons were unlawfully possessed.
I hope you find these documents useful as you review Treasury's
report on ATF's role in events at Waco.  
WEAPONS RECOVERED FROM THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND:
TREASURY SUMMARY OF REPORT PREPARED BY THE FBI FOR PROSECUTORS
AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
ILLEGAL WEAPONS RECOVERED 
Machine guns
The FBI determined that 46 semiautomatic firearms had been
modified to fire in full automatic mode:
    22   M-16 Type Rifles
    20   AK-47 Type Rifles
    2    Heckler and Koch SP-89 
    2    M-11/Nine
The FBI also determined that two AR-15 lower receivers had been
modified to fire in full automatic mode.  
Silencers
    21   Sound suppressors or silencers
Hand Grenades
    4    Live M-21 Practice Hand Grenades
The possession of lawfully manufactured machineguns, silencers,
or grenades requires the owner to register the weapon with the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms.  None of the compound's
residents were registered to own such a weapon, therefore it
would have been illegal for them to possess these weapons.
WEAPONS RECOVERED FROM THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND:
TREASURY SUMMARY OF REPORT PREPARED BY THE FBI FOR PROSECUTORS
AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
TOTAL WEAPONS RECOVERED
(Including Weapons Mentioned on Previous Page) 
FIREARMS 
Rifles and Rifle Components
    61   M-16 Type and 2 M-16 Lower Receivers
    61   AK-47 Type
    34   AR-15 Type and 2 AR-15 Lower Receivers
    13   Shotguns -- 12 gauge
    11   7.62MM FN FAL Type
    10   Mini-14 Type
    7    37mm. Flare Gun/Launcher Type
    6    .30 Carbine Calber US Carbine, Model M1 
    6    Assorted Rifles
    5    M-11/Nine
    5    M-14 Type
    3    Galil
    2    Heckler and Koch SP-89
    1    Air Rifle
    1    Heckler and Koch MP-5
    1    Sten submachine gun

Pistols and Revolvers 
    23   Beretta
    13   Glock
    8    Assorted Revolvers
    6    Safari Arms
    6    Assorted Pistols
    5    Sig Sauer
    5    Walther
    2    Taurus
EXPLOSIVES 
Hand Grenades
    4    Live M-21 Practice Hand Grenades
    100+ Modified M-21 Practice Hand Grenade bodies; the bodies
of these had been threaded and plugged but lacked a main charge
or fusing system.
    11   M-69 Practice Hand Grenades; the bodies of these
grenades exhibited indications of attempted modifications.
    219  Grenade Safety Pins
    243  Grenade Safety Levers
Rifle Grenades
    200+ Inert M31 Practice Rifle Grenades.

FIREARMS ACCESSORIES AND PARTS
Silencers 
    21   Sound suppressors or silencers.  
Flash Suppressors
    18   Flash Suppressors.
Firearms Barrels
    17   M-16/AR-15 Type (5.56mm)
    8    M-16/AR-15 Type (9mm caliber)
    3    M-16/AR-15 Type (.45 ACP caliber)
    1    M-16/AR-15 Type (5.56mm)
    2    Ruger. 22 Caliber
    1    M-60 machine gun
    1    12 Gauge Shotgun
    1    Taurus, Model 92, 9mm pistol barrel
    1    Sig Sauer 9mm pistol barrel
Pistol Slides
    1    Sig Sauer Model
Revolver Parts
    1    .38 Special caliber cylinder
Bolt Carriers
    39   M-16
    24   AR-15
    2    MP-5
    2    AK-47 
    1    FAL
    1    Unknown
Bolts
    15   AK-47
    7    .22 LR conversion 
    3    M-16/AR-15
    1    FN FAL (1)
Bolt Assemblies
    3    M-11/Nine
    2    M-16
    1    AR-15
    1    MAC-10
    1    Shotgun
Recoil Springs and Guides 
    3    Glock
    2    Sig Sauer
    1    Beretta
    1    M-11/Nine
Stripper Clips
    29   Stripper Clips
Accessories
    6    .22 LR Caliber Conversion Kits
Hammers
    31   AK-47
    18   M-16
    12   AR-15
    4    M-11/Nine
    2    Sig Sauer
    1    Beretta
Hammer Springs
    3    AK-47
Buffer/Recoil Springs
    36   M-16/AR-15
    4    AK-47
Selector Switches
    9    M-16
    3    AR-15
    1    Unknown
Sears
    1    M-11/Nine
Auto Sears
    8    AK-47
    4    M-16
    1    FN FAL
Auto Sear Springs
    12   AK-47
Disconnects
    7    AK-47
    1    M-16
Trigger/Trigger Mechanisms/Trigger Housings
    17   M-16
    6    AR-15
    3    M-60
    3    M-11/Nine
    2    MP-5
    2    Sten
    1    AK-47
    1    Heckler & Koch
    1    M-14
    1    Smith & Wesson
    1    Beretta
    1    Shotgun
Ammunition Magazines
    289  7.62 x 39mm AK-47 Type
    248  .223/5.56mm M-16/AR-15 Type
    108  Sten Gun Type 
    88   .308 Caliber FN FAL Type
    72   M-14  Type 
    61   Beretta Model Type 92
    58   .308 Caliber of Unknown Type
    28   Ruger Mini-14 Type
    22   .22 Caliber
    17   UZI Type
    16   USAS-12 Type
    13   .45 Caliber
    11   Glock
    11   MP-5
    11   Sig Sauer P226/P228
    9    Unknown Type
    7    .308 Caliber Galil Type 
    6    Walther PPK
    5    9mm Unknown Type
    4    .50 Caliber 
    3    .30 Caliber U.S. Carbine
    3    .380 Auto Caliber
    2    9mm Smith & Wesson 
    1    AK-74 Type
    1    Grendel
Ammunition Containers
    220  Metal Boxes (Various Calibers)
    15   Wooden Boxes (Various Calibers)
    4    Buckets (Varioius Calibers)
    1    Cardboard Boxes (Various Calibers)
Magazine Springs
    360  M-16/AR-15
    42   FN FAL .308 Caliber Type
    35   AK-47 
    28   9mm Magazine Springs of Unknown Type
    15   Unknown
    10   M-14
    6    M-1 Carbine
    3    .50 Caliber
    1    Mini-14 Magazine
    1    Glock
These lists do not include dozens of other items recovered from
the Compound such as dust covers, extractors, front and rear
sights, gun cleaning equipment, bolt release levers,
compensators, .50 caliber belt links and numerous other parts. 

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