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Philippine gun makers take aim from the backyard to the production line

A former illegal gunsmith inspects a newly assembled multi-action shotgun at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith inspects a newly assembled multi-action shotgun at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith inspects a newly assembled multi-action shotgun at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A Filipino gun enthusiast examines an assault rifle on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A Filipino gun enthusiast examines an assault rifle on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A Filipino gun enthusiast examines an assault rifle on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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Filipino gun enthusiasts examine pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Filipino gun enthusiasts examine pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Filipino gun enthusiasts examine pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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A former illegal gunsmith polishes a skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith polishes a skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith polishes a skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A gun factory worker uses a toothbrush to clean a newly produced caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A gun factory worker uses a toothbrush to clean a newly produced caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik...more

A gun factory worker uses a toothbrush to clean a newly produced caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Former illegal gunsmiths work at the gun assembly line of Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former illegal gunsmiths work at the gun assembly line of Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former illegal gunsmiths work at the gun assembly line of Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A former illegal gunsmith assembles a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith assembles a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith assembles a pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Former illegal gunsmiths check newly assembled pistols at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former illegal gunsmiths check newly assembled pistols at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former illegal gunsmiths check newly assembled pistols at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A former illegal gunsmith hammers a newly molded skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A former illegal gunsmith hammers a newly molded skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012....more

A former illegal gunsmith hammers a newly molded skeletal body of a caliber 45 pistol at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A gun factory worker fits a bullet on a chamber of a revolver at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A gun factory worker fits a bullet on a chamber of a revolver at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A gun factory worker fits a bullet on a chamber of a revolver at Shooters Arms, a gun manufacturing company exporting different kinds of weapons to other countries, in Cebu city in central Philippines July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Filipino gun enthusiasts look at pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Filipino gun enthusiasts look at pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Filipino gun enthusiasts look at pistols on display at a gunshow in Manila July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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