We spoke to Ali Lander, chief inspector for North and West Devon, to find out what has been handed in during a firearms surrender this month.
A total of 56 weapons and 3,000 rounds of ammunition have been handed into Barnstaple Police Station in the last two weeks.
The firearms have all been anonymously dropped at the station during a firearms and ammunition surrender.
Detective inspector Ali Lander, chief inspector for North and West Devon, said a range of weapons had been handed in.
“We’ve had a Tommy sub machine gun, air rifles, shotguns, replica hand guns, BB guns,” said DI Lander.
“Many people have weapons that might be in the loft, or wartime memorabilia or antiques.
“This is an opportunity to surrender them safely so that don’t fall into the wrong hands.
“I’d like to say thank you to the community for handing in so many weapons.
“If one weapon gets into the wrong hands it could have fatal consequences, so thank you to those people helping to keep North Devon safe.”
The firearms amnesty is taking place across Devon and Cornwall until November 26.
If you have unwanted items you can hand them in and you can remain anonymous, and you will not be arrested for illegal possession at the point of surrender.
You can hand any weapons into Barnstaple police enquiry office, in North Walk, Monday to Friday 9am – 1.15pm, 2pm – 5pm.