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This machinegun was uncovered in a car stopped by Australian police
Australian police have seized a World War II era machinegun during a traffic stop 100km (60 miles) north of Sydney.
Officers searched a car on the Central Coast of New South Wales on Sunday night and found an MP40 sub-machine gun plus 60 rounds of ammunition.
A forensic examination will be carried out on the firearm to determine whether can be linked to any shooting incidents.
The gun was missing its barrel but police said initial examinations suggested it was in working order.
Last week, Australia brought in a national gun amnesty because of the growing terrorism threat and an influx of illegal arms in the country.