Lupara

A homemade lupara

Italian word used to refer to a sawed-off shotgun of the break-open type.

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A homemade lupara

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A sawn-off break-open shotgun of the type commonly known as a lupara

Sawed-off shotgun

Type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel—typically under 18 in—and often a shortened or absent stock.

Type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel—typically under 18 in—and often a shortened or absent stock.

A sawn-off break-open shotgun of the type commonly known as a lupara
This short-barrelled shotgun was manufactured with a reduced-length barrel, rather than being modified after its manufacture.
Fabarm FP6 Entry – features a 14-inch barrel and is classified as a short-barrelled shotgun in the U.S.

A sawn-off shotgun with exposed, manually cocked hammers and dual triggers is known as a lupara ("wolf-shot") in Italy and, while associated with organized crime, was originally used by Sicilian farmers and shepherds to protect their vineyards and flocks of animals.

David Hennessy

Police chief of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Police chief of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hennessy memorial tomb

It is likely that the gunmen were wielding sawn-off shotguns — known in Italian terms as lupara — a common type of execution among Mafiosi.

A homemade lupara

Lupara bianca

A homemade lupara

Lupara bianca ("white lupara") is a journalistic term for a Mafia murder done in such a way that the victim's body is never found.