Poland's Police Central Investigation Bureau (CBSP) has seized 48 firearms, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and several grenades in an operation carried out in three provinces.
The 72-year-old man in the small town of Górowo Iławeckie, 90km east of Elbląg, had been cleaning out his attic when he stumbled upon the semi-automatic pistol in his chimney’s smokehouse.
A Polish arms manufacturer has sued the Swiss-based Ringier Axel Springer press publisher over criticism of its firearms on a web portal.
The haul of weapons dating back to WWII was found in woods near the border with Germany by members of the Perkun Exploration Association after the man on the bike told them his grandfather had buried them nearby.
Pieces of World War II rifles have been found in the attic of a school in eastern Poland but just why they were left there decades ago remains a mystery.