An AK-47 firearm was handed in at Hammersmith police station last week as part of a Met Police gun surrender.
The assault rifle was given up as part of the two-week long #giveupyourgun campaign, which began on November 23 and will run until 11pm on December 6.
The city-wide initiative is giving Londoners the opportunity to safely dispose of firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition, by taking them to a 24-hour police station.
During the fortnight, those surrendering firearms may not face prosecution for illegal possession and can remain anonymous. Each live weapon handed in will be assessed by firearms officers, with some weapons being forensically checked for evidence.
Hammersmith and Fulham Police say the gun brought into Hammersmith was a fully deactivated Chinese AK-47, which would be unable to fire ammunition, and was being kept as a war souvenir.
This year’s campaign will also focus on imitation weapons, BB guns and air weapons, and the potential for these items to be mistaken for genuine weapons.