A man was spotted throwing away an antique gun while being chased by police, after hiding bullets in his underwear.
Ross McGeachie hurled the revolver into a garden in Pollock, Glasgow on March 11 this year.
After being caught, it emerged McGeachie had also hidden two bullets in his underpants.
The 22-year-old is now behind bars after he pled guilty on Monday at the High Court in Glasgow to possessing the firearm and bullets.
Prosecutor Angela Gray told how police had initially stopped McGeachie and a friend late at night, but let them go after they claimed to be going home.
The officers then spotted a “bulge” in McGeachie’s pocket and ordered him to stop.
Ms Gray said: “McGeachie ran off…they saw him throw a metallic object into a front garden as he was running by it.”
He was soon arrested and the gun was found to be a revolver classed as an “antique firearm”.
McGeachie, of Cardonald, Glasgow, was taken to a local police station.
Ms Gray said: “He was searched – on lowering his boxer shorts, two bullets dropped to the floor from inside the underwear.”
The court heard the gun was in poor condition, but in working order.
It would not have needed a firearms certificate had it been kept as an “ornament or curiosity”.
Judge Michael O’Grady QC remanded McGeachie in custody pending sentencing next month.