A Hong Kong man who died aged 91 was found to have kept more than 20 air guns and imitation firearms which were discovered by his widow while she was packing his belongings in their home. Some weapons were stashed in a suitcase placed in a wardrobe, while others were found in an overhead storage space in the couple’s North Point flat. The guns were suspected to have been there for more than a decade, but the woman, 76, was not aware of their existence until Tuesday. Police said officers were called in by the woman to her home in Man Cheung House of Model Housing Estate before noon. Officers found a total of 17 air-powered guns, six suspected imitation guns, and 20 suspected blank rounds. The weapons were seized for further investigation. The woman told reporters that her late husband was a gun lover and used to collect toy guns many years ago, but she did not know he had stored so many items at home, claiming: “I have never seen him take them out.” She said the guns were wrapped in old newspapers and she was “stunned” when she found them. She claimed she did not know what to do and her cleaner asked her to call police. The couple lived in the flat for more than 10 years. The exact firepower of the guns are not yet known, nor if the man had a licence or if it was required. According to the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance, a licence is needed to possess arms or ammunition. Any air gun from which a bullet can be discharged with a muzzle energy greater than two joules is defined as arms in the ordinance. Those found in illegal possession of arms or ammunition can be fined HK$100,000 and jailed for up to 14 years. Any person found to be dealing in ammunition, including the manufacture, storage, sale or repair of such items without a dealer’s licence can be fined HK$100,000 and jailed for 10 years.