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Batchelor, Peter. 2003 ‘Workshops and Factories: Products and Producers.’ Small Arms Survey 2003: Development Denied, pp. 26-27. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July
Illegal Craft Gun Manufacture
Darra Adam Khel is infamous as the centre of Pakistan's small arms craft production industry (Malik, 2000; Small Arms Survey, 2001, p. 47).
A village of about 300,000 people in the tribal belt bordering on Afghanistan, it is known for the illegal manufacture and supply of small arms, and is home to more than 3,000 'father and son' operations manufacturing, trading, and selling weapons (Bonner, 2002).
Production of all types of weapons is estimated at roughly 20,000 units annually. (31)
An entirely locally manufactured AK-47 can be obtained for between USD 80-100. A locally assembled AK-47 (with foreign components) costs between USD 360-400, while an original Russian-manufactured AK-47 costs between USD 700-1,000.
31. Based on information from interviews conducted in Darra. See Siddiqa-Agha (2002).