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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Home-made Guns.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, p. 45. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June
Yet the relative importance of home-made weapons in the Pacific has often been overstated. In reality, a length of untempered water pipe firing mismatched ammunition can be as dangerous to the user as it is to the target, and craft manufacture is seen as a last resort.