Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Stockpiles and Trafficking in the Pacific.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 21. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
It is difficult to estimate the number of illicit arms in circulation in Papua New Guinea, though black market prices give some indication of the comparative demand for, and availability of, various types of illegal firearm.
In the Highland provinces, demand for home-made weapons appears to have dropped as the popularity and availability of high-powered firearms has increased.
While home-made shotguns can be bought for USD 25-50, an Uzi might fetch up to USD 500, and a 'pristine M-16 or AR-2' between USD 1,250 and 2,500.