Tag: pakistan

The Fake Rifles of Pakistan


The small arms markets of Darra Adam Khel have made themselves known throughout the world for the immaculate ability of talented Pashtuns to handcraft a large number of small arms and produce almost identical copies of numerous Western designs for over a century. In this episode, we look at a few [Read More…]

LEAKED: Pakistan Army Requirements for Tender of 75,000 New 7.62x39mm Rifles

Thanks to a recent leak exclusively to The Firearm Blog, we have now become aware of a new tender for rifles issued by the Pakistani government. According to the tender document, the Pakistani Army is looking for 75,000 “modern 7.62x39mm caliber weapons”, [Read More…]

First Look at 7.62×39 CZ Bren 2, More Details on Pakistani Trials Rifles

Earlier this week, we reported about the Pakistani Army seeking a new rifle to replace its aging license-produced Heckler & Koch G3 and Chinese Type 56 rifles, and now new details – and most excitingly, new images – have come to light. First, it seems [Read More…]

“Many Sons And Lots Of Guns”

This is a promotional video advertising the capabilities and products of the gun makers of Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan. It is fascinating so see such a wide range of guns being made and finished by hand. Arms and Ammunition, a Pakistani Facebook page, has a Darra made [Read More…]

The Curious Caracal KABOOM

The Caracal pistol pictured above KABOOMed a few months ago in Pakistan. Not normally seen in the catastrophic failure of pistols  is a slide splitting in two. It is not uncommon for a cheap zinc-alloy, aka “pot metal”, slides on budget pistols to crack [Read More…]

Gunsmithing in Pakistan

A reader was sent this collection of photos said to be of Pakistani gunsmiths and gun dealers. The photos appear to be from different sources and a few look like frames taken from videos. While I would not want to fire these guns, the results they achieve in poorly lit [Read More…]

Suroosh on Pakistan

Suroosh Alvi, founder of Vice.com/VBS.tv and the journalist who produced the excellent documentary about the gun markets of Pakistan, has produced a series of videos about Pakistan post-Bin Laden. It has nothing to do with guns (or politics), but I thought was worth [Read More…]

New Pakistan G3S rifle

Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) had a new compact variant of the G3 called the G3S. I have not seen the specifications for this weapon. From what I can see, it features a redesigned fore-end, picatinny mounted under-barrel grenade launcher and a very short barrel. POF [Read More…]