Darra Adam Khel

 

 

Darra is a small town in the Tribal Areas, south of Peshawar in North West

 Frontier Province, given over entirely to the manufacture of firearms.

In the most basic of workshops, the craftsmen of Darra produce exact

replicas of weapons from all over the world to an astonishing quality.

 

Paddy Docherty fires an AK47 in the gun town of Darra. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass.

Paddy Docherty firing an AK47 in Darra, the famous gun town inside the Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass - a History of Empire & Invasion, Faber & Faber, May 2007.

Paddy Docherty firing an AK47 in the gun town of Darra.

Testing the merchandise

 

 

 

Paddy Docherty firing a Mauser pistol in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

 

Trying a Mauser pistol

 

 

 

 

Gunsmiths in their workshop

 

 

 

 

Replica AK47s

 

 

 

 

Afghan refugee children in Darra

 

 

 

 

Stock in a typical shop