In researching my recent article for Foreign Affairs on lawlessness in Egypt, I visited the home of an Egyptian arms dealer in the Cairo neighborhood of Ain Shams. Here are some photos of the inventory:
An Egyptian arms dealer displays his inventory in Ain Shams.
A handmade birdshot gun known as a “fard” in Egyptian Arabic. I politely declined an invitation to test-fire this contraption.
Pistol: The dealer said this is either of Libyan origin or was one of thousands of firearms raided from police stations during the 2011 revolution.