FACTBOX-Prices of arms in Mogadishu market

June 9 (Reuters) - In Mogadishu, prices of guns and ammunition have fallen in recent months due to plentiful supplies from Eritrea and Uganda and the weapons Ethiopian troops left behind when they withdrew, arms dealers say.

Here is a price list for some popular weapons:


120 mm - $700 ($55 per mortar bomb)

82 mm - $300 ($25 per bomb)

60 mm - $200 ($18 per bomb)

Anti-aircraft guns (truck mounted)

23 mm - $20,000 ($2.50 per round)

37 mm version also available, but there is currently no ammunition in stock. Other, smaller variants are available for between $4,000 and $5,000, with their rounds quoted at $1 each.

Anti-tank weapons cost $5,000, while a rocket-propelled grenade launcher is quoted at $200, plus $150 per grenade.


A new pistol from Yemen is $650, a second-hand one from Russia is $400 and a new American pistol is $700.

A new Belgian pistol is $500 and a new Russian one is $1,000. Rounds cost between $1.50 and $3 each.


An Indian-made AK-47 costs $140. Better quality versions from North Korea cost $600 and the Russian original costs $400.

Hand-grenades go for $25 each, landmines $100.

Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Editing by Giles Elgood