AK-47

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AK-47

(ā′kā′fôr′tē-sĕv′ən)
n.
A clip-fed, gas-operated assault rifle of Soviet design having a caliber of 7.62 millimeters and used throughout the world by armed forces and paramilitary organizations.

[Russian A(vtomat) K(alashnikova), automatic gun of Kalashnikov, after Viktor Timofeevich Kalashnikov (1919-2013), Soviet arms engineer.]

AK-47

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle
[C20: from A(utomat) K(alashnikov)]

AK-47

(ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən)
n., pl. AK-47's.
a kalashnikov assault rifle first made in 1947.
[1965–70; < Russian]
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Provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak said the incident happened at around 3:30am on Tuesday when six rangers equipped with two AK-47s encountered a group of six poachers while patrolling the forest on three motorbikes.
IRA weapons including two AK-47s and more than 100 rounds of ammunition have been found during a house blaze, police say.
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Summary: Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Arms and ammunition, including Under-Barrel Grenade Launchers, AK-47s and 10 hand grenades, were recovered post the encounter which took place in Hajin on Saturday.
A total of 1,004 Russian-made AK-47s worth P52 million were sold to the New People's Army from 2011 to 2013 with the unwitting assistance of several senior Philippine National Police officials, the Ombudsman said in approving the indicment last year.
The weapons, which were seized on March 28, included 1,500 AK-47s, 200 RPG launchers and 21 .50 caliber machine guns, read a Department of Defence statement on Monday.
French police Sunday sought at least one more suspect in Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, following the discovery of an abandoned black Seat Leon with several AK-47s inside -- the same rifles used in the attacks that killed 129 and wounded 352, 99 critically.
"There is no doubt the defendants wanted to kill policemen as they fired live bullets at officers using two AK-47s," stated court verdict documents.
''During the Vietnam war, American soldiers would throw away their M-16s to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers,'' Kalashnikov said in July 2007 at a ceremony marking the rifle's 60th anniversary.
He gestures to the pile of Kalashnikovs, also known as AK-47s. "On the other side, we have the insurgents with AK 47s in different sizes -- so they don't look like an army." For stunts, such as one where insurgents are blown into the air by grenades, they use rubber guns to prevent injury.
By some estimates there are 100 million AK-47s and their variants in use around the world today.
A MORTGAGE broker who was caught with three AK-47s in his home can today be unmasked as the main arms dealer for the Daniel crime clan.