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Old 30th September 2005, 14:18   #1
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Default AK-47 fetches 2.97 lakhs in Trivandrum

The registration number KL-01 AK-47, that is.
But that is not the end of it. KL-01 AK-1 was sold for Rs. 3.05 lakhs.

http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/30/stor...3019340300.htm

However, another "assault rifle" -AK-56, which is actually better than the AK-47- failed to fetch any fancy amount, says some local dailies.
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WHat is this bidding about, never heard of them in india....anyway...who would want a number like that....for what ever reasons...?
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WHat is this bidding about, never heard of them in india....anyway...who would want a number like that....for what ever reasons...?
In bangalore, first Rs.40,000 has to be deposited to become eligible for a bidding...

Have a look at interstate volvo buses by Kallada ( all have 100 or 101 as their number)..KPN has 1.
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However, another "assault rifle" -AK-56, which is actually better than the AK-47- failed to fetch any fancy amount, says some local dailies.
Don't know how you can say that. The AK-56 is the cheap Chinese imitation of the big brother AK-47. The AK-74 is supposed to be better, though it fires 5.56mm ammo.
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WHat is this bidding about, never heard of them in india....anyway...who would want a number like that....for what ever reasons...?
I bid for AK 47 in Cochin (KL 07 AK 47) for my RD350 (change of registration - I waited for this series) but found that many others including the actor Mohanlal were in the fray.

However, it turned out that a chap had booked this for his Autorickshaw about 2 months before, paying Rs.2,000 (amount you pay for ANY special number unless there are more than one claimants to the same number within 2 weeks)...ultimately he got to keep the number because there was no legal basis for the RTO reassigning the number after an auction.
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the actor Mohanlal were in the fray.

However, it turned out that a chap had booked this for his Autorickshaw about 2 months before,
So Mohanlal lost it to an auto driver? Or did he persuade this guy to part with it? And Mohanlal stays in Cochin? I thought he was in Chennai like Mammootty.
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So Mohanlal lost it to an auto driver? Or did he persuade this guy to part with it? And Mohanlal stays in Cochin? I thought he was in Chennai like Mammootty.
Auto Driver kept the number, and these jokers have residences all over the place. In any case, he has enough business interests in most places to be able to register a vehicle there...
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Auto Driver kept the number, and these jokers have residences all over the place. In any case, he has enough business interests in most places to be able to register a vehicle there...
Yeah. I always liked Mohanlal's comedies. Well I liked Kireedom also.
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Don't know how you can say that. The AK-56 is the cheap Chinese imitation of the big brother AK-47. The AK-74 is supposed to be better, though it fires 5.56mm ammo.

typeOnegative, I was under the impression that the 56 was a better killer...

AK-56
Chinese origin (1952)
Cartridge: 7.62mm x 51mm.
Operation: Gas-operated, rotating-belt, -automatic/semi-automatic modes.
Feed: 20-round detachable box magazine.
Weight: 3.2 kg when empty
Sights: Flip up aperture rear sight.
Sight Radius: 600 metres
Rate Of Fire: Cyclic, 650-700 rounds a minute.
....................Auto, 120 rounds a minute.
Maximum Effective Range: 600 metres.

AK-47
Soviet origin (1947)
Cartridge: 7.62mm x 39mm.
Operation: Gas-actuated, rotating-belt, semi-automatic
Feed: 30-round detachable box magazine.
Weight: 4.3 kg when empty
Sights: Adjustable Iron Sights, Optional Mount Required for Optical Scope
Rate Of Fire: Cyclic, 600 rounds a minute.
Maximum Effective Range: 300 metres.
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The killing of a firearm is achieved through the amount of momentum the bullet is able to transfer to the victim. I am not able to say how better the 56 does it's job, but my Internet knowledge tells me that these rifles were far less reliable than the 47's. In the case of the 74, the bullet flips once it enters the body increasing the momentum transfer because it very rarely leaves the body.
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In the case of the 74, the bullet flips once it enters the body increasing the momentum transfer because it very rarely leaves the body.
That must be true, as the Afghans named it as the "poison bullet". The soviets replaced their 47s with 74s by the time of their Afghan ops. (early 80's)
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That must be true, as the Afghans named it as the "poison bullet". The soviets replaced their 47s with 74s by the time of their Afghan ops. (early 80's)
There was a protest by NATO also about this bullet I think.

But I think we are going way off topic.

Honestly Sandeep, I thought the Al-Qaeda had reached Thiruvananthapuram and was getting a bit worried for my parents when I clicked your post.
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the AK47 is a damn good gun though i prefer the M4A1

anyone play cs?(counter strike)?
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Yeah, NATO codes do not allow "soft" or "mushroom" bullets. That's why the expression "full metal jacket". This actually refers to a copper jacket around the rounds that ensures the bullet does not mushroom into the body, instantly splitting nerves, arteries, and limbs. Higher chance of survival. You can see it on the 7.62mm LMG rounds, if anyone has Army contacts.
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the AK47 is a damn good gun though i prefer the M4A1

anyone play cs?(counter strike)?
O.T... love the headshots which one can achive with the AK-47 in cs...my next favourite gun in cs is the magnum sniper rifle.
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