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South Africa

9 January 2003

News24 (South Africa)

CAPE TOWN — The 280 AK-47 assault rifles confiscated at a warehouse near the Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday resembled the old AK-47, but had been redesigned to accept three different calibre bullets. The guns, imported under the brand name Saiga from the Russian factory that manufactured the original AK-47 rifles, included versions capable of taking 7.62 calibre rounds, .233 and 12-bore shotgun rounds. The gun dealer who allegedly imported of the guns... (

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