View Full Version : 8000 Ak's seized
04-20-2004, 10:27 AM
04-20-2004, 12:21 PM
Hmmm, I wonder what company in Georgia was going to get these??
04-21-2004, 10:51 AM
hhhmmmm? that's about 9 bones a rifle.
must be some pre-bans!!!! heheh!
a friend told me that these were machineguns with the full-auto guts removed. a picture that i saw showed a carabinieri holding a folder with a forward grip...probably romanian.
04-21-2004, 03:01 PM
:uhoh_smal did i just see that right, some were on one head line i thought i saw something mention, "Terrorist grade rifles"
um....... :( what the hell is that.............. ;)
04-21-2004, 03:02 PM
um........can we order a non terrorist grade rifle from the company then..............lol
From the reports that I've seen, the FCG was removed from all of the AKs.
My guess is that the importer was expecting a large shipment of parts kits, but someone in Romania didn't bother with cutting up the receivers before shipping.
They're obviously used guns too...just look at the wear on the top covers and buttplates on the ones that are exposed.
...Century just got busted...
...copied from http://www.subguns.com/ ...
AK-47S WERE BOUND FOR VT.
By MURRAY WEISS
NY Post, April 22, 2004 -- A Florida-based arms company is at the center of the international probe into a New York-bound ship seized in Italy while laden with thousands of Kalashnikov assault rifles, The Post has learned.
The AK-47s were apparently bound for Vermont.
Officials have linked Century International Arms Inc. in Boca Raton to the discovery of a cache of 7,500 AK-47s hidden beneath piles of properly labeled arms in several cargo containers confiscated in the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy several days ago.
Law-enforcement sources said the shipment came under suspicion about three weeks ago, sometime after the vessel, MS Adnan Bayraktar, embarked from Romania.
Irregularities on customs forms in Italy were the basis for the seizure, sources said.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was notified and joined the probe. Investigators determined the ultimate destination of the ship's stash of combat-style weapons was Century's giant warehouse in Fairfax, Vt., near the Canadian border, sources said.
The company declined comment.
Century's Web site does not show that the company sells AK-47s, a weapon commonly associated with terrorists and guerrilla movements around the world. The company does sell a similar weapon, the WASR 10 semiautomatic rifle.
The startling seizure prompted Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Nassau) to call for a renewal of the 1994 federal ban on assault weapons, which is slated to expire Sept. 13.
"We know al Qaeda training manuals have encouraged terrorists to obtain assault weapons in the United States," she said.
Investigators are uncertain how the weapons got into the ship's containers and whether they were part of the Century shipment or put there without the company's knowledge.
ICE officials declined to discuss their probe, confirming only that they were working with Italy.
A secretary at Century said company officials would have no comment.
The smuggled firearms included the lightweight AK-47s and SKA and Mauser rifles.
05-02-2004, 10:09 PM
I would like to buy a part set from this load.
Is Century Arms offering these for sale yet?
What's the manufacturing country?
05-03-2004, 02:24 PM
Seems I saw a photo once of a whole shitload of FAL's that were shipped over here(states) as complete rifles, only to be de-milled here under ATF supervision. What a sucky job,
I just wouldn't have the heart. I'll look around for the photo, in the mean time read between the lines. Remember where the info is coming from.
05-05-2004, 10:12 AM
This was cleared up a few days ago. It was a legal shipment after all. Century can import these to their "Bonded Warehouse" where they deconstruct them into parts sets etc. It was just the Italians being Italians. Somebody probably forgot to pay off the port authorities.
05-05-2004, 12:34 PM
That's what I thought, deconstruct= chopping up perfectly good receivers. Guess we can surmise that Century will be in the AK business soon huh? I looked for the Fal photo, no luck, it was better than a year ago....probley closer to two.
05-05-2004, 12:43 PM
I may be suspicious but I bet the Gov. knew they were legal all along.There were news stories about the confiscation but none after the AK'S were vetted.
Now just think how many sheeple are agast about these "assault" rifles being funneled into the country for "militia" and terroist use.McCarthy probably had an orgasm when she realized she could feed off of the story in her one issue public trouth candidacy
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