Friday, December 11, 2009

$92,000 AK47

This AK47 recently sold at a Julia Auction for $92,000.

This historic Russian AK47 automatic weapon, captured during the famous Vietnam “Tet Offensive”. During the Tet Offensive, the North Vietnamese focused their attack on a number of strategic locations in South Vietnam all at the same time. One was the U.S. Embassy. The attacking group managed to breech the wall and did some damage to the Embassy, but U.S. Marines managed to repulse the attack and kill nearly all of the insurgents. This AK47 was taken from the body of one of the attackers at the Embassy walls, and is accompanied by various documents affirming its history.

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