"Russian-Style" Milled AK For $899? What is this thing really?
Is it just a Polish milled AK receiver or something? I can't tell everything about an AK by looking at a picture like some of you out there can so I'm looking for a little help to see what this gun really is. Thanks.
Looks like this rifle made by Liberty Arms International. http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/storeproduct1120.aspx
For the collector, it's a bastardized milled AK with stamped AKM parts, not very desireable. I don't see it being worth it.
Here's a Gunbroker ad with more pictures.
Made for Liberty Arms by Elk River Tool and Die. Polish kit on a milled receiver. Not sure about matching numbers and barrel origin.
Looks like it is those Russian Tula AKM kits build one some hybrid milled receiver that takes a stamped receiver stock. Basically a lot like the ATI franken milled AKs, just slightly less bastardized.
From the add: " this is probably the closest you will get to a true Russian AK-47."
Yes, except that it's got AKM parts on it. I'm not an AK expert but I know the gas tube and slant brake are definitely wrong for a "true Russian AK-47."
Originally Posted By plouffedaddy:
My brain hurts after reading the description.
WTF!!! The bottom of the lightening cut is not parallel with the bottom of the receiver??? GARY N4KVE
Classic Arms had them for sale a while back. Price was $599 I think, maybe?
You could really fool someone into thinking it is more that it actually is.
I've seen worse.
These rifles have been over a year in the production & development phases but finaly came out a few months back and we were able to demo a few rifles .They are built using the Bulgarian / Tula kits that came in the US a few years back none of those kits had matching numbers . They have a Mossberg made chrome lined barrel with a parkerized finish and seem to offer a reasonabley priced Milled AK option. We have them in stock at this time $895.00
Atlantic comes through with the details
They're bastardized Late Production AKM kits on milled receivers that are also machined cosmetically incorrect for any year or country.
In a nut shell, they are good shooters, not collection pieces.
I would think the closest to a Type 3 would be an demilled Arsenal SA93 with Russian furniture
The nlighting cuts on a Type 2 were not parrallel
Yes they are not designed to be a Historically Correct Exact milled AK copy,,,,, Liberty Arms was trying to offer a nice Milled AK shooter option for the public . Unfortunately there are not may Milled AK options on the market other than the $1900.00 Arsenal rifles.
To bad the polish milled rifles dried up.Those were a steal
Have you looked at the Polish 1960 milled AK? Very nice AK for the milled receiver. Unfortunately these have soared in price. A few years back they were selling at 600.00.