MAG-K-001: Unqiue Magpul AK build

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Travis of Magpul put together a very cool AK/Saiga. Click to expand the photos:

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Two charging handles. Handles from Bushmaster ACR/Masada

-It is a Saiga cut to 12″ and threaded 1/2 28 right in front of the Russian threads and SBRed with a AAC M42000

-The charging system is something I came up with about 2 years ago before all the other ones you see out there. As you can see from the left side the dust cover is not as open. Yes those are ACR charging handles that I cut and welded on to the carrier.
They do reciprocate which it seems some people have a problem with… why I haven’t a clue… its an AK?!

-Extended custom trigger finger Mag release and Safety

-Ace MIAD grip adapter

-CTR with cheek riser.

-Ultimak scout and lower rail (I welded the locking tabs in for a tighter fit.)

-Aimpoint T-1

-I drilled and tapped the Pig nose adaptor for a sling stud for the MS2 Sling.

-As for the Ranger plates I just took PMAG plates and mashed them on and modified the tab to fit. they will stay on even you don’t mod the tab.

Since this is a one of a kind AK we have deemed it the MAG-K

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Very nice. Travis made this clear it is a once off project not a production rifle.

From AR15.com via. Kaiservontexas’ Musings

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  • Jesse

    With the exception of the dual charging handles and cutting and threading the barrel most of that can be done pretty easily by a decent do it yourselfer once they get the right parts.

  • jdun1911

    Never liked the idea of putting optic on an AK gas tube. They aren’t stable enough to hold zero.

    I believe LaRue made an optic mount that replaced the rear sight. It probably the second most stable place other then mounting it on the side of the receiver.

  • http://blog.ryjones.org/ Ry Jones

    jdun1911: the UltiMAK replaces the AK gas tube. You need to look at how the UltiMAK mounts; since it is bolted to the barrel, it is as stable as it gets.

  • Uhrich USAF

    This is an amazing creation, out of curiosity how long did this masterpiece take to build and is it possible to see a recreation of this for sale at any point in time?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Uhrich, they said they will not be making any of the parts available for sale :(

  • Mcnab

    Sorry for being such a firearm newbie, but is this the exact rail used? http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=21713/Product/AK_47_MULTI_RAIL_FOREND_SYSTEM___SCOUT_MOUNT

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Mcnab, hard to say. I am sure it will work just as well if it is not the same.

  • http://blog.ryjones.org/ Ry Jones

    it’s the same. Don’t weld it up like they did – that the fore-end slides is part of the design. You can also order direct from Ultimak.com.

  • Denis

    magnificent project!
    can I ask Mr. Travis to contact me? Have a some question about this modernization.
    Thank you

  • Jake

    Which harness is used in that picture?

  • JP

    The sling is the Magpul MS2.

  • Hank

    What chest rig is that?

  • Maverick831

    I 2nd that. What chest rig is that?

  • mike

    its ok i made a much more interesting build though

    • Dude

      Hey Mike….can you give info about your much more interesting build?

      Maybe some pictures and a parts list.

      There are a whole bunch of us that would love to have “something”
      like this in our collection!

      -Thanks!!!

  • http://theakforum.net m1lk

    keep that crap off my AK

  • E.P

    I have admired the AK in terms of its engineering but have shied away from it due to its terrorist uses. But this beauty has it all. Magpul goodies and rock solid reliability. Mr.K in Russia would be proud!

    • Dan

      Terrorists use cars too, they fly in planes, eat food, you going to shy away from all that too? That’s the same logic gun grabbers use. Thou shall not use idiot gun grabber logic!

  • Dex1177

    id like to know what rear trunnion you used to put on that ar but stock. is it a one off or can i find it somewhere?

  • http://www.facebook.com/marciz.velazquez Marciz Velazquez

    Hey can u tell me what kinda quad rail did u use

  • Kyeld

    It’s kind of funny how Airsoft manufactures have picked up on this unique build and have cloned an AEG out of it.