CMMG Has Begun Shipping MK47 Mutants

According to a press release, CMMG has begun shipping MK 47 Mutant rifles to “select stores”:

Fayette, MO -CMMG Inc. has announced that the company has shipped its first production run of Mk47 MUTANT rifles to preferred retailers and big box stores, including Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.

The announcement comes just a little over a month after the official launch of the revolutionary new AR-style rifle, chambered in the legendary 7.62x39mm caliber. Capable of accepting existing AK magazines yet still offering the modularity and accuracy of the AR platform, the Mk47 MUTANT has been the talk of both consumers and industry insiders, with plenty of speculation regarding when the rifle will actually hit shelves.

Jeff Overstreet, co-owner of CMMG, said, “We deliberately waited to launch this rifle until we were absolutely sure that we could bring a quality, finished product to stores. So often in our industry, exciting new products are launched but consumers have to wait months, sometimes years, before the product hits shelves. We are very excited to announce that the Mk47 is already available in select stores.”

There have been enough “vaporware” type incidents that it’s a good sign that CMMG is following through with distributing the Mutant so soon after it was announced. I think there may be a real market for these rifles, but that would have quickly evaporated if the rifles hadn’t come to market quickly enough to capitalize on the attention CMMG generated with their announcement.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • Ferris:
    “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”
    But seriously, I loved testing this rifle.

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  • Michael Acuna

    I was super excited about this rifle but seeing how you have to charge the rifle from the rear after each empty mag is less then ideal for me. A side mounted charging method would be awesome. But that’s just me…

  • andrey kireev

    Now I have to choose between this and ACE Galil ! Dang it TFB !!!

  • Any word on pricing?

  • roguetechie

    Couldn’t you use the yugo BHO Magazines? Or do they not interface right with the bolt?

  • MountainKelly

    Good. Seems like itlo be a fun rifle.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Is it Mark 47 or emmmkay 47?