Manticore Arms AK Keymod Alfa Rail

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Manticore Arms has only been around since 2010 but they’ve been making quite a name for themselves lately, especially in the AK accessory market. Their newest AK product is their Keymod Alfa Rail. Made for standard stamped AKs, their new forend allows users to mount Keymod accessories and their optional Picatinny toprail section allows you to mount optics. It’s made of solid billets of 6061 T6 aluminum here in the USA. The Alfa Rail retails for $119 over at Manticorearms.com.

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PLEASE NOTE: THE ALFA LOWER FOREND OPTION FOR $119 IS ONLY THE LOWER PORTION, THE UPPER HANDGARD IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS OPTION!

THE MA-11275 ALFA HANDGUARD WILL ONLY FIT STANDARD STAMPED ‘EURO’ AND ‘CHINESE’ AK’S. THIS MODEL WILL NOT FIT YUGO M-70/N-PAP/O-PAP, KRINKOVS, M92’S, UNCONVENRTED VEPR’S OR UNCONVERTED SAIGAS.

The ALFA RAIL Keymod forend for the standard patten AK gives the look and feel of a more traditional AK forend while giving the ability to mount Keymod accessories and other optional components, all while mouting exactly like the original handguard!

The forend is simply installed like any standard AK handguard and is held in place by the front handguard retainer. An extremely precise and tight fight, in addition to careful design of the interface points with weapon ensures that the mounting is rock solid! Weighing 3.5 ounces it is actually almost an ounce lighter than the original polymer forend, yet several times stronger!

An optional Superlow Optics Mount Upper which weighs only 2 ounces allows you to mount an Aimpoint Micro on its picatnny top rail and have co-witness with the iron sights. Even better, the ALFA RAIL lower forend will work with the standard polymer or wood upper handguard, or even with an Ultimak railed upper gas tube!

Manufactured from solid billets of 6061 T6 aluminum and anodized black the ALFA RAIL upper and lower include instructions and all hardware necessary for installation and are 100% made in the USA.



Ray I.

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  • Robert

    Will this work on the new C39v2 or RAS47 from Century Arms? It’s pretty much a deal breaker if it doesn’t.

    • Scott P

      THE MA-11275 ALFA HANDGUARD WILL ONLY FIT STANDARD STAMPED ‘EURO’ AND ‘CHINESE’ AK’S. THIS MODEL WILL NOT FIT YUGO M-70/N-PAP/O-PAP, KRINKOVS, M92’S, UNCONVENRTED VEPR’S OR UNCONVERTED SAIGAS.

      So to the AK illiterates that means it SHOULD fit the RAS-47 and might require some modification for the C39v2. Of course the problem at that point is how close to spec the Century guns are to AK specs.

      • Robert

        Thanks. My mistake for including the C39v2 since it’s a milled receiver and now know from Rob Ski it won’t accept standard AKM forends. Fingers crossed Century doesn’t make the same mistake on the RAS47.

        • fmike15

          Century is a mistake. They’ve made all their money selling garbage to us for years. We shouldn’t be buying their crap.

  • echelon

    Looks like a solid product. Unfortunately every time I see the name I think the “alfalfa rail”. Bad spelling IMO…