Palmetto State Armory AK-47 Now Shipping

Palmetto State Armory showed off their new AK-47 at the 2015 SHOT Show earlier this year, they’re now finally available. Palmetto claims their new PSAK-47 is completely assembled in the USA out of all new parts. It features a melonite 4150 steel treated barrel in a 1 in 9.5 inch twist, stamped steel receiver, Magpul MOE furniture and one Magpul 30 round magazine. They retail for $749.99 at

Palmetto State Armory is proud to announce the introduction of our PSAK-47.

You have heard of Russian, Chinese, Bulgarian and Egyptian standard AK rifles. Finally a quality American standard AK built in America, with all new manufactured parts and with a premium standard of fit, finish and workmanship. The PSAK-47 was designed from the ground up to be a new standard in AK rifles, and was tortured tested to 10,000 rounds in development to ensure a quality product.

This iconic rifle accepts standard AK47 magazines, and features:
Melonite 4150 steel treated barrel
Stamped steel receiver
7.62×39 Caliber
1 in 9.5″ Twist
Std. 800 yard rear sight leaf
Magpul MOE Furniture
Magpul 30 round magazine (1)

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  • MR

    Hoping the parts will be available individually.


      Lol I remember they said at the show. The rifle will retail for $600…….I guess we can throw that out of the window.
      For $749 I will just get a DDI its cheaper, and currently “king of the hill” from testing by the ak47 union guys.

      • Al

        If you’ve dealt with Palmetto before, you know that the $749 list price is meaningless – just catch a deal on it during one of the many sales they have.

        • MAUSERMAN

          It will all depends on how low the price gets. I get really annoyed when AK does not come with side scope rail. ( yes you century arms c39v2)
          Not to mention we really don’t know how well this gun works, I will wait for ak47 union review the gun and torture test before purchase.

          • Georgiaboy61

            Re: “I get really annoyed when AK does not come with side scope rail. ( yes you century arms c39v2)”

            Yeah, no kidding…. those looked pretty good until I discovered that they had no provision for mounting an optic. I an AK/AKM newbie, one with older eyes than I’d like – so having that ability to mount a low-power optic is vital to me, even though I still use iron sights a fair amount. Fifteen years from now, iron-sights – well, that’s another question….

      • aweds1

        I’m considering a DDI. It’s just like the basic wrench everyone needs in their toolbox.

        • MAUSERMAN

          AK is my go to gun. Currently it is a mak90 imported back in 1990. But it lacks scope rail, so I am still using iron sights. Looking for a new AK to replace it so I can retire the mak90 to my collector corner.

          • Matt Russian Roulette

            Same thing here. I love my Mak 90. Hate the lack of a side rail.

  • AD

    So do we know where the parts are actually manufactured?

    • Dan

      We sure do, but that doesn’t matter, it’s assembled in the USA. I SAID IT IS ASSEMBLED IN THE USA STOP ASKING QUESTIONS!!!!!!

      • jeff k

        lay off the coffee lol


        There is a market for quality AK. Don’t matter where it is made as long as price is reasonable and quality match or surpass Russian saiga imports that we lost.

  • FWIW

    $750 and they can’t be bothered to add a side rail or chrome line the barrel? Hmmmmmm…

    • Frank

      It’s nitrided. Who cares if it’s chrome lined at that point. Agree on the scope rail part though.

      • santi

        Yeah, from what I have been told. Chrome lined barrels are going the way of the dodo bird. Also, that It actually hinders accuracy.

    • Al

      FWIW, it’s melonite treated. Arguably better than chrome.

      • FWIW

        Oh neat! Did not know that. No side rail still bugs me though…not a fan of gas tube mounts w/ optics making the front of the rifle even heavier than it already is.

  • notalima

    Could this be a RAS47 OE’d for PSA? Just missing the scope mount?

    • BrandonAKsALot

      This is ACTUALLY an AK. These parts are AK spec and not just a bunch of crappy cast steel and “tactical improvements”. It’s a legit AKM pattern rifle. I wish we could just block out all Century’s attempts and have this as the first US AK. It’s far less embarrassing. I agree with all the comments about it not having a side rail though. They missed the mark there.

  • tony patric

    i hate living in NY!!!

  • Joe

    I’ve never seen or shot an AK with an optic attached to a side rail that held zero.AK Side rails are about as stable as hose clamping an optic to the wooden handguard.

    • iksnilol

      Uh, are you sure you:

      A) got a properly installed siderail?
      B) properly mounted the optic?
      C) don’t have massive bad luck?

      • Joe

        A) Yes
        C)Not usually

        The side scope rails are attached to a piece of sheet metal that is at most 1.5mm thick, and relatively flimsy. I’ve never dealt with milled receiver’s before.

        • iksnilol

          Weird, I never had problems with the siderail. Like many other people I like it because it provides repeatable zero.

          • Joe

            Can you move the scope at all front /back, or side to side when it’s mounted?

          • iksnilol

            I can’t. It sits solidly.

            That has been my experience. + if it was a bad system it wouldn’t have been used for so long.

          • Joe

            Then I guess C), unless you have outstanding luck 🙂 what rifle/ mount do you have?

          • iksnilol

            Eh, whatever I can get my hands on. The rifle is in Bosnia (I sorta don’t have an illegal FA AK in Norway for obvious reasons). It’s a weird rifle, East German furniture with Soviet markings. I have also tried the Yugo AKs (Bosnia is a part of ex-Yugoslavia) with Zrak optics. Works well. Will probably look into starting an “arsenal” in some years.

            Regarding in America: Just find a decent gunsmith, they will hook you up. I mean, it is a AK siderail, it isn’t a .338 lapua sniper or a rocket engine. Also, search around on some forums (find an AK forum and ask around a bit).

            NOTE: This is regarding magnified optics, you can attach a red dot on a gas tube rail or get yourself Tech Sights if you want improved irons.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      Try a arsenal side mount with any aimpoint.

  • n0truscotsman

    Im excited for these. Ill wait until guys and trainers start buying them and running mags through them. I might be tempted to buy one since im curious myself though.

  • noob

    Time to run it to 100,000 rounds and see if the trunnion cracks.

  • floppyscience

    Any word on if/when a standard version without all the Magpul stuff is coming out?

  • andrey kireev

    Is there a possibility for regular handguards ? The one that’s on there really turns me off…

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  • Ergo

    Purchase today for delivery in September 2018