CMMG Announces New “Krinkov” Mk47 Guns

Mk47 Krink

CMMG has seen a considerable amount of success with the Mk47 line of firearms. The company expanded the line to include new models previously and is doing it again. The newest Mk47 guns use a Krinkov-, or “Krink-“, style muzzle device. The muzzle device is based on an AK design but threaded for the Mk47 (5/8-24) to help reduce muzzle flash and dampen recoil.

For those not already familiar with the Mk47 line, it is a series of firearms – rifles and pistols – that is a mash-up of the AR and AK platforms. The guns run very similar to an AR-style weapon, but take AK-type magazines and are chambered for the 7.62×39 cartridge. The idea is to provide the ergonomics of an AR with the reliability of the AK magazine to reliably run the popular caliber.

I had one of the Mk47 rifles earlier in the year for review. It was a fun gun to run. Accuracy was good and reliability was flawless. It ran with every magazine I could find for it – from new Tapco and Magpul mags to a range of surplus steel mags.

CMMG stated there are three Krinkov variations being added to the line: a rifle, SBR and a pistol. All three are chambered for the 7.62×39. Pricing will range from $1,549 for the pistol, $1,649 for the 8″ SBR and $1,749 for the 13″ barrel rifle. The 13” barrel rifle has the muzzle device pinned and welded for NFA purposes.

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  • Bix Nood

    Would like be to move on a Mk47 but can’t get behind a DI system in 7.63×39. If CMMG went with a piston mod? Take money now please.

    • Zachary marrs

      Why? “Piston” AR’s suck

      • Joshua

        Because the internet says that the AR sucks so it must be true.

      • myndbender

        I’m taking a guess, but using typical heavy fouling foreign made steel cased ammo could make an already dirty operating system much more so. But I haven’t heard of any issues with the DI MK47 having any problems, so if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

      • Norm

        What’s the basis of your conclusion?

  • Carl

    People used to try and turn AKs into ARs. Now they are turning ARs into AKs


  • Vitsaus

    If only they would stop shipping with that atrocious forend, I might get on board.

  • kalashnikev

    1) Lose the AR charging handle, replace it with a side charger + an FNC/SAW type floating cover.
    2) Offer them without HGs or furniture “Colt OEM” style.
    3) Make a model with a standard FSB.
    4) Make a bolt catch without the extension.

  • El Duderino

    Lol $1,549 for a pistol version. When you can get a PAP M92 for less than $500.

  • Anonymoose

    It’s not “very similar to an AR-style weapon”- it IS an AR15. It’s just lengthened, beefed up a bit, and with no traditional AR-style magwell so that you can rock in AK mags. The only thing really unique about it is the proprietary BCG and charging handle.

    • John

      Yep, that’s what always bothered me. CMMG kept marketing it as a ‘hybrid’. The only thing it retains from the AK is the magazine and caliber.

      Proprietary AR that takes AK magazines is what they should call it.

  • Y-man

    Anyone here ever shot his Krink off?

  • I was thinking to myself, why doesn’t CMMG make a 5.45 version? Then I realized that they would have to compete with the 5.45 AR-15 conversion kits that cost much less. (sub-$350)

  • Norm

    Do you have personal experience with piston AR’s? Posting something from a forum doesn’t count. That’s like someone coming up to me and saying you can’t hit anything with an AK. When I ask if they’ve ever fired one, they say their buddy told them that.

    • Zachary marrs

      Yes, i do. Solution looking for a problem

  • Pitt

    Also has a bigger bolt face as I recall.
    My 7.62×39 AR 15 bolts don’t have a lot of material surrounding the case.
    Have 2 PSA AR47 uppers that I run with ASC mags and they run flawlessly and are very accurate with Tula SPs. Great hog gun.