Viking themed AR rifle


7.62 Precision has showcased a Viking themed AR rifle on their Facebook page, and it is quite the eye candy of the month. Using Duracoat and a laser engraving process, they painted a pretty standard AR15, and then cut designs into it, all over the stock and receiver. They even cut out the front of the MOE handguards into a wolf! I wish I had more of a background in Viking mythology so I could better appreciate the writing and designs on it. The company does a number of Duracoat jobs on a wide variety of firearms from handguns to rifles sent in from customers.

I think the beauty in this is that unlike some other extremely customized and extravagant AR makers out there, that do all sorts of bluing jobs, and high end parts, this company took a completely standard AR along with polymer components, and simply applied a high level of art work to it. A number of comments on the Facebook page are asking about prices for something done to their own rifles, and the admins replied back that the base rifle is the inexpensive part, the additional layers on top of it is where the price tag would come in. But they haven’t said if they would be willing to offer this to customers yet.

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Miles V

Former Infantry Marine, and currently studying at Indiana University. I’ve written for Small Arms Review and Small Arms Defense Journal, and have had a teenie tiny photo that appeared in GQ. Specifically, I’m very interested in small arms history, development, and Military/LE usage within the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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  • Joel. K

    As a swede from Mälardalen (old viking territory) im impressed.

  • Dave

    Do it out of bronze and not polymer

  • Tassiebush

    It could have a seax style bayonet made to go with it. The cool thing about the colour scheme is that it is probably less inclined to stick out like dogs balls in those colours than it would in the black despite the ornamentation. I quite like it really.
    Personally I reckon I’d love a gun made over with a Sheela na gig themed muzzle break and front sight…

    • Sianmink

      Well, it can’t because it doesn’t have a bayonet lug, but a seax bayonet would be super-sweet.

      • Tassiebush

        Yeah it’d need the bayonet lug added. Oh and the seax would be ideally a pattern welded one of course 🙂

        • Tom

          No need for pattern welding when you have an Ulfbert, sure pattern welding looks great but its no match for crucible steel.

          • Tassiebush

            Oh we haven’t got that here yet :p

        • Edeco

          There should be a discrete compartment in the buttstock to hold the seax. That way, case of emergency it’ll be a surprise butt seax.

          • Tassiebush

            Haha gold!

          • Tassiebush

            I’m sure that after being stunned with a buttstroke people wouldn’t want it to escalate to butt seax.

  • Gjert Klakeg Mulen

    The kings guard here in Norway needs this as a ceremonial rifle.

  • MrEllis

    So it’s like +3, right?

    • Anomanom

      At least +2, but i cant read Furthorc so i dont know what the engravings say.

      • 7.62 Precision

        On the upper: Aleksandr made me (Alexander Arms upper)
        Selector markings: Guard, Slaughter, Berserkr
        Magwell: Five Ten Beowulf (.50 Beowulf)
        Barrel: Fire and Blood

  • Nuffsaid

    That would be the correct gun in post-apocalyptic Norway when the tribal wars break out. Just missing a dragon-head muzzle brake, and some sort of attachment for your steampunk snowmobile. Til Valhalla!

    • iksnilol

      Tribal wars!?

      Won’t be time for that when the moose are busy eating everybody.

      • Cal S.

        Mutant man-eating mooses?! Egads, it’s like an “X Minus One” episode!

        • iksnilol

          Oh no, they aren’t mutants. They are regular moose.

          • Secundius

            @ iksnilol.

            I’ve seen Common “White Tail Deer” Eat Meat and Heard of Horses Eating Meat. It’s usually a sign that they lack “Iron” in their Diet…

          • iksnilol

            So flesh eating deer is a serious concern now.

            Thanks for making me realize one of my worst nightmares is actually real.

      • Tassiebush

        I used to think flesh eating horses would be awesome but they’re pathetic compared to flesh eating moose!

      • Cymond

        A Møøse once bit my sister …

        • Termites and Thermite

          Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti…

    • Cal S.

      If you’ve got a CAD program, I’m sure there’s a market for it (well, after the obligatory Kickstarter campaign).

    • Cymond
  • Mrninjatoes

    It should say “Ulfberht” on it.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Or “Hrunting.”

      • 7.62 Precision

        Considered it. +ulfberh+t would be more appropriate on the bayonet . . .

  • Art out West

    Very beautiful, but I must point out that Vikings and other barbarians wouldn’t likely use a “sissy” little gun like a 5.56 AR15. They would at least use an AK47, but most likely a real “man” gun like a M1A/FAL/Dragunov etc.

    • Joshua

      could be an AR10 in .308

    • Squirreltakular

      It’s 2016. Are we still doing this whole “Da 5.56 duzn’t kyll ppl hurd enuff” schtick?

      Also, Norwegian SF uses 5.56. So yeah.

      • iksnilol

        Yeah, but it is “too refined”. Y’know? Think of vikings as Orcs, brutal, crude and freakishly strong. They’d have no need for something as nice as 5.56.

        Blackpowder loaded .45 raptor would be more their style. Out of short barrels with muzzle brakes of course.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Nah, all kidding aside, Vikings were the same as any Germanic raiders: the preferred weapons were spears, axes, and then swords; in that order. They used whatever weapon was most practical, hence Spear-Danes and Saxons (literally meaning the Knifers). They’d appreciate the capacity benefits of 5.56 as much as anybody if you could explain it to them.

        • Squirreltakular

          If we’re talking Viking Berserkers, I can see one rocking a Fostec Origin loaded with hollow point slugs.

          • Tom

            Problem is Berserkers did not exist, at least not how we think of them.

            Considering that when the Norse did go raiding (Viking actually means pirate or raider) they mostly attacked unarmed civilian populations 5.56mm would be perfectly adequate.

    • El Duderino

      I think Vikings would have a drum-fed full auto .338 Lapua with a double-bitted axe as a bayonet.

    • The Viking sword was never the klunky thing they show in movies. It was light fast and deadly accurate. All the things a fine 5.56 M4 is.

      • 7.62 Precision

        I agree.

    • 7.62 Precision

      Your point is invalid. It is the original Viking caliber: .50 Beowulf!

      Next to that, all the others are sissy cartridges. By the way, this particular rifle, in the hands of a 7-year-old girl, killed a bear.

      No sissy rifle here!

  • DAN V.

    Fus ro misfire

  • Bill

    “Valhalla Rising” – great movie, zero guns, one disemboweling, 82 lines of dialogue.

    Of course the rifle is the cheapest part – walk into an art supply store and the blank stretched canvas to paint your masterpiece on isn’t expensive at all, but the skill to paint on it well is priceless.

    • Squirreltakular

      No one has ever heard of that movie. Even Netflix thought I wouldn’t like it. Great film.

  • Bill

    Vikings would use bronze sights.

    • David Cloutman

      Funny, but realistically the Vikings would have used steel sights. Vikings, due to their overland trade routes with the Middle East possessed better metallurgy than their opponents in Western Europe who used much cruder iron weapons. That is one of several reasons they were so successful.

      Sorry to ruin your fun.

      • Bill

        No kidding. I thought they worked in bronze.

      • bull

        im not so sure. the sight is a less stressed part after all… and vikings enjoyed ornamental bronze parts … so both your points are possible 🙂

      • Tuns out their steel/components were not sourced from the Middle East, but was European in origin. The Middle East source has long been an accepted assumption to try to explain why they had access to such advanced steel, without any real research or testing to back it up.

  • Edeco

    I’d’a used… well bondo if nothing else, to fill in the “FAB Defense” thing in the butt. No biggie, nifty demo of their capabilities.

    • bull

      sleipnir. why?

      • Edeco

        Well, animal figures are kind of a higher order of motif than knots. I like prey animals. I find the 8 legs on a horse funny because that’s usually synonymous with spiders. And less overused/weighed-down-by-pop-culture than the “Thor’s Hammer” etc.

  • iksnilol

    I like it, though plastic doesn’t fit the viking theme.

    • organgrinder

      You are correct sir. An AR-10 with wood A1 furniture and Turnbull color case hardened receiver set would be more fitting. Or perhaps an AR-16.

      • iksnilol

        I like your sense of style (except for the case hardening but it could possibly work if done right).

    • 7.62 Precision

      What plastic? All I see is bronze.

      The original plan was for wood furniture, carved and aged, and with brass fittings mounted, but did not get the furniture in time. The wood furniture will be the next step.

      • iksnilol

        The stock, handguard and pistol grip are obviously plastic. The handguard is magpul (even as a non AR guy I can recognize it).

        • 7.62 Precision

          I was joking, of course.

  • Kyle

    I not huge on the colors but I really like it otherwise.

  • UCSPanther

    This would be more suited to something like a Swedish Mauser or a AG42b rifle.

    • bull

      AK5C or D 😀

  • Cal S.

    Oh, so want this. Now it just needs that picatinny rail mounted battleax that company debuted years back.

  • Mark H

    I like it

  • 7.62 Precision

    Only one point – the engraving is not with a laser. I wanted to avoid the precision that comes from using a laser, so it was all done by hand with a Dremel.

  • JQPub

    Wow that is a piece of art. Friggin awesome.

  • Secundius

    7.62 Precision is located in Big Lake, Alaska and barely get’s a 2.5 Star Business Rating. Local BBB (Better Business Bureau) gives it a “C+” Rating…

  • Realist

    Thor’s new hammer and Odin approved…

  • Joseph B Campbell

    I could fall in love with this!!!