[SHOT 2016] The RAS-47 and C39v2 Factory SBRs from Century


If you have seen some of the videos Alex C. and myself talking about AK things you may have heard me refer to my beloved M92 SBR that is easily ony of my favorite firearms. While poking around the Century booth at Industry Day at the Range I ran across four factory SBRs sitting on their table. You can imagine that might catch my attention.

IMG_0172   The RAS-47 is the stamped version with two barrel lengths available of 10.5″ or 11.5″, myself I found myself enjoying the 11.5″ just a touch more than the 10.25″ for no good reason. The fact that the rifle is 100% American made and felt every bit as good as my custom built M92 speaks volumes about how serious Century is about making a quality American


The milled version of the factory SBR is the C39v2, also available in both 10.5″ and 11.5″ barrel lengths. For untold reasons I wasn’t as enamored with the C39v2 as I was with the RAS-47 but for those of you that want a milled gun it would be a solid option. Both rifles featured their new optic mount that Century claims is the first AK side mount that returns to zero every time.


I for one am really excited about the prospect of some outstanding factory SBR AKs on the market! Maybe we might see one in 5.45 sometime?

Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • BattleshipGrey

    They look great. Can’t wait ’til my state catches up with the NFA game. I’ve really been wanting to do an SBR AK.

    • Patrick R.

      Move. The AK is worth it.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    Century’s American-made AKs have problems with chipping and mushrooming bolts and bolt carriers from the posts that I’ve looked at on AK Files. Just a heads up for anyone thinking about buying them.

    • Tim U

      Isn’t that only the stamped one with the cast trunion? My understanding is the milled doesn’t have the part impacted.

      • A Fascist Corgi

        From what I remember reading, people are experiencing more problems with the bolts and bolt carriers than with the cast trunnions in the RAS AK-47s (although I did see one person complaining about a cracked cast trunnion). And according to Rob Ski of AK Operators Union, he’s seeing lots of problems with the C39V2s as well with premature wear on the bolts and bolt carriers.

  • Steve Truffer

    “First to return to zero” Well $#!+, guess they had it sitting in storage for decades, because RS Regulates do, too.