MORE CENTURY AK’s! American-Made Limited Edition Announced

Century Arms, has been hard at work with their all-American AK weapons. While the RAS-47 has been praised and bemoaned, its one of the first truly American versions of the ubiqutous Russian platform.

Basically, the new “limited edition” is largely the same rifle that has been produced to date, just adding in a “lustrous, high-quality walnut wood furniture.” For those who have watched the 5000-round torture test by AKOperatorsUnion, this will be a welcome change, as the base stock did not fare well into testing, showing fatigue and cracking early (though remedied with duct-tape).

Other features will continue to stay the same including Century Arms’ RAK-1 enhanced trigger group, a larger t-shaped magazine catch, compatibility with standard AKM furniture, and a 4150 nitrided barrel. A PMAG remains the included magazine.

The “Limited Edition” will be offered at no additional cost, or at least the same MSRP as the standard rifles. The RAS will continue to be available in their standard configurations (which seem to keep multiplying):

  1.  RAS47 Wood Rifle that sports an attractive blonde maple stock ($699.99 MSRP)
  2. RAS47 Magpul MOE Rifle with a Magpul MOE AK stock, pistol grip and handguard ($749.99 MSRP)
  3. RAS47 Magpul Zuhkov with Magpul’s Zhukov-S stock, MOE AK pistol grip and Zhukov handguard ($899.99 MSRP).

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • JoeNope

    Will it still have a bolt made out of pot metal?

    • Anon

      It IS Century after all…

  • john huscio

    Let me know when the wasrs are back

    • Leigh Rich

      They will never com bacl with Obama or Hillary.

  • USMC03Vet

    This weapon is so bad we should be giving them to our “moderate muslim allies” fighting in Syria.

    • Joshua Knott

      lol we are…..(more than likely) , I wanna say Alex or Nathaniel scoped out a picture of some Kurds using century ak’s but they were of the milled flavor.

    • wysoft

      Since SOC recently put out bids to US manufacturers for domestically produced AKs, PKMs, etc. to send to “allies” overseas, it’s very well possible.

      They already get their hands on Tapco and Magpul AK stuff quite easily, despite ITAR

  • Southpaw89

    The stock wasn’t the only issue that popped up, the internals showed high wear for the round count, and the sights failed completely, if Century was smart they’d fix these issues and send another to these guys along with 5000 rounds for a do over.

  • Dracon1201

    It’s a great rifle…
    If you don’t shoot more than 100 rds a year…

    • andrey kireev

      ….every 3 years

  • Andrew Dubya

    I wonder if they`ll actually make something safe to the user at some point?
    Probably not.

  • andrey kireev

    I never thought I’d see the day Century sells one of their “Fine Firearms” for $900… pretty much what Arsenal AK used to go for few years back, or DDI going for right now.

    • Aimz

      Don’t worry, at this pace in a year or two, they will be selling the SAME exact rifle but for the selling point of a Krebs Custom or Rifle Dynamics AK. I sure can’t wait!!!

      • Leigh Rich

        Un less Hillary gets in then there will be no more.

  • Reef Blastbody

    Yeesh. I picked up a factory 2nd RAS47 MOE at Cabelas for $650, right before AKOU’s torture test series started. After watching the teardown by “Mel64d”, and the absolute craptastic heat treatment on the trunnions, receiver, front and rear sight block, and the fact that it closed on a no-go gauge after only *20* rounds after being put back together and headspaced properly, I was resigning myself to being stuck with a lemon. Fortunately, someone local traded me a VEPR-12 for it plus a little cash on my end. I *almost* feel guilty about that. Almost, since he mentioned he’d also seen the AKOU videos and was willing to trade anyway.

    • Devil_Doc

      It’s pronounced, “trooonyun”……

  • Ilike_waffles

    Look a limited edition turd. When selling a run of the mill turd is not enough, leave it to century to make a limited edition turd. I will pass

  • marathag

    always keep this in mind with Century

    • HollowTs


  • cieran58

    Will it still have a cast trunnion..will it still have a soft bolt/bolt carrier that deforms easily? special edition “breakaway sights”? Go and look at the tests Robski did…The only ak pattern I would buy from Century is the WASR–made in Romania,

  • Jakob

    Century, home of the wrong bore diameter Polish Tanto’s……The Spanish Cetme Rifle with faulty lock rollars and the WASR AK with off center Front Sights…….Rightttttttttt

  • GaryGary

    Sadly the RAS47 has been proven to be made of inferior components that fail and affect head spacing. These good looking rifles actually do fall apart ! Source: ” AK47/74operators union ” on You Tube.

  • Leigh Rich

    At one time AKs were way less expensive than ARs. No more. Glad i got a bunch of imported AKs from CAI. If not for Century Armes i would have 100+ less guns than I have in my collection. I miss the cleaning rod and bayo …Not authentic without them.

  • AirborneSoldier

    Ill stick to my ddm4v11.