Review: Century C39v2-U.S. Manufactured Milled Receiver AK

AK platform firearms are pretty ubiquitous, with variants coming from all over the world.  Despite its popularity in the United States, for a long time there was no major production of a 100% U.S. made model.  Century Arms International changed that dynamic with the Centurion 39.  Recently, a major improvement of the Centurion 39 came out, the C39v2.  For those of you readers that may be leery due to the producer, I get it. If you’ve been burned by a substandard Century product in the past, no need to worry, I can directly empathize with you.  I once had an extremely shoddy Golani and fortunately was able to sell it for pretty much what I paid for it.  I also have a Centurion 39 that I acquired for use as a test platform for various parts that my customers might have wanted during my tenure as a gunsmith.  That being said, I assessed the C39v2 extremely closely for any defects, while trying to put aside my past prejudices in order to be as objective as possible.  I urge you to read on, as I was pleasantly surprised by this rifle.

Specs at a glance:

• 100% American made
• Barrel 1:10 twist, concentric LH 14×1 metric thread and ready for a variety of muzzle attachments
• Chrome moly 4150 nitride treated barrel
• Milled 4140 ordnance quality steel receiver
• 1st AK side scope rail mount to offer a return to zero capability, also offers four times clamping improvement over traditional side scope rail mounts and improves sight acquisition for follow-up shots
• RAK-1 Enhanced Trigger Group
• Larger T shaped magazine catch
• Compatibility with AKM furniture
• Standard AKM sights
• Retaining plate
• Bolt hold-open notch on the safety selector
• Proprietary Chevron muzzle brake
• Bolt carrier tail heat treated to ensure maximum performance and life
• Accepts all standard AK mags.
• Comes with one 30 rd. mag.
• Barrel: 16.5″ with a 1:10 twist, Overall: 37.25″, Weight: 8.05 lbs.

(MSRP $909.99, can usually be found around $700-$850)

First Impressions:

Upon opening the C39v2’s box, it was immediately apparent that this was a step up from Century’s older milled receiver AK47s.  The fit and finish on all the parts was far superior to my older Centurion 39.  There were no visible machining marks or blemishes on the finish, and the bolt racked quite smoothly. One of the first things that caught my eye was the safety lever, which has a slot cut out to hold the bolt open.  This is a nice stock feature that most other AK models don’t come with, especially in this price range.  The safety lever also swept easily on and off, didn’t travel up past the receiver cover, and clicked positively into safe or fire.  The C39v2 has a few other differences with other milled AK’s as well.  It has no cleaning rod or bayonet lug, and the rear sight is a bit beefier in construction than on most imported AKs.  The bolt carrier has lightening cuts.  The magazine release is also of an oversize, “t-style”.  The release was easy to work with my trigger finger when using Magpul magazines, but required a sweep with a fresh mag to quickly release combloc and US Palm magazines.

An older milled AK carrier, left, vs the new Century carrier, right.

The receiver is machined from 4140 steel, and the barrel is made by Green Mountain of New Hampshire.  A black nitride treatment is applied to the inside and outside of the receiver and barrel.  The barrel itself has a 1:10 twist rate and 14×1 LH thread.  The muzzle brake is not of the traditional slant variety, but rather a chevron-style with three ports at the 12 o’clock position forward of the chevrons.  I found the wood furniture to be very nicely finish, with no rough spots, chips or cracks.  The subtle palmswells on the lower portion of the handguard fit my hands quite well.  The only thing I did not love was the smallish pistol grip.  I have rather large hands, however, and have put FAL-style grips on all my other AK’s for more comfort.

Optic Options:

Side Rail Mount

The C39v2 now comes with a side scope mount rail compatible with Century’s AK Micro Dot side mount.  The Micro Dot mount is compatible with Aimpoint’s Micro T1/2 and H1/2, Vortex’s Spark/II, Holosun’s Paralow, Primary Arm’s Micro Dot, and Sig’s Romeo4 series (Unfortunately I did not have one of these optics available and could not test the mount for efficacy). The mount is made from 6061-T6 aluminum. While the rail is not compatible with common AK optic mounts and does not have a QD lever, RS Regulate’s AK-309M works on the rail and can accommodate a much wider range of optics.

Triggered!:

The C39v2’s best attribute in my opinion was its excellent trigger.  Breaking crisply at 3lbs 4oz, I can say without qualification that it is the best stock AK trigger I have ever tried.  On every other AK I’ve owned, and for quite a few of my customers, I have installed aftermarket triggers.   Having such a quality trigger from the factory is a real value for potential owners.  Known as the RAK-1 trigger, here’s what century has to say about it:

• 100% American made single stage trigger group with machined release surfaces that offers a smooth and consistent trigger pull unlike anything you will find on standard AK triggers.
• The top profile of the hammer has been optimized to eliminate the bolt carrier hang up that occurs frequently with other hammers and provides a smoother operation without the need of polishing the hammer.
• The trigger uses a double hook design with an innovative relief cut which allows it to be used in receivers designed to only accept single hook triggers. This gives the operator the option to have the strength and control of a double hook trigger in firearms originally designed to only accept single hook triggers.
• The disconnector has also been optimized to eliminate trigger slap and “folding” of the engagement surface seen on many other trigger groups during high round count tests.
• The RAK-1 Enhanced Trigger Group has been properly heat treated and hardened to minimize wear and passed a 15,000 round endurance test.
• Each trigger group will include a Hammer, Trigger and Disconnector which count as three U.S. 922r compliant parts. The RAK-1 Enhanced Trigger Group will also include a Hammer Spring, Disconnector Spring and a Trigger Sleeve which allows the Trigger/Disconnector to be pre-assembled before dropping into the rifle.
• The RAK-1 is a great upgrade to any AK style rifle while maintaining the traditional reliability of a stock trigger.
• Fits the WASR, C39, RAS47, AK63D and many other AK rifle and pistol variants.

The RAK-1 also did not have hammer follow issues when fired as rapidly as I could, even while bump firing.

Range Results:

The C39v2 seemed very well-made, but the all important indicator of quality is how it would perform at the range.  In that aspect, the C39v2 did not disappoint.  I used the iron sights on this AK, as I did not have a Holosun or Micro T-1 available to use on the optic mount.  The sights adjusted easily and smoothly with a standard AK sight tool.  The front sight drum was the smoothest that I have experienced, with no halting, hang-ups or loosens during adjustment.  The quality components made for easy zeroing.  I will, however, change out the sights for tritium units with an adjustable rear sight in the future for better visibility at night.

Ready to test in an AK’s natural environment: Dirt, snow and mud

AK’s can vary in accuracy.  Case in point, I have 2 arsenal AK-74 platform rifles, one of which prints 3.5-4MOA on average, and another which regularly holds .8 MOA with factory ammunition.  On the whole, accuracy reports of the C39v2 have been very good, with other professional reviewers getting results near the 1.5-2 MOA range.  My example was no exception. I brought 6 various loads that I found in my ammunition locker, plus Century was kind enough to provide me with 180 rounds of Red Army Standard 122gr fmj.  The rifle easily and repeatedly achieved 2″ 5-shot groups at 100 yards with its’ best performing loads.  This was while using the stock iron sights and a front and rear rest off a bench.  The crisp, light trigger also aided in achieving very good accuracy.  The rifle had a clear preference for Wolf “Military Classic” 124gr HP and Fiocchi 123gr FMJ, both of which are extremely affordable loads.  No need to feed this rifle custom loads or high-dollar ammunition!  Point of impact did shift 2″ high after 75 rounds fired at a rate of 120rpm.  Results by load are as follows, all results are 5-shot groups:

  1. Wolf Military classic 124gr HP: 1.92″
  2. Fiocchi 123gr FMJ: 2″
  3. Herter’s 122gr HP: 2.5″
  4. TulAmmo 124gr HP: 2.85″
  5. Cor-Bon 125gr JHP: 3″
  6. Wolf 124gr FMJ: 3.5″
  7. Red Army Standard 122gr FMJ: 4″

    “Russian Packing”

Accuracy by itself means little if the firearm is not reliable.  I tested the C39v2 with magazines from Magpul, US Palm, Tapco, ProMag and Zastava.  The Tapco magazines were the only ones that did not function at all, including a failure in which the round slipped to the left of the bolt against the receiver which necessitated a teardown of the action to remedy.  Besides the Tapco mags, the C39v2 performed flawlessly with all other magazines.  Lockup was solid, release was good, and none failed the “push-up” test.  Magpul magazines seemed to lock-up and release the best out of the magazine well, a good thing being that one is provided with the rifle.  I brought a ton of mags with me for testing this rifle, and was able to fire 600 rounds straight through the rifle after accuracy testing.  The rifle functioned great shooting steel targets, running a “jungle lane”, and clearing a shoot house.

The result of the Tapco magazine malfunction. Round is stuck to the left of the bolt carrier.

I only had one stoppage at round 445, a failure to eject while bump-firing using a Zastava magazine and the Red Army Standard ammunition.  I did need to let the rifle cool off, as 600 rounds in, the handguards started to smolder.  without cleaning the barrel, I fired one last magazine through the rifle for accuracy. I was able to hit a mini-popper at 100 yards, clear all seven 3″ targets on a silhouette at 125 yards, hit the “t-box” target at 150 yards, and hit the 500-yard plate. The Green Mountain barrel held up extremely well to prolonged high-volume shooting.  I fired a further 200 rounds through the rifle the next day with zero malfunctions.  With only one FTE in over 800 rounds with zero cleaning or re-lubrication of the action, I’d say this rifle is extremely reliable.

My single stoppage at round 445.  The rubber seen on the charging handle is a slip cover over the actual metal protrusion.

A Note on Durability:

I would be remiss if I did not address durability concerns with early models of the C39v2.  Users were reporting mushrooming, peening, and excessive wear on the bolt tail, bolt carrier tail, bolt face, and lugs.  I witnessed none of these symptoms at any point during testing.  I can only conclude that Century has resolved this issue through a better heat treat of its US-manufactured bolts and carriers.  That being said, if one does run into this issue, relatively low cost Polish milled receiver bolts will function properly in the C39/C39v2 receivers.

Final Thoughts:

The Century C39v2 is an excellent, affordable, 100% US made AK-47.  This rifle is accurate, reliable, with premium features and zero worry for US customers about 922r compliance.  It represents a serious step up in quality for CAI.  If one prefers MagPul furniture over wood, there are models available with either MOE AK or Zhukov-S furniture fitted from the factory.  SBR and pistol versions are available as well.  Objectively, I have found nothing significant to fault with this rifle; it was accurate,  99.99% reliable and outperformed my Centurion 39 in all categories.  Subjectively, I was so impressed by its quality that I elected to purchase it!  With the supply of well-made AK’s in the United States currently dwindling from overseas, now is a great time for this rifle to be on the market.  If you are looking for a well-made milled receiver AK, I highly recommend the C39v2.

Pros:

  • Accurate
  • Reliable
  • 100% US-made (a “pro” for those of us who live in the USA)
  • Reasonably Priced
  • Premium features from the factory
  • Excellent RAK-1 trigger

Cons:

  • Smallish pistol grip on the RI2398-N model
  • Older models had some bolt/carrier wear issues

Thanks to Aaron Hugston Shooting School for range time, targets and logistical support!





Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


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  • TVOrZ6dw

    The AK looks good- Super! What is that tracked contraption it’s sitting on in the first picture?

    • Rusty S.

      A snow cat. The road to the range still had a ton of snow on it. April in the northern Rockies…

    • Just Say’n

      It appears to be a Thiokol (LMC) Spryte Snowcat. I used to work there for a living before they went out of business.

  • Hoplopfheil

    What a great review!

    I’m in the market for an AK, and have been leaning towards an AMD, because I love wire folding stocks.

    • Rusty S.

      Thanks! I love folding stocks as well, an M70AB2 was my first AK, and I have a SLR104 sidefolder.

  • Twilight sparkle

    The bcg peening wasn’t necessarily a sign of a metallurgical issue but in the case of the c39v2 it was probably expedited from poor heat treating and cheap cast components. The bcg peening was actually due to the use of a tapco g2 trigger group.

    I personally wouldn’t own one of these but they work well for many people. I know my distrust of a cast bolt sounds dumb considering Poland has been using cast bolts in their kalashnikovs for years now but I just don’t trust century to do it quite right.

    ETA: I wouldn’t recommend saying what you said about getting a polish bolt, the bolt carrier should work fine theoreticaly but ak bolts aren’t like ar bolts you can’t just throw a new one in and expect it to work.

    • Rusty S.

      Of course one should always check headspace with a go/no go, but it is a valid fix and has been tested and verified.

    • SMH

      Any information on why a Tapco G2 would cause BCG peening? I had a G2 in my M10, (now it has a ALG) and never noted any peening. Did the G2’s not slow the century bcg’s enough or something before they smacked the rear trunnion? To me that sounds like too much gas, to little spring, not enough mass in the BCG combined with a poor heat treat.

      • USMC03Vet

        2 reasons.
        1. Tapco trigger isn’t curved entirely and has a clear angle on it which causes more blunt force to the tail.
        2. The trigger metal is harder than the tail

        I have a lot of deformation on my DDI hungarian build. I should have rounded my trigger before, but regardless all AK boltcarrier tails deform to some degree.

  • Phil Hsueh

    Sweet, a 100% US made AK, I wonder what the long term reviews for these will be like. Sounds like a great deal and something I’ll have to keep my eye out for once I have the money to spare for one.

    Btw, the possessive form of it is its (no apostrophe anywhere) and the past tense of pay is paid.

    • Rusty S.

      for long term review/video, check out AK operator’s union. They have 3k rounds through theirs at this point.

      • The Mystic Seer

        That guy is a nutjob. I hope he’s not like that in real life.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Your hope is in vain. He’s the guy you see in the video all day, every day.

      • Ragged Hole

        Are you high? Go check out EVERY review on akfiles. It is cool you got a shooter but they are verified craft from a company w/ a history of bad service and builds.

        “The best AK trigger ever”? Have you shot a Norinco MAK 90? The rainbow polished one is the best factory trigger by far.

        • JC

          I suggest an ALG trigger, and Hogue pistol grip. The difference is astounding!

  • Edeco

    Interesting. I used to think a good stamped one would outlast milled. Rolled steel can be very good stuff, and in tuned-up design and process the changes in the metal produced by stamping might be used cleverly or limited. But I saw a long term test that convinced me the best milled beat the best stamped.

    Victrix causa Deus placuit, sed victa Edeconi.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Was it a sam 7 vs slr 107 test? Because I’d like to see that.

      • Edeco

        I’m not sure, it’s kind of arranged by US brand/importer.

        It’s the TFB article “how-many-rounds-can-an-ak-fire-before-it-breaks-down”

        • Twilight sparkle

          Thanks I don’t remember seeing that article. I wish we’d get more regular feedback like that from battlefield vegas, I remember their optic write up was quite informative for red dot longevity

    • int19h

      According to the Battlefield Vegas guys, milled AK receivers (even for otherwise cheap junk brands like Century) outlast stamped receivers very consistently for high round counts.

    • ostiariusalpha

      There’s just something about a well made stamped receiver that the milled ones don’t do for me.

      Videmus meliora probamusque deteriora sequimur.

      • Edeco

        Indeed 😀 milling is a premium process usually, from the user’s perspective, but stamping done right is raw and elegant.

  • Tim

    I’ll confess my C39V2 purchase was a ‘panic buy’ last September (cuz Hillary….), but I’m very happy with it. Mine doesn’t have the rail mount, so may need to remedy that.

  • ozzallos .

    One of the better reviews posted to this site, considering the regular content. Props.

    • Rusty S.

      Thanks! I always try to be as thorough and objective as possible.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    So, they’ve heat treated just the tail of the carrier? Why not the entire carrier? Factory carriers are forged and treated to 35-40 on RC. Gives them strength and flexibility.

    The carrier seems to be the last weak link in these. The lightening cuts cause that portion to break very frequently. It’s a well documented failure and I’m not really sure why they ever wasted time making those cuts.

    I understand why they omit the bayo lugs and cleaning rod holder, but I still hate that they do. I know it’s easier to produce one product that can be sold most places as opposed to making a separate product for ban states, but it just looks wrong. In all honestly, many of the choices Century has made with these has continually confused me as to who their desired customer base is.

    • Rusty S.

      I don’t believe that I intimated they only treated the carrier tail, only that early users were reporting peening on that portion of the carrier. The whole carrier is treated.

      • BrandonAKsALot

        “• Bolt carrier tail heat treated to ensure maximum performance and life”
        It’s a little ambiguous. Sounds like it suggests the carrier isn’t treated or the tail wasn’t originally. Not trying to give you crap, I was genuinely unsure.

        The big problem was with the design of the hammers in some of the guns. It wasn’t just these guns either. The new style Tapco G2’s have been mushrooming tails on carriers too.

  • dhdoyle

    “That being said, if one does run into this issue, relatively low cost Polish milled receiver bolts will function properly in the C39/C39v2 receivers.”

    No. I think people should continue to scream bloody murder. Then they should fight for a warrantee repair/replacement. I think I’ll keep my hands in my pockets and let other people be guinea pigs.

    • David

      My thoughts exactly. Acknowledging a known issue and suggesting buying another part to replace it in a “review.” Come on man…

  • 22winmag

    It’s not really fair to label as “substandard” military style rifles cobbled together from demilled foreign and domestic parts and sold at BLACK FRIDAY PRICES. As much as people gripe, I don’t recall Century advertising highly toleranced, state-of-the-art builds.

    That being said, my Golani and Yugo M76 were assembled on US receivers by Century subcontractors and they both run like diesel engines.

  • USMC03Vet

    That proprietary side mount is a deal killer. Also numerous horror stories from actual owners while glowing reviews from paid shills like Yeager. The only time I hear good things about these are from reviewers. Users are always posting issues with them many of them serious issues.

    • Tom Currie

      Perhaps you should cite a “horror story” from an ACTUAL owner of a C39V2, instead of assuming that all past, present, and future “Century International” products must all be identical.

      • Bigg Bunyon

        Find one and get the story posted complete with pictures and documentation. In a similar net posting logic “without pictures it didn’t happen”, if you can’t cite and document your claim, there isn’t one.

      • USMC03Vet

        Go on AKfiles.com. That simple.

    • n0truscotsman

      Ive seen a few that were good, although many lemons. Century still has a lot of work before Ill completely endorse them.

      The AK is a perfect example of why if it isn’t broken, then dont try to ‘fix it’. The Soviets and Combloc producers got it right the first time.

      • jcitizen

        The best AK type rifle EVER brought in by Century was the Valmet M-62. That thing must have shot MOA groups, although I never printed out a sheet. I was too busy using it to nail wild dogs at 300+ to 600 meters!! And that was with IRON sights! I wished I had kept it, because they sell for crazy prices now! I was using ammo that was hard to find back then, corrosive Polish or Chek, I can’t remember now.

      • int19h

        > The Soviets and Combloc producers got it right the first time.

        Do you know what “M” in AKM stands for, and why it’s there?

        • n0truscotsman

          I knew somebody would respond with pedantic idiocy like that. How predictable.

  • john huscio

    Still take an Npap over this. Especially since they have warsaw pact stocks now

    • int19h

      If only they had chrome lined or nitrided barrels…

  • Felix

    Wow literally ain’t read an ak review I’m a good 2yrs or so

  • Just say’n

    I dunnno….buying a US made AK* is like buying a Russian made AR. Just doesn’t seem right. Especially when you can get a decent AR at that price.

    *yes, I realize this is the only choice you have at this point for a new AK.

    • Alexandru Ianu

      It’s not actually the only option (including at that price point), but there is nothing wrong about a US made AK, as long as it’s not poorly built. And, yes, there are actually Russian made ARs (and Czech, Chinese, German, etc).

      That said, I hope Century fixed the heat treat on the BCG, more for the poor sods who buy the RAS-47 and have to eventually deal with headspace issues.

  • anon_dude

    or just get a VZ 58

  • iksnilol

    The proprietary side mount is a deal killer, but that lightened bolt carrier is interesting. Haven’t seen those for AKs. How much does it weigh compared to a normal carrier?

    • ThatGuyAgain

      Gives you heaps of carrier bounce when that never used to be a problem in AKs. Even running the bolt manually you can feel the bounce/slap of the action going home.

      “Hey, let’s take a tuned design and try to change it without addressing those changes.”

      Not a good credo.

      • iksnilol

        Makes sense. Could reduce weight without messing things up if you made a smaller gas port in the barrel.

  • GnarlyNardHair

    Why do people keep posting “the proprietary side mount is a deal killer”? RS Regulate makes a compatible lower mount which works with all of their upper mounts so you can put whatever kind of scope/sight you want on the thing. Nobody is forcing you to buy the Century made one. And I’m sure if there’s enough demand then others will probably follow their lead.

    https://rsregulate.com/product/ak-309m/

  • Fox Hunter

    Trump should? Remove all sanctions against Russia. America deserves more Russian made guns.

    • Wow!

      I’d rather have American made guns personally. Although a US Russian alliance would be nice, given recent events it looks like China is possibly going to be our big eastern ally, which isn’t bad either.

      • Scott P

        You can already have American guns anytime you want.

        Having the ban in place is another violation of the 2nd Amendment.

        • Wow!

          A ban of importation of foreign good is not actually a violation of the 2A. Banning the possession of a foreign good that is a weapon is a ban of the 2A. Anything that infringes on the ability to keep and bear arms violates 2A. As an example, saying that you cannot own a full automatic is in violation, but saying that you cannot import X country’s full auto rifle is not in violation. Saying that you cannot own X country’s full auto rifle that is already in the USA is a violation.

          The ability to issue tariffs and regulate international trade is an important power of the federal government to maintain leverage on uncooperative countries, as well as to prevent a foreign country from taking advantage of our markets.

          And to be clear, I don’t consider Russia as really that big of an enemy. The conspiracy theories with Russia has already been shown to be lacking in any evidence at all and Russia does have similar interests as us in wanting to keep Islamic terrorists out of their country. Their current opposition to us is due to their dependency on middle eastern fuels, but if we can negotiate past that, I can see Russia having much better relations with the US.

  • Bigg Bunyon

    Just got to love mall Ninjas.

  • Buck

    I have the c-39 before they made the 2. The new 39-2 is an improvement on mine. Wish I had waited another year and the 39-2 would have been out. Christ is the son of GOD . Buck 🇺🇸⚔🇺🇸 100% disabled Vietnam veteran Christian Right wing republican lifetime member NRA friend to Israel

    • Jason Lewis

      I had to buy a surplus recoil spring to replace the weak on they had. I also replaced the rear sight. Other than that it was pretty solid. I did sell it with about 6000 rounds thru it.

      • Buck

        Where did you get the rear sight . The one that came with the one I have was a mistake . That they corrected with the C39-2. I liked it being American made at the time . I took the flash hider off and installed an ar15 A1 style bird cage. I like it better.darkened the wooden stock. Tried plastic but did not care for it. So back to wood. Little heavy for me so prefer a pencil barrel ar carbine.
        Can’t carry any thing very far any more. Christ is the son of GOD.
        Buck 🇺🇸⚔🇺🇸 100% disabled Vietnam veteran Christian Right wing republican lifetime member of the NRA and friend to Israel

  • Jones2112

    Nope, they haven’t fixed the oreo cookie issue with the bolt, carrier or front trunnion, just watched a YT video of someone who recently purchased one and after firing 500rds the bolt has several big chips out of it. Stick to eastern European AK’s…

  • Ivo Shandor

    I have not had any issues with mine. I also bought one without the side rail (they started putting them on in October of last year), and added an AK Master Mount from Premier Shooting Solutions. It adds a rail mount by attaching to the trigger and hammer holes. Pretty neat. I personally love shooting it, but what do I know, I’m just a consumer with a limited knowledge of AK’s.

  • FalconMoose

    My C39 had excessive bolt carrier tail wear to the point of returning it for a C39V2 bolt carrier. Other than that I like it.

  • Rogertc1

    I miss the bayonet mount and cleaning rod on the old imports. No
    real purpose now days but I am just a military collector purist.

  • Wow!

    I never understood the hate on Century or IO Inc products. I heard terrible stories, but in all the rifles that passed through my hands I never saw these issues. Maybe a fluke, but who knows. To me they make good stuff, at the very least better than most people are capable of doing from a parts kit.

    • Scott P

      That means you know nothing about AK’s. Funny how you hear terrible stories about Century and I.O. AK’s but rarely if ever the imports.

      They are piles of garbage not built right and outright dangerous to shoot.

      Your exception isn’t the rule. The few people who build them from parts kits nowadays are way better than the junk I.O. and Century peddle. I.O. couldn’t even make their guns function right on their media day.

      • Scott P

        Correction: not hear, there are. There is plenty of documentation about Century and I.O. AK fails from Youtube to the forums.

      • Wow!

        Yeah, I heard those stories and watched the video of IO’s media day. However, the guns that I got were by no means junk, and if you knew me personally you would know that while I may not know everything about the AK platform, I am far from a novice with it. I have more than a few builds under the belt making AKs from parts kits and customs from scratch barstock. IO and Century apparently have lemons evidenced from the complainers, but with all the guns that have passed through my hands, I have not seen any issues with them, nor has anyone tried to return or sell back those that I have sold. There is a reason they are still in business, the majority of their firearms work just fine.

  • Jason Lewis

    Had the first generation rifle. Ran 6000 rounds thru it with no problem. Sold it. Wish I had a no go gauge to have tried on it. Rob Ski’s failed it after 5000 rounds.