New AK-47 Light Mounts From CDM Gear

Looking for an easy and affordable way to mount a weapon light to your AK-47? CDM Gear’s new BC47 light mounts will do the trick. CDM Gear, makers of the improved Mossberg shotgun safety and the AR style safety selectors for shotguns have a new mount that makes it easy to install a 1″ diameter light onto your AK’s barrel.

Attaching a light to an AR-15 with a rail system on it is pretty easy, it’s a little bit trickier on a standard AK variant. You can mount a light on one of the many replacement AK handguards on the market that has a Picatinny rail, but it mounts the light too far back on the rifle. There’s also the UltiMAK rail and the Midwest Industries AK Railed Gas Tube that allow users to attach a weapon light, but they’re $100+ or so. The new CDM Gear BC47 light mount allows you to attach a light a bit closer to the end of the barrel and still allows you to use your sling attachment. It also has a hole to allow you to still use your cleaning rod. They’re machined from 6061-T6 aluminum right here in the USA too. They mount between the barrel and gas block on standard AK barrels with a .592″ diameter.

The BC47 light mount comes in two versions, the BC47-1 which mounts your light below the barrel and the BC47-2 which mounts it above. The best part is the mount retails for just $39.95 at

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  • noob

    wait a minute! why don’t they just sell the BC47-2 flashlight half with a BC47-1 keeper bar? the cutout for the gas tube on both halves would certainly accommodate the cleaning rod, better than that tiny hole.

    And then you could mount the resulting BC47x product in any of four directions without an issue?

  • Mystick

    I can see these failing if the barrel gets too hot and expands… granted, it would have to be “rock and roll” time, but it’s a AK… of course it’s going to “rock and roll” 😉

  • Twilight sparkle

    Nope, I don’t mount anything to the barrel…

  • Vyacheslav

    In Soviet Russia flashlight mounts you.

  • Kivaari

    When fired a great deal these mounts heat up and transfer the heat to the light. I’ve seen lights and lasers with the batteries melted, ruining the device. Don’t put anything like this on a barrel if you intend to get the gun hot.

  • USMC03Vet

    lol everything about this is terrible.

  • Cal S.

    But is it free-floated?

  • Marc

    The only thing I’ll mount to my AK’s barrel is….absolutely nothing! Say it again.

    • Zack mars

      No front sight? No muzzle device?

      • Marc

        Really Zach?

        • Zack mars

          Im not the one who said “absolutely nothing”

          Take a joke.