Faxon Firearms ARAK Upper Receiver

    Faxon Firearms, a subsidiary of Faxon Machining, has announced their first product, an long-stroke piston 5.56mm/.300 BLK upper receiver for AR-15 lowers.

    Photos by Oleg Volk

    The piston is inspired by the AK and the gas regulator is inspired by the FAL. The forward charging handle can be swapped to the left or the right. The receiver comes in a right hand and left hand ejecting version.

    The upper will retail for $999 with a 5.56mm barrel, $1099 with a .300 BLK barrel and $1299 for both 5.56mm and .300 BLK barrels.

    [ Many thanks to Peter & Sean for the tip. ]

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