Palmetto State Armory AK-47 Build Kits

Ray I.
by Ray I.

A few months ago Palmetto State Armory released their own AK-47 rifles that they debuted at the 2015 SHOT Show. They’ve just released a few AK-47 build kits that help you build your own AK on a budget. To put together one of their AKs you’ll have to buy two separate kits, a barreled receiver kit and a Intro Build Kit that includes everything else needed to complete the rifle. Their barreled receivers start at $259 and their Intro Build Kits start at $199.

Their barreled receiver kits include a 1mm stamped receiver and an already headspaced bolt that’s serialized to the receiver. They’re available with or without a side rail mount or lower handguard cap in case you wanted to add a Magpul Zhukov handguard.

Stamped 1mm Steel Receiver
Installed and Riveted Breech Block and Rear Trunion
Installed and Pinned Barrel
4150 Steel Barrel, Melonite treated
Pinned Gas port with Bayonet lug
Pinned Front Sight Base
Bushing pin installed
Side rail Installed
7.62×39 Caliber
1 in 9.5″ Twist Rate
Includes Headspaced Bolt, serialized to the receiver.

Their Intro Build Kits include pretty much everything else needed to complete your rifle, they’re available without furniture, with standard polymer furniture, Magpul MOE furniture or Magpul Zhukov furniture. Their build kits also include the following.

Trigger Barrel Bushing/Slant brake
Trigger/Hammer Pin Front Sight
Hammer Front Sight Adjusting block
Hammer/Trigger Spring Rear Sight Elivating Slide
Receiver Pin Keeper Phosphate Rear sight Elevating slide catch
Safety lever assembly Rear sight Slide catch spring
Disconnector Rear Sight Leaf
Disconnector Spring Rear Sight spring
Pistol Grip Screw Gas Tube Assembly
Pistol Grip base Bolt carrier assembly
Firing Pin Front Recoil Spring Guide
Firing Pin Retaining Pin Rear Recoil spring Guide
Extractor Front Recoil Spring Guide Retainer
Extractor pin Recoil Spring
Extractor Spring Receiver Cover

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You can see all their build kit options at palmettostatearmory.com.


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Ray I.
Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.Shoot me an email at ray.i@staff.thefirearmblog.com

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  • Guest Guest on Sep 22, 2015

    I'd be a lot more interested if they offered a receiver with the left side front latch for a Russian folder, and perhaps a kit with a Russian or Bulgarian style triangle sidefolder.

  • Adam Adam on Oct 06, 2015

    I hope this catches on because that is a deal. I would probably only buy the barreled receiver and buy the rest of the parts separate since I would ditch half the parts in the kit anyway for upgraded stuff. I don't have an AK74 yet so maybe one day 5.45 will be an option.

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