CMMG Announces New "Krinkov" Mk47 Guns

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Mk47 Krink

CMMG has seen a considerable amount of success with the Mk47 line of firearms. The company expanded the line to include new models previously and is doing it again. The newest Mk47 guns use a Krinkov-, or “Krink-“, style muzzle device. The muzzle device is based on an AK design but threaded for the Mk47 (5/8-24) to help reduce muzzle flash and dampen recoil.

For those not already familiar with the Mk47 line, it is a series of firearms – rifles and pistols – that is a mash-up of the AR and AK platforms. The guns run very similar to an AR-style weapon, but take AK-type magazines and are chambered for the 7.62×39 cartridge. The idea is to provide the ergonomics of an AR with the reliability of the AK magazine to reliably run the popular caliber.

I had one of the Mk47 rifles earlier in the year for review. It was a fun gun to run. Accuracy was good and reliability was flawless. It ran with every magazine I could find for it – from new Tapco and Magpul mags to a range of surplus steel mags.

CMMG stated there are three Krinkov variations being added to the line: a rifle, SBR and a pistol. All three are chambered for the 7.62×39. Pricing will range from $1,549 for the pistol, $1,649 for the 8″ SBR and $1,749 for the 13″ barrel rifle. The 13” barrel rifle has the muzzle device pinned and welded for NFA purposes.

Richard Johnson
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  • John Keene John Keene on Nov 27, 2015

    I was thinking to myself, why doesn't CMMG make a 5.45 version? Then I realized that they would have to compete with the 5.45 AR-15 conversion kits that cost much less. (sub-$350)

  • Pitt Pitt on Nov 28, 2015

    Also has a bigger bolt face as I recall.
    My 7.62x39 AR 15 bolts don't have a lot of material surrounding the case.
    Have 2 PSA AR47 uppers that I run with ASC mags and they run flawlessly and are very accurate with Tula SPs. Great hog gun.