Daewoo K1A1 Field Strip

    Korean rifles produced by Daewoo Precision Industries are very well regarded by users and owners around the globe, and to this day the South Korean military uses them as a necessary asset to national defense. So let’s see what’s inside¬†Shooting Review is below … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xa8MjiSToI

    Transcript …

    – [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C. With TFB TV, and for today’s field strip we’re going to be taking down a Daewoo K1A1.

    These are known as the Daewoo K1 in South Korea, and they actually were basically built and designed to replace aging N3 grease guns in a sub-machine role.

    So you hear Koreans refer to these as a sub-machine gun every now and then, which is kind of interesting.

    Um, also the A1 on the end of K1A1 denotes this as a semi-automatic only civilian firearm.

    So the military version is the K1.

    Anyways let’s go ahead and get to it.

    First, we’ll do a chamber check.

    The controls are very much like an AR15/M16.

    After verifying that the chamber is empty let’s go ahead and continue with the field stripping process.

    Press a small tab located behind the rear side and this will allow you to open the receiver.

    You can also remove this pin, just like on an AR15/M16, and remove the lower receiver from the upper if that’s something you prefer to do.

    Fire control group looks very familiar to M16’s as well or well an AR15 in this case, being as how its semi-auto only.

    You can see how everything from the shelf to the way the hammer is designed is very much like an M16.

    The difference being the ejector.

    So to remove the bolt carrier group first remove the guide springs, which are very much like an AR18.

    Pull the charging handles at this point and remove.

    Then you can remove the bolt carrier and bolt from the rear.

    Interestingly, it looks like an M16’s carrier.

    Just cut in half, which is kind of neat.

    So your first step to disassembling the BCG is removing the firing pin retaining pin.

    This will allow you to remove the firing pin from the rear.

    It’s a little bit more substantial than an M16’s.

    So go ahead and rotate the cam pin and pull the that out, and this will allow you to remove your bolt.

    You remove the extractor just like you would on an AR15 rifle.

    So that’s it you have a fully field stripped Daewoo K1, or K1A1 in this case.

    They’re very well designed, very cool rifles.

    I’ve called them Korea’s AR15 before or South Korea’s AR15.

    Because they function via the same Stoner’s direct impingement.

    Pseudo direct impingement I should say, as the M16 and they just really work very well.

    They’re pleasant shooting rifles.

    They’re light, they have a collapsible stock.

    That’s wonderful.

    And they do everything that I need a rifle to do.

    I just wish that they were still imported.

    I’m not 100% sure if they’re still in production as the K2’s the standard rifle of South Korea, but it’s my understanding that these are still in use to a great extent.

    We do have a shooting video of this gun.

    If you’d like to see it in action, go ahead and click the link here in the N card or in the description for mobile users.

    At this point I’d like to thank Ventura Munitions for helping us out with the cost of ammunition for our shooting videos.

    And a special thank you for you all for watching.

    Hope to see you next time.

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.