POTD: Forging the American Kalashnikov KR-103

    In one of TFB’s previous Photo Of The Day posts, we showed how a scope mount is born in the CNC machine. A block of aluminum turns into something useful. It’s now time to show a “before and after” of some forged parts for the new Kalashnikov KR-103, an American AK that was introduced at SHOT Show 2020.

    It’s always interesting to see how the rifles and parts that we use in our firearms come to life, and the manufacturing processes to get there.

    Bear in mind that this KR-103 is 100% Made in the USA.

    A quick Google search on forging gives us this:

    forge [/fɔːdʒ/] verb: forging
    1. 1.
      make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammering it.
      Similar: hammer out, beat into shape
    2. 2.
      create (something) strong, enduring, or successful.

    Do you ever think about or consider the manufacturing processes when you purchase a firearm?