New this year from Century Arms is the latest iterations of the C39, and its stamped receiver brother the RAS 47. Yes this recipe has been attempted before, but not to such a high standard. These look like they’ll be much more rugged, and still affordable. That’s a strong selling point for an AK that’s made in the United States.
The C39V2 is an AKM pattern rifle built exclusively from U.S. made parts. It is built around a milled 4140 steel receiver and dressed with premium wood furniture. The rifle isn’t just your standard AK. The safety lever has a bolt hold open cut out that can hold the chamber open. The trigger is now upgraded to the RAK-1 enhanced trigger system which gives the user an unbelievably clean trigger pull. The magazine release has been upgraded to an over-sized T-shaped lever which makes reloads even easier. And lastly, the barrel is threaded and then paired with a Century Arms muzzle break. The enhancements made to the rifle make this gun a true bargain at its $740 price tag.
The RAS 47 is also 100% U.S. made but is instead built around a stamped steel receiver. It is also upgraded with RAK-1 trigger system, the T shaped magazine release, and threaded barrel but this time utilizing an AK style slant break. What sets this rifle apart from the C39V2 is the addition of a receiver mounted optics rail, the stamped receiver, and less expensive wood. Coming in at $640, this rifle is truly a bargain.
These new rifles are defying the market and bringing the consumer quality and value that was previously unimaginable. These guns ship with two Magpul magazines and are backed up with a one-year warranty. If you’re in the market for a new AK pattern rifle look no further Century Arms has just the guns for you.