I’m half tempted to keep it as-is. I like the classic look but I’ve already started with the cut down barrel and the comp. So, I’ve been secretly buying parts while Owen was putting it together.
Arsenal SLR 107-F AK-47 (Bulgarian)
Ultimak Forward Optic Mount
Elzetta ZORM Offset Flashlight mount
Surefire G2-LED Flashlight
Aimpoint H1 Red Dot Sight
Vickers Combat Applications Sling (Multicam)
Universal Wire Loop (Short)
Krebs Custom Guns Mk VI Enhanced Safety Selector Lever
Krebs Custom Trigger Pin Retaining Plate (Replaced “Shepard’s Hook”)
US Palm AK-BG AK grip
I v-notched the rear sight notch and used red paint pen to outline the notch as well as the front sight. I also rounded the outside upper corners of the rear sight.
SLR-107F 21 – 1 mm Stamped receiver, 7.62×39 caliber semi auto, Left-side folding stock, 24mm flash hider, bayonet lug, accessory lug, stainless steel heat shield, 2 stage trigger, and Hammer Forged Chrome lined barrel.
• Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
• Total Length (with Flash Hider): 937 mm (36 7/8 in.)
• Folded Length (with Flash Hider): 695 mm (27 3/8 in.)
• Barrel Length: 415 mm (16 1/4 in.)
• Rifling: 4 grooves
• Twist Rate: 1 in 240 mm (9.44 in.)
• Weight without Magazine: 3.31 kg (7.3 lbs.)
• Muzzle Velocity: 710 m/s (2,329 fps)
• Effective Range: 500 m (550 yds)
• Maximum Range: 1,350 m (1,480 yds)
• Rear Sight Range: 800 m (875 yds)
Here is the progress so far on my custom built 14.5” AK-47 by Snake Hound Machine out of New Hampshire. Installed on the barrel is a fully-tunable, pinned Ares Armor Effin-A Compensator.
Owner and Gunsmith, Owen Martin of Snake Hound Machine describes the bolt fit and polish as, “so smooth it feels like butter on glass.”
I’m so stoked to shoot this thing.
Next up is Snake Hound Machine’s own Combat Trigger, trigger guard and Parkerizing. The furniture and other bits are still TBD.
I chose the standard front sight post instead of the integrated gas block sight in order to maximize the sight radius (distance between the front and rear sights). I did this even though I think the integrated gas block sight looks awesomer and from what I understand, Owen’s isn’t a bolt on unit that “other” custom AK builders use which adds to the durability of the rifle.
Glock 21 SF (Gen3) Glock 19 (Gen3) Glock 19 (Gen3) Krylon Camo Sand(?) Grip Force Gen 123 Adapter
All are wearing: Ameriglo Defoor Tactical sights Streamlight TRL1s lights
Since taking these pictures, I have changed the configurations on both the 19’s
The black Glock 19 got Trijicon HD sights (Orange) Vickers Extended Mag Release
I removed the Grip Force Adapter from the tan Glock as it changed the LOP (Length of Pull) to where I couldn’t get my trigger finger in position naturally. It is a great Idea though as I do have a problem with “slide bite” which this solves. Damn.
Both Glock 19’s have received Lone Wolf Extractors due to “Brass in the face.” weak ejection patterns and stove pipes which has eliminated the main problems. The extended slide stops have been replaced with standard Glock slide stops. I have changed out the stock Glock connectors with Glock 4.5lb (3.5lb) ‘-’ connectors.
Remington 870 Police Magnum (Police Trade-in)
Wilson Combat Trak-Lock II Ghost Ring Sight Set (Tritium Front/Rear)
Wilson Combat 2 round extension tube
SpeedFeed Tactical short buttstock
16” Daniel Defense mid-length gas system lightweight upper
Standard A2 flash hider
Centruion Arms C4 mid-length cut out rail
Magpul RVG (Rail Vertical Grip)
LaRue Tactical LT660
Aimpoint micro mount
Aimpoint H1 optic
Troy Industries Folding Battle Sight
BCM FA BCG (Bolt Carrier Group)
BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle (Medium)
Streamlight TLR-1s light
Aero Precision Lower Receiver
G&R Tactical Lower Parts Kit (Hand picked from industry manufacturers like LMT)
BCM Mil-Spec Buffer kit w/H Buffer
LMT SOPMOD Stock (Old School)
Umbrella Corp Grip
Krylon Camo Brown (base)
Krylon Camo Sand(?) (accent)
Since these photos were taken, I’ve added a Battlecomp 2.0 Compensator