AKs of Vermont, eh?

VSKA= Vermont Stamped Kalashnikov. They say it is a “heavy duty AK” which I am not sure what a true AK is if not heavy duty. Apparently, in this case, it means no bayonet lug or cleaning rod :/

Vermont-based Century Arms has a new Kalash they say is based on lessons learned from a call by SOCOM in 2016-17 to see if domestic AK makers could crank out legit U.S. AKs.

Up close: As noted by Atlantic Firearms in their desktop below, it appears to have a 1.5mm dimpled receiver.

Atlantic does 300 rounds in the above, then strips it down to take a look and does 500 more in the below.

The 7.62x39mm VSKA uses a new bolt carrier, front trunnion, and feed ramp machined from S7 tool steel and features both a nitro-carburized 4140 steel bolt and a chrome-moly 4150 barrel. Surfaces have a magnesium-phosphate finish while the furniture is of tiger striped American Maple in a nod to Century’s New England roots. The rifle uses the company’s RAK-1 enhanced trigger group.

More in my column at Guns.com.

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