This Could be the Worst AK in the Universe


This Could be the Worst AK in the Universe

In the spirit of camaraderie and because he made the video, I will let Ian of Forgotten Weapons introduce this one:

“This is in fact I think the most horrific example of gunsmithing I have ever seen in my life. Let me show you.”

It’s a stumpy little AK, which when fired on camera managed to fling the gas block assembly downrange along with a bullet. No kidding!

On the surface, it’s an AK pistol chambered for 5.56 NATO, and it’s pretty clear that someone cobbled it together… someone who had no business attempting such a thing. Ian sets right in describing its many lamenesses:

  • Pro Mag magazine.
  • Latch for side-folding butt stock is absent.
  • Many of the rivets ain’t.
  • Divots for safety selector lever roughly formed with a cutoff wheel.
  • The barrel was ground down by an insane chimp on meth (my guess).
  • Gas block (formerly) brazed to the barrel rather than pinned.
  • The bolt locking lugs have been ground away.
  • Barrel cutout for hand guard roughly gouged out with a hand grinder.
  • The barrel was not originally an AK barrel.
  • Barrel has been partially lathe turned, giving it a Jekyll/Hyde appearance.
  • Chambering marked as “.223MM,” which is approximately .009 caliber.
  • Did we mention the rivets suck?

The side of the gun is marked with the maker’s name, but Ian hides it from viewers. I suppose he’s concerned about the guy complaining, but I’d rather know the name — so I could avoid it.

“This is the essence of the Wile E. Coyote school of gunsmithing.”

The horror… the horror…

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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