Agreed. I'm not a fan of a rifle built with a milled US receiver and barrel. Just doesn't seem like there any authenticity to it. But it does seem that there is a market for it. The milled century 1960 polish that came out years ago has been pretty decent and seems to hold a high dollar value.Confirmed - Century has imported a bunch of Polish and Hungarian AKM kits that they will be building on milled receivers. Somebody finally figured out that it required less time and skill to assemble a milled receiver gun than it did to fabricate a stamped/riveted receiver, and in theory this should result in a more consistent product.
How nice for them, but the rest of us will have to confront these abominations online, in stores and at the range. Yech!
Which sucks since it might be the eventual death toll for mainstream US stamped receivers.Somebody finally figured out that it required less time and skill to assemble a milled receiver gun than it did to fabricate a stamped/riveted receiver,
Yeah, rigth, haha! These might even have stuff like tack-welded scope rails.I would be pissed as hell if they came out with a detail-correct version of the AKMŁ (or AKMSŁ)
No, I blew it up to check the optics rail design. But, I think you can see the top cover anyway, don't I see an ejection port, haha? Must be a composite image, and not the real deal? They didnt have a left side view, so they did the "next best thing".Huh? Your old eyes must be a lot better than my old eyes, or you've found a bigger/more detailed picture. Seems like the profile is a little low, that's all I can see.
I bet you have a great time with your new purchase. Post some pics and impressions when you get the entire package together.This is a US made milled receiver. The rifle is actually fantastic looking, and I will post pictures of it tonight if I can get to it. I picked one up from Century 2 weeks ago. The bad news is they do not have the batteries imported yet, and they are holding the scope hostage until they get them here. Estimated time of arrival 4-8 weeks. Although not a "real" akml rifle, it seems to be well built and I actually like it. I have not shot it yet due to the horrible weather/winter here in Pittsburgh, but I will as soon as I get a chance.
So why did I buy it? I was looking for a milled AK just because I wanted one, and the scope is awesome, put 2 and 2 together and it was easy for me to pull the trigger.
Forgot to mention, the price is $1800. I can't imagine that they used the two-piece screwed/staked and riveted rails, so I wonder where those are going...