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Posted: 7/30/2005 8:10:00 PM EDT
Why doesn't anyone make an AK with a 'flat top' receiver, i.e. the rail machined straight into the top of the receiver for the mounting of optical and electro optical sights?


just curious.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 8:18:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 8:20:15 PM EDT
The AK reciever is the lower part,the top part is the action cover and most have too much movement to be effectively used for mounting optics.There have been a few Folks who have removed the rear sight assembly and welded a rail in its place.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 8:22:51 PM EDT
Like this...




www.gunaccessories.com
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 8:26:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2005 8:27:12 PM EDT by Darkest2000]
because anyone that mounts optic to their AK needs to grow up.

*flame suit on*
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 9:20:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 11:54:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WolfAR15:
, i.e. the rail machined straight into the top of the receiver


just curious.




because it is not a stable platform to mount an optic too.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 12:53:31 AM EDT
slightly releated to this....I was thinking....(I know, bad)

Cut the tang like with the ace adapter, but have the adapter block extend like 1.25 inches or maybe a little less, with a little bit of picatinny on it to mount a buis style rear sight?

Kinda like the tang sights for old lever guns....

I know...no ar parts on an AK...Bad Yek....
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 1:01:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GA-Dawg:
Like this...

www.gunaccessories.com/ScopeMounts/Mak-90Mount&Scope.jpg


www.gunaccessories.com



You found TheRedHorseman's gun on gunaccessories?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:25:22 PM EDT
ok, I had figured the top part (receiver was all that came to mind last night) was maybe too thin and/or too flimsy to have a rail machined into it but wasn't sure. Its just one of those questions that had always nagged me.

to 'darkest2000': Ever heard of red dot sights? Sure maybe putting a scope on your ak might not make it a tack driver, but putting a red dot sight or something similar on any gun can make sighting up quicker and easier.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 2:26:17 AM EDT
Wolf,there are alot of High Quality Russian red dot sights specifically made for AKs.The mount on the standard side rail AK mount.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:14:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:45:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:20:55 AM EDT
Wholly crap I wish I had that as my avatar..Krink that's great man...Lol!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:51:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krinkfreak:
img260.imageshack.us/img260/852/airborne5qv.gif



My goodness...

That is the FUNNIEST freakin' pic I have seen in a LONG time!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:39:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By natedogg42:

Originally Posted By GA-Dawg:
Like this...

www.gunaccessories.com/ScopeMounts/Mak-90Mount&Scope.jpg


www.gunaccessories.com



You found TheRedHorseman's gun on gunaccessories?



yeah you know me, a raging crapco whore. anyway I wouldnt trust a company that labels a european rifle "mak90" and uses ATI stocks.

seriously, if you are dead set on a optics rail on top, get the side mount picatinny rail adaptor from freedom optics.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:48:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krinkfreak:
img260.imageshack.us/img260/852/airborne5qv.gif



That is hylarious... I'm at work and trying not to laugh.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:55:03 PM EDT
straaaaaange. I hadn't realised this would stir things up so much. I had always wondered why no one did it and had to ask.


next time I think ill keep on wondering.
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