New AR style rifle for our troops in Afganistan kool. Now when can I order mine. hehehe
That thing is the shit!!!
Last I heard there 'might' be 100 of these rifles made for the civilian market. Pricing was somewhere north of $4000.
Strictly under rumors and gossip I've heard the testing with the military does not go well.
Edited to add: I believe this rifle was in planning well before our entry into the Afghan.
Military was also trying for a 7.62X39 upper on an AR lower..............no go. Finally lengthened the receiver 1/2"* to make the rifle work correctly.
I believe the SR-47 has been given a military designator but of course I don't know what that is.
I would love to see an AR-10-47 in 7.62X39, using AK mags and retailing at roughly $2200 - $2500.
* From memory.
It is purdy but not worth more than $1500 in my book, aftera ll, it would be post ban.
Just give 'em AK's.
hmmm i would think those crafty devils at Cavalry Arms could cook up an AR lower to accept AK mags. they'd sell like hot cakes!!!
the Sr-47 thread pops up at least once a month...
for those that dont know..they were at the SHOT show 2002...
and Knights did initially say they were gonna produce some for the civillian market.
However, a few monthes ago they DID retract that statement,
I'm sure its pending the success of the gun in the military.
If the government decides to place an order for them, i'm sure that Knights will eventually make a version for civvies...
However, as some noted, its probably not gonna be cheap.
Cool factor? Very high..
But hell, for 4000...
Id rather buy a lightning link..
and maybe still have money left over to buy an SAR-1 and a mak90.
It would just be weird knocking ak mags out of an AR-style weapon...
But if i do ever get one...
Thank god for all the 75 round and 100 round drums i bought..
That oughta be very fun..
Or how about a bakelite mag on an Ar weapon?
Yuck, that would look very ugly.
I had a buddy I call Flipper tell me about this about a year ago I thought he was full of it.
Some peaple get all the cool toys.
I'm still not sure if this is for real.
The effort here was to give our troops a more accurate AK - FF barrel, etc., yet use existing AK mags and ammunition.