How an AK magazine is made (VIDEO)

Who doesn’t love long videos of industrial manufacturing footage set to crunchy electronica? I have to admit, there’s more hand craftsmanship that goes into a good AK mag than I would have assumed. Especially with machines that would have no problem snicking off a finger in a heartbeat.

There’s no doubt that the AK is not a particularly refined or advanced rifle. In a lot of ways it was a step back, even for World War II and early Cold War standards. But that’s not what matters about the rifle and its derivatives.

ARs are designed and assembled. In a lot of ways, AKs are crafted.

This is by the Matra Group. They have this and one other video, “Chairs!” They just got their start, don’t hold it against them.