Mossberg unveils AK47 clone

Mossberg Ak47, sign me up! (Photo: Jim Grant)

Mossberg Ak47, sign me up! (Photo: Jim Grant)

O.F. Mossberg and sons announced several new products on the opening day of SHOT show 2015, including a rimfire AK-47 look alike. Dubbed, the Blaze, it comes in two variants. The first features a traditional hunting style stock while feeding from a removable, ten-round magazine while the second is designed as a rimfire AK47 facsimile named the Blaze 47.

All Blaze rifles use polymer furniture, and the standard model is available in four different color variations: Muddy Girl, Wildfire black synthetic and Kryptic Highlander.

vBoth Blaze 47s ship with an extended, 25-round magazine that features a windowed body, and follower with loading assistor attached.


All models of the new Mossberg Blaze feature adjustable fiber-optic sights. (Photo: Jim Grant)

Additionally, all models include an adjustable, green fiber-optic rear-sights and fixed front sight posts. The front sight posts are part of a barrel shroud secured to the barrel with an allen screw.

The most noteworthy feature among all Blaze rifles is how light they are; the traditional models are under four pounds and the militaristic ones under five.

Neither an MSRP or release date was given, but these models will likely hit shelves later this year.

Check out our coverage of SHOT and stay tuned for more throughout the week.

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