Vermont-based Century Arms has a new rifle they say is based on lessons learned from a call by SOCOM in 2016-17 to see if domestic AK makers could crank out legit U.S.-made Kalash.
The 7.62x39mm VSKA uses a new bolt carrier, front trunnion, and feed ramp machined from S7 tool steel and features both a nitro-carburized 4140 steel bolt and a chrome-moly 4150 barrel. Surfaces have a magnesium-phosphate finish while the furniture is of tiger striped American Maple in a nod to Century’s New England roots. The rifle uses the company’s RAK-1 enhanced trigger group.
Here with some initial thoughts on the VSKA is Robski with AK Operators Union 47-74, some of the most serious AK guys in the business.
Up close: As noted by Atlantic Firearms in their video below, it appears to have a 1.5mm dimpled receiver.
Atlantic does 300 rounds in the above, then strips it down to take a look and does 500 more in the below.
And suppressed. So far they have just shy of 1,500 rounds downrange with their example.
Finally, to cap it off, Graham Baates gives his take on the gun in a tabletop.