I got a package from Russian final week.
Properly packaged inside are Zenitco AK goods.
The initially item is the Zenitco B10M. The B10M is a tri railed handguard for the AK. It is also the foundation for other accessories and rails.
For these who do not want all that rail, there is the B10U which just has a bottom rail and modular sides. For these that want extra rails, there is a version that reaches farther forward.
When you appear at the rail you can see that they reduce away as a lot metal as they reasonably could out of it. It is nicely machined. I didn’t obtain any edges sharp adequate to reduce me on it, and no burrs. Nicely created.
When these initially had been coming into the nation, men and women had been paying three-400 dollars for them. Luckily you can now get for much less than $100, which I believe it a terrific deal.
You take away your regular handguard, and set up this 1 in its spot. It is suppose to be a snug match, and I devote a lengthy time with a rubber mallet to get it totally seated. Now I know it is not going to come loose to move. I am also never ever going to take away it considering the fact that it was such a discomfort to get installed.
There are quite a few Zenitco accessories you can add to these decrease handguards. There are upper handguard rails, quick sections for reflex optics. Then there is what I believe is coolest, the B33. The B33 is pretty pricey, but inline with the related American created selections.
The B33 replaces the dust cover with a railed cover. It securely attaches to the receiver and to the B10M (or B10U). It pivots up and back down enabling you to mount an optic, and nevertheless field strip the rifle.
I had a hell of a time installing the B33. The tabs that slide into the B10 decrease had been quite tight, and I ended up putting a wooden slat more than them to use to push them into spot. The lastly lining it up took as lengthy as finding it in. How quick or challenging it would be to assemble on your AK may well differ.
After assembled, you may well have to have to adjust the recoil spring guide with a file. I did not have to have as well as I could not obtain any binding or rubbing in my rifle. With the B33 down and locked in spot, I can not move it with my hands. It locks up like the proverbial bank vault.
I’ve usually heard of Zenitco compared to our Knights Armament Corp. Great and high priced. But I do not know if I agree with that. Zenitco goods are pricey, but not out of line with American created options. High-quality is great. Individually, match and finish are great. But as the AK is not a space age higher precision machined device, fitting these components to your rifle may not be plug and play.
I’ve also observed quite a few men and women claim that these are the greatest solution for rails on an AK. I wonder if that of that comes from that it is deemed “authentic” since they are from Russian. Greatest or not, they are quite superior, and would be an great option if rails are what you have to have on your AK.
Side note, the railed handguard does get quite hot through extended fast fire. But to be fair the regular AK handguards get quite hot. Either move to a magwel hold or put on gloves. Personally, I believe it is secure to assume that any Russian weapon is made to be utilised with gloves on.