IO AK47 from Atlantic Firearms

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by ReloadRob, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. ReloadRob

    ReloadRob New Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Hello everyone!
    New to the forum and need some help. I'm looking at getting an AK47 and don't know much about them. I have some shooting buddies that have made purchases through Atlantic and had good experiences. I found this IO AK 47 for $599 and it looks pretty nice. They have it in wood furniture and ploy. So I’m looking for some input. There is even a video of it. Please put in any input of experience with either Atlantic for IO firearms.

  2. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Buying an AK can be tricky. There have been some real duds. The ones everyone says to stay away from are Romanian AK47 kits built by Century Arms. I've heard horror stories but also heard Century is improving. It's a crap shoot with Century.

    This one however looks like a sweet deal and personally I'd chance it though I don't know who built it. I've never dealt with Atlantic but it appears to be a quality AK. I would have preferred this to my Saiga conversion project.

    I bought a real nice wood stock set which required that I purchase a new gas tube and mounting hardware for the fore grip and handguard. I had to thread the barrel which required that I purchase a die, plus he cost of a muzzle brake. Now I have to do a little gunsmithing and move the trigger group forward (a job I'm not all that comfortable about doing) and requires buying a trigger kit for over $100.00 total. There are other minor mods I'll have to make like installing a bullet guide for accepting AK mags, etc. In the end I'll have over $700.00 in it.

    If I had seen this before I started the Saiga project I would have bought this one. Looks like very nice furniture and all the work's done.

    BTW Welcome to TFF>

  3. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Just reworked an InterOrdnance AK47, not sold by Atlantic. Had to re-rivet the rear trunnion and re-attach the side scope rail. I do rank IO a half-step ahead of Century but on any of these rifles you need to look them over in-hand before buying if possible. Otherwise, be prepared to do some tweaking.
  4. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    I'm looking for one, or an AR style. When, if, I get lucky enough to buy one and it's an AK, I want to to be a folder. I can see myself at home using it in a need-to situation, and I'd prefer it to be shorter for that.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    You might want a draco ak pistol. I have sold some of those and people like them. They are made by century. I will say this, I had a problem with one of the mags on a draco and called century and 5 days later had a new mag in the mail, so I think they will stand behind their stuff.
  6. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    We do SBR conversions on Draco and Mini-Draco pistols that incorporate a folding stock. Those are a lot of fun, but the fireball is amazing.
  7. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    Ratworx has a nice milled ak they sell in the $600 range, check it out. those mini draco's are really cool though, that's what I want next!
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