tweAK the '47: Modifying the Century Arms C39 Classic
October 22, 2014
Given itsÂ proven reliability in nearly every environment on Earth, the AK is widely recognized as one ofÂ the most dependable firearms in existence. However, in the past fewÂ years we've seen a number of innovativeÂ ways to modernize AK47s with simple modifications for a custom look and feel.
The Century Arms C39 Classic is part of an expanding marketÂ ofÂ AK-variants that are manufactured in the USA. Popularity of the milled-receiver C39 is flourishingÂ with American gun owners, especially as recentÂ sanctionsÂ are affectingÂ the importation of Russian firearms.
An admirable rifle right out of the box, the Century Arms C39 requires no modifications to survive just about anything you can throw at it. Nonetheless, thoseÂ of usÂ withÂ tinkering tendencies and the desire to personalize our firearmsÂ mightÂ consider pumpingÂ more American ingenuity into this 100% USA-made AK. Taking into account itsÂ price and availability, turning the C39 into a project gun is a reasonable decision; especially for those who already own a Russian AK and want to keepÂ their import in its standard configuration.
Here's a look at several ways to personalizeÂ theÂ Century Arms C39 ClassicÂ while keeping it born and raised on this side of the pond: