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tweAK the ’47: Modifying the Century Arms C39 Classic

by Dusty Gibson   |  October 22nd, 2014   |   5

Given its proven reliability in nearly every environment on Earth, the AK is widely recognized as one of the most dependable firearms in existence. However, in the past few years we’ve seen a number of innovative ways to modernize AK47s with simple modifications for a custom look and feel.

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The Century Arms C39 Classic is part of an expanding market of AK-variants that are manufactured in the USA. Popularity of the milled-receiver C39 is flourishing with American gun owners, especially as recent sanctions are affecting 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, those of us with tinkering tendencies and the desire to personalize our firearms might consider pumping more American ingenuity into this 100% USA-made AK. Taking into account its 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 keep their import in its standard configuration.

Here’s a look at several ways to personalize the Century Arms C39 Classic while keeping it born and raised on this side of the pond:

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