This is a side rail that is easily retrofitted to most milled or stamped AK styled receivers without the need to permanently alter your rifle by drilling and riveting, or utilizing a gunsmith.
The rail can be placed in minutes and can later be removed if desired as no permanent modifications are done to the receiver. It attaches to the existing hammer and trigger holes by using the proprietary mounting pins. The bonus of this design is that the internal shepherds crook retaining wire is no longer needed to secure the hammer and trigger assemblies.
The side rail is rock solid and parallel to the barrel. The dovetail surface runs the entire surface of the rail to maximize the clamping surface area for optic mounts, unlike most factory / combloc styled side rails. This provides an even more “rock solid” base for attaching optic mounts. This standard dovetail side rail also has the centralized scalloped recessed area so that it will also accommodate most SVD styled locking optic mounts, as well as the standard AK styled clamping optic mounts. In summary this is a low profile, reversible modification that allows the use of the many commercially available side rail optic mounts.
This “no-mod” side rail is the perfect accessory for “early” AKs such as the MAK 90 and other Chinese models; Arsenal™ SA 93 and SLR 95. It also fits Century™ C39; Yugoslavian PAPs; AMD-63; Egyptian Maadi, M85, home builds and all milled and stamped AKs that utilize standard hammer and trigger axis pins.
The AK Master Mount™ side rail is made of STEEL then coated with Black-T™ coating to provide superior rust and corrosion resistance. The two included proprietary mounting pins are heat treated, hardened steel. The current generation side rail has the “blacked-out” logo.
Note: A tight factory or aftermarket safety lever with a stop detent set low on the receiver may rub on the mounting hardware. Our AK Master Mount™ Tactical Safety Lever is designed with a lower cutout to prevent this possibility.