We had a vision of what I wanted in an AK and took that design to a couple of upper tier AK manufacturers. An optics platform AK devoid of the traditional sights found on most AK pattern rifles. This is what Marc Krebs came up with.
Base Rifle: Izhmash Saiga IZ-132 in 7.62x39mm
Krebs Custom trigger group, retaining plate, bullet guide and Keymod rail.
Proprietary Krebs Custom hinged top cover picatinny rail
Vltor AK stock adapter
Magpul CTR stock with riser, AK MOE pistol grip, front and rear MBUS and AK PMAG.
Chrome lined barrel with SRVV AKM muzzle brake pinned and welded to 16.25" overall.
Overall length is 33.75" with stock fully collapsed. Overall weight is 8 lbs unloaded.
Production begins in approximately 1 month.
Built on a Bulgarian Arsenal SLR107FR with Black Polymer Side Folding Stock, Krebs shortened the barrel, pinned and welded AK 103 Style muzzle brake, updated Krebs parts are installed and the rifle is refinished with extremely durable Krebs Kote. The end result is a rifle that is peerless in the industry in terms of fit, finish and overall quality. Comes with one 30 Round Magpul Magazine.
All sharp edges removed from rifle – especially on bolt handle, magazine release, and trigger guard.
Sights straightened and laser bore-sighted for symmetric and correct sight picture.
Precision barrel crown.
Barrel/muzzle brake measures 16.25 inches, giving the rifle a faster “feel” when transitioning targets.
The brake is pinned & welded in place. The weld is not visible.
All contact surfaces on trigger parts have been ground & polished for smooth operation & a lighter-feeling trigger pull.
Pins held in place with Krebs Custom Trigger Pin Retaining Plate.
Krebs Custom Mk VI safety – facilitates smooth manipulation of the safety without the shooter having to remove their hand from the pistol grip. It also allows the shooter to manually lock the bolt in the “open” position.
Finish with the well-known (and well-regarded) “KrebsCoat” flat black synthetic alkyd baked-on finish, providing rust-proof and solvent-proof protection.
Overall Length: 35", 25" With Stock Folded
The Krebs Custom KV-13 is the ultimate evolution of the AK rifle. Krebs starts with a standard VEPR AK rifle, strips it down, then rebuilds it from the ground up. The gas block is straightened, sights are aligned, all moving parts are fit, updated parts are installed and the rifle is refinished with extremely durable Krebs Kote. The end result is a rifle that is peerless in the industry in terms of fit, finish and overall quality.