The Krebs Custom KV-13 Mod2 (5.45x39mm) is a modern rendition of an old classic.
Built on a Russian VEPR rifle, Krebs Custom begins each rifle in an industrial tumbler, dehorning all surfaces to ensure a smoother, painless action. Also dehorned and radiused is the trigger guard to reduce sharp edges and improve shooter comfort. They then improve even further by tuning the action and polishing the bolt face for enhanced reliability and smooth cycling. The rifle is then refinished in a flat-black, baked on, synthetic alkyd KrebsCoat finish.
The fire control group is replaced by an ALG Defense AKT trigger, which is also machined, polished and tuned to Krebs Custom specifications. Replacing the standard safety with the Krebs Custom MK6 Enhanced Safety also improves the shooter’s manipulation of the safety without removing their hand from the pistol grip, and provides a manual bolt hold open. The Shepherd’s Hook spring is replaced with a Krebs Custom Trigger Pin Retaining Plate to ensure greater pin stability.
The barrel remains as the original Russian Cold Hammer Forged chrome lined barrel but is shortened to 14.25″, then precision crowned and threaded. While the barrel is tuned, the gas block is replaced with the Krebs Custom proprietary in-house designed Front Sight Gas Block Combo, which is chrome-lined and pinned to the barrel.
On the end of the barrel features a pinned and welded Krebs Custom Interchangeable Muzzle System with a 4-prong flash hider with a 3/4 removable birdcage compensator, which minimizes muzzle climb and flash. This brings the barrel length to the required minimum of 16″. Krebs Custom also offers additional muzzle brakes for this muzzle system.
For usage of a number of keymod accessories, the original handguards are replaced with the Krebs Custom UFM railed fore-end, which is made out of high-strength, lightweight 6061 T6 aluminum.
The rear sight is replaced with a proprietary scope rail made from 4140 steel hardened to 40 Rockwell, which allows for co-witnessing of certain red-dot optics.
Featured in the rear of the rifle is the Krebs Custom 1 Piece VEPR-to-M4 stock adapter with 3 QD slots available for multiple sling attachment points. Attached on this stock adapter is a Magpul CTR buttstock which has adjustable length of pull and a friction lock to remove any stock wiggle. The standard pistol grip is replaced with a Magpul MOE pistol grip for a better ergonomic hold on the rifle as well as a storage compartment for small parts or batteries.
The receiver cover features a dual aperture rear peep sight that increases sight radius and improves accuracy of the shooter. To help ensure no movement during shooting and to return to zero when the receiver cover is installed, the receiver cover is reinforced with a plate and wedge-lock recoil system.
Prior to shipping, iron sights and scope rails are laser bore-sighted to reduce time spent zeroing your file when you hit the range. Each rifle is shipped in a Krebs Custom hard case and includes 1 magazine, 1 Chi-Town Tactical Kydex Mag Holder (adjustable to accommodate various magazines), FrogLube Extreme CLP, an AR15 Front Sight Tool, 1 BCM QD Sling Mount and a Krebs Custom Certificate of Authenticity.