CMMG Mk47 Mutant

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CMMG Mk47 Mutant
CMMG Mk47 Mutant.jpg
A CMMG Mk47 Mutant with EOTech sight, handgrip and BUIS.
Type Semi-automatic rifles/pistols
AR-15 style rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer CMMG
Manufacturer CMMG Inc.
Produced 2014–present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Cartridge 7.62
Caliber 7.62x39mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed system Detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The CMMG Mk47 Mutant is an American-made semi-automatic rifle chambered in 7.62×39mm caliber, made by CMMG Inc. It can accept all types of 7.62-type magazines, including steel, polymer and drum magazines.[1]

History[edit]

The Mk47 was publicly announced for a release in 2014.[2][3] In 2015, CMMG released its first production Mk47s to stores throughout the US.[4][5]

According to CMMG Production Manager Tyson Bradshaw, he mentioned that CMMG made the rifle due to the need of "consumers to have a reliable, U.S.-made rifle that could properly handle the dimensions of the 7.62x39 mm cartridge. To do this properly, it required [CMMG] to build the rifle around the caliber. Using AK magazines was an easy decision to make, because they are known to be some of the most reliable magazines available that work properly with the tapered cartridge".[6]

In SHOT Show 2015, CMMG representatives have suggested the possibility that they can do a variant of the rifle based on the 5.45×39mm caliber.[7]

Design[edit]

The Mk47 Mutant has an AR-10-sized bolt carrier,[8] which was enlarged, with a CMMG RKM KeyMod handguard[3][5] and an upper/lower receiver manufactured from 7075-T6 billet aluminum.[2]

The rifle has an AR-15-based pistol grip, safety selector, trigger group and a buffer tube.[2] It was influenced by the CMMG Mk3 assault rifles.[9] The Mk47 relies on a direct impingement gas system.[10]

For rifles/pistols being marketed to California, they are sold with Vepr 10-round magazines and with the mandated bullet button on the magazine release.[11][12]

Variants[edit]

The following variants are made by CMMG:[8][2]

Pistol version of the CMMG Mk47 Mutant
  • CMMG Mk47 K Pistol - Has a 10" medium taper profile barrel with a Magpul MOE pistol grip and a CMMG single stage trigger.[11]
  • CMMG Mk47 K Short Barrel Rifle - Same specs with the K Pistol, with the addition of a Magpul CTR buttstock.[11]
  • CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKM - Has a 16.10" medium taper profile barrel with a SV brake and a CMMG single stage trigger with a Magpul MOE pistol grip and CTR buttstock.[13]
  • CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKM CA - Has a 16" medium taper profile barrel with an SV brake with a CMMG single stage trigger.[11]
  • CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKM 2 CA - Same specs with the AKM CA, but equipped with a Geissele SS trigger.[11]
  • CMMG Mk47 Mutant T CA - Has a 16" medium taper profile barrel, CMMG single stage trigger, A4 6-Position Collapsible Stock and an A2 Pistol Grip.[11]
  • CMMG Mk47 AKS8 - Released in 2016, can be used in a pistol and in a SBR configuration with a 8" medium taper profile barrel and a Krink muzzle device.[14]
  • CMMG Mk47 AKS13 - Released in 2016, has a 13" medium taper profile barrel and Krink muzzle device.[15]

Reception[edit]

The Mk47 underwent several tests in reliability, being manageable to handle, especially with a suppressor.[16] Shooting Illustrated mentioned that the only thing the rifle needs is something to hold the bolt open so that the shooter or someone can see that the weapon is not loaded.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review: CMMG Mk47 Mutant Rifle". American Rifleman. 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  2. ^ a b c d "First Look: CMMG Mk47 Mutant". Guns and Ammo. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ a b Alex Capps (2015-11-30). "Review: The New CMMG MK47 Mutant". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  4. ^ Nathaniel F (2015-01-07). "CMMG Has Begun Shipping MK47 Mutants". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  5. ^ a b Elwood Shelton (2014-12-09). "CMMG's MK47 MUTANT Blends AK and AR". Gun Digest. Archived from the original on 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  6. ^ a b Jay Grazio (2016-04-24). "CMMG Mk47". Shooting Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  7. ^ David Crane (2015-02-25). "CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2: AK/AR-15 Hybrid 7.62x39mm Russian Tactical Rifle/Carbine Fires Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Cartridge with AR-15 Capability and Controls!". Defense Review. Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  8. ^ a b "5 New Models Released For CMMG's Mk47 Mutant". Tactical Life. 2015-08-07. Archived from the original on 2016-04-07.
  9. ^ John Scott (2015-07-20). "Torn Down And Rebuilt: CMMG's Mk47 Mutant". Tactical Life. Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  10. ^ Garrett Lucas. "CMMG's MK47 Mutant: Excellence in Duality". American Survival Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "CMMG EXPANDS THE MK47 MUTANT LINE". Shot Business. Archived from the original on 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  12. ^ Tom R (2015-10-02). "CMMG Mutant; California Compliant Version". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  13. ^ B. Gil Horman (2016-01-16). "CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKM Rifle". American Rifleman. Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  14. ^ Jacob Epstein (2016-01-30). "CMMG Mutant Krinkov – MK47 AKS8 — SHOT Show 2016". Guns America. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  15. ^ "NEW! CMMG Mk47 KRINK-Equipped Models". American Rifleman. 2015-11-24. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  16. ^ Dave Badhe. "Gun Test: CMMG Mk47 Mutant AKM in 7.62x39mm Rifle". Tactical Life. Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2017-01-25.

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