This is joint project between brilliant Sven from Manticore Arms and AK Operators Union. We have been very busy working on this together with Dima, but finally we can show some fruits of our hard work. This lower rail will work with any standard AK upper hand guard, Ultimak or Troy Industries railed gas tubes. So you will be free to mix and match whatever you want with this rail. Our upper hand guard will be optional. However, the upper hand guard will offer co-witness option when in use with Aimpoint Micro type red dots (that’s going to be done for Beta Prototype). Another piece of this system is mount for optics placed behind the rear sight. This rear rail sits very low, just slightly above the dust cover (this is going to be separate mount option). Rail will be made from out of military grade aluminium.
Price: Unknown at this point, but we will try to keep it as affordable as possible, but without compromising quality.
Big thanks to Sven and Manticore Arms – this wouldn’t be possible without him.
“Alpha” prototype of key mod rail system for AK rifles in pictures below.
– Rob Ski
I need that lower hand guard now!
Will the hand guard allow the cleaning rod to be installed? Looking good btw!
Yes! Cleaning rod could be installed with it.
Sweet! Now hurry up!! I need one or three!!!
This is exactly what I have been looking for! Can’t wait to get one!
Please tell me there are plans to make these for the Zastava M92!
Yes. We would like to have these covered as well. But baby steps, baby steps first…;-)
Count me as one more vote for an m92 variant. The MI key mod is expensive and has to come with the upper portion. I’d love to match this manticore/AKOUL lower with an ultimak gastube for my yugo SBR.
Whats the weight gonna be for this rail and will it fit milled ak47
Weight will be slightly more than original hand guard with heat shield. We will have milled variant for sure.
Any updates on this? How about a video to show it off? I really need this on my rifle. 🙂
Mlok version as well?
Yes, Mlock version will be made too.
Is there a release date yet?
It is in production now…
This would look great under the tree on Christmas morning! Any updates on production Rob?
Will the rail allow for cowitness with trijicon rmr? If not, do you know of any mount options other than Midwest Industries that will?
I haven’t tested RMR…sorry.
Will this fit on a c39?
HI Jason, sorry, no it will not fit…
Will this fit on the c39v2?
No, it will not fit C39V2
Would love to see a longer version. Kind of like the Troy short that accepts an ultimak. Kind of like the new slr rifles new keymod rail. You should Def do a review on that and Sabre werks rear sight assembly for mounting optics. Been very curious about both there aren’t any written reviews anywhere.
I’m using Sabrewerks and it works very well.
Where do I find this good sir?
Check with manticore
I’ve put stubby rails like this on a few ak’s over the years, far before the I heard of the alpha. This falls short of a alpha clone and imho isn’t truly worthy of the name until it looks more like it. It may run like one but to be an alpha the ergonomics need to be updated then I’m interested.
Will this handguard fit DDI’s Hungarian AK?
Is there anything I can do to make it fit? I have DDI’s AKM with Hungarian internals. The furniture that’s on there now looks standard. Is it something with the receiver? I also thought I saw it on the DDI in one of your videos.
A lot of machining and it would compromise structure of the rail. Not recommended.