Rifle Spotlight – Palmetto State Armory AK-103

Clone rifles are a great niche appealing to those with an interest in military firearms, and the Palmetto State Armory AK-103 copies a classic. There are fixed and folding stock variants, with the folding stock coming in at a slightly higher price point compared to the fixed stock version.

These have passed numerous torture tests in the US and proved their reliability and performance. The Palmetto State Armory AK-103 takes classic metal mags and the polymer ones without any issues.

The stock has a fixed length of pull and a nice cheek weld. The classic AK pistol grip is on show

accuracy reports show its also got the standard performance of an AK being able to reliably hit targets at 200 meters. The cold hammer forged barrel and single stage trigger help with accuracy

To help handle the recoil of the 7.62×39 cartridge, the AK103 comes with a decent muzzle brake, true to the AK style.

AK-103 Quick Stats

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Model: AK-103
  • Barrel Length: 16″ 
  • Thread Pitch: M24x1.5RH
  • Barrel Twist Rate: 1:9.5″
  • Barrel Material: FN CHF Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • Barrel Finish: Phosphate
  • Chrome Lined Barrel: Yes
  • Front Trunnion: Hammer Forged
  • Bolt: Hammer Forged
  • Carrier: Hammer Forged
  • Handguard Type: PSA Classic Polymer AK-47 Handguard

Palmetto State Armory has taken the next step in the evolution of its line of AK firearms. Made in America with a 100% Full Lifetime Warranty.

The American AK market demands an AK that delivers on the classic reputation of the AK for durability while delivering the latest advancements in AK design. The PSA AK-103 ‘Klone’ brings all of that together by boasting a forged carrier, forged bolt and forged front trunnion, an AK-74 style brake, gas block, and front sight base while boasting an FN Cold Hammer Forged Chrome Lined AK-47 barrel chambered in 7.62 x 39.


There have been over a quarter million AK 103’s made and being chambered in 7.62×39 its a very capable rifle. The rifle featured uses polymer furniture, however there are many variants available including wood, triangle side fold and even imitation Bakelite.

Palmetto State Armory AK-103

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