The Palmetto State Armory KS-47 G2 is based on the AR-15 and combines the modular construction, accuracy, and precision of the AR platform with the stopping power and the magazine options of the AK. The KS-47 G2 lets the AK shooter capitalize on their inventory of AK magazines and AK ammo with an AR-style platform. Unlike the AK, where the barrel is permanently pressed into the receiver, the KS-47 G2 features an AR-style modular configuration which consists of a barreled upper receiver, and a lower receiver that houses the fire control group and magazine. The modular configuration allows customers to have several different barrel configurations with one lower receiver, just by releasing two pins.
Lower: The 7075-T6 forged lower receiver is hard coat anodized, and accepts standard AR-15 fire control groups. The extended magazine release is outside of the trigger guard for safety, which allows for an AK-style release movement but also features oversize side paddles for fingertip release by the trigger finger. The KS-47 G2 receiver also accepts standard AR buffer tubes. The KS-47 G2 lower has steel reinforcements to accept AK style surplus magazines including drum-style. This Gen2 design features a PA-10 carbine buffer spring and heavy H1 buffer to ensure reliable operation with a wide variety of aftermarket and surplus magazines. Through extensive testing, we have determined that we can only guarantee the reliability of the KS47 G2 platform with the PA10 carbine buffer spring and heavy H1 buffer. The KS-47 G2 Lower will accept most aftermarket fire control groups (Geissele, etc.). However, due to the magazine catch geometry, one-piece drop-in triggers such as CMC style triggers will not function in KS-47 G2.
Upper: The KS-47 G2 upper receiver is precision machined out of forged 7075 T6 aluminum, and then hard coat anodized for durability. While retaining the look of a standard M4 upper, the KS-47 G2 upper is designed to work with the new Gen2 KS-47 lower. The upper features integrated over-insertion tabs to prevent the bolt from dragging on the magazine. This CMV 4150 barrel is chambered in 7.62x39 with a 1 in 10 twist and has a single, large feed ramp to accommodate the larger case diameter of the 7.62x39 round. The barrel is nitride treated for accuracy and durability and is finished off with a 5/8-24 thread A2-style compensator. The forward assist, dust cover, charging handle, and safety are all standard AR-15. This KS-47 G2 upper is finished off with a classic carbine handguard and F-Marked gas sight base. The KS-47 G2 upper will not work with a standard AR-15 lower.
BCG: The new TC-E KS-47 Bolt carrier group features a new and improved Toolcraft enhanced extractor for durability. Featuring an extended firing pin and designed to work with AK-47 magazines, the carrier is made of nitride-treated 8620 steel, and the gas key is attached with grade 8 bolts and properly staked. The bolt has been redesigned to function properly with most AK-47 magazines. The bolt is mag phosphate coated Carpenter 158 steel.
Magazine: The KS-47 G2 comes with one Magpul 30 round AK-47 magazine (where allowed by law). The new Gen2 KS-47 has been tested and is guaranteed to work with the following AK-47 magazines:
- Magpul AK-47 Pmag
- Romanian Stick Magazine
- Romanian Drum Magazine
- Chinese Drum Magazine
- Chinese Stick Magazine
- Korean Drum Magazine
- Korean Stick Magazine
- Yugoslavian Stick Magazine
- Bulgarian Stick Magazine
- Circle10 Stick Magazine
- Hungarian Stick Magazine
- Russian Stick Magazine
** Due to the unique geometry required for the KS-47 G2 BCG to function, ALL other magazines will not be guaranteed to work. If you are using a magazine not listed above, no warranty claims will be accepted for magazine functioning issues.
KS-47 Gen1 & Gen2 Compatibility:
The KS-47 G2 uppers and lowers will function with the KS-47 G1 uppers and lowers. However, if any KS-47 G1 parts are used, all of the improvements of the KS-47 G2 may not be optimized. We recommend using Magpul AK-47 Magazines on any KS-47 that is a combination of Gen 1 and Gen 2 parts.