PSAK-47 GF3 Forged Classic Polymer Rifle (No Cleaning Rod) - 5165450218

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PSAK-47 GF3 Forged Classic Polymer Rifle (No Cleaning Rod) - 5165450218


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WARNING: This product can expose you to the chemical lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to (CA Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6).

SKU: 5165450218
UPC: 5165450218
MFR#: 5165450218

Gas Nitride 4150 steel treated barrel
Stamped steel receiver
Hammer Forged Front Trunnion
Hammer Forged Bolt
Hammer Forged Carrier
Side Scope Mount
7.62x39 Caliber
1 in 9.5" Twist
Std. 800-yard rear sight leaf
Classic Polymer Furniture, Black
Magpul 30 round magazine (1); Where allowed by law

 **Cleaning Rod Not Included

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The PSAK-47 GF3 was designed from the ground up to be a new standard in AK-47 rifles, utilizing all new precision manufactured parts.  Thoroughly tested in development, we tortured tested to 10,000 rounds to ensure a quality product.  Not to be satisfied with just a good AK-47, we kept improving and now are proud to announce our PSAK-47 Gen3 Hammer Forged (GF3) rifle with a hammer forged bolt, carrier, and front trunnion.

The 4150 barrel is nitride treated for accuracy and durability and is pressed into a new hammer forged front trunnion to ensure the longevity AK-47s are known for.  The hardened steel 1mm receiver features a mil-spec style single hook trigger, and side rail mount.  The front trunnion and bolt carrier are engraved with GF3 to designate the GF3 hammer forged model.  The rifle is finished with a classic polymer handguard, stock, and grip; Rifle ships with 30 round Magpul magazine (where allowed by law).

  • Gas Nitride 4150 steel treated barrel
  • Stamped steel receiver
  • Hammer Forged Front Trunnion
  • Hammer Forged Bolt
  • Hammer Forged Carrier
  • Side Scope Mount
  • 7.62x39 Caliber
  • 1 in 9.5" Twist
  • Std. 800-yard rear sight leaf
  • Classic Polymer Furniture, Black
  • Magpul 30 round magazine (1)


Rifles must be shipped to a valid, current Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL).  Please have the shipping address of your preferred FFL before placing your order.  You will need the FFL information to complete the order.  It is the purchaser's responsibility to be aware of the laws in their state regarding high capacity sporting rifles.

SKU: 5165450218
SKU 5165450218
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Do you have layaway?
david c on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: your mom does
Is there going to be different variations available soon? Like an MOE model for example.
Tyler T on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are now available. See below.
PSAK-47 GF3 Forged
PSAK-47 GF3 Forged "MOEkov" Rifle, Gray (No Cleaning Rod) - 5165450209
So is the rear trunnion forged too?
Chris on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. They listed the forged parts above. That's not on the list.
I’ve heard the previous model had issues with part interchangeability like using a different carrier or bolt. Does this generation have that same thing going on or would you be able to swap in parts from other AK’s and parts kits if needed?
Wyatt B on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any bolt swap will generally require fitting. AK's require the bolt to be fitted and spaced specifically to the rifle, it's part of the build process.
What length cleaning rod will fit on here? I saw someone said a 15.75" was too long for it to properly fit at the trunion. Couldn't find an actual length for what would fit. Thanks.
Ali A on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Buy a cleaning rod for an AKM.
Will you soon be coming out with this chambered in 5.45x39mm?
Nicom on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rob at AKOU posted from Shot Show that supposedly this fall they will.
How does this model differ from the GB2? I thought all the aforementioned parts were forged in the GB2 model as well.
Michael S on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Only the carrier was forged. The front trunnion and bolt are billet and the rear trunnion is cast.
To get it into Ca.??? just remove the pistol grip,then it is featureless and OK for Ca. We can then add a fin grip of our choice. (L or R)
Mike l on Dec 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Why bother with third world California and its Jim Crow laws when the rifle sells out all the time.
Can the furniture be swapped out for other manufacturers wood furniture?
Patrick H on Jan 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Shouldn't be a problem, almost all AK's are a little different when it comes to the furniture fitment. Dremeling is typically required on most furniture changes.
Is the rear trunnion billet on this model or still cast?
Spade on Dec 13, 2018
Do you ship your rifles to California?
Jm25ro on May 3, 2019
What trigger is loaded into this rifle? I assume it's a Century Arms RAK-1?
NickKHecht on Dec 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It appears to be their own trigger. The factory trigger is good, and from my personal experience way better than the RAK-1
Is the barrel chrome lined?
Corey on Dec 15, 2018
What's the thread pitch on this?
Slaa N on Dec 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I emailed PSA and they responded to my email and confirmed the threading is M14 x 1.0 LH.
Can I still get this one with the red butt stock for arm and hand grip?
Bobby T on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. you have to put yourself on the notify list for the model with the red furniture.
I know there is a Magpul variant but can I put Magpul furniture onto this version or is it proprietary.?
Stephen G on Jan 11, 2019
Is the GF3 able to add a recoil buffer?
Zichang Z on Jan 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Recoil buffer is not necessary however a nice little upgrade is the ALG Spring, it’ll mitigate the kick big time
Will this rifle shoot steel cased ammunition?
Tanker48 on Apr 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it definitely will.
Do you have any plans to make "pistol" versions of the PSAK47 line to compete with PAPs and Dracos?
P C on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, see product selections below.
PSA AK-P GF3 MOE SBA3 Pistol, Black
PSA AK-P GF3 MOE SBA3 Pistol, Black
PSA AK-P MOE SBA3 Pistol, Gray - 5165458004
PSA AK-P MOE SBA3 Pistol, Gray - 5165458004
PSA AK-P MOE SBA3 Pistol, OD Green
PSA AK-P MOE SBA3 Pistol, OD Green
What are the different models weight, this model in particular?
ELLERY L on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mine weighs 7lbs
Wheres the cleaning rod? Why does the PSAK not have a cleaning rod? Thank you.
Marc E Lee on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: who needs it.Use a real cleaning rod and don't worry about it coming loose.
Who makes the receiver for the PSAK-47 GF3? Where do they come from.
Jason C on Jan 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I think it's in-house. PSA either bought or merged with DDI who used to make their own AKs.
What bi pod would be best for this rifle?
Scott H on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You are better off purchasing the MOE version of this rifle as it will have M-Lok slots that allow for easy mounting of a bi-pod. With this rifle, you would need to change out the hand guard, or buy a screw in swivel stud and screw it into the hand guard. The other option would be to purchase a bi-pod that attaches to the barrel.
Is the slant brake an ambi break or is it only notched for right handed?
Hecht on Dec 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Notched to the right only
If i live in Colorado can you ship it without magazine if purchased?
Matthew D on Dec 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Contact PSA to see if they will ship it without the magazine.
Will someone compare this to a WASR 10 that has experience with both. Thanks?
Lawrence on Jun 1, 2019
Does it have heat shields in the hand guard? I can put on Magpul if not, just curious, thanks.
Old Sarge on May 28, 2019
Is there a compartment in the butt stock for a cleaning kit?
Mr. Cadaver on Feb 12, 2019


4.2 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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... more of an edit to previous review
Decided to take the gf3 to the range and shoot 600 rounds of Wolf 124g fmj to see how it functioned and test the new 8” steel target. Set up at 50 yard with the steel and an 8” reactive target. At 50 yards the grouping was around 4 moa, after more rapid fire, and a little high and left. Hitting the 8” steel plate was easy, about 30 of 30 so I decided to move to the 100 yard. With a six o’clock hold it was still a little high and left and opened up a little so I tried the steel. Hitting the steel was pretty consistent at about 28 of 30 hits and the misses were probably more me then the gun. After a few mags at 100 I decided to try the scope. I should have bore sighted but didn’t. And here I want to point out that the RS regulate does needs to be adjusted way down. I found this out struggling for a half hour and getting frustrated before searching and finding that out on Anyway sighting the scope in at 50 got the better of me so I went back to the steel at 100 with irons.. Again hits were consistent but down to about 25 of 30, then 20, then 15 etc. until about 5 of 30. This could be from the gun heating up because after around 300 rounds fired I noticed the decrease in accuracy. Could also have been entirely me, or a combo of heat and poor shooting. After 400 rounds and 10 jogs back and forth down range I was feeling it and the last 200 rounds I just wanted to burn up.
Anyway, the guns only hiccup was a failure to charge on a fully loaded mag. Stripped a round, charged, fired, put stripped round back in mag and finished no problem. This was with a surplus mag which didn’t repeat that issue the second go around. There were four failures for trigger to reset. Which again was probably more me then the gun since this didn’t happen again after I paid more attention to my trigger use after that.
The last issue was around round 360 when the pistol grip loosened. I just snugged it back up and moved on.
Cleaning didn’t reveal anything abnormal other then some rear deformation on the bolt carrier, which hasn’t progressed since the first 160 rounds. The bolt has some shiny spots but looks good and the firing pin retainer looks good so far also. Yes the cleaning rod has to find it’s sweet spot before it goes in and I did install an MOE stock getting rid of the cleaning kit removal problem from the standard polymer stock.
Still pretty impressive for a “cheap” AK.
May 27, 2019
4 months ago
Pretty Nice for the $
Got one of the first when these were first released, probably should have waited because a few people reported sight issues. Had to push front all the way to the right to get close on paper. Called PSA, they emailed a RMA and return shipping label. Can't remember the turn around time but wasn't a long wait. Got it back and after sighting in again the front is better (within COMBLOC spec) and was able to zero at 100 yds.

If not for this resolved issue I would have given it 5 stars. The internals are machined nicely, the fit is excellent, the finish is excellent, all the rivets are pressed flush and tight. I only have a few hundred through it so far but haven't had any malfunctions with either fmj or hp. I cannot complain now.

I own Bulgarian, Russian, Romanian AKs and this PSA is the nicest of them all. Will see how well it holds up over time.
May 22, 2019
Pretty impressive for a “cheap” AK
For the price I think it’s hard to beat the price for what you get. I only fired about 160 rounds threw it to see how it ran and if it was on target. Rifle ran flawlessly and was centered but about 5 inches high shooting about 19 yards on the battle setting while standing. The cleaning kit fits but is a bitch to get in but just goes in when it finds it’s “spot”. And the AK cleaning kit goes in but doesn’t come out(which searching seems to be an American made stock problem). Those are the only complaints I have which seem minor compared to the positives. Is it perfect, no, although they do use the pin retaining plate and the trigger, comparable to my Para Ordnance P13 with the Les Bear trigger job is smooth to the take up then a slight bump and it fires. Pretty impressive for a “cheap” AK. Glad I took my friends advice and purchased when I did!
March 24, 2019
Finally a good American AK
I am a huge fan of AK’s, This is my 5th. I am actually down to 4, having relieved myself of a different American AK that was quickly developing large gouges on the bolt lugs. Most are awaiting the end of AKOU test, but they have passed before and I really like their stuff. So I went ahead.

I had opportunity to run 300 rounds through this rifle today.
Here’s my initial observations:
Zeroing required drifting the front post to the left and the elevation was spot on using 124gr Tula. The front sight might be slightly canted, but there is still plenty of room for adjustment. Groups around 2 moa with this questionable ammo. I am running a Midwest Industries ACOG mount and PA 3X ACSS reticle. The scope mount is centered over the bore and is flush on the rail and tight, but also makes contact with the rear rivet holding the rail. PSA might consider grinding those rivets flat as I am not sure if it will cause problems for other mounts. There’s no wear on the carrier or bolt, just polishing and smooth like my combloc rifles. Rivets are all flush and not over crushed. Hand guard retainer is loose, appears the cut in the barrel may be too deep. I found a way to shim the hand guard to tighten it up. Finish on the rifle is nice, but they might consider coating the sights with something else, they are highly reflective in the sun and difficult to see at times. I like the furniture, buttstock it has a place for the cleaning kit which is nice if you find the kit with the sight adjustment tool and punch for the bolt pins. The trigger is probably one of the best factory AK triggers I have shot. They use the retaining plate, and braided wire springs on the trigger. The extractor also uses a braided spring. Overall I am very pleased with this rifle and am likely to buy another one. Thanks PSA for stepping up and listening to your customers about forged parts. If wear remains consistent, this will be the best American made AK. I would strongly suggest you buy one of these instead of buying or being a “Tool” if you know what I mean.
Front Trunnion
No gouges on the dovetail or carrier
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February 11, 2019
Good products.
I have a Gen2 psak and I love it. Would highly recommend buying either a Gen2 or Gen3 ak from them. However, I am reviewing the gen 3 because in my gen 2 the feed ramp cracked in half and I am having to have it repaired through palmetto states great warranty (unlimited lifetime) however if you have to deal with their customer service, be prepared to be patient. It took about 4 days to respond to each individual email I have been dealing with the process to return my ak for about a month, and then it will take another 10- 15 days for them to fix my rifle and then ship it back. And on top of that it has to be sent back to my FFL and I will have to go through another background check for a firearm I already purchased (PSA rule, not a national or state rule from what I am told by my local FFL) so bottom line PSA makes great products and I highly recommend them. However, customer service is sub par at best. If you are buying an AR however, those are much easier to work on so you could fix it yourself pretty easy vs going through the warranty. Would recommend PSA!
February 3, 2019
Canted Sights PSAK-47 GF3
Received my rifle and took it out to zero. The front sight base (FSB) was badly canted. I was unable to zero at 25 yds. Also, the grip was barely screwed in, and the handgaurd retainer was not locked. By the time I got done at the range the grip was barely hanging on.

I went home and tightened the grip and locked the retainer for the front hanguard. I unloaded the weapon and checked the alignment of the FSB. There was no visible canting of the FSB, but as mentioned above I was unable to get the rifled zeroed before the FSB sight drum bottomed out to the left.

I called PSA and got an RMA. It took over 7 days after the call to receive my shipping label to send the rifle in. After several days of the rifle being back as PSA, I requested a repair update. I was told that the FSB had been boresighted, and it would be easier to zero.

I took the rifle to the range yesterday, and while the rifle did zero I still had to drift the rifle substantially to the left. The right side of the drum is flush now.

Also, on the right side of the FSB is several marks most likely caused by a hammer and only one of the FSB pins in unpainted. I am concerned that the FSB was not removed and repinned after adjustment as it should be. I am concerned that the FSB was just given several smacks to bend it left. That is unacceptable.

It is unacceptable that PSA is having problems with the sights. There is no way that my rifle was test fired on a paper target prior to being shipped the first time becasue PSA would have know how far off the sights were. Secondly, it appears that the rifle was not test fired after it went in for repair because the sights still required significant drifting.
January 28, 2019
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Please contact Customer Service so we may resolve this issue.
January 30, 2019
Casey S
Took it out to the desert and shot it, shoots straight out of the box. Built solid, all rivets are good cant beat that for that price.
January 10, 2019
Best Deal on AK
Looks good. Got a Ncstar cleaning rod for $5 and it’s complete. My other AK is an Npap and the PSA AK feels like a feather compared to that. Everything has a tight fit and we'll see how it holds up after some range visits. I’m sure it will be fine. The trigger is nice too. It just rolls right to the breaking point. No grit.
January 8, 2019
Solid for the Money
The guts of this AK is worth the money, thanks for offering this at this price PSA!


Front sight is straight
Front sight adjustment is tight like it should be
Barrel is straight
Bore is centered:)
Furniture is mostly ok with exception below
Love the trigger group, hammer and action work smoothly
Slant Compensator is correct
Hammer forged BCG, bolt, and front trunion
Scope rail
Finish is good
Reliable so far 250 rounds


Retaining pin for firing pin wasn't seated all the way, sticking out - hopefully it wasn't test fired like this.
Dust cover is too tight
Safety lever a little loose
Buttstock sling not screwed in all the way - screw sticking out
Buttstock has no padding - this is an inexpensive upgrade, cmon PSA
Grip is standard - again, this is an inexpensive upgrade, cmon PSA


Two problems that should absolutely be addressed by PSA:

bottom hand gaurd front bracket not to spec - hole is close to the barrel and cleaning rod has to be bent to fit. This is somewhat common on AK's but PSA should not be using that bracket. If you are going to use that bracket you should just include a bent cleaning rod. Anyone can straigten a cleaning rod as needed but why, just buy the correct bracket and you can include a cleaning rod that doesn't jam on the receiver. Looking at other brackets on other AK's I own this one has the hole too close to the barrel which make the cleaning rod hit the receiver unless the cleaning rod is bent.

rear sight block is not molded correctly, more precision is needed. The rear sight does not touch on the left side, the right side is higher from top to bottom. The rifle can be sighted in but with only one side touching on the rear sight. The dimensions on the the right side are greater than those on the left side. Good thing it comes with a scope rail.

If it wasn't for the value and hard work that I know PSA has put into this I would have gave it 3 stars because of the rear sight block but that is something I know they will address.
December 29, 2018

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