"scout" mount Model M1-B
tube. Clamps directly to barrel for maximum stability, accuracy, and optimum
bore alignment. Solid, one-piece 6061-T6 hard anodized aluminum body. Comes
with 4140 steel clamps, screws, allen wrench, and instructions.
M1-B-- A rock-solid platform for your premium optics. With the increasing
popularity of the AK based rifles in three gun competitions, the need for a
handy, light, completely reliable high speed sighting system has resulted in
the UltiMAK M1-B optic mount. Its Picatinny style rail is positioned well below
the iron sight axis, making this the lowest optic mount available for the AK.
With a tubular sight mounted low, you will be able to use your optic without a
comb riser and still use your regular hold. The system allows for co witnessing
(the ability to use your iron sights right through a 1x sight as a back-up
sighting system) when used with a tubular reflex sight. This heavy duty mount
replaces the original steel gas tube and upper handguard, so it adds less than
one ounce to the weight of the rifle, making it by far the lightest optic mount
installation in the world. The forward positioning of the optic gives you
faster, easier and more natural targeting while maintaining your full field of
view. Multiple target or moving target engagements, with both eyes open, become
Small Bore AKs Only: Romanian 5.45 and 5.56 mm caliber AKs require our shim set
SH-1 to match the M1-B to the smaller barrel. Other European and Chinese
smallbores will NOT need the shims.
AK optic mount rarely if ever needs to be removed to clean the rifle, so you
need not worry about loss of zero. Since the mount is clamped to the barrel and
not jammed in between the gas block and the sight block like the original gas
tube, several UltiMAK users have reported an improvement in their AKs' inherent
Shown above: M1-B is installed on an Egyptian rifle with a Choate Dragunov style stock.
UltiMAK Optics Mount fit my rifle?
Optics Mount has been engineered for compatibility with a wide range of AK
rifle variations. If you have a 7.62 x 39 caliber AK with standard weight
barrel and a standard length, removable gas tube (roughly seven inches, or 17.7
centimeters overall gas tube length) the Mount should fit nicely. We have yet
to find a rifle of the above description that our mount does not fit, providing
that the rifle is assembled reasonably straight. Some AKs have radically
misaligned gas blocks as compared to the rear sight block. In rare cases, this
can cause problems installing the UltiMAK Mount.
Romanian 5.45 x 39 and .223 (5.56 NATO) caliber AKs using barrel shims
available from UltiMAK (Romanian 7.62 x 39 AKs usually sold as the SAR-1 or
WASR-10 do not need the shims). Chinese AKs in 5.45 mm, 5.56 mm (.223) or 7.62
x 39 do not require shims. We have customers using our style 2 Mount (M2-B) on
their Chinese "RPK"s (NHM-91). The Russian, RPK based VEPR II rifles
in all calibers have a heavier barrel, like an RPK should, and all are equally
compatible with our VEPR II Mount (M3-B). The M3-B is designed specifically for
these heavy barrel AKs.
been large numbers of model M70 series AKs coming into the States lately.
Having either a fixed stock or an underfolder, the model designations range
from M70, M70B1 to M70AB2, etc. (all M70 series). The parts are made in
Yugoslavia (now Serbia & Montenegro) by Zastava, though some U.S. dealers
have apparently been saying they are from Romania or elsewhere. Charicterised
by a bolt carrier in the white, a stamped receiver with side swells similar to
an RPK, and often having a grenade sight on the gas block, the M70 AKs are
different in some ways from other AKs, and are incompatible with many
after-market AK accessories. The forend and gas tube are longer than standard,
and the fixed buttstock attachment is unique. UltiMAK is building a new optic
mount for these rifles, the model M9, and our ACR2-MC modular rail forend will
fit them nicely.
AK mounts are designed to be slightly shorter than the original gas tube. This
helps in two significant ways. 1. It ensures a fit on practically any AK
without custom fitting, which would require cutting through the hard
anodizing-- a nasty process that will dull all but the best carbide tools. 2.
More importantly, the shorter tube can be mounted so it does not press against
the rear sight block or the gas block. In this way, the mount is not jammed
against any part of the barrel assembly at either end, and the barrel can
expand and contract with temperature changes without changing point of impact.
Several customers have indicated an improvement in accuracy after installing
UltiMAK mounts on their rifles.
some Hungarian, and possibly some Yugoslavian, AKs that for some reason have a
gas tube that is more than an inch shorter than standard. There can be no
mistaking this short tube with the standard length gas tubes, as it barely
extends beyond the upper handguard. We now offer a mount specially engineered
for these rifles-- the M7-B.
All of the
old AK-47/49 style wood forends (with no side bulges) such as found today on
most Chinese MAK-90s, have required some wood removal inside, to make room for
the clamps. This procedure is covered in the illustrated installation
instructions that come with your M1-B or M2-B Mount. Alternatively, you can
purchase a compatible forend from UltiMAK or other AK parts supplier. See our
So far, any
of the Bakelite or synthetic forends we have tried, including the
"AK-100" series with steel heat shield, and the synthetic forends
from Choate, will work nicely without modification, as will most AKM style wood
forends having side bulges. If your experience differs from this, please drop
us a line and let us know. We will be glad to hear from you.
some badly assembled rifles, and some rifles that are at the extremes of AK
dimensions. If you cannot make your UltiMAK Optics Mount fit and function, you
may return it to us (undamaged) and we will cheerfully refund your purchase
price. Alternatively, trade your crooked AK in for a straighter one, and enjoy
the benefits of UltiMAK.
Shim Set #SH1 (Sold Separately)
Mount (M1-B) installed on a Romanian SAR-2 rifle with forend removed to show
shims. This shim set is NOT required for Chinese, Russian, Polish or Bulgarian
AK barrels in either 5.56 (.223) or 5.45 mm calibers, as they already have the
requisite .678" to .710" barrel diameter at the clamping position.
The Romanian small bore barrels need the shims to bring their outside diameter
of approximately .600" at the clamping position, up to the standard
diameter of approximately .700". Romanian AKs in 7.62 x 39 do NOT need the
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