Mk 1919

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  1. saxd45 New Member

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    Recently I have been looking into a mag fed semiauto 12 gauge and so far the best one for the money appears to be the mka 1919. I say this because there are now many available options for these. Also, they are the cheaper of the 3 that come to mind. (Mka1919, saiga, Catamount fury) Does anyone here own or have owned one and can share some knowledge? How it runs? Is it the best choice?
  2. jwb47 Active Member

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    I have one and it has been pretty reliable . I like the fact I can use winchokes. the guide rod has a tendency to get loose but I fixed that with some blue loc-tite.
    run about 5 boces of high brass number 6 through it first and it will cycle lighter loads alot better . since the president has put an embargo on russian guns it may be your only choice . contact tooth and nail armory they can help you out with what you need .

    this is mine with a tooth and nail armory hand guard and a vortex strike fire mounted .

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  3. saxd45 New Member

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    Looks good! As far as imports from Russia goes they are extremely expensive now. I looked atthis site---- http://www.salem6arms.com/products 1.php
    They have a rail kit that also replaced the guide rod with a shorter one. I'd also like to change to an ace folding stock at some point.
  4. wood chucker Moderator

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    My neighbor owns a Mk 1919 it never balks or chokes. Inside it looks like a Remington 1100 with the recoil spring relocated from the stock to under the barrel.

    Tromix makes all kinds of 922r goodies for them.
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  5. saxd45 New Member

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    I guess after Christmas sometime I'll be taking the plunge into one of these. I feel like I need one. ;)
  6. Keith Moderator

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    I have a Fury. It shoots ok for the few times I shot it.

    I can't use it for anything other than home defense. PA hunting laws make it too expensive to try.

    It is fun to shoot.
  7. saxd45 New Member

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    How is it as far as customizations are concerned? Are there after market parts? Can you use standard ak grips and stocks?
  8. Keith Moderator

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    I really haven't looked that hard. I did research getting other chokes for it since the choke is removable. Century International doesn't sell the full or modified that the FuryII comes with and a custom made choke is more than I want the spend.

    Extra magazines are out there both on the Century International site (pricey) and at Cheaper Than Dirt! for about $26.

    The magazines are easy enough to adapt to meet PA magazine capacity limitations for hunting but there is still the choke issue...

    Since PA does not allow semi automatic firearms for deer hunting, slug gun hunting is out.

    So, other than mounting a light for home defense purposes, I haven't done much else. I'm pretty happy with it as it is.
  9. Keith Moderator

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    I found this review on the Akdal MKA 1919 that might be helpful in you research on a shotgun. The review isn't very good, but I've seen bad ones on the Fury as well, but they comment on how much the action looks very much like a Turkish copy of a Charles Daily. So, it may give you some modification options for that particular model.

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/ar-15-style-12-gauge-shotgun-akdal-mka-1919-raac/
  10. saxd45 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm still going to give em a try when I get the cash together.

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