AK Style Bolt Action Rifle

Not exactly for Deer Hunting

This handmade bolt action AK-47 looks to have originated from the Khyber Pass AK near Pakistan/Afghanistan.
The “Khyber Pass” AK47s rifles were built from scratch or from parts in the Pakistani armories of the Khyber Pass region, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan. Your average KP AK47 is basically an AK47 chambered in 7.62X39 with a side-folding stock normally found on the AK-74 rifle.
According to Ian McCallom this bolt action AK may have been just a piece that was made for looks. More than likely just a trash can gun. Take a look.

The entire weapon is manufactured from scratch, not using scrounged parts. While the magazine looks like a Bren magazine (pattern after Bren light machine gun) and the bolt looks like a pattern 13/14 Enfield, both are actually handmade.
The “gas tube” is entirely decorative, and the “cleaning rod” is fake; both too short and too large in diameter to fit down the barrel.

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Technical Specs:
Caliber: 7 x 57 mm Mauser
Overall length: 933 mm (36.73 ”)
Barrel length: approx. 425 mm (16.73 “) inc. flash suppressor
Weight (with empty magazine): 3.71 kg (8.18 lbs)
Feed device: approx. 8-10 round detachable box magazine

Speculation has it this was destined for a decorative role on somebody’s wall, it probably was built as a real, firing weapon; at least in theory. As to its purpose, it has long been hypothesised that these relatively rare hybrid weapons are intended for grizzled tribal shooters who cut their teeth on older manually operated rifles, but appreciate the aesthetics of the Kalashnikov.
Again, this may have been just for decoration on your man cave wall to talk about. What do you think?, Would you buy one?

Sources: Ian McCallom, Forgotten Weapons, Armament Research Services