Yesterday’s news about Midwest Industries’ new AK Railed Gas Tube has been generating quite a bit discussion and several emails. Midwest Industries published a series of images today that shows the gas tube installed and they should go a long way toward clearing up some of your questions about how it actually attaches to the host rifle.
The images show how the steel nut on the muzzle end of the gas tube adjusts to mate with the gas block while tension screws at the rear of the gas tube push against the barrel to fix the entire gas tube in place. This set up should be lighter in weight than railed gas tubes that make use of barrel bands but only time and testing will tell the whole story.
The AK Railed Gas Tube is available for standard AK/AKMs with models for the Yugo M70, M85 PAP, and M92 PAP coming soon. Check it out at Midwest Industries.
It should also be noted that there is no shortage of AK mags at MI HQ! I bet they swim through them like Scrooge McDuck.