If you have an AK that does not have a factory installed side rail for optics mounting, you may think you are limited to rear sight or gas tube based optics mounts. Maybe not…
The AK Master Mount touts itself as, “The “no mod” solution for those that want classic side mount optics on their AK styled rifles without a factory side rail. This proprietary side rail can be attached in minutes, without permanent modifications, or the need for a gunsmith.”
It mounts via supplied pins that pass through the AK’s trigger and hammer holes in the receiver. AK Master Mount states that installation is easy, that the rail is solid and parallel to the bore, and that the shepherds crook is no longer required which is a nice bonus. The AK Master Mount accommodates a wide selection of receiver types including several milled and stamped varieties.
Check out the AK Master Mount.