Akdal MKA 1919 Shotgun Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
March 20, 2012

MKA 1919 Review

In this part of the review I show the box, what's in it, and some overall photos showing the "as received" condition of the Akdal MKA 1919 Shotgun.  For starters, the box has colorful graphic designs showing both the black and camo versions of the shotgun.

 

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MKA 1919 Review

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The end of the box had a sticker showing model number and serial number.

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When you open the box, the shotgun comes wrapped in a plastic bag and is held in place with a shaped cardboard insert.  Overall packaging seemed good enough.

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The following photos shows the contents of the box which were:

  • Shotgun
  • One 2.75" 5-Round Magazine
  • One 3" 5-Round Magazine
  • Choke Case
  • Three Chokes: Cylinder Bore (5 notches), Modified (3 notches) & Full (1 notch)  Note that one choke is inside the barrel in the photo below.
  • Choke Wrench
  • Owner's Manual

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The bottom of the magazines are marked for the shot shell lengths as shown below.

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This photo shows the choke case, two chokes and the wrench.  Before I screwed the choke into the barrel, I made it a point to clean the threads with a nylon brush.

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MKA 1919 Review

These next photos show the "as received" condition of the MKA 1919 Shotgun.  The overall condition of the shotgun was good, but not perfect.  There were some blemishes on the anodized finish on the upper receiver that look like they were possibly touched up.  You can see these by clicking on Figure 10 below and zooming in around the forward end of the receiver.  Maybe I'm nit picking, but I have to call them like I see them.

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First Impressions

Overall I was very pleased with the shotgun.  The structure of the MKA 1919 had a very solid feel and the way that they attached the lower receiver/stock to the upper receiver seemed rock solid.   The action had a smooth silky feel which based on the looks of the shotgun seemed to surprise me until I reconsidered that the action is still a conventional gas-operated action that has been around for years.  At the gun store where I picked up the shotgun, the MKA 1919 was a real head turner.  First impressions... I liked it.

In the next part of the MKA 1919 Shotgun review I show and discuss the external and operational features of this shotgun.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page or below.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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